CH - Chemistry


CH 100Chemistry and SocietyUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Natural Sciences
Awareness and understanding of chemistry in everyday life for the non-science student. Non-mathematical treatment of essential fundamental concepts. Emphasis on practical applications of chemistry to consumer affairs, energy, medicine, food, sports, and pollution. Credit is not allowed for CH 100 if student has prior credit for CH 101.


CH 101Chemistry - A Molecular ScienceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Natural Sciences
Prereq: One yr of high school chemistry and successful completion of the Chem Placement Exam or completion of CH 111 w/ C- or better; and eligible for MA 107. Coreq: CH 102. ADD BOTH CH 101 and CH 102 TO YOUR SHOPPING CART AND THEN ENROLL SIMULTANEOUSLY
A fundamental study of molecular bonding, structure, and reactivity. Principles of atomic structure, ionic and covalent bonding, reaction energetics, intermolecular forces, precipitation reactions, acid/base reactions, oxidation/reduction processes, and introductions to organic and inorganic chemistry.


CH 102General Chemistry LaboratoryUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Natural Sciences
Corequisite: CH 101
Laboratory experience to accompany CH 101. Introduction to basic laboratory equipment and skills.


CH 103General Chemistry I for Students in Chemical SciencesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Natural Sciences
Prerequisites: (Pass Chemistry Placement Exam, or Chemistry Placement Modules Exam, or CH 111 with a grade of C- or better) and eligibility for MA 107; Co-requisite: CH 104
A study of the structure of atoms and the periodic trends of the elements, chemical bonding, the spatial and electronic structure of molecules, chemical reactions, quantification of materials and reactions, energy changes of reactions, and properties of gases. First half of a two semester sequence for students interested in a chemistry or closely related career. This course is open to 17ChemBS, 17ChemBA, 14Efy-14Chei, 11BiochBS, and 17Marscbs-17Marscchm majors and to students with departmental approval. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 101 and CH 103.


CH 104General Chemistry Laboratory I for Students in Chemical SciencesUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only, Natural Sciences
Co-requisite: CH 103
Laboratory and computer-based experiments in chemical formulas, atomic structure, bonding, qualitative analysis, solutions, quantitative analysis of acids and bases, and calorimetry. First half of a two semester sequence for students interested in a chemistry or closely related career. This course is open to 17ChemBS, 17ChemBA, 14Efy-14Chei, 11BiochBS, and 17Marscbs-17Marscchm majors and to students with departmental approval. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 102 and CH 104.


CH 111Preparatory ChemistryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Natural Sciences
Preparation for CH101. Review of main topics from high school emphasizing nomenclature, vocabulary, the periodic table and problem solving. Emphasis on mathematical skills, data handling, reaction types, stoichiometry and solutions. Credit for CH 111 is not allowed if a student has prior credit in CH 101. Credit for CH 111 does not count towards graduation for students in curricula that require CH 101.


CH 201Chemistry - A Quantitative ScienceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Natural Sciences
Prerequisite: CH 101 with grade C- or better, CH 102, and eligibility for MA 121 or higher, Corequisite: CH 202
Detailed quantitative aspects of solutions, solution stoichiometry, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, solubility equilibria, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and nuclear chemistry.


CH 202Quantitative Chemistry LaboratoryUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Natural Sciences
Prerequisite: CH 101, CH 102, Corequisite: CH 201
Laboratory experience to complement CH 201. Experimental exploration of thermodynamic, kinetic, and electrochemical behavior.


CH 203General Chemistry II for Students in Chemical SciencesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Natural Sciences
Prerequisites: (CH 101 with a minimum of 3 grade points or CH 103), and (CH 102 or CH 104), and eligibility for MA 131 or higher; Co-requisite: CH 204
A study of intermolecular forces between molecules, and their affect on the properties of solids, liquids and gases, and on phase changes. The interplay of energetics and chemical kinetics on equilibria, including gas phase, acid-base, redox, and solubility equilibria. Second half of a two semester sequence for students interested in a chemistry or closely related career. This course is open to 17ChemBS, 17ChemBA, 14Efy-14Chei, 11BiochBS, and 17Marscbs-17Marschm majors and to students with departmental approval. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 201 and CH 203.


