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CHEM0103A-S12

CRN: 20003

General Chemistry I

General Chemistry I
Major topics will include atomic theory and atomic structure; chemical bonding; stoichiometry; introduction to chemical thermodynamics. States of matter; solutions and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory work deals with testing of theories by various quantitative methods. Students with strong secondary school preparation are encouraged to consult the department chair for permission to elect CHEM 0104 or CHEM 0107 in place of this course. CHEM 0103 is also an appropriate course for a student with little or no prior preparation in chemistry who would like to learn about basic chemical principles while fulfilling the SCI or DED distribution requirement. 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0103T-S12

CRN: 20005

General Chemistry I
Discussion

General Chemistry I
Major topics will include atomic theory and atomic structure; chemical bonding; stoichiometry; introduction to chemical thermodynamics. States of matter; solutions and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory work deals with testing of theories by various quantitative methods. Students with strong secondary school preparation are encouraged to consult the department chair for permission to elect CHEM 0104 or CHEM 0107 in place of this course. CHEM 0103 is also an appropriate course for a student with little or no prior preparation in chemistry who would like to learn about basic chemical principles while fulfilling the SCI or DED distribution requirement. 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0103U-S12

CRN: 21393

General Chemistry I
Discussion

General Chemistry I
Major topics will include atomic theory and atomic structure; chemical bonding; stoichiometry; introduction to chemical thermodynamics. States of matter; solutions and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory work deals with testing of theories by various quantitative methods. Students with strong secondary school preparation are encouraged to consult the department chair for permission to elect CHEM 0104 or CHEM 0107 in place of this course. CHEM 0103 is also an appropriate course for a student with little or no prior preparation in chemistry who would like to learn about basic chemical principles while fulfilling the SCI or DED distribution requirement. 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0103X-S12

CRN: 20010

General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab

General Chemistry I
Major topics will include atomic theory and atomic structure; chemical bonding; stoichiometry; introduction to chemical thermodynamics. States of matter; solutions and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory work deals with testing of theories by various quantitative methods. Students with strong secondary school preparation are encouraged to consult the department chair for permission to elect CHEM 0104 or CHEM 0107 in place of this course. CHEM 0103 is also an appropriate course for a student with little or no prior preparation in chemistry who would like to learn about basic chemical principles while fulfilling the SCI or DED distribution requirement. 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0103Y-S12

CRN: 20011

General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab

General Chemistry I
Major topics will include atomic theory and atomic structure; chemical bonding; stoichiometry; introduction to chemical thermodynamics. States of matter; solutions and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory work deals with testing of theories by various quantitative methods. Students with strong secondary school preparation are encouraged to consult the department chair for permission to elect CHEM 0104 or CHEM 0107 in place of this course. CHEM 0103 is also an appropriate course for a student with little or no prior preparation in chemistry who would like to learn about basic chemical principles while fulfilling the SCI or DED distribution requirement. 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0103Z-S12

CRN: 20012

General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab

General Chemistry I
Major topics will include atomic theory and atomic structure; chemical bonding; stoichiometry; introduction to chemical thermodynamics. States of matter; solutions and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory work deals with testing of theories by various quantitative methods. Students with strong secondary school preparation are encouraged to consult the department chair for permission to elect CHEM 0104 or CHEM 0107 in place of this course. CHEM 0103 is also an appropriate course for a student with little or no prior preparation in chemistry who would like to learn about basic chemical principles while fulfilling the SCI or DED distribution requirement. 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0104A-S12

CRN: 20013

General Chemistry II

General Chemistry II
Major topics include chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, and coordination chemistry. Lab work includes inorganic synthesis, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis in kinetics, acid-base and redox chemistry. (CHEM 0103 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0104T-S12

CRN: 21334

General Chemistry II
Discussion

General Chemistry II
Major topics include chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, and coordination chemistry. Lab work includes inorganic synthesis, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis in kinetics, acid-base and redox chemistry. (CHEM 0103 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0104U-S12

