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Chemistry Courses (CHEM) College of Arts and Sciences


Subject Area Course # Course Title Semester Credit Hours Expand
CHEM 1102 Intersection of Science and Painting Spring 3
Course Description

In this course, material is drawn from physics, chemistry, and mineralogy to give the non-science student a scientific understanding of light, color, and colorants used in painting, as well as an introduction to the methods of scientific analysis that can be brought to bear on conservation and restoration of paintings, on investigating hypotheses in art history, and on establishing authenticity of artwork.


Instructor(s): David McFadden

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ARTH1130

Comments:

CHEM 1103 Chemistry in the Marketplace I Fall 3
Course Description

Chemistry in the Marketplace exposes students to the chemistry of everyday products. The course is designed around the rooms of the house and, after some review of fundamental structure and bonding concepts, moves on to topics that include: chemistry in the laundry room, kitchen, garden, medicine box, and garage, as well a variety of others. The course is designed to give students the tools to be critical in their evaluation of the chemicals and chemical processes they experience on a daily basis.


Instructor(s): Larry McLaughlin

Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry or equivalent.

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Comments:

CHEM 1104 Chemistry in the Marketplace II Spring 3
Course Description

Chemistry in the Marketplace exposes students to the chemistry of everyday products. The course is designed around the rooms of the house and, after some review of fundamental structure and bonding concepts, moves on to topics that include: Chemistry in the Laundry Room, Kitchen, Garden, Medicine Box, and Garage, as well a variety of others. The course is designed to give students the tools to be critical in their evaluation of the chemicals and chemical processes they experience on a daily basis.


Instructor(s): Larry McLaughlin

Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry or equivalent

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Comments:

CHEM 1105 Chemistry and Society I Fall 3
Course Description

This is a two-semester sequence with the emphasis during the first semester placed on basic chemical principles and their application to environmental issues. Topics covered include air and water pollution, global warming, ozone depletion, hazardous waste, and energy use and alternative energy sources. The goal of the course is to develop a knowledge base from which one can make intelligent decisions about local global environmental issues as well as formulate solutions to the ever-increasingly complex problems of today's technological society.


Instructor(s): William Armstrong

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: For non-science majors or for those who do not require a lab science course

CHEM 1106 Chemistry and Society II Spring 3
Course Description

This is a two-semester sequence. The second semester focuses on the basic principles of organic chemistry and topics covered include the chemistry of life, nutrition, medicine, and agriculture. The goal of the course is to develop a knowledge base from which one can make intelligent decisions about local global environmental issues as well as formulate solutions to the ever-increasingly complex problems of today's technological society.


Instructor(s): William Armstrong

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: For non-science majors or for those who do not require a lab science course.

CHEM 1109 General Chemistry I Fall 3
Course Description

This course is intended for students whose major interest is science or medicine. It offers a rigorous introduction to the principles of chemistry with special emphasis on quantitative relationships and chemical equilibrium and the structures of atoms, molecules, and crystals. The properties of the more common elements and compounds are considered against a background of these principles and the periodic table.


Instructor(s): Daniel Fox, Neil Wolfman and Paul Davidovits

Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry. CHEM1109 is a pre-requisite for CHEM1110

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CHEM 1110 General Chemistry II Spring 3
Course Description

This course is intended for students whose major interest is science or medicine. It offers a rigorous introduction to the principles of chemistry with special emphasis on quantitative relationships, chemical equilibrium, and the structures of atoms, molecules, and crystals. The properties of the more common elements and compounds are considered against a background of these principles and the periodic table.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Daniel Fox, Neil Wolfman, Chia-Kuang Tsung and Matthias Waegele

Prerequisites: CHEM1109

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CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I Fall 1
Course Description

Laboratory required of all students enrolled in CHEM1109. One three-hour period per week. Experiments reflect and apply the principles learned in the lecture course. Computers are used to both acquire and analyze data. The semester concludes with a group project where students are required to design their own experiments to solve a problem.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required

CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Laboratory II Spring 1
Course Description

Laboratory required of all students enrolled in CHEM1110. One three-hour period per week. Experiments reflect and apply the principles learned in the lecture course. Computers are used to both acquire and analyze data. The semester concludes with a group project where students are required to design their own experiments to solve a problem.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: CHEM1111

Cross listed with:

Comments: Lab fee required

CHEM 1113 General Chemistry Discussion I Fall 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM1109. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 1114 General Chemistry Discussion II Spring 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM1110. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 1116 Gateway:General Chemistry Discussion Fall 1
Course Description

TBD


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Department permission required.

CHEM 1117 Honors Modern Chemistry I Fall 3
Course Description

This course is intended for students from any major (including undecided) with a strong foundation and interest in chemistry. CHEM1117 begins with the theoretical description of atomic and molecular structure and with examples of modern experimental techniques for visualizing and manipulating individual atoms and molecules. The laws of thermodynamics and kinetics are studied to understand why chemical reactions occur at all, why it is that once reactions start they can't go all the way to completion, and how molecules act as catalysts to speed up reactions without being consumed themselves.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Shih-Yuan Liu

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. CHEM1117 is a prerequisite for CHEM1118.

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Comments: Department permission required.

