CHEM 511 Chemistry Seminar. (1 Hour)
Presentation and discussion of current chemical topics and research by
students, faculty and visiting speakers. Prerequisite: Permission of
CHEM 521 Chemical Instrumentation. (4
Hours) Prerequisite: Courses in Analytical Chemistry and Physical
Chemistry. A lecture and laboratory course covering the theory and
practice of optical and electrical instrumentation, spectrophotometry,
potentiometry, polarography, gas phase chromatography are among the
CHEM 523 Advanced Analytical Chemistry.
(3 Hours) Prerequisites: Courses in Analytical Chemistry and Physical
Chemistry. Principles and application of selected analytical methods
including electrochemistry, spectroscopy and selected topics of unusual
CHEM 526 Electroanalytical Chemistry.
(3 Hours) Prerequisite: Advanced Analytical Chemistry. Discussion of
potentiometric, conductometric, polarographic, amperometric, coulometric,
controlled potential and stepping analysis and related techniques.
Emphasis is also placed on theoretical considerations and applications to
studies of chemical and charge transfer equilibria and kinetics.
CHEM 531, 532 Biochemistry. (3 Hours)
Prerequisite: One year of Organic Chemistry. The chemical composition of
living matter and the chemical mechanics of life processes.
CHML 531, 532 Biochemistry Laboratory.
(1 Hour) Prerequisite: Chemistry 531 and 532. Basic purification and
characterization techniques in Biochemistry.
CHEM 536 Physical Organic Chemistry. (3
Hours) Prerequisites: Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. A study of
organic molecular structure, Woodward Hoffmann Rules, substituents
effects, intra-and intermolecular forces, kinetics and stereochemistry.
CHEM 541 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry.
(3 Hours) Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in Physical Chemistry. A
study of inorganic compounds with the application of Physical Chemistry
principles to thermodynamic, kinetic and structural problems.
CHML 542 Advanced Inorganic Laboratory.
(2 Hours) Prerequisite: A course in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry.
Theoretical principles and laboratory techniques involved in the
preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds.
CHEM 553 Thermodynamics. (3 Hours)
Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry. Principles of thermodynamics and their
application to chemical and phase equilibria.
CHEM 558 Quantum Chemistry. (3 Hours)
Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry. Principles and applications of quantum
CHEM 580 Thesis Research. (Variable 1-6
Hours) Prerequisite: Permission of adviser. Selected topics arranged in
consultation with the staff; includes literature, research, and laboratory
investigation of a problem.
CHEM 711 Seminar (0.5 Hour)
Presentation and discussion of current chemical topics and research by
visiting speakers, faculty and students.
CHEM 721 Advanced Instrumental Analysis
(3 Hours). Prerequisite: Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry (two
semesters). Theoretical principles and laboratory techniques involved in
characterization of chemical systems using instrumental methods. This one
semester course will present the following topics of interest: absorption
and emission spectrometry, mass spectrometry, liquid and gas
chromatography, and electrophoresis. A laboratory series on
spectrophotometry, fluorometry, atomic absorption spectrometry,
inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry, FT-IR, gas
chromatography-mass spectroscopy, and high performance liquid
chromatography are included in this course.
CHEM 723 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
(3 hours) Prerequisite: Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry (two
semesters). Principles and application of analytical methods including
acid-base titrations, redox titrations, titrations which involve metal-ligand
complexes, gravimetric analysis, separation methods (chromatography), and
CHEM 726 Electroanalytical Chemistry (4
hours) Prerequisite: Advanced Analytical Chemistry. Principles and
application of all modern electrochemical methods such as voltammetrics,
chronoamperometry, spectroelectrochemistry, and thin layer
electrochemistry etc. Electrode kinetics and mass transfer are discussed
CHEM 729 Spectroscopic Methods (3
hours) Prerequisite: Analytical Chemistry. Study of the theoretical
principles of advanced spectroscopic topics used in analytical chemistry.
Some examples of the topics to be covered are: X-ray methods (absorption,
fluorescence, diffraction), surface spectroscopy and chemical analysis of
surfaces, (Ion Scattering Spectroscopy, ISS), Auger Emission Spectroscopy
(AES), electron Spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA), Secondary Ion
Mass Spectrometry (SIMS), Electron Spin Spectroscopy (ESR), Nuclear
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR).
CHEM 731 Advanced Biochemistry I (3
hours) Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry (two semesters). Comprehensive
coverage of major areas of biochemistry. Topics covered include proteins,
enzymology, bioenergetics, the chemistry and intermediary metabolism of
carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.
