Courses for Spring 2015

  • Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure

    Explores the electronic structure of atoms and molecules, thermodynamics, solution equilibrium, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and reaction mechanisms. Course includes lecture and laboratory sections. Laboratory cannot be taken without the lecture. Students who previously passed 0330 lab may be excused from repeating the lab portion of the course. Required background: CHEM 0100 or AP Chemistry 4 or CHEM Placement Test 8 or IBC Chemistry.
    CHEM 0330 M01
    Schedule Code
    M: Common Meeting
    CHEM 0330 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Rose-Petruck
    CHEM 0330 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    C: Conference
    CHEM 0330 C02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    C: Conference
  • Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure Lab

    Please see course description for CHEM 0330.
    CHEM 0330L L01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L03
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L04
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L05
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L06
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L07
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L08
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L11
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Organic Chemistry

    Sequel to CHEM 0330. Investigates the constitution and properties of the different classes of organic compounds, with considerable attention to reaction mechanisms. The laboratory work involves an introduction to microscale preparative and analytical techniques of organic chemistry and the preparation of representative organic compounds. Three hours of lecture and five hours of prelaboratory and laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 0330.
    Students MUST register for a common meeting, a lecture section, a lab and a conference.
    If you previously completed CHEM 0350 laboratory but received a grade of no credit in the course, please register for lab section 11.
    CHEM 0350 M01
    Schedule Code
    M: Common Meeting
    CHEM 0350 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Seto
    CHEM 0350 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Suggs
    CHEM 0350 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    C: Conference
    CHEM 0350 C02
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    C: Conference
    CHEM 0350 C03
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    C: Conference
  • Organic Chemistry Lab

    Please see course description for CHEM 0350.
    CHEM 0350L L01
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L02
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L03
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L04
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L05
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L06
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L07
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L08
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L09
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L11
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Biophysical and Bioinorganic Chemistry

    Examines aspects of physical and inorganic chemistry relevant to biochemistry: thermodynamics of hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions, electrically charged membranes, coordination chemistry, active and passive transport, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, metal-based drugs, and physical methods. Three hours of lecture and five hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 0360 and MATH 0100 or 0170. Prerequisite or corequisite: PHYS 0040 or 0060.
    Students MUST register for a lecture section and a lab.
    CHEM 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kim
    CHEM 0400 L01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0400 L02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry

    Examines the chemistry of main group and transition metal elements with treatment of covalent bonding and molecular structure along with the methods of studying inorganic compounds and reactions. Three hours of lecture and five hours of prelaboratory and laboratory attendance. Prerequisite: CHEM 0360.
    Students MUST register for a lecture section and a lab.
    CHEM 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bernskoetter
    CHEM 0500 L01
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0500 L02
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0500 L03
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Undergraduate Research

    See Undergraduate Research (CHEM 0970) for course description. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    CHEM 0980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Basu
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Cane
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Diebold
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Doll
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Hurt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Kim
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Bernskoetter
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Rose-Petruck
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Seto
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Sello
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Stratt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Sun
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Weber
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S21
    Primary Instructor
    Williard
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S22
    Primary Instructor
    Zimmt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S23
    Primary Instructor
    Delaney
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S24
    Primary Instructor
    Koski
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

    Examines the question: Where does chemical equilibrium come from? Focuses on macroscopic perspectives on chemical systems and the molecular origins of macroscopic behavior along with elements of statistical mechanics, the laws of thermodynamics, and the relationships between the two. Prerequisite: CHEM 1140 or written permission of the instructor.
    CHEM 1150 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory

    An introduction to modern instrumentation and experimental techniques as applied to physical chemistry. Experiments will emphasize application of the ideas of spectroscopy, kinetics, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics to systems of chemical and biochemical interest. Required course for concentrators in chemistry. One to two afternoons of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 1140 or permission of the instructor.
    CHEM 1160 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Diebold
  • Biochemistry

    Examines the chemical, mechanistic, and structural basis for enzymatic catalysis. Uses examples from the recent literature to examine how the experimental and conceptual tools of chemical synthesis, isotopic labeling, stereochemistry, enzymology, kinetics, and protein structure can be brought to bear to unravel the chemical and physical principles underlying the enormous catalytic acceleration and exquisite structural specificity of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Prerequisites: Strong background in organic chemistry (CHEM 0350-0360, A or B performance preferable) plus at least one semester of Biochemistry (BIOL 0280, BIOL 1270). Enrollment limited to: 25 students, written permission required.