CRN: 21335

General Chemistry II
Discussion

General Chemistry II
Major topics include chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, and coordination chemistry. Lab work includes inorganic synthesis, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis in kinetics, acid-base and redox chemistry. (CHEM 0103 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0104V-S12

CRN: 22402

General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab

General Chemistry II
Major topics include chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, and coordination chemistry. Lab work includes inorganic synthesis, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis in kinetics, acid-base and redox chemistry. (CHEM 0103 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0104W-S12

CRN: 20017

General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab

General Chemistry II
Major topics include chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, and coordination chemistry. Lab work includes inorganic synthesis, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis in kinetics, acid-base and redox chemistry. (CHEM 0103 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0104X-S12

CRN: 20437

General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab

General Chemistry II
Major topics include chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, and coordination chemistry. Lab work includes inorganic synthesis, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis in kinetics, acid-base and redox chemistry. (CHEM 0103 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0104Y-S12

CRN: 20019

General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab

General Chemistry II
Major topics include chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, and coordination chemistry. Lab work includes inorganic synthesis, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis in kinetics, acid-base and redox chemistry. (CHEM 0103 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0104Z-S12

CRN: 20440

General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab

General Chemistry II
Major topics include chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, and coordination chemistry. Lab work includes inorganic synthesis, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis in kinetics, acid-base and redox chemistry. (CHEM 0103 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0242A-S12

CRN: 20444

Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics covered include mechanistically complex reactions, organic synthesis, and application of molecular orbital theory to reactions. Laboratory exercises focus on synthetic techniques and structure elucidation of complex unknowns. (CHEM 0241) 3 hrs. lect., 4 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0242T-S12

CRN: 21872

Organic Chemistry II
Discussion

Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics covered include mechanistically complex reactions, organic synthesis, and application of molecular orbital theory to reactions. Laboratory exercises focus on synthetic techniques and structure elucidation of complex unknowns. (CHEM 0241) 3 hrs. lect., 4 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0242U-S12

CRN: 20445

Organic Chemistry II
Discussion

Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics covered include mechanistically complex reactions, organic synthesis, and application of molecular orbital theory to reactions. Laboratory exercises focus on synthetic techniques and structure elucidation of complex unknowns. (CHEM 0241) 3 hrs. lect., 4 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0242V-S12

CRN: 20451

Organic Chemistry II
Discussion

Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics covered include mechanistically complex reactions, organic synthesis, and application of molecular orbital theory to reactions. Laboratory exercises focus on synthetic techniques and structure elucidation of complex unknowns. (CHEM 0241) 3 hrs. lect., 4 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0242W-S12

CRN: 20452

Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II Lab

Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics covered include mechanistically complex reactions, organic synthesis, and application of molecular orbital theory to reactions. Laboratory exercises focus on synthetic techniques and structure elucidation of complex unknowns. (CHEM 0241) 3 hrs. lect., 4 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0242X-S12

CRN: 20447

Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II Lab

Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics covered include mechanistically complex reactions, organic synthesis, and application of molecular orbital theory to reactions. Laboratory exercises focus on synthetic techniques and structure elucidation of complex unknowns. (CHEM 0241) 3 hrs. lect., 4 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0242Y-S12

CRN: 20453

Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II Lab

Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics covered include mechanistically complex reactions, organic synthesis, and application of molecular orbital theory to reactions. Laboratory exercises focus on synthetic techniques and structure elucidation of complex unknowns. (CHEM 0241) 3 hrs. lect., 4 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0242Z-S12

CRN: 20454

Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II Lab

Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics covered include mechanistically complex reactions, organic synthesis, and application of molecular orbital theory to reactions. Laboratory exercises focus on synthetic techniques and structure elucidation of complex unknowns. (CHEM 0241) 3 hrs. lect., 4 hrs. lab, 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0270A-S12