CHEM 1118 Honors Modern Chemistry II Spring 3
Course Description

This is the second part of a one-year course that serves as the Honors alternative to the two-semester General Chemistry CHEM1109-1110. This course will build upon the chemical fundamentals that were covered in the first semester to introduce organic chemistry as well as its physical basis. Topics to be covered include the structure and reactivity of organic compounds.


Instructor(s): Jeffery Byers

Prerequisites: CHEM1117

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Comments: Department permission required.

CHEM 1119 Honors Modern Chemistry Laboratory I Fall 1
Course Description

Laboratory required for all students enrolled in CHEM1117. This laboratory course stresses discovery-based experiments. It uses state-of-the-art instrumentation to illustrate the principles discussed in CHEM1117-1118 and introduces students to techniques used in modern chemical research. One three-hour period per week.


Instructor(s): Christine Goldman

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Lab fee required

CHEM 1120 Honors Modern Chemistry Laboratory II Spring 1
Course Description

Laboratory required for all students enrolled in CHEM1118. This laboratory course stresses discovery-based experiments. It uses state-of-the-art instrumentation to illustrate the principles discussed in CHEM1117-1118 and introduces students to techniques used in modern chemical research. One three-hour period per week.


Instructor(s): Christine Goldman

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Lab fee required

CHEM 1121 Honors Modern Chemistry Discussion I Fall 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM1117. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 1122 Honors Modern Chemistry Discussion II Spring 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM1118. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 1127 Gateway: General Chemistry Discussion I Fall 1
Course Description

Required of all students in Gateway General Chemistry. Discussion will offer a comprehensive review of the material presented in lecture, with a focus on the key mathematical and chemical concepts needed for problem-solving, in a small group setting.


Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 1128 Gateway: General Chemistry Discussion II Fall 1
Course Description

Required of all students in Gateway General Chemistry. Discussion will offer a comprehensive review of the material presented in lecture, with a focus on the key mathematical and chemical concepts needed for problem-solving, in a small group setting.


Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Department permission required.

CHEM 1161 Life Science Chemistry Fall 3
Course Description

This course first introduces basic chemical principles in preparation for a discussion of the chemistry of living systems that forms the major part of the course. Organic chemical concepts will be introduced as necessary, and applications will be made wherever possible to physiological processes and disease states that can be understood in terms of their underlying chemistry.


Instructor(s): William Armstrong

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 1163 Life Science Chemistry Laboratory Fall 1
Course Description

A laboratory course that includes experiments illustrating chemical principles and the properties of compounds consistent with CHEM1161.


Instructor(s): David McFadden

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Lab fee required.

CHEM 1165 Life Science Chemistry Discussion Fall 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM1161. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 1170 The Ethical Scientist Spring 3
Course Description

Integrity, truthfulness, and honesty are assumed to be the pillars on which the edifice of science rests, and the virtues that characterize those who practice it. Yet, despite their importance, scientists receive little or no training in the foundations of ethics. What does it mean to be an ethical scientist, and more specifically, to live a life of integrity in science? This course will employ a combination of case studies, news stories, fiction, biography, memoir, and journal-keeping to help students become aware of, and think critically about, the ethical decisions facing scientists across the full range of their career trajectories.


Instructor(s): Dennis Sardella

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 1701 Living in the Material World Spring 3
Course Description

How much carbon dioxide is produced per capita? Why is it a good measure of our excessive consumption of materials and energy? Why is it bad for the environment? This course guides you through questions like these to examine the interactions of human beings with the rest of the world. By studying the molecular nature of matters, you gain an understanding on the feedback mechanism that governs the world we live in and obtain knowledge on why we need to live responsibly for a sustainable future. You will also participate in lab sessions for first-hand chemistry experiences.


Instructor(s): Dunwei Wang

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal Course:Enduring Questions
For Freshmen Only

CHEM 2231 Organic Chemistry I Fall 3
Course Description

An introduction to the chemistry, properties, and uses of organic compounds. The correlation of structure with properties, reaction mechanisms, and the modern approach to structural and synthetic problems are stressed throughout. In the laboratory, the aim is acquisition of sound experimental techniques through the synthesis of selected compounds.


Instructor(s): T. Ross Kelly and Marc Snapper

Prerequisites: CHEM1109-1110, CHEM1111-1112; CHEM2231 is a prerequisite for CHEM2232

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CHEM 2232 Organic Chemistry II Spring 3
Course Description

An introduction to the chemistry, properties, and uses of organic compounds. The correlation of structure with properties and reaction mechanisms and the modern approach to structural and synthetic problems are stressed throughout. In the laboratory, the aim is acquisition of sound experimental techniques through the synthesis of selected compounds.


Instructor(s): T. Ross Kelly and Masayuki Wasa

Prerequisites: CHEM1109-1110, CHEM1111-1112; CHEM2231

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CHEM 2233 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I Fall 1
Course Description

Laboratory required of all students enrolled in CHEM2231. One four-hour period per week. Students acquire fundamental organic lab techniques in the context of principles learned in the lecture course. The semester concludes with a group project where students are required to design their own experiments to solve a problem.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Lab fee required

CHEM 2234 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Spring 1
Course Description

Laboratory required of all students enrolled in CHEM2232. One four-hour period per week. Having acquired the necessary lab skills in Organic Chem Lab I, students now can carry out reaction chemistry in the laboratory that is being taught in the lecture course.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: CHEM2233

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Comments: Lab fee required

CHEM 2235 Organic Chemistry Discussion I Fall 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM2231. Discussion of organic synthesis design, spectroscopic analysis, reaction mechanisms, and other lecture topics in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 2236 Organic Chemistry Discussion II Spring 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM2232. Discussion of organic synthesis design, spectroscopic analysis, reaction mechanisms, and other lecture topics in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments:

CHEM 2237 Gateway: Organic Chemistry Discussion I Fall 1
Course Description

Required of all students in Gateway Organic Chemistry. Discussion will offer a fairly comprehensive review of the material presented in lecture, with a focus on the key concepts needed for problem-solving in a small group setting.


