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30100 - 30400: Honors Research

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3 credits per course

31001 - 31004: Independent Study

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1-4 credits per course.

33100: Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

Vapor pressures; phase diagram; combustion calorimetry; gas viscosities; electrochemical determination of thermodynamic quantities and other experiments based on topics covered in Chem 33000. (W) Spring Semester only.
Prerequisite: Chem 24300.
Pre/Corequisite: Chem 33000.
5 hours per week
2 credits

33200: Physical Chemistry II

Spectroscopy, quantum mechanics, and statistical thermodynamics. Students who feel that they would benefit from workshops should also take Chem 33201.
Prerequisites: Either Chem 33000 or (CHE 32900 and CHE 33000), Math 39100 is highly recommended.
3 hours per week
3 credits

33201: Physical Chemistry II Workshop

(Optional workshop)
Corequisite: Chem 33200.
2 hours per week
0 credits

33500: Physical Biochemistry

(For students taking the biochemistry concentration) Thermodynamics, kinetics, transport, spectroscopy, solids, surface and electrochemistry as applied to biological systems. Spring semester only. (W)
Prerequsites: Chem 24300, 26300, and 33000.
3 lecture, 1 recitation, 4 lab hours perweek
5 credits

37400: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

A continuation of Chemistry 26200/27200 stressing qualitative organic analysis.
Prerequisites: Chem 26300 and Chem 26200 or 27200.
6 hours per week.
3 credits

40300: 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.
Prerequisites: Chem 10401 and Chem 26100.
1 hour per week
1 credit

When 40300 is not offered, students should register for the graduate course, Chem A1400. They will be billed at the undergraduate rate.

40500: Safety in Chemistry

Laboratory and plant safety and toxicology; safety regulations. Spring semester only.
Prerequisite: Chem 10401 and Chem 26100.
1 hour per week
1 credit

40600 Environmental Chemistry

Chemical cycles, aquatic chemistry and microbial biochemistry, phase interactions, water pollution and treatment, atmospheric chemistry and pollution, geochemistry, soil chemistry, energy resources, hazardous wastes, toxicological chemistry, and analytical methods. Intended to broaden the students’ understanding of chemical processes taking place in our environment. The relationship between atmospheric, soil and water chemistry will be underlined. This course draws upon general, analytical and organic chemistry experience.
Prerequisites: Chem 24300 and 26100.
3 hours per week
3 credits

When 40600 is not offered, students should register for the graduate course, Chem A1100. They will be billed at the undergraduate rate.

40601: Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

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.
Prerequisite: Chem 40600.
4 hours per week
2 credits

When 40601 is not offered, students should register for the graduate course, Chem A1101. They will be billed at the undergraduate rate.

40700: Environmental Organic Chemistry

An examination of processes that affect the behavior and fate of anthropogenic organic contaminants in aquatic environments. Students learn to predict chemical properties that are influencing the transfers between hydrophobic organic chemicals, air, water, sediments and biota.
This knowledge will be based on a fundamental understanding of intermolecular interactions and thermodynamic principles. Mechanisms of important thermochemical, photochemical, and biochemical transformation reactions are also investigated, leading to the development of techniques (such as structure-reactivity relationships) for assessing environmental fate or human exposure potential.
Prerequisite: Chem 26100.
3 hours per week
3 credits

When 40700 is not offered, students should register for the graduate course, Chem A1200. They will be billed at the undergraduate rate.

42500: Inorganic Chemistry

Concepts of inorganic chemistry, including bonding theory, structure of complexes, symmetry, and reaction mechanisms. Spring semester only.
Prerequisite: Chem 26100. 26300, 33000.
3 lecture hours per week
3 credits

43400: Physical Chemistry and Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory II

This course will introduce students to experimental methods in physical chemistry, instrumental analysis and the principles and applications of chemical instrumentation. The course will acquaint the student with the behavior of real chemical systems, the theory of the chemical phenomenon under observation and the design and methodology of measurement systems to detect the chemical phenomenon. Fall semester only. (W)
Prerequisites: Chem 33100.
Pre/Corequisite: Chem 33200
1 lecture, 5 lab hours per week
3 credits

45902: Biochemistry I

This course covers the cellular biochemistry of amino acids, proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, in depth.
Prerequisites: Chem 26300.
Corequisite: Students in the Biochemistry Concentration must also take
Chem 45904.
3 lecture hours per week
3 credits

45904: Biochemistry Laboratory

The laboratory exercises include chromatography, electrophoresis, spectroscopy, and other quantitative laboratory techniques that are applied to the isolation and analysis of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. (W)
Prerequisite: Chem 26300.
Corequisite: Chem 45902.
4 lab hours per week
2 credits

48005: Biochemistry II

Molecular basis of enzyme action, membranes (transport and transduction), protein structure, signal transduction, virology, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, molecular basis of replication, transcription and translation of genetic information and immunology. Spring semester only.
When 48005 is not offered, students should register for the graduate course, Chem A8005. They will be billed at the undergraduate rate.
Prerequisite: Chem 45902.
3 hours per week
3 credits


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