CH 204General Chemistry Laboratory II for Students in Chemical SciencesUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only, Natural Sciences
Co-requisite: CH 203
Laboratory experiments in solid state materials, preparation and analysis of an organic compound, separations, gases, solutions, equilibrium, acids and bases, and kinetics. Second half of a two semester sequence for students interested in a chemistry or closely related career. This course is open to 17ChemBS, 17ChemBA, 14Efy-14Chei, 11BiochBS, and 17Marscbs-17Marschm majors and to students with departmental approval. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 202 and CH 204.


CH 211Analytical Chemistry IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 108, Corequisite: CH 212 and PY 208
Methods of quantitative analysis based on solution chemistry, potentiometry, coulometry, chromatography, and molecular absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy. Statistics of measurement precision. Credit not allowed for both CH 211 and CH 315.


CH 220Introductory Organic ChemistryUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: CH 101
A one-semester course in the fundamental principles of organic chemistry. Preparation, reactions, and physical properties of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alcohols, alkyl halides, aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, organic acids, acid derivatives, and amines. Credit is not allowed for both CH 220 and CH 221.


CH 221Organic Chemistry IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: CH 101 with a grade of C- or better and CH 102; Corequisite: CH 222
First half of two-semester sequence in the fundamentals of modern organic chemistry. Structure and bonding, stereochemistry, reactivity and synthesis of carbon compounds. Detailed coverage of aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, and alkyl halides. Introduction to spectral techniques of IR, UV-vis, and NMR. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 221 and CH 225.


CH 222Organic Chemistry I LabUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: CH 101 and CH 102; Corequisite: CH 221
Laboratory experience to accompany CH 221. Introduction to basic organic laboratory equipment and techniques. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 222 and CH 226.


CH 223Organic Chemistry IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: CH 221 with a grade of C- or better and CH222; Corequisite: CH 224
Second half of two-semester sequence in the fundamentals of modern organic chemistry. Structure and bonding, stereochemistry, reactivity and synthesis of carbon compounds. Detailed coverage of aromatic hydrocarbons, condensation reagents, and selected biological chemistry topics such as carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 223 and CH 227.


CH 224Organic Chemistry II LabUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: CH 221 and CH 222; Corequisite: CH 223
Laboratory experience to accompany CH 223. Introduction to basic organic laboratory equipment and techniques. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 224 and CH 228.


CH 225Organic Chemistry I for Students in Chemical SciencesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisites: (CH 201 or CH 203) and (CH 202 or CH 204); Co-requisite: CH 226
First half of a two semester sequence in organic chemistry for students interested in a chemistry or closely related career. Structure and bonding, stereochemistry, reactivity and synthesis of aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers and alkyl halides. Introduction to IR, NMR, and mass spectral techniques. This course is open to 17CHEMBS, 17CHEMBA, 14EFY-14CHEI, 14CHEBS, 11BIOCHBS, and 17MARSCBS-17MARSCHM majors and to students with departmental approval. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 221 and CH 225.


CH 226Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Students in Chemical SciencesUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Co-requisite: CH 225
First half of a two semester laboratory sequence in organic chemistry for students interested in a chemistry or closely related career. Laboratory experiments in the determination of physical properties of organic compounds, separation of mixtures and purification of compounds, synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds, and the execution of a multi-step synthesis. This course is open to 17CHEMBS, 17CHEMBA, 14EFY-14CHEI, 14CHEBS, 11BIOCHBS, and 17MARSCBS-17MARSCHM majors and to students with departmental approval. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 222 and CH 226.


CH 227Organic Chemistry II for Students in Chemical SciencesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisites: (CH 221 with a minimum of 3.00 grade points or CH 225) and (CH 222 or CH 226); Co-requisite: CH 228
Second half of a two semester sequence in organic chemistry for students interested in a chemistry or other closely related career. Structure and bonding, stereochemistry, reactivity and synthesis of aromatic compounds. Condensation reactions and organic compounds of biological interest. This course is open to 17CHEMBS, 17CHEMBA, 14EFY-14CHEI, 14CHEBS, 11BIOCHBS, and 17MARSCBS-17MARSCHM majors and to students with departmental approval. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 223 and CH 227.