Instructor(s): Department

Prerequisites: Permission of Chemistry required

Cross listed with:

Comments: Department Permission required.

CHEM 2238 Gateway: Organic Chemistry Discussion II Spring 1
Course Description

Required of all students in Gateway Organic Chemistry. Discussion will offer a fairly comprehensive review of the material presented in lecture, with a focus on the key concepts needed for problem-solving in a small group setting.


Instructor(s): Department

Prerequisites: Permission of Chemistry required

Cross listed with:

Comments: Department permission required.

CHEM 2241 Honors Organic Chemistry I Fall 3
Course Description

This course is a continuation of the CHEM1117-1118 honors sequence and will concentrate on the structure, bonding, and reactivity of organic compounds. Particular emphasis will be placed on stereochemistry, conformational analysis, reaction mechanisms, principles of organic synthesis, and modern spectroscopic methods.


Instructor(s): Jeffery Byers

Prerequisites: CHEM1117-1118, CHEM1119-1120

Cross listed with:

Comments: Registration with instructor's approval only.

CHEM 2242 Honors Organic Chemistry II Spring 3
Course Description

This course is a continuation of the CHEM1117-1118 honors sequence and will concentrate on the structure, bonding, and reactivity of organic compounds. Particular emphasis will be placed on stereochemistry, conformational analysis, reaction mechanisms, principles of organic synthesis, and modern spectroscopic methods.


Instructor(s): Jianmin Gao

Prerequisites: CHEM1117-1118, CHEM1119-1120, CHEM2241

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Comments: Registration with instructor's approval only.

CHEM 2243 Honors Organic Chemistry I Laboratory Fall 1
Course Description

Laboratory course required for students enrolled in Honors Organic Chemistry (CHEM2241). Students will be instructed in experimental techniques relevant to research in contemporary organic chemistry. It will solidify concepts that are taught in lecture and provide a forum for discovery-based learning in organic chemistry.


Instructor(s): Christine Goldman

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Lab fee required.

CHEM 2245 Honors Organic Chemistry Discussion I Fall 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM2241. Discussion of organic synthesis design, spectroscopic analysis, reaction mechanisms, and other lecture topics in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments:

CHEM 2246 Honors Organic Chemistry Discussion II Spring 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM2242. Discussion of organic synthesis design, spectroscopic analysis, reaction mechanisms, and other lecture topics in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments:

CHEM 2247 Honors Organic Pre-Lab Fall 0
Course Description

This 50 minute lecture will discuss the principles and theories behind the experiments performed in the laboratory course.


Instructor(s): Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 3310 Introduction to the History of Chemistry Summer 3
Course Description

The science of chemistry represents one of the great intellectual and practical achievements of human civilization. This course will explore the development of chemistry beginning with its prehistory, followed by the long alchemical period, its seventeenth and eighteenth century transformation into a true science, and its evolution into modern form through the dramatic advances of the 19th and 20th centuries. Controversies, dead ends, and flawed hypotheses, the inevitable companions of progress, will also be analyzed, as will the essential interdependence of chemistry and technology.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kenneth Metz

Prerequisites: Permission of Chemistry required. and (Must have successfully completed CHEM1110. or Must have successfully completed CHEM1118.)

Cross listed with: HIST2862

Comments:

CHEM 3322 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Spring 3
Course Description

This course offers an introduction to inorganic chemistry. Topics include: applications of group theory to describe structure and bonding, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, crystal packing, and semiconducting and superconducting materials. Though not required, one year of Organic Chemistry (CHEM2231-2232 or CHEM1118 + CHEM2241) is recommended as a prerequisite for this course.


Instructor(s): Daniel Fox

Prerequisites: CHEM1109-1110

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CHEM 3324 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Spring 1
Course Description

Laboratory required of all students enrolled in CHEM3322. One four-hour period per week.


Instructor(s): Kenneth R. Metz

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required.

CHEM 3351 Analytical Chemistry Fall 4
Course Description

Designed primarily for sophomore and junior students, this course is an introduction to the principles and practice of analytical chemistry, including the statistical analysis of data and widely-used chemical methods and instrumental approaches such as chromatography, spectrophotometry, and electrochemistry. In the laboratory, the aims are for students to develop good analytical technique and to acquire accurate, precise data.


Instructor(s): Kenneth R. Metz

Prerequisites: CHEM1109-1110

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CHEM 3353 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Fall 0
Course Description

Laboratory required of all students enrolled in CHEM3351. One four-hour period per week.


Instructor(s): Kenneth R. Metz

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Lab fee required

CHEM 3355 Analytical Chemistry Discussion Fall 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM3351. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 3397 Research Module Fall 3
Course Description

Students may engage in a research project that is limited in scope under the supervision of a faculty member.


Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Department permission required.