    If enrollments exceed the limit of 25 students, permission to enroll for students who meet the course prerequisites will be allotted in the order: a) first year Chemistry graduate students, b) undergraduate senior concentrators in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Biology, c) junior concentrators in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Biology, d) other students. Students who have permission to enroll must attend the first three classes or risk losing their places to someone on the Course waiting list.
    CHEM 1240 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Cane
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry

    Lectures cover topics of current interest in organic reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and structure determination. Laboratory emphasizes spectroscopic and separation techniques and modern synthetic methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 0360. WRIT
    Students MUST register for a lecture section and a lab.
    CHEM 1450 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Basu
    CHEM 1450 L01
    Primary Instructor
    Basu
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    These special topics courses cover the basics of modern NMR spectroscopy. Topics to be included are as follows: modern Fourier transform methodology, modern NMR instrumentation, and a comprehensive discussion of one and two dimensional experiments that are routinely performed. Topics such as coherence transfer and pulsed field gradients will also be included. Experimental methods covered in detail include COSY, TOCSY, HSQC, HMBC, NOSEY, ROSEY, EXSY and DOSY methodology. This course will not focus on structure determination or spectral interpretation but rather on experimental methodology.
    CHEM 1560G S01
    Primary Instructor
    Williard
  • Applied Materials Chemistry

    Materials chemistry is the study of the synthesis, structure, properties, and application of solid materials. Our technology-driven world is fueled by advances in materials chemistry with examples of application in areas such as microelectronics, polymers, and energy technology. This course will explain the application of materials chemistry through the materials properties and characterization, detailing how the crystalline and molecular structure of materials can be related to electronic, optical, thermal, and mechanical properties. WRIT
    CHEM 1560M S01
    Primary Instructor
    Koski
  • Instrumental Analysis with Environmental Applications

    This course covers the principles and practical applications of important analytical chemistry tools used to study environmental problems, including discussions of method selection and statistical treatment of data. Students will strategize and implement a study of a field site. Includes lab sessions with hands-on experience of instrumental analysis using atomic and molecular spectroscopic techniques, separations by gas and liquid chromatography, and electrochemical methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 0330 or GEOL 1370. Enrollment limited to 20. Instructor permission required.
    CHEM 1660 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Suggs
    CHEM 1660 L01
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Statistical Mechanics

    Introduction to modern equilibrium statistical mechanics, including the classical and quantum descriptions of ideal gases, the molecular basis of thermodynamics, the concepts of ensembles and fluctuations, and the implications of quantum mechanical indistinguishability. Applications include chemical and phase equilibria, the transition-state theory of chemical reaction rates, and the theory of liquids.
    CHEM 2020 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Stratt
  • Physical Inorganic Chemistry

    The bonding and structures of inorganic compounds, including transition metal containing compounds and organometallics, and their spectroscopic properties are covered along with the group theoretical, quantum chemical, and physical methods employed. Prerequisites: CHEM 0500 and 1140 or equivalents or written permission. Recommended for seniors and first-year graduate students.
    CHEM 2320 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sun
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry

    Methods, strategies, and mechanisms. Topics may include the chemistry of anions, cations, and radicals, concerted reactions, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.
    CHEM 2430 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sello
  • Quantum Mechanics

    Semester II: Lectures consider the theory and application of time-dependent quantum mechanical methods in chemical physics. Both few and many-body methods are described and discussions include the correlation function formulation of chemical dynamics. Numerical path integral methods for equilibrium and dynamical problems are introduced. Prerequisite: CHEM 2770.
    CHEM 2780 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Doll
  • Departmental Colloquia

    No description available. Open to graduate students only.
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    CHEM 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Research

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    CHEM 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Basu
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bazemore-Walker
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Diebold
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Doll
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Hurt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Calo
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Kim
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Hastings
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Rose-Petruck
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Salomon
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Sello
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Seto
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Stratt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Sun
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Suuberg
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Palmore
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S21
    Primary Instructor
    Weber
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S22
    Primary Instructor
    Williard
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S23
    Primary Instructor
    Zimmt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S24
    Primary Instructor
    Delaney
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S25
    Primary Instructor
    Bernskoetter
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S26
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S27
    Primary Instructor
    Peti
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S28
    Primary Instructor
    Nurmikko
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S29
    Primary Instructor
    Huang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S30
    Primary Instructor
    Koski
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S31
    Primary Instructor
    Goldsmith
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    CHEM 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep