CHEM - CHEMISTRY

CHEM - 1090   ELEMENTARY CHEMISTRY
[3 hours]  For students who major in science, engineering or other fields which require chemistry as a prerequisite subject who have not had a previous course in chemistry and whose preparation is not sufficient to begin General Chemistry (1230) or Chemistry for Life Sciences (1210).

CHEM - 1100   CONCEPTS IN CHEMISTRY
[3 hours]  Introduction to basic principles and theories of chemistry; molecular structure and energy relations.  For majors in humanities, social sciences, elementary education and business; not for credit toward a chemistry major.

CHEM - 1150   CONCEPTS IN CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
[1 hour]  Laboratory introduction to the concepts of chemistry to accompany Chemistry 1100.  Demonstrations by laboratory experiments of lessons developed in the accompanying lecture course.

CHEM - 1200  PROBLEM SOLVING IN GENERAL CHEMISTRY
[1 hour]  Problem solving and skill development for students enrolled in CHEM 1230 who obtained a satisfactory score on the chemistry placement test but need additional assistance in selected topics.   Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the chemistry placement test.

CHEM - 1210, 1220   CHEMISTRY FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES I and II
[3 hours each]  A placement exam is required.  A series of elementary courses oriented toward the life processes in plants and animals.  Recommended for students in the allied health professions.  Prerequisite: For CHEM 1210: H.S. Chemistry; Consent of instructor; pass placement exam. For CHEM 1220:  CHEM 1210 or consent of instructor.

CHEM - 1230, 1240   GENERAL CHEMISTRY I and II
[4 hours each]  An introduction to atomic structure, chemical bonding, kinetic-molecular theory, solutions, equilibrium, acid-base theory, energy relationships and structural concepts.  This sequence is for students who major in science, engineering or other fields which require chemistry as a prerequisite subject.  Three hours lecture and one hour discussion per week.  Prerequisite for CHEM 1230: CHEM 1090 or pass placement exam. Prerequisite for CHEM 1240: CHEM 1230.

CHEM - 1260, 1270   CHEMISTRY FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES LABORATORY I and II
[1 hour each]  Beginning laboratories directed toward a chemical study of the life processes in plants and  animals.  Approved chemistry safety goggles meeting the American National Standard Z87.1-1968  must be worn by every student during every laboratory class meeting.  Prerequisite for CHEM 1260: Consent of Instructor. Corequisite for CHEM 1260: CHEM 1210. Prerequisite for CHEM 1270: CHEM 1210 or consent of Instructor.  Corequisite for CHEM 1270: CHEM 1220.

CHEM - 1280, 1290   GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I and II
[1 hour each]  Experiments over topics covered in CHEM 1230 and 1240 (lectures). Corequisite for CHEM 1280: CHEM 1230; for CHEM 1290: CHEM 1240.

CHEM - 1910   SURVEY OF RESEARCH
[1 hour]  Survey of current research areas at the frontiers of chemistry, including topics that cross the boundaries with other disciplines.  May be taken only as P/NC.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 2410, 2420   ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I and II
[3 hours each]  Study of structure and reactions of organic compounds.  Three hours lecture per week.  Prerequisite for CHEM 2410: CHEM 1240. Prerequisite for CHEM 2420: CHEM 2410.

CHEM - 2460, 2470   ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I and II
[1 hour each]  Practice of organic laboratory techniques.  Four hours of laboratory per week.  Approved chemical safety goggles meeting the American National Standard Z87.1-1968 must be worn by every student during every laboratory class meeting.  Prerequisite for CHEM 2460: CHEM 1240, 1290.  Corequisite: CHEM 2410. Prerequisite for CHEM 2470: CHEM 2460.  Corequisite: CHEM 2420

CHEM - 2480   ORGANIC SEPARATIONS AND ELEMENTARY SYNTHESIS
[2 hours]  Introduction to theory and laboratory practice in modern methods of physical separation techniques, synthesis and microscale manipulations.  Prerequisite: CHEM 1290.  Corequisite: CHEM 2410.

CHEM - 2490   SYNTHESIS AND IDENTIFICATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
[2 hours]  Application of synthetic methods to elementary organic synthesis with special emphasis on instrumental approaches to problem solving in organic chemistry.  Prerequisite: CHEM 2410, 2480.  Corequisite: CHEM 2420.

CHEM - 2910   UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
[1 - 3 hours]  An introduction to research under the guidance of a faculty member.  May be repeated.  A maximum accumulated credit of 4 hours in 2910, and total of 10 hours in 2910, 3910, 4910 may be applied toward a degree.  May be taken only as P/NC.  Prerequisite: GPA (overall and in chemistry courses) above 2.5.  Consent of Department.  Corequisite: CHEM 1240

CHEM - 2920   READINGS IN CHEMISTRY
[1 - 2 hours]  Readings from the literature of chemistry.  May be taken only as P/NC.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; sophomore status.

