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CHM 505 Physical Chemistry I (A)

Prerequisites: MTH 203, PHS 240 and CHM 206.

The principles of quantum mechanics and their application to the proper description of chemical systems, spectroscopic phenomena, and chemical bonding. Three hours of lecture per week. 3 Cr.

CHM 506 Physical Chemistry II (A)

Prerequisite - CHM 405.

Kinetic-molecular theory of gases; kinetics; thermodynamics, with an introduction to statistical thermodynamics; and applications of thermodynamics to phase equilibria and chemical equilibria. Three hours of lecture per week. 3 Cr.

CHM 507 Physical Chemistry for the Biological Sciences Lab (A)

$25 Course fee required: Prerequisites: MTH202, PHS240 and CHM302. This course is designed to expose students to a variety of physical techniques used in the life sciences with particular emphasis on the biophysical characterization of macromolecules. Students will also gain exposure to the mathematical treatment of data to better understand structure/function relationships 3.25 hours lab per week. 1 Cr. Spring.

CHM 508 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (A)

$25 Course fee required: Prerequisites: MTH203, PHS202 and CHM206. Covers the statistical treatment of data, propagation of errors , graphs, and report writing. Requires students to conduct experiments using modern physical measurement techniques, produce written scientific reports, and make oral presentations describing and analyzing the methods and their results. Three hours lab per week. 1 Cr.

CHM 509 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (A)

$25 Course fee required: Prerequisite: CHM408. Requires students to conduct experiments using modern physical measurement techniques, produce written scientific reports, and make oral presentations describing and analyzing the methods and their results. 1 Cr.

CHM 513 Instrumental Methods I: Spectral Interpretation (A)

Prerequisite: CHM 305.

Covers proton and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance, ultraviolet and visible, infrared, and mass spectrometry data for the identification and structural elucidation of organic compounds. Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. 3 Cr.

CHM 514 Instru Mthds Ii: Qnt Spectr & Electro Techniques (A)

Prerequisites: CHM 303 and CHM 406.

Theory and application to quantitative analyte determination of optical, spectroscopic, electro-analytical, and chromatographic instrumental techniques. Optimization of instrumental and analytical parameters and strategies for data acquisition are also discussed. Three hours of lecture per week. 3 Cr.

CHM 516 Instrumental Methods Laboratory (A)

Course fee. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHM 414.

The use of various electro-analytical, spectroscopic, and chromatographic instruments to perform chemical analyses. Emphasis is on optimizing instrumental selectivity, sensitivity and resolution. Organization and analysis of data are also discussed. Four hours of laboratory per week. 1 Cr.

CHM 523 Standard and Modern NMR Tech- a Nuts & Bolts Hands-on Wkshp (A)

Students receive instruction and hands-on training in widely used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques (1 credit lecture, 1 credit lab) 2 Cr.

CHM 531 Inorganic Chemistry (A)

Prerequisite: CHM 302; Corequisite: CHM 405.

Study of: physical techniques used in inorganic chemistry; molecular symmetry, group theory and their applications; coordination compound bonding theories, structure, and reactivity; and the descriptive chemistry of the d- and f-block elements. Three hours lecture per week. Three hours lecture per week. 3 Cr.

CHM 532 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (A)

Course fee; Prerequisites - CHM 405 and CHM 408. Explores use of classical synthetic methods to prepare coordination compounds. Applies advanced physical theory and instrumental methods to the problems of defining the composition, structure, bonding, and reactivity of these compounds. Four hours lab per week. 1 Cr.

CHM 557 Geochemistry (A)

Prerequisites: CHM 205, CHM 206 and GEL 101, Course fee; Cross-listed as GEL 457.

Applies basic chemical principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, and equilibrium to the investigation of common geologic problems ranging from crystallization of silicate melts to surface reactions on soil minerals. Focuses on laboratory exercises on application of good laboratory practices to wet chemical and instrumental techniques involving geologic materials. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week. 4 Cr.

CHM 567 Biochemistry I (A)

Prerequisite CHM 306; a college course in biology is strongly recommended.

Covers the chemistry of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and other biomolecules with an emphasis on structure function relationships, experimental methods, and interpretation of biochemical data. Covers the concepts of protein and nucleic acid folding enzyme kinetics, signaling, and membrane biophysics. 3 Cr.

CHM 568 Biochemistry II (A)

Provides a continuation of BIO 467. Covers the metabolism of all the major biomolecules including: proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Both anabolic and catabolic pathways are explored along with the regulations of those pathways. Gene expression and regulation are also covered. 3 Cr.

CHM 570 Biochemistry Laboratory (A)

$25 Course fee required: Cross-listed as BIO 470, course fee, Prerequisite or corequisite: CHM 467 or BIO 467. Covers biochemical analyses, including preparation, separations and characterization of products from a variety of biological sources; and experiments with enzymes and experiments designed to measure changes inherent in the dynamics of living systems. Four hours lab per week. 1 Cr.

CHM 599 Independent Study in Chemistry (A)

Prerequisites - CHM 399 or equivalent experience such as summer research experience.

To be defined in consultation with the professor/sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement/Transcript Evaluation prior to registration. 1-6 Cr.