CRN: 21151

Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry
In this course we will investigate fundamental physical and chemical processes within soils, natural waters, and the atmosphere that affect the fate and transport of contaminants. Processes to be studied include dissolution, volatilization, sorption, and transformation reactions. Laboratory experiments will explore laboratory, field, and computational methods for pollution monitoring, contaminant characterization, and prediction of pollution fate and transport. (CHEM 0104 or CHEM 0107) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs lab

CHEM0270Z-S12

CRN: 21152

Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry Lab

Environmental Chemistry
In this course we will investigate fundamental physical and chemical processes within soils, natural waters, and the atmosphere that affect the fate and transport of contaminants. Processes to be studied include dissolution, volatilization, sorption, and transformation reactions. Laboratory experiments will explore laboratory, field, and computational methods for pollution monitoring, contaminant characterization, and prediction of pollution fate and transport. (CHEM 0104 or CHEM 0107) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs lab

CHEM0301A-S12

CRN: 21932

Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry
Medicinal chemistry combines organic chemistry with biochemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, medicine, and related fields both to understand disease and to develop new pharmaceutical treatments (i.e., "drugs"). As chemists we try to correlate molecular structure with biological activity. In this course we will survey the major categories of diseases, drug targets, and drugs using a case-study approach. In addition to one mid-term exam, short oral presentations, and brief written assignments, the course will culminate with small-group based final projects (oral and written) about the design, development, and proposed future directions of pharmaceutical treatments targeting a specific disease. (CHEM 0242) 3 hrs. lect.

CHEM0312A-S12

CRN: 20465

Inorganic & Physical Chemistry

Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
In this course students will carry out experiments in the field of inorganic and physical chemistry and write journal-style reports on basis of their results. In the first half of the semester students will conduct a multi-step synthesis and characterization of a Mo-Mo complex with a quadruple bond. Students will use a glove box for the synthesis under inert atmosphere. The synthesized Mo-Mo complex will be identified and characterized by spectroscopy (UV-vis, IR, 1H and 31P NMR) and electrochemistry (cyclic voltammetry). In the second half of the semester students will conduct two physical chemistry experiments. First students will obtain the high-resolution IR spectra of acetylene and deuterated acetylene and analyze the rotation-vibration spectra using statistical and quantum mechanics to obtain structural data. Finally, students will carry out a kinetic study of the isomerization of the Mo-Mo Mo (alpha to beta or beta to alpha) complex by UV-vis spectroscopy. (CHEM 0311 and CHEM 0351 and CHEM 0352; CHEM 0352 can be taken concurrently.) 6 hrs. lab

CHEM0312Z-S12

CRN: 20468

Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Inorganic & Phys Chemistry Lab

Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
In this course students will carry out experiments in the field of inorganic and physical chemistry and write journal-style reports on basis of their results. In the first half of the semester students will conduct a multi-step synthesis and characterization of a Mo-Mo complex with a quadruple bond. Students will use a glove box for the synthesis under inert atmosphere. The synthesized Mo-Mo complex will be identified and characterized by spectroscopy (UV-vis, IR, 1H and 31P NMR) and electrochemistry (cyclic voltammetry). In the second half of the semester students will conduct two physical chemistry experiments. First students will obtain the high-resolution IR spectra of acetylene and deuterated acetylene and analyze the rotation-vibration spectra using statistical and quantum mechanics to obtain structural data. Finally, students will carry out a kinetic study of the isomerization of the Mo-Mo Mo (alpha to beta or beta to alpha) complex by UV-vis spectroscopy. (CHEM 0311 and CHEM 0351 and CHEM 0352; CHEM 0352 can be taken concurrently.) 6 hrs. lab