CHEM - 3310   ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
[2 hours]  Theory and applications of chemical equilibria to gravimetric, volumetric and separation techniques.  Emphasis on the quantitative aspects of analytical chemistry.  Two hours lecture per week.  Prerequisite: CHEM 1240.

CHEM - 3360   ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
[2 hours]  Practice of quantitative analytical methods of analysis.  Six hours laboratory per week.  Approved chemical safety goggles meeting the American National Standard Z87.1-1968 must be worn by every student during every laboratory class meeting.  Prerequisite: CHEM 3310, 1290.

CHEM - 3510, 3520  BIOCHEMISTRY I and II
[3 hours each]  Chemical structure and molecular transformation in biological systems.  Prerequisite for CHEM 3510: CHEM 2420. Prerequisite for CHEM 3520: CHEM 3510.

CHEM - 3610   INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
[3 hours]  The application of modern theories to the elements and their inorganic compounds.  Physical chemical principles are used throughout.  Prerequisite: CHEM 3710 or 3730.  Corequisite: CHEM 3720 or 3740.

CHEM - 3710, 3720   PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY FOR THE BIOSCIENCES I and II
[3 hours each]  Physical and mathematical laws applied to chemistry with examples from biologically important processes.  No credit given if Chemistry 3730-3740 are taken.  Prerequisite for CHEM 3710: CHEM 2420, 2470; MATH 1860;  PHYS 2070, 2080, 2130 or 2140. For CHEM 3720: CHEM 3710

CHEM - 3730 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
[3 hours ]  Fundamental theories and basic laws of chemistry with emphasis on their mathematical development.  Thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, classical chemical kinetics.  Prerequisite: CHEM  2420 and 2470 or 2490;  MATH 2850; PHYS 2130-2140.

CHEM - 3740   PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
[3 hours]  Fundamental theories and basic laws of chemistry with emphasis on their mathematical development.  Structure of matter, statistical and quantum mechanics, reaction dynamics, spectroscopy.  Prerequisite: CHEM 3730.

CHEM - 3860, 3870   ADVANCED LABORATORY I and II
[2 hours each]  Laboratory experiments and techniques relating to subjects developed in 3710/3720, 3730/3740.  Three hours laboratory and one hour discussion per week.  Approved chemical safety goggles meeting the American National Standard Z87.1-1968 must be worn by every student during every laboratory class meeting.  Prerequisite for CHEM 3860: CHEM 2420 and 2470 or 2490.  Corequisite: CHEM 3710 or 3730.  Prerequisite for CHEM 3870: CHEM 3860.  Corequisite: CHEM 3720, or 3740.

CHEM - 3910   UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH II
[1 - 3 hours]  Research under the guidance of a faculty member.  May be repeated.  A maximum accumulated credit of 10 hours in 2910, 3910, 4910 may be applied toward a degree.  May be taken only as P/NC.  Prerequisite: GPA (overall and in chemistry courses) above 2.5; Consent of Department.  Corequisite: CHEM 2420.

CHEM - 3920   READINGS IN CHEMISTRY II
[1 - 2 hours]  Readings from the literature of chemistry.  May be taken only as P/NC.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; junior status.

CHEM - 3970:075   TRANSITION LABORATORY TOPICS IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
[1 - 2 hours]  For students with credit in CHEM 374 under the quarter system who need to complete the prerequisite for CHEM 3870 under the semester system.  Prerequisite: CHEM 374

CHEM - 4300   INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
[2 hours]  An introduction to modern chemical instrumentation and applications to chemical analysis.  Topics include electrical, magnetic, nuclear and spectroscopic instrumentation.  Prerequisite: CHEM 3310, 3360.  Corequisite: CHEM 3710 or 3730.

CHEM - 4620   INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
[3 hours]  The application of modern theories to the elements and their inorganic compounds-advanced topics.  Physical chemical principles are used throughout.  Prerequisite: CHEM 3610.

CHEM - 4880   ADVANCED LABORATORY III
[2 hours]  Laboratory experiments and techniques relating to subjects developed in 4300, 3610 and 3510.  Approved chemical safety goggles meeting the American National Standard Z87.1-1968 must be worn by every student during every laboratory class meeting.  Prerequisite: CHEM 3610, 3870.  Corequisite: CHEM 4300.