CHEM 4461 Biochemistry I Fall 3
Course Description

This course is a two-semester introductory-level course in biochemistry. Topics in the first semester concentrate on protein structure and function, bioenergetics, kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme reactions, intermediary metabolism, control of metabolic pathways, and photosynthesis. Topics in the second semester concentrate on the structure of nucleic acids, recombinant DNA technology, mechanisms of gene rearrangements, DNA replication, RNA synthesis and splicing, protein synthesis, control of gene expression, membrane transport, and hormone action. Experimental methods will also be discussed as they relate to course topics.


Instructor(s): Eranthie Weerapana

Prerequisites: CHEM2231-2232 or equivalent and BIOL2000

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CHEM 4462 Biochemistry II Spring 3
Course Description

This course is a two-semester introductory-level course in biochemistry. Topics in the first semester concentrate on protein structure and function, bioenergetics, kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme reactions, intermediary metabolism, control of metabolic pathways, and photosynthesis. Topics in the second semester concentrate on the structure of nucleic acids, recombinant DNA technology, mechanisms of gene rearrangements, DNA replication, RNA synthesis and splicing, protein synthesis, control of gene expression, membrane transport, and hormone action. Experimental methods will also be discussed as they relate to course topics.


Instructor(s): Abhishek Chatterjee

Prerequisites: CHEM2231-2232 or equivalent

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CHEM 4463 Biochemistry Discussion I Spring 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM4461. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 4464 Biochemistry Discussion II Spring 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM4462. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods, in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 4465 Introduction to Biochemistry Fall 3
Course Description

This course is an accelerated one-semester survey of the basic principles of biochemistry emphasizing a broad understanding of the chemical events in living systems. Although the course is an introduction to biochemistry, prior proficiency in general and organic chemistry is required. Topics will include structure and function of biological molecules, including proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids and biological membranes. Also covered in the course will be bioenergetics, metabolism and photosynthesis. Experimental methods will also be discussed as they relate to course topics. This course fulfills the biochemistry requirement for the Chemistry major.


Instructor(s): Jianmin Gao

Prerequisites: CHEM2231-2232

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CHEM 4466 Introduction to Biochemistry Discussion Fall 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM4465. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods in small groups.


Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

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Comments:

CHEM 4473 Physical Chemistry (Biochemistry Majors) Spring/Fall 3
Course Description

This course is an introduction to physical chemistry. The following topics are covered: thermodynamics, transport properties, chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. Applications to biochemical systems are emphasized.


Instructor(s): J. Fredrik Haeffner

Prerequisites: CHEM2231-2232, MATH1100-1101

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CHEM 4474 Phys Chem/Biochem Maj Discussion Fall 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM4473. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods in small groups.


Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 4475 Physical Chemistry I Fall 3
Course Description

This course deals with the foundations and applications of thermodynamics and reaction kinetics. Topics include: (1) classical thermodynamics, including the Laws of Thermodynamics, Helmholtz and Gibbs energies, chemical potential, and thermodynamic descriptions of phase equilibria and chemical equilibrium; (2) kinetic theory of gases; (3) chemical reaction rate laws and mechanisms.


Instructor(s): Paul Davidovits

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 4476 Physical Chemistry II Spring 3
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the principles of reaction kinetics, kinetic molecular theory, and quantum mechanics of atoms and molecules. Chemistry graduate students may register for this course only if they are advised to do so by the department.


Instructor(s): Udayan Mohanty

Prerequisites: MATH2202, PHYS2209-2210 (or equivalent), CHEM4478

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Comments: CHEM4475 is not a prerequisite for CHEM4476.

CHEM 4477 Physical Chemistry Discussion I Fall 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM4475. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods, in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 4478 Physical Chemistry Discussion II Spring 0
Course Description

Required of all students in CHEM4476. Discussion of lecture topics and problem-solving methods, in small groups.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 4491 Introduction to Undergraduate Research I Fall 3
Course Description

Sophomores or juniors who show exceptional ability may engage in an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The experimental work will be preceded by library research on the project and training in essential laboratory techniques.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: CHEM1109-1110

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Comments: Arrangement with an individual faculty member and departmental permission are required. CHEM5591-5592 or CHEM5593-5594 cannot be taken concurrently.

CHEM 4492 Introduction to Undergraduate Research II Spring 3
Course Description

Sophomores or juniors who show exceptional ability may engage in an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The experimental work will be preceded by library research on the project and training in essential laboratory techniques. A written report and an oral presentation are required.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: CHEM1109-1110

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Comments: Arrangement with an individual faculty member and departmental permission are required. CHEM5591-5592 or 5593-5594 cannot be taken concurrently.

CHEM 4495 Advanced Research in Chemistry I Fall 6
Course Description

An independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. Seniors whose projects are judged by the department to be of the highest quality will be nominated for Scholar of the College recognition at Commencement. (See "Scholar of the College" in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for more details.)


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Seniors only.
A minimum GPA of 3.67, arrangement with an individual faculty member, and department permission are required. Students must submit a written proposal to Prof. Lynne O'Connell by April 15 (November 1 for December graduates).
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 4496 Advanced Research in Chemistry II Spring 6
Course Description

An independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. Seniors whose projects are judged by the department to be of the highest quality will be nominated for Scholar of the College recognition at Commencement. (See "Scholar of the College" in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for more details.)