CH 228Organic Chemistry Laboratory II for Students in Chemical SciencesUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Co-requisite: CH 227
Second half of a two semester laboratory sequence in organic chemistry for students interested in a chemistry or closely related career. Laboratory experiments in multi-step organic synthesis, identification and characterization of compounds by spectroscopic methods. Searching the chemical literature. This course is open to 17CHEMBS, 17CHEMBA, 14EFY-14CHEI, 14CHEBS, 11BIOCHBS, and 17MARSCBS-17MARSCHM majors and to students with departmental approval. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 224 and CH 228.


CH 230Computational Chemistry Lab IUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: CH 221: Co-requisite: MA 241
An introduction to computational methods in the chemical sciences. A quantitative introduction to inter- and intramolecular forces in gas and condensed phases. Potential energy surfaces of molecules and chemical reactions. First of a two-semester sequence.


CH 232Computational Chemistry Lab IIUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 221, Corequisite: MA 241
An introduction to computational methods in the chemical sciences. A computer-based introduction to quantum mechanics, including atomic and molecular orbitals and molecular orbital theory with applications to inorganic chemistry.


CH 295Special Topics in ChemistryUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Special topics in chemistry at the early undergraduate level. Trial offerings of new or experimental courses in chemistry. Enrollment requires permission of the department.


CH 315Quantitative AnalysisUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: CH 201 with a grade of C- or better, Co-requisite: CH 316
Introduce the fundamental principles and modern techniques of chemical analyses. This includes examination of electrolytic solutions, including acid-base, oxidation-reduction, and solubility equilibria, and introduction to spectrochemical, electrochemical, volumetric and chromatographic methods of analysis, modern chemical instrumentation, and interpretation of data.


CH 316Quantitative Analysis LaboratoryUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: CH 201 and 202; Corequisite: 315
Application of spectrochemical, electrochemical, volumetric, and chromatographic methods of analysis for the identification and quantification of components in a mixture.


CH 331Introductory Physical ChemistryUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: CH 201/202; MA 231 or 241, PY 205 or PY 211
Fundamental physiochemical principles including chemical thermodynamics, physical and chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry and reaction kinetics. For students requiring only a single semester of physical chemistry.


CH (PSE) 335Principles of Green ChemistryUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CH 101/102, CH 201/202 (or equivalent general chemistry series), and CH 221/22 (or equivalent)
Introduction to the topic of green chemistry as an emerging field; Identification of hazards and classes; overview of sources; alternative solvents and reagents; sustainability of chemical reactions; alternative chemical reactions and pathways; alternative feedstocks; enzymatic catalysis; ionic liquids; re-engineering of chemical processes; chemical synthesis.


CH 401Systematic Inorganic Chemistry IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: CH 201 with grade of C- or better.
Descriptive chemistry of the elements with particular attention to their reactions in aqueous solution. Emphasis on the chemistry of the main group elements and the periodicity of their chemical properties. Introduction to transition element and coordination chemistry. Major paper required.


CH 403Systematic Inorganic Chemistry IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 401, CH 431
Development and application of theoretical principles to the structure and energies of inorganic substances. Particular attention to the chemistry of coordination compounds of the transition elements. Special applications to bioinorganic chemistry,organometallic chemistry, and inorganic solid state chemistry.


CH 415Analytical Chemistry IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: CH 315 or PCC 412
Methods of quantitative analysis based on electronic instrumentation. Signal processing and electronics, spectroscopy (atomic, x-ray fluorescence, infrared/Raman, surface), voltammetry, chromatography (gas, liquid), mass spectrometry as well as chemical transducers and statistical methods of data handling.


CH 431Physical Chemistry IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: CH 201, MA 242, PY 203 or 208, Corequisite: MA 341
An intensive study of physical chemical principles including states of matter, classical thermodynamics, physical and chemical equilibria, and electrochemistry.


CH 433Physical Chemistry IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: MA 341
An intensive study of physical chemical principles including molecular spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, kinetic theory, and transport properties. Credit may not be claimed for both CH 433 and CH 437.


CH 435Introduction to Quantum ChemistryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: CH 431
An introduction to the basic principles of quantum theory and its application to atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy.


CH 437Physical Chemistry for EngineersUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: PY 208, CHE 315, MA 341
Selected physiochemical principles including quantum theory, spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, and rates of chemical reactions. Credit may not be claimed for both CH 433 and CH 437.


CH 441Forensic ChemistryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 223, CH 201
Chemical identification (recognition), and chemical separation techniques (identification) used to demarcate class and individual characteristics relevant in legal claims.