CHEM - 4910   UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH III
[1 - 3 hours]  Thesis level research under the guidance of a faculty member.  May be repeated.  A minimum of three hours and an acceptable thesis required for credit toward the B.S. major.  A maximum accumulated credit of 10 hours in 2910, 3910, 4910 may be applied toward a degree.  May be taken only as P/NC.  Prerequisite: GPA (overall and in chemistry courses) above 2.5; Consent of Department.  Corequisite: CHEM 3740.

CHEM - 4920   READINGS IN CHEMISTRY III
[1 - 2 hours]  Readings from the literature of chemistry.  May be taken only as P/NC.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; senior status.

CHEM - 4980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY
[2 or 4 hours]  An advanced course for chemistry majors in an important area of chemistry.  Consult the undergraduate adviser for details. Course may be repeated for credit under different speciality numbers (topics).  Prerequisite: CHEM 2420, CHEM 3740.

CHEM - 5300   PRINCIPLES OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
[1 - 4 hours]  Tutorial in selected topics in analytical chemistry.  Prerequisite: Consent of the Department.

CHEM - 5400  PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
[1 - 4 hours]  Tutorial in selected topics in organic chemistry.  S/U grading only.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 5500  PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
[1 - 4 hours]  Tutorial in selected topics in biological chemistry.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 5600/7600 PRINCIPLES OF INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY
[1 - 4 hours]  Tutorial in selected topics in inorganic and organometallic chemistry. S/U grading only.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 5700/7700  PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
[1 - 4 hours]  Tutorial in selected topics in physical chemistry.  S/U grading only.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 5800/7800  PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
[1 - 4 hours]  Tutorial in selected topics in materials chemistry.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6300/8300   ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs.): New techniques in characterization/compositional analysis of materials in the condensed state, i.e. organic, polymeric, inorganic and composites.  Section 2 (2 hrs.):  Principles of techniques described.  Includes surface characterization, rheology and electrochemical properties.  Section 3 (4 hrs):  Material covered in both sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6310/8310   SEPARATION METHODS
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs.):  The theory and design of separation methods.  Section 2 (2 hrs.):  Application of separation methods.  Section 3 (4 hrs.):  Material covered in both sections 1 and 2.  Topics include extraction techniques, gas, liquid and supercritical fluid chromatography, affinity and chiral separation and capillary electrophoresis.  Approved chemical safety goggles meeting the American National Standard 287.1-1968 must be worn by every student during every laboratory class meeting.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6320/8320   CHARACTERIZATION OF CONDENSED PHASES AND SURFACES
[2 - 4 hours]  Modular study of the theory, instrumentation and methods of analysis for the characterization and analysis of liquid, solution and solid phases.  Section 1 (2 hrs.):  A fundamental study of electrochemical concepts, methods, instrumentation and applications.  Section 2 (2 hrs.):  A study of surface analysis and colloid and interfacial chemistry.  Section 3 (4 hrs):  Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6330/8330   SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS AND ANALYSIS OF SPECTRA
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs): A comprehensive study of theory and instrumentation. Section 2 (2 hrs): Applications of spectroscopic methods including spectral interpretation. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material covered in Sections 1 and 2. Topics include a study of absorption, emission, Raman, NMR, ESR, mass spectrometry and related subjects.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6400/8400   ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs): Basic heterocyclic synthesis and methodology. Section 2 (2 hrs): Reducing reagents and new carbon-carbon bond forming processes. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6410/8410   ORGANIC SYNTHESIS
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs): Important methodology in organic synthesis. Section 2 (2 hrs): Disconnection and retroanalysis. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6420/8420   PHYSICAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY & REACTION MECHANISMS
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs): Physical basis of organic chemistry. Section 2 (2 hrs): Molecular orbital theory, mechanistic chemistry and reactive intermediates. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6430/8430  MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
[4 hours]  Qualitative and quantitative aspects of the design of new therapeutic agents are discussed.  Approaches to the design of drugs and new therapeutic modalities directed at enzymes, receptors, membrane transport proteins and nucleic acids will be examined.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6500/8500   ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
[2 - 4 hours]  The chemistry of cellular and molecular transformations in biochemical systems. Section 1 (2 hrs): Molecular structure of proteins, nucleic acids and membranes. Section 2 (2 hrs): Metabolism and biosynthesis of carbohydrates, amino acids and lipids; gene regulation and replication. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6510/8510  PROTEIN CHEMISTRY
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs): A detailed analysis of the structure and function of proteins. Section 2 (2 hrs): Current methodology for the analysis of structure, the basis for molecular associations and relationships between structure and biological function. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: CHEM 6500 or 8500.