CHEM0313A-S12

CRN: 20471

Biochemistry

Biochemistry Laboratory
Experimental biochemistry emphasizing the isolation, purification and characterization of enzymes and the cloning of genes and expression of recombinant protein. Traditional biochemical techniques such as UV-VIS spectroscopy, gel filtration, ion exchange and affinity chromatography, electrophoresis, and immunoblotting will be used in the investigation of several enzymes. Specific experiments will emphasize enzyme purification, enzyme kinetics, and enzyme characterization by biochemical and immunochemical methods. An experiment utilizing intrinsic radiolabeling and radioimmunoprecipitation is used to ask specific questions about bacterial metabolism and protein synthesis. Major techniques in molecular biology will be introduced through an extended experiment that will include DNA purification, polymerase chain reaction, bacterial transformation, DNA sequencing, and the expression, purification, and characterization of the recombinant protein. Class discussions emphasize the underlying principles of the biochemical and molecular techniques employed in the course, and how these experimental tools are improved for particular applications. Laboratory reports stress experimental design, data presentation, and interpretation of results. (CHEM 0322) 2 hr. lect., 6 hrs. lab.

CHEM0313Y-S12

CRN: 21523

Biochemistry
Biochemistry Lab

Biochemistry Laboratory
Experimental biochemistry emphasizing the isolation, purification and characterization of enzymes and the cloning of genes and expression of recombinant protein. Traditional biochemical techniques such as UV-VIS spectroscopy, gel filtration, ion exchange and affinity chromatography, electrophoresis, and immunoblotting will be used in the investigation of several enzymes. Specific experiments will emphasize enzyme purification, enzyme kinetics, and enzyme characterization by biochemical and immunochemical methods. An experiment utilizing intrinsic radiolabeling and radioimmunoprecipitation is used to ask specific questions about bacterial metabolism and protein synthesis. Major techniques in molecular biology will be introduced through an extended experiment that will include DNA purification, polymerase chain reaction, bacterial transformation, DNA sequencing, and the expression, purification, and characterization of the recombinant protein. Class discussions emphasize the underlying principles of the biochemical and molecular techniques employed in the course, and how these experimental tools are improved for particular applications. Laboratory reports stress experimental design, data presentation, and interpretation of results. (CHEM 0322) 2 hr. lect., 6 hrs. lab.

CHEM0352A-S12

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CHEM0353A-S12

CRN: 20486

Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Statistical mechanics is developed and applied to thermodynamics. Solutions and equilibrium are explained in terms of thermodynamics. Chemical kinetics is introduced. (CHEM 0351 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0352T-S12

Cross-Listed As:
CHEM0353T-S12

CRN: 22297

Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Discussion

Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Statistical mechanics is developed and applied to thermodynamics. Solutions and equilibrium are explained in terms of thermodynamics. Chemical kinetics is introduced. (CHEM 0351 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0353A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
CHEM0352A-S12

CRN: 20513

Physical Biochemistry

Physical Biochemistry
This is a basic course in physical biochemistry intended for majors in chemistry and the life sciences. The course presents an introductory development of thermodynamics and kinetics as applied to the structure and function of biochemical systems. Special emphasis is given to biological energetics, the forces that stabilize the conformation of biological macromolecules, enzyme kinetics, and membrane transport, as well as physical methods used to isolate and characterize proteins and nucleic acids. (PHYS 0109, MATH 0122, CHEM 0242) 3 hrs lect., 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0353T-S12

Cross-Listed As:
CHEM0352T-S12

CRN: 20784

Physical Biochemistry
Discussion

Physical Biochemistry
This is a basic course in physical biochemistry intended for majors in chemistry and the life sciences. The course presents an introductory development of thermodynamics and kinetics as applied to the structure and function of biochemical systems. Special emphasis is given to biological energetics, the forces that stabilize the conformation of biological macromolecules, enzyme kinetics, and membrane transport, as well as physical methods used to isolate and characterize proteins and nucleic acids. (PHYS 0109, MATH 0122, CHEM 0242) 3 hrs lect., 1 hr. disc.