CH 442Advanced Synthetic TechniquesUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: CH 223, Corequisite: CH 401
An advanced laboratory class in the synthesis, separation and characterization of organic, inorganic, and polymeric materials. Techniques include reactions under inert atmosphere, column chromatography, fractional distillations, NMR spectroscopy, and other advanced procedures. Scientific writing is emphasized.


CH 444Advanced Synthetic Techniques IIUNITS: 4 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 442
An advanced laboratory class in the synthesis, separation and characterization of organic, inorganic, polymer and materials compounds. Techniques include literature searches, reactions, under inert atmosphere, column chromatography, fractional distillations, NMR spectroscopy, and other advanced procedures. This course builds upon the skills acquired in CH 442 and has significant independent work.


CH 452Advanced Measurement Techniques IUNITS: 4 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 431
Modern analytical and physical chemistry laboratory techniques. Emphasis on statistical methods, chemical thermodynamics, chromatography, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, report writing, scientific methodology, and laboratory safety.


CH 454Advanced Measurement Techniques IIUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: CH 311 or CH 315
Laboratory course designed on systematic method development in practical applications for the separation and analysis of environmental, pharmaceutical and biologically important samples. Isocratic and gradient elution HPLC separations and temperature programming in GC are covered. In addition to GC, the three major HPLC modes of Reversed Phase, Ion Exchange, and Hydrophilic Interaction will be studied for separations of mixtures of small organic molecules and biologically important molecules such as peptides and carbohydrates.


CH 463Molecular Origins of LifeUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: BCH 351 or BCH 451 or Permission of Instructor
Survey of the present state of understanding of the molecular mechanisms leading to the emergence of sustainable self-replicating systems in the prebiotic era on the early Earth, including historical context, experimental studies, and theoretical foundation. The course will include a focus on the fundamental chemistry of and mechanisms for the plausible prebiotic formation of diverse biomolecules (including amino acids, sugars, nucleotides, lipids, tetrapyrroles) and self-organizing chemistry leading to protocells, the proposed early progenitors of living cells. Credit will not be given for both CH 463 and CH 563.


CH 491Honors ChemistryUNITS: 1-4 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: CH 223, Admission to Honors Program
Independent study and research projects in chemistry.


CH 495Special Topics in ChemistryUNITS: 1-4 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Special topics in chemistry at the advanced undergraduate level. Trial offerings of new or experimental courses in chemistry. Enrollment requires permission of the department.


CH 499Undergraduate Research in ChemistryUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Two years of chemistry
Independent investigation of a research problem under the supervision of a chemistry faculty member.


CH 563Molecular Origins of LifeUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: CH 201, CH 221, CH 223, and BCH 451/equivalent.
Survey of the present state of understanding of the molecular mechanisms leading to the emergence of sustainable self-replicating systems in the prebiotic era on the early Earth, including historical context, experimental studies, and theoretical foundation. The course will include a focus on the fundamental chemistry of and mechanisms for the plausible prebiotic formation of diverse biomolecules (including amino acids, sugars, nucleotides, lipids, tetrapyrroles) and self-organizing chemistry leading to protocells, the proposed early progenitors of living cells. Credit for both CH 463 and CH 563 will not be allowed.


CH (BIT) 572ProteomicsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: BIT 410 or BIT 510 or BCH 454
Introduction and history of the field of proteomics followed by the principles and applications of proteomics technology to understand protein expression and protein post-transitional modifications. Laboratory sessions include growing yeast with stable-isotope labeled amino acids, protein purification, Western blots, protein identification and quantification, and protein bioinformatic analysis. This is a half-semester course.


CH 601SeminarUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in CH
Review and discussion of scientific articles, progress reports on research and special problems of interest to chemists.


CH 610Special Topics In ChemistryUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Detailed study of a particular problem or technique pertaining to chemistry.


CH 677Advanced Chemistry ProjectsUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in CH
Independent literature study of a current subject in chemistry. Required written critical review paper of selected subject.


CH 685Master's Supervised TeachingUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Master's student
Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.


CH 688Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time RegistrationUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.


CH 689Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time RegistrationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.


CH 690Master's ExaminationUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.


CH 693Master's Supervised ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.


CH 695Master's Thesis ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
Thesis research.


CH 696Summer Thesis ResearchUNITS: 1 - Offered in Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.