CHEM - 6520/8520   ENZYMOLOGY
[2 - 4 hours]  The principles of chemical catalysis applied to molecular enzymology. Section 1 (2 hrs): Catalysis: kinetics, steady state vs. numerical integration, the proton in chemistry, coenzymes, metal ions; Enzyme mechanism; Allosterism; Conformational effects. Section 2 (2 hrs): Methodology: site-directed mutagenesis, affinity labelling, monoclonal and antipeptide antibodies, isotope effects; Catalytic antibodies. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6530/8530   NUCLEIC ACID CHEMISTRY
[2 - 4 hours]  The chemical basis for the storage and transmission of genetic information. Section 1 (2 hrs): Nucleic acid structure, DNA/RNA: sequence and conformation analysis, 3D solution and solid state structures, complexes, proteins, ribosomes, nucleosomes, networks, chromosomes. Section 2 (2 hrs): Biological Consequences: mutagenesis, carcinogenses, chemotherapeutic strategies; Properties and chemistry: hybridization and higher order complexes, interactions with small molecules, cleavage reactions, mismatch, damage, repair. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: CHEM 6500 or 8500.

CHEM - 6600/8600   ADVANCED INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs.):  The inorganic chemistry of the main group elements, transition metals, lanthanides and actinides is described.  Section 2 (2 hrs.):  Bonding, structure and reactivity are considered and appropriate concepts applied.  Section 3: (4 hrs.) Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  CHEM:  6600/8600.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department

CHEM - 6610/8610   INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY OF TRANSITION AND POST-TRANSITION ELEMENTS
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs.):  The inorganic and organometallic chemistry of the transition metals, lanthanides and actinides is described.  Bonding, structure and reactivity are considered.  Section 2 (2 hrs.):  Applications in areas such as bioinorganic chemistry, catalytic synthesis and materials chemistry are discussed.  Section 3 (4 hrs.):  Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6700/8700   ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs.):  Classical chemical thermodynamics and kinetic rate laws and mechanisms.  Section 2 (2 hrs.):  Energetic considerations in electrochemistry.  Section 3 (4 hrs.):  Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6710/8710   MOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs.):  Introduction to electronic structures of molecules.  Section 2 (2 hrs.):  Chemical dynamics and statistical mechanics.  Section 3 (4 hrs.):  Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6720/8720   PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF MATERIAL TRANSFORMATIONS
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs.):  An exploration of the laws relating to physical and chemical transformations of matter between the solid, liquid and gas phases.   Section 2 (2 hrs.):  Reactants and products at equilibrium conditions and rates of change when removed from equilibrium.  Section 3 (4 hrs.):  Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6800/8800  ADVANCED MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
[2 - 4 hours]  Section 1 (2 hrs): Advanced topics in phase equilibria and phase diagrams, materials, structure and transformations.  Section 2 (2 hrs): Modern methods of materials preparation and manufacture. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6810/8810   MATERIALS SCIENCE I
[4 hours]  A generic materials science approach to the study of crystalline structure and defects (point, line and planar) in crystalline materials. The mechanisms and kinetics of diffusion in the condensed state.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6820/8820   MATERIALS SCIENCE II
[4 hours]  A materials science approach to the thermodynamics of condensed state equilibria. Phase transformation kinetics.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6850/8850   X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
[2 - 4 hours]  Theory and practice of molecular structure determination by X-ray diffraction. Section 1 (2 hrs): Small molecule crystallography. Section 2 (2 hrs): Macromolecular crystallography. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6920/8920   CHEMISTRY COLLOQUIUM
[1 - 4 hours]  Presentations on research or current literature.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6930/8930   CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
[1 - 2 hours]  Seminars conducted by individual members of the Department.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.  Corequisite: CHEM 6960 or 8960

CHEM - 6960   THESIS RESEARCH
[1 - 15 hours]  Original investigations of significant chemical problems at the Master�s level under the guidance of a member of the faculty.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 6980/8980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY
[2 - 4 hours]  Discussions of newly developing areas in chemistry research.    Section 1 (2 hrs): Selected areas in Chemistry. Section 2 (2 hrs):  Developing areas in Chemistry. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 7300  PRINCIPLES OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
[1 - 4 hours]  Tutorial in selected topics in analytical chemistry.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 7400  PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
[1 - 4 hours]  Tutorial in selected topics in organic chemistry.  S/U grading  only.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 7500  PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
[1 - 4 hours]  Tutorial in selected topics in biological chemistry.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 8960   DISSERTATION RESEARCH
[1 - 15 hours]  Original investigations of significant chemical problems at the Doctoral level under the guidance of a member of the faculty.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

CHEM - 8980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY
[2 - 4 hours]  Discussions of newly developing areas in chemistry research.  Section 1 (2 hrs): Selected areas in Chemistry. Section 2 (2 hrs): Developing areas in Chemistry. Section 3 (4 hrs): Material covered in Sections 1 and 2.  Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

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