CHEM0500B-S12

CRN: 20041

Independent Study

Independent Study Project
Individual study for qualified students. (Approval required)

CHEM0500D-S12

CRN: 20043

Independent Study

Independent Study Project
Individual study for qualified students. (Approval required)

CHEM0500E-S12

CRN: 20044

Independent Study

Independent Study Project
Individual study for qualified students. (Approval required)

CHEM0500F-S12

CRN: 20076

Independent Study

Independent Study Project
Individual study for qualified students. (Approval required)

CHEM0500G-S12

CRN: 20753

Independent Study

Independent Study Project
Individual study for qualified students. (Approval required)

CHEM0500H-S12

CRN: 20785

Independent Study

Independent Study Project
Individual study for qualified students. (Approval required)

CHEM0700B-S12

CRN: 20506

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Senior candidates must register for CHEM 0700 for one semester while completing research projects initiated in CHEM 0400. The classroom portion of this course focuses on stylistic and technical aspects of scientific writing with particular emphasis on results and data, discussion and interpretation, and experimental procedures. The writing, oral presentation, and defense of a thesis is required for completion of CHEM 0700. (CHEM 0400) 2 hrs. sem., 12 hrs. lab. (Approval required)

CHEM0700D-S12

CRN: 20509

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Senior candidates must register for CHEM 0700 for one semester while completing research projects initiated in CHEM 0400. The classroom portion of this course focuses on stylistic and technical aspects of scientific writing with particular emphasis on results and data, discussion and interpretation, and experimental procedures. The writing, oral presentation, and defense of a thesis is required for completion of CHEM 0700. (CHEM 0400) 2 hrs. sem., 12 hrs. lab. (Approval required)

CHEM0700E-S12

CRN: 20510

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Senior candidates must register for CHEM 0700 for one semester while completing research projects initiated in CHEM 0400. The classroom portion of this course focuses on stylistic and technical aspects of scientific writing with particular emphasis on results and data, discussion and interpretation, and experimental procedures. The writing, oral presentation, and defense of a thesis is required for completion of CHEM 0700. (CHEM 0400) 2 hrs. sem., 12 hrs. lab. (Approval required)

CHEM0700F-S12

CRN: 20512

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Senior candidates must register for CHEM 0700 for one semester while completing research projects initiated in CHEM 0400. The classroom portion of this course focuses on stylistic and technical aspects of scientific writing with particular emphasis on results and data, discussion and interpretation, and experimental procedures. The writing, oral presentation, and defense of a thesis is required for completion of CHEM 0700. (CHEM 0400) 2 hrs. sem., 12 hrs. lab. (Approval required)

CHEM0700G-S12

CRN: 20752

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Senior candidates must register for CHEM 0700 for one semester while completing research projects initiated in CHEM 0400. The classroom portion of this course focuses on stylistic and technical aspects of scientific writing with particular emphasis on results and data, discussion and interpretation, and experimental procedures. The writing, oral presentation, and defense of a thesis is required for completion of CHEM 0700. (CHEM 0400) 2 hrs. sem., 12 hrs. lab. (Approval required)

CHEM0700H-S12

CRN: 20788

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Senior candidates must register for CHEM 0700 for one semester while completing research projects initiated in CHEM 0400. The classroom portion of this course focuses on stylistic and technical aspects of scientific writing with particular emphasis on results and data, discussion and interpretation, and experimental procedures. The writing, oral presentation, and defense of a thesis is required for completion of CHEM 0700. (CHEM 0400) 2 hrs. sem., 12 hrs. lab. (Approval required)

CHEM0700Z-S12

CRN: 22288

Senior Thesis
Discussion

Senior Thesis
Senior candidates must register for CHEM 0700 for one semester while completing research projects initiated in CHEM 0400. The classroom portion of this course focuses on stylistic and technical aspects of scientific writing with particular emphasis on results and data, discussion and interpretation, and experimental procedures. The writing, oral presentation, and defense of a thesis is required for completion of CHEM 0700. (CHEM 0400) 2 hrs. sem., 12 hrs. lab. (Approval required)