CH 699Master's Thesis PreparationUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their thesis.


CH 701Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I: Structure and BondingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Study of periodic table/trends, symmetry and molecular orbital theory of small molecules and extended structures, transition-metal coordination complexes, acid/base and redox reactivity of polyatomic ions, solid-state structures, and selected special topics.


CH 703Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II: Applications of Group Theory to Bonding and SpectroscopyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 701 or equivalent
This course uses group theory as the basis for developing molecular orbital theory, vibrational spectroscopy, and electronic spectroscopy. Together, these methods are used to discuss topics of current research interest in inorganic chemistry.


CH 705Organometallic and Inorganic Reaction MechanismUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Coverage of concepts of bonding and structure of transition metal complexes with emphasis on the interaction of transition metal fragements with organic ligands; study of experimental methods of mechanistic study; treatment of inorganic and organometallic reactions including metal-mediated organic synthesis, metal-catalyzed polymer synthesis, and models of bioinorganic systems.


CH 711Advanced Analytical Chemistry IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 433; CH 415
First semester of two-semester integrated sequence covering advanced methods for extraction and interpretation of chemical information from electronic/optical signals in chemical analysis. Digital and analog electronics, signal acquisition and processing, chemometrics, and instrumentation.


CH 713Advanced Analytical Chemistry IIUNITS: 2 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 711
Second semester of two-semester integrated sequence covering advanced methods for extracting and interpreting chemical information from electronic/optical signals in chemical analysis. Digital and analog electronics, signal acquisition and processing, chemometrics, and instrumentation.


CH 714Electronics and Instrumentation LaboratoryUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 711, Corequisite: CH 713
Laboratory course covering operation and application of analog and digital electronics in context of chemical instrumentation. Circuit elements, integrated circuits, microprocessors and computers, data acquisition systems, and signal processing.


CH 721Advanced Organic Chemistry IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: CH 223, 433 or 435
Structure stereochemistry and reactions of various classes of hydrocarbons. Molecular orbital treatment of bonding and reactivity of alkenes, conformational interpretation of cycloaklene and cycloaklene reactivity and application of optical isomerism to study of reaction mechanisms.


CH 723Advanced Organic Chemistry IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 721
Introduction to acid-base theory and mechanistic organic chemistry as applied to synthetically useful organic reactions.


CH 725Physical Methods in Organic ChemistryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: CH 223 and CH 433 or CH 435
Application of physical methods to the solution of structural problems in organic chemistry. Methods discussed include electronic absorption spectroscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectrometry.


CH 727Mass SpectometryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: CH 223
Interpretation of mass spectra emphasizing characterization of organic molecules. Instrumentation topics: types of mass analyzers such as magnetic sector, quadrupole and time-of-flight; hybrid instruments such as GC/MS, LC/MS and MS/MS; and ionization methods including EI, CI, laser desorption and fast atom bombardment. Applications: quantitation, environmental analysis, and peptide and DNA sequencing.


CH 730Advanced Physical ChemistryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Survey of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, with emphasis on reactions in liquid phase. Problem solving an important part of course. Designed for review and expansion on materials usually covered in a one-year undergraduate physical chemistry course.


CH 732Advanced Physical Chemistry in Biological ApplicationsUNITS: 3 - Offered Every Third Semester
Prerequisite: CH 431 and CH 433 and BCH 453 or equivalent.
Modern views on structure, function, and thermodynamic stability of biological macromolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, and biological membranes; theories and models of protein folding, high resolution experimental methods for structure determination of soluble and membrane proteins including solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopy.


CH 734Spectroscopic Methods in Chemical BiologyUNITS: 3 - Offered Every Third Semester
Prerequisite: CH 331 or CH 431, CH 433 or equivalent
Physical principles underlying the experimental spectroscopic methods used to study structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules. Detailed discussion of experimental techniques include high-resolution solution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance in combination with spin labeling and spin trapping methods, and fluorescence spectroscopy, including single molecule methods and fluorescence microscopy. This course is offered every third semester from Spring 2010.


