CHEM 501-502, CHEMICAL COLLOQUIUM, one-half credit each
semester. Weekly discussions by faculty, students, and invited lecturers on
various chemical subjects.
CHEM 516, ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 3 credits. The
interpretation of bonding and reactivity of inorganic compounds. Such topics as
quantum mechanics and valence bond, molecular orbital, and ligand-field
theories are included. Prerequisite: CHEM 316 or permission of instructor.
CHEM 520, ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 3 credits. The
physico-chemical principles of analysis, including a rigorous treatment of the
methods of separation; electrical and optical methods of analysis. Also treats
selected topics on recent developments in analytical chemistry. Prerequisite:
CHEM 470 or permission of instructor.
CHEM 530, STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY, 3 credits. A study of molecular
structures and chemical properties, using concepts and examples from
inorganic and organic chemistry and from biochemistry. May be offered in an
independent study format. Prerequisites: CHEM 234 and 342 or equivalents.
CHEM 535, ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 3 credits. This course
provides comprehensive studies of compounds such as synthetic polymers,
carbohydrates, aminoacids, and peptides. Mechanisms are emphasized. Other
topics may include the chemistry and alkylation of enolates and their application
to general synthetic methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 234 or equivalent.
CHEM 538, REACTIONS OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, 3 credits. This
course places emphasis on the electronic structures, reaction mechanisms, and
reaction kinetics of the reactions of organic compounds.
CHEM 539, SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 3 credits. A laboratory
course that teaches advanced organic preparations and techniques. It is
suggested for students planning to do research in organic chemistry.
CHEM 547, MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 3 credits. This course offers
an introduction to infrared, electronic, Raman, and NMR spectra. Problems
and laboratory techniques are included in the course. Prerequisites: CHEM
342 and MATH 130, or equivalents.
CHEM 545, ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I, 3 credits. This course
reviews classical equilibrium thermodynamics. Applications are made to the study
or solutions of macromolecules, phase transitions, etc. Statistical thermodynamics
is introduced. Prerequisite: CHEM 342 or permission of instructor.
CHEM 546, ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II, 3 credits.
Continuation of CHEM 545. Prerequisite: CHEM 545 or permission of instructor.
CHEM 581 or 582, SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY, 3 credits. An
advanced seminar on topics of significance and interest in chemistry. Different
topics may be discussed each time the course in offered. Prerequisite: Permission
of instructor. Either one of these courses may be taken for credit up to two
CHEM 591 or 592, CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 3 to 5 credits. These courses
are required for M.A. degree candidates in chemistry. CHEM 592 is completed
when the oral defense of original research is successfully accomplished and an
approved thesis has been submitted for binding.
CHEM 599, THESIS PREPARATION, not for credit. For students who have
completed all course requirements but have not submitted an approved thesis.