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Seniors only.
A minimum GPA of 3.67, arrangement with an individual faculty member, and department permission are required.
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 4497 Advanced Research in Biochemistry I Fall 6
Course Description

An independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. Seniors whose projects are judged by the department to be of the highest quality will be nominated for Scholar of the College recognition at Commencement. (See "Scholar of the College" in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for more details.)


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Seniors only.
A minimum GPA of 3.67. Arrangement with an individual faculty member and department permission are required. Students must submit a written proposal to Prof. Evan Kantrowitz by April 15 (November 1 for December graduates).
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 4498 Advanced Research in Biochemistry II Spring 6
Course Description

An independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. Seniors whose projects are judged by the department to be of the highest quality will be nominated for Scholar of the College recognition at Commencement. (See "Scholar of the College" in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for more details.)


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Seniors only.
A minimum GPA of 3.67, arrangement with an individual faculty member and department persmission are required.
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 5501 Nanoscale Integrated Science Spring 1
Course Description

This course will offer an introduction to state-of-the-art integrated science research at Boston College. It will include topics such as biosensor development, drug delivery and materials for energy harvesting, all stemming from fundamental studies in materials properties, molecular structures and chemical reactions. Through a series of seminars, the course will cover basic concepts of nanomaterial preparation and characterization and provide a brief survey of nano- and microfabrication technologies, molecular engineering, biophotonics, biomimetics, nanobiosensors, nano-optics and photovoltaics. The course is directed towards graduate and senior undergraduate students in physics, biology and chemistry.


Instructor(s): Prof. Dong Cai

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: BIOL5320 PHYS4585

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CHEM 5510 Drug Discovery and Development Spring 3
Course Description

This course provides an examination of every step of the drug development and regulation process. The basic drug development steps and ideal characteristics of a development candidate will be described in detail from preclinical process and analytical chemistry discovery through post-marketing manufacturing (commercial launch). Students who are aspiring to research and development positions in the biotech, biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries, federal regulatory agencies, drug information centers, academia or other health related fields where knowledge of drug discovery and development is a prerequisite will greatly benefit from the course.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Department

Prerequisites: Must meet 1 of the following: Must have successfully completed CHEM4465 Or Must meet all of the following: Must have successfully completed CHEM4461 And must have successfully completed CHEM4462

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CHEM 5511 Human Metabolism, Disease and Entrepreneurship Fall 3
Course Description

In this class, we will explore the relationships between cellular metabolism and human disease using a combination of lectures, critical readings, and patient encounters. We will follow the biochemistry and enzymology of some of the major human metabolic pathways, highlighting diseases involved in these pathways. Classes will include direct patient interactions and/or guest lectures by entrepreneurs that are developing technologies to aid these patients. The goal of this class is to fuse an understanding of biochemical pathways to human disease and how to use this information to develop real world applications.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Elizabeth O'Day

Prerequisites: Must have completed one year of organic chemistry and a course in biochemistry.

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CHEM 5522 An Introduction to Computational Chemistry Spring 3
Course Description

Precise molecular interactions are vital for life on Earth. Analyzing these is important for understanding molecular processes in the living cell. Computational chemistry complements experimental techniques for studying the energetics and dynamics of such interactions. This course offers hands-on experience in modeling biologically relevant molecules. An introduction to theory will be taught.


Instructor(s): J. Fredrik Haeffner

Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry, a biochemistry course and a physical chemistry course

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CHEM 5523 Organometallic Chemistry Spring 3
Course Description

This course will present concepts of organometallic chemistry, e.g., the chemistry of compounds that have bonds between metals and carbon. Organotransition metal chemistry will be emphasized. Among the areas to be covered will be structure and bonding in organotransition metal complexes, ligand systems, catalysis, polymerizations, common reactions, and applications in organic synthesis.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Xiao-Xiang Zhang

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: The course is intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who have completed or are currently enrolled in organic and inorganic chemistry courses.

CHEM 5525 Small Molecule X-Ray Crystallography Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

The objective of the course is to provide detailed theoretical and practical instructions on small molecule X-ray crystallography. Topics include geometry and structure of crystalline solids, internal and external symmetry properties as a consequence of atomic types and bonding possibilities: lattice types and space groups, x-ray diffraction, and optical techniques. Students will get practical experience on sample preparation, operation of the instrumentation, data acquisition, structure solution, and refinement.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Bo Li

Prerequisites: CH 222

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Comments: This course is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

CHEM 5531 Modern Methods in Organic Synthesis I Fall 3
Course Description

Survey and analysis of reactions employed in the synthesis of medicinally significant compounds. An in-depth understanding of the mechanistic details for each transformation will be emphasized. Topics will relate fundamental structural and electronic properties to issues of chemical reactivity. An emphasis will be placed on carbon-carbon bond and ring forming reactions.


Instructor(s): Xiao-Xiang Zhang and James Morken

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 5535 Physical Organic Chemistry Spring 3
Course Description

Organic reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, steric and electronic effects, chemical structure and bonding, molecular mechanics and conformational analysis, principles and applications of molecular orbital theory, aromaticity, pericyclic reactions, and molecular photochemistry.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: CH 231-232

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CHEM 5537 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry Fall 3
Course Description

This course will explore factors influencing organic reaction mechanisms and methods for their determination. A partial list of the topics to be covered includes chemical bonding and consequences for structure and reactivity; steric, electronic, and stereoelectronic effects; conformational analysis; thermodynamic and kinetic principles; applications of molecular orbital theory; and reactive intermediates.


