Courses

Regular Courses

CHEM 511 Solid State Chemistry (3 cr, odd F). Prerequisite: CHEM 461; CHEM 476. 
Physical and descriptive chemistry of solids including characterization and synthetic methods. 

CHEM 515 Polymer Chemistry (3 cr, odd F). Prerequisite: CHEM 346; CHEM 476.
Fundamentals of polymer chemistry: synthesis, characterization, physical properties.

CHEM 517 Chemistry of Electronic Materials (3 cr, var.) Prerequisite: CHEM 571 or concurrent registration.
Chemical aspects of preparation and processing of materials in electronic devices, “molecular electronics,” and nanostructured materials.

CHEM 530A-F Advanced Topics in Chemical Analysis (1 cr, F). Prerequisite: CHEM 431 or concurrent registration. A) Environmental chemical analysis. B) Absorption and emission spectroscopy. C) Bioanalytical chemistry. D) Statistical analysis in analytical chemistry. E) Mass spectrometry. F) Analysis of materials.

CHEM 532 Advanced Chemical Analysis II (3 cr, odd S). Prerequisite: CHEM 431.
Advanced optics; instrumentation and methodology for analytical spectroscopy; computer applications.

CHEM 533 Chemical Separations (3 cr, even S). Prerequisite: CHEM 335; CHEM 431.
Fundamentals and applications of chemical separations.

CHEM 537 Electrochemical Methods (3 cr, odd S). S. Prerequisite: CHEM 431
Theory and methods of electrochemistry; applications of modern electrochemical techniques.

CHEM 539A-C  Principles of NMR and MRI (1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
 A) Basic NMR principles. B) NMR diffusion measurements-2D NMR and MRI. C) Advanced NMR and MRI techniques.

CHEM 541 Organic Spectroscopy (3 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 440.
Organic structure determination by spectroscopic methods.

CHEM 543  Structure/Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry (3 cr, F). Prerequisite: CHEM 346.
Structure including stereochemistry and conformational isomerism; reactivity and mechanisms in organic chemistry.

CHEM 545 Synthetic Organic Chemistry I (3 cr, F). Prerequisite: CHEM 543.
Reactions and synthesis in organic chemistry.

CHEM 547 Physical Organic Chemistry (3 cr, S). Prerequisite: CHEM 543.
Mechanisms, theory, kinetics, and thermodynamics.

CHEM 549 Synthetic Organic Chemistry II (3 cr, S). Prerequisite: CHEM 545.
Modern synthetic methods. Strategies for total synthesis of natural products

CHEM 550A Materials Chemistry—Hard Materials (1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 343 or 346; CHEM 461; CHEM 476. Structure and bonding; crystallography; properties; synthesis; characterization of metals, semiconductors, and network solids.

CHEM 550B Materials Chemistry—Soft Materials (1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 343 or 346; CHEM 461; CHEM 476. Structure and bonding, mechanisms, properties, applications, synthesis, characterization of polymers, complex fluids, and biomaterials.

CHEM 550C Materials Chemistry—Nanomaterials (1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 343 or 346; CHEM 461; CHEM 476. Structure and bonding, synthesis, properties, characterization of carbon nanotubes, metal and semiconductor nanocrystals, and nanocomposites.

CHEM 551 Organometallic Chemistry (3 cr, even S). Prerequisite: CHEM 346.
Descriptive and mechanistic organometallic chemistry applied to homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis.

CHEM 561 Inorganic Synthesis (3 cr, F). Prerequisite: Written consent of instructor.
Chemistry of compounds of representative elements and transition metals.

CHEM 563A-F Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry (1 cr, S). Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
A) Group theory. B) Vibrational spectroscopy. C) Electronic structure and magnetism. D)Magnetic spectroscopies. E)Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. F) Other structural methods.

CHEM 565 Inorganic Mechanisms (3 cr, even F). Prerequisite: CHEM 476.
Fundamental tools, key principles, selected classic case histories of inorganic and organometallic mechanistic chemistry, emphasizing kinetic methods.

CHEM 566 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 cr, even S). Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
Biological-inorganic chemistry, including key principles, prototype systems, classic papers, and problems.

CHEM 567  Crystallographic Computation (1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
Theory and practice of structural computations using single crystal X-ray diffraction data.

CHEM 569 Chemical Crystallography (3 cr, var.) Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
Theory and practice of determination of crystal and molecular structure by single crystal X-ray and neutron diffraction.

CHEM 570 Chemical Bonding (3 cr, var.) Prerequisite: CHEM 474 or CBE 310.
Electronic structure methods; chemical bonding models; intermolecular interactions.

CHEM 571 Quantum Chemistry (3 cr, F). Prerequisite: CHEM 474 or CBE 310.
Simple systems; symmetry; approximate methods; time dependent methods; molecular structures.

CHEM 575 Chemical Thermodynamics (3 cr, even F). Prerequisite: CHEM 476 or CBE 310.
Thermodynamic concepts and their applications to chemical problems.

CHEM 576 Statistical Mechanics (3 cr, odd S). Prerequisite: CHEM 476 or CBE 310.
Principles of statistical mechanics with application in the chemical sciences.

CHEM 577 Surface Chemistry (3 cr, even S). Prerequisite: CHEM 476 or CBE 310.
Capillarity; interfacial thermodynamics, electrical aspects of surface chemistry, adsorbed layers.

CHEM 579 Chemical Kinetics (3 cr, odd F). Prerequisite: CHEM 476 CBE 310.
Elementary reactions, unimolecular reactions, reactions in solution, gas phase ion chemistry, photochemistry, and kinetic modeling.

CHEM 601 Responsible Conduct in Chemistry Research (1 cr, S).
Appropriate conduct in research, publishing, intellectual property decisions, job hunting, and negotiating; social responsibilities of scientists.

CHEM 641 Organic Reaction Mechanisms (2 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 545.
Organic reaction mechanisms, including using arrows to show electron movement; heterolytic, radical, and pericyclic reactions.

CHEM 651A-D Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3 cr, var.). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 
A) Analytical chemistry. B) Inorganic chemistry. C) Organic chemistry. D) Physical chemistry.

CHEM 773 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy (3 cr, even S). Prerequisite: CHEM 571. 
Time-dependent methods; multiphoton and nonlinear spectroscopy; fundamentals of rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Additional Courses

CHEM 702 Independent Research Proposal (1 cr, F/S). Prerequisite: Admission to Ph.D. candidacy.
Preparation, submission, and defense of an independent research proposal; creative and original thinking about research problems in modern chemistry.

CHEM 751  Methods of Chemistry Laboratory Instruction (1 cr., F). 
Basic materials, methods, and skill development related to teaching undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses.

CHEM 752 Advanced Methods of Chemistry Instruction (1 cr, var.). Prerequisite: CHEM 751.
Advanced materials, methods, and presentation skills development related to teaching undergraduate chemistry courses.

CHEM 784 Supervised College Teaching (1 cr, F/S). 

CHEM 793 Seminar (1 cr, F/S).

CHEM 795A-D Independent Study (1-5 cr, F/S).
A) Inorganic chemistry. B) Analytical chemistry. C) Biological chemistry. D) Physical chemistry.

CHEM 799 Dissertation (1-15 cr, F/S).