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Chemistry Course Descriptions

A1100: Environmental Chemistry
Intended to broaden the students’ understanding of chemical processes taking place in the environment.  The relationship between atmospheric, soil and water chemistry will be underlined.  Draws upon general, analytical and organic chemistry experience.  Fall semester only.
3 hours per week
3 credit

A1101: Environmental Chemistry Lab
Introduction to environmental analysis. Samples of water, air, soil, food, etc. will be obtained and analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively for pollutants. The effects of these pollutants on the environment will be discussed and linked to urban problems. Analytical techniques will include titrations, separations (GC, HPLC, GC/MS), and polarography.  Spring semester only.
Prerequisite: Chem A1100.  
3 hours per week
2 credits

A1200: Environmental Organic Chemistry
Examination of processes that affect the behavior and fate of anthropogenic organic contaminants in aquatic environments.  Chemical properties influencing transfers between hydrophobic organic chemicals, air, water, and sediments, based on a fundamental understanding of intermolecular interactions, will be studied.  Mechanisms of important thermochemical and photochemical transformation reactions will also be briefly investigated.  Spring semester only.
3 hours per week
3 credits

A1400: Chemical Information Sources
An introduction to the retrieval of chemical information.  Topics covered: primary, secondary and tertiary literature, including the major abstract journals, data sources, compendia, patents, current awareness, and computer readable sources. Spring semester only.
3 hours per week
1 credit

A8200: Chemistry-Physics-Engineering Seminar I
Required for certain graduate students; emphasis on topics in physical chemistry. Fall semester only.
1 credit

A8300: Chemistry-Physics-Engineering Seminar II
Required for certain graduate students; emphasis on topics in physical chemistry.  Spring semester only.
1 credit

B1000:  Inorganic Chemistry
Theories of chemical bonding and molecular structure applied to inorganic compounds; stereochemistry; compounds of the non- transition elements; transition metal complexes. Spring semester only.
5 hours per week
5 credit

B3000:  Polymer Chemistry
Fundamentals of polymer science; polymerization, solution properties, and solid state properties.
5 hours per week
5 credits

B5000:  Organic Mechanisms
The basic methods of studying organic reaction mechanisms and their application to specific reactions.  Fall semester only.
5 hours per week
5 credits

B5100:  Organic Synthesis
A critical and mechanistic evaluation of synthetic methods.  Spring semester only.
Prerequisite: Chem B5000.
5 hours per week
5 credit

B5200: Spectroscopy and Structural Proof in Organic Chemistry
Principles and concepts in spectroscopic methods such as infrared and ultra-violet visible spectrophotometry, proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy including techniques such as decoupling, 2-dimensional correlated spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and elemental analyses.
5 hours per week
5 credit

B6000:  Quantum Chemistry
An introduction to quantum chemistry.  A mathematical development of the theories which explain atomic and molecular behavior with applications to chemical bonding and spectroscopy.
5 hours per week
5 credit

B8900:  Introduction to Research Methodology    
An introduction to methods of doing research; students are required to submit a research notebook and a short paper.  With approval, may be converted to the first half of thesis research.
Variable housr
5 credit

B9100:  Basic Laboratory Techniques for Research in Physical, Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry
Electronics, principles of instrumentation, application of some modern instruments, and instrumental techniques.  Spring semester only. When B9100 is not offered, students can take CHEM 79001 at the Graduate School for 3 credits.
2 lecture, 6 lab hours per week
5 credit

ADDITIONAL COURSES

B5300: Organometallics
5 hours per week
5 credits

B7200: Surface Chemistry and Colloids
5 hours per week
5 credits

B7300: Computers in Chemistry
5 hours per week
5 credits

B8000: Special Topics
B8001: Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
B8002: Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry
B8003: Special Topics in Organic Chemistry
B8004: Special Topics in Physical Chemistry

RESEARCH

B9901-B9905: Thesis Research
Students choosing thesis research will prepare a thesis under the personal guidance of a faculty advisor.  The research must be completed in two years from the initial date of registration for the thesis course, continuing registration until completed.
10 credits

DOCTORAL COURSES OPEN TO MASTER’S STUDENTS

Qualified students may take or substitute, with the approval of the Graduate Committee, courses available in the doctoral programs in Chemistry.  Those courses are described in the bulletin of The Graduate School of The City University of New York.

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