CHEM 732 Advanced Biochemistry II (3
hours) Prerequisite: Advanced Biochemistry I. Comprehensive coverage of
major areas of biochemistry. Topics covered include storage, transmission,
and expression of genetic information, molecular immunology, membrane
transport and hormone action.
CHML 731 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory
(1 hour) Corequisite: Advanced Biochemistry I. Selected techniques in
areas covered in CHEM 731.
CHML 732 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory
(1 hour) Corequisite: Advanced Biochemistry II. Selected techniques in
areas covered in CHEM 732.
CHEM 733 Advanced Molecular Biology (3
hours) Molecular mechanisms involved in replication, expression and
regulation of prokaryotic genes. Topics include: DNA replication, repair,
recombination, restriction-modification, recombinant DNA technology,
plasmids and transposons, RNA transcription, processing and message
CHEM 734 Physical Biochemistry (3
hours) Characterization of macromolecules, hydrodynamic methods, multiple
equilibria, maromolecule-ligand interactions.
CHEM 736 Physical Organic Chemistry (3
hours) Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry (two semesters). A study of organic
molecular structure, Woodward Hoffmann Rules, substituents effects, intra-
and intermolecular forces, kinetics and stereochemistry.
CHEM 738 Organic Synthesis (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry (two semesters). The course covers the
formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds, functionalization
and interconversion of functional groups, reactions of organic reagents,
protective groups, total synthesis and asymmetric synthesis in organic
CHEM 741 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
(3 hours) Prerequisite: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 441). A study
of symmetry and group theory, bonding and structures of inorganic
compounds, coordination chemistry and acid-base chemistry.
CHEM 743 Structural Inorganic Chemistry
(3 hours) Prerequisite: Any 700 level course. A study included concepts of
the solid state as explored by crystallography. It covers symmetry,
polyhedra, sphere packing, tetrahedral and octahedral structures of
CHEM 747 Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms
(3 hours) Prerequisite: Any 700 level course. The topics include mechanism
of reactions of certain inorganic compounds, stereochemical changes in
complexes, redox reactions, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts.
CHEM 749 Organometallic Chemistry (3
hours) Prerequisite: Physical Organic Chemistry (CHEM 436) or equivalent.
A study of formation, stability, and reactivity of metal-carbon bond of
main group and transition metal. It will covers the usage of
organometallics in organic synthesis and
CHEM 752 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
(3 hours) Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry (two semesters). A
comprehensive course covering concepts and methods of modern atomic and
molecular spectroscopy. Subjects covered include electric phenomena,
absorption and emission of radiation, atomic spectroscopy, rotational
spectroscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, electronic spectroscopy, and
magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
CHEM 753 Thermodynamics (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry (two semesters). Laws of thermodynamics
and their chemical applications. Introduction to chemical kinetics and
CHEM 754 Kinetics (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry (two semesters). Mechanics of chemical
reactions, cross sections, and rate constants. Elastic, inelastic, and
rearrangement channels are discussed, using quantum and semiclassical
CHEM 755 Mechanisms of Organic Chemistry
(3 hours) Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry (two semesters). A study of
mechanistic aspects of organic reactions included the rate theory, and
reaction mechanism, experimental methods and treatment of data.
CHEM 758 Quantum Chemistry (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry (two semesters). (Computational
Chemistry) Important concepts of quantum chemistry at the intermediate
level, including angular momentum, perturbation theory, electronic
structure of molecules, and radiation matter interaction. Applications
will vary from year to year.
CHEM 763 Statistical Mechanics (3
hours) Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry (two semesters) A study of
statistical mechanical ensembles, partition functions and their
relationship to thermodynamics, lattice statistics, molecular distribution
and correlation functions, the theories of liquids and solutions, phase
transitions, and cluster theory.
CHEM 780 Dissertation Research - (1-9 hours)
CHEM 782 Special Topics in Analytical
Chemistry - (3 hours) Selected topics not covered in regularly
scheduled courses, and current research topics in analytical chemistry.
CHEM 783 Special Topics in Biochemistry
- (3 hours) Selected topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses,
and current research topics in biochemistry.
CHEM 784 Special Topics in Organic
Chemistry - (3 hours) A course in a specific area of organic chemistry
such as structure determination in organic chemistry, or current research
subject not covered in regularly scheduled courses presented to fit the
interests of advanced students.
CHEM 785 Special Topics in Inorganic
Chemistry - (3 hours) Topics include subjects of current research in
inorganic chemistry, but not covered in regularly scheduled courses.
CHEM 786 Special Topics in Physical
Chemistry - (3 hours) Topics vary from year to year will include
subjects such as photochemistry, solid state, surface chemistry, and