CH 735Magnetic Resonance in ChemistryUNITS: 3 - Offered Every Third Semester
Prerequisite: CH 331 or CH 431, CH 433 or equivalent
This course is focused on physical and quantum mechanical principles that make magnetic resonance the most important spectroscopic technique in chemistry. Detailed discussion of description of magnetic resonance phenomena and NMR and EPR experimental techniques covers both classical and quantum mechanical treatments. Students of diverse backgrounds will gain in-depth knowledge of modern magnetic resonance as applied to problems in chemistry, materials, and nano-science, and biophysics.


CH 736Chemical SpectroscopyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: CH 435
Introduction to rotational, vibrational and electronic molecular spectroscopy from a quantum mechanical viewpoint. Emphasis on the elucidation of structure, bonding and excited state properties of organic and inorganic molecules.


CH 737Quantum ChemistryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: MA 301, CH 435 or PY 407
Elements of wave mechanics applied to stationary energy states and time-dependent phenomena. Applications of quantum theory to chemistry, particularly chemical bonds.


CH 743ElectrochemistryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: CH 431 or CH 433
Thermodynamics and kinetics of electrode reactions presented as well as experimental methods for studying them. Particular emphasis on measurement of standard potential and establishing number of electrons transferred. Applications of electrochemistry in production/storage of energy and in chemical analysis.


CH 745Chemical SeparationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: CH 415, CH 416, Corequisite: CH 610 or 810
Basic principles of methods in chemical separation including gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, etc. Theory, instrumentation and applications of various chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques.


CH 747NanobiotechnologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
An introduction to nanobiotechnology, with a focus on biological applications such as bioimaging and biosensing. Principles underlying methods of nanomaterials fabrication and characterization will be introduced, and major characterization techniques will be discussed. Au nanoparticles, quantum dots, and carbon nanotubes will be used as representative examples of novel nanomaterials with unique properties. The strengths and weaknesses of various nanomaterials in biological applications will be compared through in-class discussions.


CH 755Organic Reaction MechanismsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: CH 723, CH 433
Effects of structure and substituents on direction and rates of organic reactions.


CH 757Combinatorial Bioorganic Synthetic ChemistryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
Prerequisite: BCH 453 or equivalent
Modern topics in synthetic chemistry that underpin bioorganic chemistry including peptide synthesis, nucleic acid synthesis, and diverse methods for combinatorial syntheses of such biomolecules and analogues.


CH 759Natural ProductsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: CH 723 and CH 725
Illustrative studies of structure determination, synthesis and biosynthesis of natural substances. Stress upon modern physical methods and fundamental chemical concepts. Examples from such classes as alkaloids, terpenes, steroids and antibiotics.


CH 765Chemistry of MaterialsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 201 or equivalent
Detailed examination of the relationship between chemical structure and physical properties of materials with potential use in applications. Different classes of molecules and materials requirements for several applications will be emphasized.


CH 770Bioinorganic ChemistryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
Prerequisite: CH 401
The interface between inorganic and biological chemistry will be explored, focusing on the catalytic processes in metalloenzymes, and with an emphasis on the diverse roles of transition metals in biology. The physical methods required for the study of bioinorganic systems will be introduced, with application toward determining enzymatic mechanisms. Selected topics will include heme chemistry, nitrogen fixation, C-H bond activation, electron transfer, oxygen transport, metal ion uptake and toxicity, drug activation and/or metabolism by metalloenzymes, and metallodrugs.


CH 772Solid State ChemistryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: CH 701 or equivalent
Selected topics in solid-state chemistry including: extended symmetry, structure, bonding, characterizations, and special topics. Graduate standing in Chemistry required.


CH 795Special Topics in ChemistryUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall and Spring


CH 801SeminarUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in CH
Review and discussion of scientific articles, progress reports on research and special problems of interest to chemists.


CH 810Special Topics In ChemistryUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Only
Detailed study of a particular problem or technique pertaining to chemistry.


CH 815Advanced Topics In ChemistryUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Critical study in one of branches of chemistry.


CH 877Advanced Chemistry ProjectsUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in CH. 1-3
Independent literature study of a current subject in chemistry. Required written critical review paper of selected subject.


CH 885Doctoral Supervised TeachingUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning but the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.


CH 890Doctoral Preliminary ExaminationUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For students who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.


CH 893Doctoral Supervised ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.


CH 895Doctoral Dissertation ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Dissertation research.


CH 896Summer Dissertation ResearchUNITS: 1 - Offered in Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.


CH 899Doctoral Dissertation PreparationUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For students who have completed all credit hour, full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.