Instructor(s): Masayuki Wasa and Shih-Yuan Liu

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 5539 Principles and Applications of NMR Spectroscopy Fall 3
Course Description

This course will provide a detailed understanding of the principles and applications of NMR spectroscopy. The course is intended for chemistry and biochemistry students who will use NMR in their research. Four general aspects of NMR will be considered: theoretical, instrumental, experimental, and applied. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the theoretical concepts and experimental parameters necessary to acquire, process, and interpret NMR spectra. The course will include a practical component on departmental NMR spectrometers.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Thusitha Jayasundera

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 5544 Modern Methods in Organic Synthesis II Spring 3
Course Description

Survey and analysis of contemporary strategies employed in the synthesis of medicinally significant natural and unnatural products. Examines the creativity and logic of approaches toward medicinally important compounds. Topics will include novel strategies toward synthetic problems and landmark total syntheses as well as issues in the current chemical literature.


Instructor(s): Marc Snapper

Prerequisites: CHEM5531

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CHEM 5552 Advanced Methods in Chemistry I Spring 4
Course Description

This course discusses the principles, methods, and applications of instrumental techniques such as calorimetry, chromatography, lasers, and optical spectroscopy in modern chemistry, along with techniques for the analysis and interpretation of experimental data. It is intended mainly for third year students. The accompanying laboratory includes experiments with these methods and emphasizes experimental design, data interpretation, and the presentation of results in written and oral formats.


Instructor(s): Kenneth R. Metz

Prerequisites: CHEM3351 and CHEM4475

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CHEM 5553 Advanced Methods in Chemistry II Fall 3
Course Description

Designed for senior-level students, this course includes discussions of the principles, methods, and applications of sophisticated techniques in modern chemistry, such as magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, x-ray diffraction, computer interfacing, and molecular modeling. The accompanying laboratory includes experiments with these methods.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kenneth R. Metz

Prerequisites: CHEM3351

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CHEM 5554 Advanced Methods in Chemistry Laboratory I Spring 0
Course Description

Laboratory required of all students enrolled in CHEM5552. Two four-hour periods per week.


Instructor(s): Kenneth R. Metz

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 5555 Advanced Methods in Chemistry Laboratory II Fall 0
Course Description

Laboratory required of all students enrolled in CHEM5553. One four-hour period per week.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kenneth R. Metz

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 5560 Principles of Chemical Biology Fall 3
Course Description

An introduction to the chemistry of biological macromolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates. Students will learn the structure and nomenclature of the monomer building blocks as well as the macromolecules. Chemical principles that define secondary and tertiary biomolecular structure as well as state-of-the-art chemical (or chemical-biological) synthetic procedures will be presented. Examples of specific types of binding interactions, catalysis, or recognition processes as viewed from a chemical perspective will be discussed.


Instructor(s): Department

Prerequisites: CHEM2231-2232 or equivalent

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CHEM 5564 Physical Methods in Biochemistry Fall 3
Course Description

The course will familiarize students with a wide variety of biophysical techniques (including fluorescence, circular dichroism, vibrational spectroscopy, EPR, NMR, scattering, and diffraction techniques). Along with the basics in these methods, the focus will be on applications for investigating macromolecule structure and function. Students must have taken biochemistry and preferably also a course in physical chemistry.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mary Roberts

Prerequisites: (Must have successfully completed CHEM4461 and Must have successfully completed CHEM4462) or Must have successfully completed CHEM4465

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CHEM 5565 Chemical Biology: Nucleic Acids Spring 3
Course Description

This course will survey the chemical properties and biological functions of DNA and RNA, with special attention to recent developments that have offered insight into the roles of nucleic acids as substrates and catalysts in transcription, translation, and RNA processing. There are no formal prerequisites, but an introductory level course in biological chemistry is suggested.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Larry W. McLaughlin

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 5566 Metallopharmaceuticals Fall 3
Course Description

Discussion of the role of metals in biological systems, including behavior of metal ions in aqueous solution, metal-requiring enzymes, interaction of metal ions with nucleic acids, transport systems involving inorganic ions, and inorganic pharmaceuticals.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Michael J. Clarke

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 5567 Chemical Biology: Structure and Function Spring 3
Course Description

A major component of chemical biology is the application of chemical tools to the study of biological systems. This course will provide an overview of techniques such as genome sequencing, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, fluorescence imaging and unnatural amino-acid incorporation into proteins, with emphasis on examples drawn from the current literature. There will also be a focus on the mechanism of action of drugs, incorporating aspects of both the chemistry and biology of drug design.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Eranthie Weerapana

Prerequisites: CHEM2231-2232, CHEM 5561-5562 or BIOL4435-4440, CHEM4473 or CHEM4475-4476, or permission of the instructor

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CHEM 5570 Introduction to Biological Membranes Spring 3
Course Description

Course designed to cover (1) basic molecular aspects of structure and surface chemistry of lipids, including the organization and dynamics of lipid bilayers and biological membranes and the state of proteins in the membrane, and (2) functional aspects of biomembranes including diffusion and facilitated or active transport across a bilayer (and the bioenergetic consequences), biogenesis of membranes, and receptor-mediated interactions.


