Chemistry (CHM)

CHM 421 Instrumental Analysis. (3) S
Principles of instrumental methods in chemical analysis. Electroanalytical and optical techniques. Prerequisites: CHM 325, 326. Pre- or corequisite: CHM 442.

CHM 424 Separation Methods and Quantitative Organic Analysis. (3) N
Theory and practice of gas, liquid, ion-exchange, and gel permeation chromatography, countercurrent distribution, electrophoresis, and distillation; qualitative and quantitative interpretation of IR, mass, and NMR spectroscopy; quantitative methods of organic analysis via functional groups. 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab. Prerequisites: CHM 318 or 332 or 442 or instructor approval.

CHM 431 Qualitative Organic Analysis. (3) S
Systematic identification of organic compounds. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab. Prerequisites: CHM 118 (or 326) and 320 (or 336) or instructor approval.

CHM 441 General Physical Chemistry. (3) F
Laws of thermodynamics and their applications, properties of gases, solids, liquids and solutions, reaction kinetics, wave mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, and statistical thermodynamics. Credit is allowed for only CHM 341 or 441. Prerequisites: MAT 272 or 291; PHY 241. Corequisite: MAT 274.

CHM 442 General Physical Chemistry. (3) S
Continuation of CHM 441. Prerequisite: CHM 441; MAT 274.

CHM 452 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. (1–2) S
Preparation and characterization of typical inorganic substances, emphasizing methods and techniques. 1 conference, 5 hours lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval. General Studies: L2 (if credit also earned in CHM 444).

CHM 453 Inorganic Chemistry. (3) S
Principles and applications of inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHM 341 or 441.

CHM 461 General Biochemistry. (3) F
Structure, chemistry, and metabolism of biomolecules and their role in the biochemical processes of living organisms. Credit is allowed only for CHM 361 or 461. Prerequisites: CHM 318 (or 332) and 341 (or 441) or instructor approval.

CHM 462 General Biochemistry. (3) S
Continuation of CHM 461. Prerequisite: CHM 461 or instructor approval.

CHM 463 Biophysical Chemistry. (3) S
Principles of physical chemistry as applied to biological systems. Prerequisite: CHM 341 or 441.

CHM 467 General Biochemistry Laboratory. (2) S
The application of modern chemical and physical methods to biochemical problems; purification and characterization of biological macromolecules; quantitative measurement of enzyme activity and properties; evaluation of metabolic processes. 1 conference, 5 hours lab. Prerequisite: CHM 461. General Studies: L2 (if credit also earned in CHM 464).

CHM 471 Solid State Chemistry. (3) F
Crystal chemistry, thermodynamics and electrochemistry of solids, nonstoichiometric compounds, diffusion and solid state reactions, crystal growth, and selected topics. Pre- or corequisite: CHM 441 or instructor approval.

CHM 480 Methods of Teaching Chemistry. (3) S
Organization and presentation of appropriate content of chemistry; preparation of reagents, experiments, and demonstrations; organization of stock rooms and laboratories; experience in problem solving. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHM 481 Geochemistry. (3) F
Origin and distribution of the chemical elements. Geochemical cycles operating in the earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. Cross-listed as GLG 481. Prerequisite: CHM 341 or 441 or GLG 321.

CHM 485 Meteorites and Cosmochemistry. (3) N
Chemistry of meteorites and their relationship to the origin of the earth, solar system, and universe. Cross-listed as GLG 485.

CHM 501 Current Topics in Chemistry. (1) F, S
May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHM 521 Computer Interfacing to Chemical Instrumentation. (3) N
Assembly and machine language programming of laboratory-size computers for data acquisition and online, real-time control of chemical instrumentation. Digital logic and timing considerations in hardware interfacing of computers. No prior knowledge of computers or electronics assumed. Sound knowledge of chemical instrumentation desirable. 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab.

CHM 523 Advanced Analytical Chemistry. (3) A
Theoretical principles of analytical chemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 325 and 442 or equivalents.

CHM 525 Spectrochemical Methods of Analysis. (4) N
Theoretical and practical considerations involving the use of optical instruments for chemical analysis, emphasizing emission and absorption spectroscopy. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: CHM 442.

CHM 526 X-Ray Methods of Analysis. (4) N
Theoretical and practical considerations involving the use of X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy for chemical and structural analyses. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: CHM 442.

CHM 527 Electrical Methods of Chemical Analysis. (4) N
Theoretical and practical considerations of polarography, potentiometric, amperometric, and conductometric titrations. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab. Prerequisite: CHM 442.

CHM 531 Advanced Organic Chemistry I. (3) F
Reaction mechanisms, reaction kinetics, linear free energy relationships, transition state theory, molecular orbital theory, and Woodward-Hoffmann rules. Prerequisites: CHM 318 (or 332), 442.

CHM 532 Advanced Organic Chemistry II. (2) S
Continuation of CHM 531. Prerequisite: CHM 531.

CHM 537 Organic Reactions. (3) S
Important synthetic reactions of organic chemistry emphasizing recently discovered reactions of preparative value. Prerequisite: CHM 531.

CHM 541 Advanced Thermodynamics. (3) F
Equilibrium thermodynamics, chemical reactions, and phase equilibria. Introduction to statistical thermodynamics, critical phenomena, and kinetics. Prerequisite: CHM 442.

CHM 545 Quantum Chemistry I. (3) F
Basic quantum theory, chemical bonding, and molecular structure. Prerequisite: CHM 442.

CHM 546 Quantum Chemistry II. (3) S
Quantum theory of rate processes. Principles of spectroscopy and nonlinear optics. Prerequisite: CHM 545.

CHM 548 Chemical Kinetics. (2) N
Kinetic theory and rate processes. Prerequisite: CHM 545.

CHM 553 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. (3) S
Principles of modern inorganic chemistry and their applications over the entire periodic system. Prerequisites: CHM 442 and 453 or equivalents.

CHM 556 Topics in Inorganic Chemistry. (3) N
May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: CHM 553; instructor approval.

CHM 563 Biophysical Chemistry. (3) N
Physical chemistry of macromolecules, especially proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides. Thermodynamics, hydrodynamics, and spectroscopy of and their relation to structure. Prerequisites: CHM 442, 462.

CHM 568 Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis. (3) N
Structure and function of photosynthetic complexes; mechanism of energy conversion in plants, bacteria, and model systems. Cross-listed as BOT 568. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHM 579 Topics in Solid State Chemistry. (3) N
May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHM 582 Topics in Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry. (3) N
Topics of current interest for students in chemistry and other fields. Sampling of data and thought concerning phase equilibria, element distribution, meteorites, the Earth, and other planets. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHM 583 Phase Equilibria and Geochemical Systems. (3) N
Natural reactions at high temperatures and pressures; silicate, sulfide, and oxide equilibria. Cross-listed as GLG 583.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

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