Instructor(s): Mary F. Roberts

Prerequisites: CH 561

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CHEM 5571 Surface Chemistry Fall 3
Course Description

Topics covered in this course include an overview of the fundamentals of solid state chemistry, the surface properties, catalysis, electrochemistry, techniques for investigating surfaces, and nanotechnology. The course will involve presentation and research proposal writing.


Instructor(s): Chia-Kuang Tsung

Prerequisites: CH 222 and CH 575-576 or permission of the instructor

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CHEM 5581 Solid State Chemistry Fall 3
Course Description

An introduction to solid state chemistry, a branch of chemistry that is concerned with the synthesis, structure, properties, and applications of solid materials. We will cover concepts such as crystal structures and defects, lattice energy, bonding in solids, and solid electrolytes. Emerging directions in solid state chemistry, including nanoscience, will be discussed as well.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Dunwei Wang and Udayan Mohanty

Prerequisites: CHEM3322

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CHEM 5582 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry Spring 3
Course Description

Precise molecular interactions are vital for life on Earth. Analyzing these is important for understanding molecular processes in the living cell. Computational chemistry complements experimental techniques for studying the energetics and dynamics of such interactions. This course offers hands-on experience in modeling biologically relevant molecules. An introduction to theory will be taught.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): J. Fredrik Haeffner

Prerequisites: Must have completed Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physical Chemistry

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CHEM 5591 Undergraduate Chemical Research I Fall 3
Course Description

The essential feature of this course is an independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. The individual work will be preceded by a series of lectures and demonstrations on the use of the library and several essential laboratory techniques.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Seniors only.
Arrangement with an individual faculty member and departmental permission is required.
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 5592 Undergraduate Chemical Research II Spring 3
Course Description

The essential feature of this course is an independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. The individual work will be preceded by a series of lectures and demonstrations on the use of the library and several essential laboratory techniques.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Seniors only
Arrangement with an individual faculty member and departmental permission is required.
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 5593 Undergraduate Biochemical Research I Fall 3
Course Description

Independent research in biochemistry to be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member. A written report and an oral presentation are required at the end of the second semester.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Seniors only
Arrangement with an individual faculty member and departmental permission is required.
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 5594 Undergraduate Biochemical Research II Spring 3
Course Description

Independent research in biochemistry to be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member. A written report and an oral presentation are required at the end of the second semester.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Seniors only
Arrangement with an individual faculty member and departmental permission is required.
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 5595 Advanced Research in Chemistry I Fall 6
Course Description

A substantial independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. Seniors whose projects are judged by the department to be of the highest quality, and who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.70, will be nominated for Scholar of the College recognition.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Seniors only
Arrangement with an individual faculty member and departmental permission is required.
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 5596 Advanced Research in Chemistry II Spring 6
Course Description

A substantial independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. Seniors whose projects are judged by the department to be of the highest quality, and who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.70, will be nominated for Scholar of the College recognition.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Seniors only.
Arrangement with an individual faculty member and departmental permission is required.
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 5597 Advanced Research in Biochemistry I Fall 6
Course Description

A substantial independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. Seniors whose projects are judged by the department to be of the highest quality, and who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.70, will be nominated for Scholar of the College recognition.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Seniors only.
Arrangement with an individual faculty member and departmental permission is required.
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 5598 Advanced Research in Biochemistry II Spring 6
Course Description

A substantial independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. Seniors whose projects are judged by the department to be of the highest quality, and who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.70, will be nominated for Scholar of the College recognition.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Seniors only.
Arrangement with an individual faculty member and departmental permission is required.
This is a two-semester course and may not be taken for only one semester.

CHEM 6601 Senior Thesis Research in Chemistry I Fall 3
Course Description

An independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. A written thesis is required to culminate the project.


Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 6602 Senior Thesis Research in Chemistry II Fall 3
Course Description

An independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. A written thesis is required to culminate the project.


Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 6603 Senior Thesis Research in Biochemistry I Fall 3
Course Description

An independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. A written thesis is required to culminate the project.


Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 6604 Senior Thesis Research in Biochemistry II Fall 3
Course Description

An independent research project performed under the supervision of a faculty member. A written thesis is required to culminate the project.


Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 6635 Current Topics in Catalysis Spring 3
Course Description

The course will cover principles of catalysis (catalytic cycle, entropy and proximity-induced reactivity, transition state, reaction coordinate, rate-determining step); the role forces play in controlling catalytic rate and stereo-, chemo-, and regio-selectivity; influence from temperature, solvent and pH; bifunctional catalysis, synergism, anchimeric assistance and strain; current theoretical models explaining catalytic rate acceleration. Examples from enzyme catalysis, organic and organometallic, phase-transfer, and heterogenous catalysis will be discussed. Computational chemistry studies of various catalytic reactions from these areas will be an integral part of the course. Guest lectures covering research on catalysis in the chemistry department will be given.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jan (Fredrik) Haeffner

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 6640 Computational Chemistry:Model, Method&Mechanism Fall 3
Course Description

The goal of the course is to develop skills in using computational chemistry software in the Linux operating system environment and to get a basic understanding of the underlying theory and algorithms which these computer programs are built upon. Topics covered include Linux commands and shell script programming, as well as Python script programming, basic understanding of statistical thermodynamics, potential energy surface, stationary points, conformational space, molecular mechanics, quantum chemistry (Schrodinger equation, Huckel method, LCAO-concept, Hartree-Fock and post Hartree-Fock methods, density functional theory). Computer programs such as Gaussian, Jaguar, Gamess, MacroModel and Tinker will be used during the course.


Instructor(s): Jan (Fredrik) Haeffner

Prerequisites: CHEM2231-2232 (or equivalent) and CHEM4475-4476 (or equivalent) and MATH2202 (or equivalent)

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Comments: This course is intended for graduate students and will be graded pass/fail.

CHEM 6671 Physical Chemistry III Fall 3
Course Description

Electrochemistry: Fundamental Principles and Applications As an advanced physical chemistry topic, interfacial electrochemistry governs important processes such as metal production, coating, corrosion, photosynthesis, battery, and biological sensing. This course is designed to provide an overview of the electrochemical processes at the electrode/electrolyte interfaces. We will discuss thermodynamics and kinetics of the electrode, the diffuse-double-layer capacitance, electrocapillary thermodynamics, and the diffusion of reactive species near the electrode. These fundamental concepts will be presented within the context of relevant applications in the field of energy conversion and storage (e.g., battery and electrolysis).


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Dunwei Wang and Udayan Mohanty

Prerequisites: CHEM4475-4476 and MATH2202

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CHEM 6676 Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications Fall 3
Course Description

The course will cover modern methods in quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and dynamics, with applications to solid state, liquids, and biophysics. In quantum mechanics, topics will include particle in a box, time-independent perturbation theory, time-dependent perturbation theory, tunneling, and applications. In statistical mechanics, topics will include canonical partition function with applications to Bose and Fermi systems, solid-state physics, liquids, and biophysics. In dynamics, topics will include Fick’s Law, regression hypothesis, time-correlation functions, and applications. Prerequisites: One year undergraduate physical chemistry course that has covered the fundamentals of thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics is strongly recommended. At least one and half years of a college level calculus sequence is recommended. Undergraduate students must seek permission to enroll.


Instructor(s): Matthias Waegele

Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed CHEM4475 and Must have successfully completed CHEM4476 and Department permission required for undergraduates.

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CHEM 6680 Advanced Quantum and Statistical Mechanics Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

In quantum mechanics, topics covered will be particle-in-box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, approximation methods, electron spin, time-dependent perturbation theory, vibrational and rotational spectroscopy. In statistical mechanics, topics covered will be canonical and grand canonical ensembles and its application to ideal gas, Bose and Fermi systems, and various problems in liquids and solid state physics.


Instructor(s): Udayan Mohanty

Prerequisites: CH576; Calculus II

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CHEM 7765 Chemical Biology: Literature Workshop Fall 0
Course Description

This course focuses on developing oral presentation skills and increasing knowledge of the the chemical literature. Each participant is required to make at least two presentations during the semester, either on broad topics and or focused on a single high-impact paper appearing in the recent literature. Feedback on each presentation is collected via email from all participants after every meeting and is distributed to the presenter.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Steven D. Bruner and Jianmin Gao

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 7772 Advanced Physical Chemistry/Electronics and Optics Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Nearly all parameters we measure in a laboratory (e.g. temperature, density, flow, etc.) are first converted to electrical signals, processed by electronic circuits and devices and then detected and stored by some electrical apparatus. The course is designed to provide a knowledge of electronics. The operation of electrical circuits will be described, and the effect of the electronic processing on the measured parameters will be discussed. The operation of electronic devices such as amplifiers, oscilloscopes, detectors, pulse counters etc. as well as radio and television will be covered. The course will also provide hands-on experience in constructing an amplifying circuit. The course is limited to 12 people and is open to a limited number of undergraduates with the instructor’s permission.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Paul Davidovits

Prerequisites: The course is open to a limited number of undergraduates with the instructor's permission.

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Comments: Students must contact the instructor for information about where the course will meet.

CHEM 7799 Readings and Research I Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

A course required of Ph.D. matriculants for each semester of research.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required.

CHEM 8800 Readings and Research II Spring 3
Course Description

A course required of Ph.D. matriculants for each semester of research.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required.

CHEM 8801 Thesis Seminar Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

This course is designed for M.S. candidates and includes a research problem requiring a thorough literature search and an original investigation under the guidance of a faculty member.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Lab fee required.

CHEM 8802 Thesis Direction Fall/Spring 1
Course Description

A non-credit course for those who have received six credits for Thesis Seminar but who have not finished their thesis. This course must be registered for and the continuation fee paid each semester until the thesis is completed.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 8822 Inorganic Chemistry Seminar II Spring 3
Course Description

This is a series of research seminars by leading scientists, both from within the department and from other institutions, that are presented on a regular (usually weekly) basis.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 8888 Interim Study Fall 0
Course Description


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 9998 Doctoral Cumulative Examinations Fall/Spring 1
Course Description

This course consists of a series of cumulative written examinations that test the student's development in his or her major field of interest (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, biochemistry) and critical awareness and understanding of the current literature. Six of sixteen exams must be passed over a two-year period.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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CHEM 9999 Doctoral Continuation Fall/Spring 1
Course Description

All students who have been admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree are required to register and pay the fee for doctoral continuation during each semester of their candidacy. Doctoral Continuation requires a commitment of at least 20 hours per week working on the dissertation.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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