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CHEM 5300 - Independent Study

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CHEM 5310 - Seminar

Reports and discussion of topics of current interest in a variety of fields of chemistry.Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatistactory).

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CHEM 5324 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I

Synthetic methods in inorganic chemistry; the application of physical methods to the investigation of inorganic compounds.

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CHEM 5325 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II

In depth study of general principles of inorganic chemistry; the structure of the elements and of inorganic compounds; group theory; different approaches to understanding the chemical bond.

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CHEM 5326 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry III

Main group and transition metal compounds with inorganic and organic ligands; the study of the transition metals is in preparation for Chemistry 327.

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CHEM 5327 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry IV

Transition metal chemistry; organometallic and coordination compounds of the transition elements, including the lanthanides and actinides; selected topics in bioinorganic chemistry.

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CHEM 5335 - Theoretical Analytical Chemistry

A problem oriented course, involving hands on computer use, which incorporates modern methods of analyzing data obtained from the various analytical techniques. Use of theoretical and empirical models and chemometrics is stressed.

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CHEM 5336 - Electroanalytical Chemistry

A study of the theoretical and practical basis for electroanalytical methods. Topics include voltammetric methods of analysis (including polarography, cyclic voltammetry, rotating disk voltammetry, pulse and square-wave methods, and stripping analysis), coulometric, and chronoamperometric methods. Recent advances using micro- and modified electrodes, thin-layer and flow cells, electrochemical sensors and detectors, and bioelectrochemistry may be included.

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CHEM 5337 - Optical Methods of Analysis

A discussion of fundamental principles, instrumentation and applications of some spectroscopic techniques of analytical chemistry including Raman spectroscopy, molecular fluorescence spectroscopy, atomic spectroscopy.

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CHEM 5338 - Separation Methods

A study of the theoretical and practical basis for modern separation methods. Topics to be discussed include the various methods dealing with gas-liquid, liquid-liquid, liquid-solid, gas-solid, ion-exchange, size exclusion, chromatography, electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry.

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CHEM 5340 - Electronic Interpretation of Organic Chemistry

Approaches to writing organic reaction mechanisms.

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CHEM 5341 - Adv Organic Chem

This course will review the fundamentals of bonding, stereochemistry and conformations and basic reactions from undergraduate organic chemistry. These fundamental principles will then be elaborated to include more advanced concepts of reactions and reactivity.

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CHEM 5343 - Organic Reactions

Nomenclature. Classes of compounds. A focus upon those reactions in which C-C bonds are formed. Emphasis on the fundamentals of each reaction, their utility and applications. A background of functional group exchanges; reaction control by steric, electronic, and topological considerations.

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CHEM 5344 - Concepts in Organic Chemistry

Structure and mechanism. Such topics as chemical bonding, stereochemistry, conformation, molecular orbital theory and applications, acids and bases, and study of organic reaction mechanisms, including kinetics, substitutions, rearrangements and photochemical reactions.

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CHEM 5345 - Determination of Organic Structures

Structural problem solving using fundamental data including spectroscopic and wet chemical techniques.

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CHEM 5347 - Organic Synthesis

An investigation of efficient strategies for the synthesis of natural and unnatural organic molecules. Topics include: retrosynthetic analysis, synthetic strategies, common carbon-carbon bond formation reactions, multiple bond disconnection strategies (applications of pericyclic reactions), organometallic coupling reactions, radical and carbene reactions in organic synthesis, strategies to construct carbocyclic and heterocyclic ring systems.

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CHEM 5350 - Advanced Physical Chemistry I

Thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and reaction dynamics, including enthalpy, entropy, free energy, equilibrium, quantum behavior of electrons and molecules, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, and theories of reaction rates.

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CHEM 5351 - Quantum Chemistry I

The concepts of the quantum theory starting with an historical introduction and proceeding to the formulation of the Schr”dinger equation and its exact solutions. Other topics include group theory, angular momentum, and approximate methods with applications to atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy.

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CHEM 5352 - Quantum Chemistry II

Selected topics in quantum chemistry, building on the concepts developed in Chemistry 351.

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CHEM 5353 - Chemical Kinetics

The empirical and theoretical treatment of reaction rates. Experimental methods and treatment of data. Simple kinetic forms. Deduction of reaction mechanisms. Reaction energetics. Theories of elementary reaction rates. Diffusion. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Extrakinetic probes of mechanism.

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CHEM 5356 - Statistical Mechanics

Equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems from a molecular point of view.

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CHEM 5360 - Biological Chemistry I

Recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of chemical processes in biological systems. Chemical perspectives or problems of biological significance at the interfaces of the various divisions of chemistry.

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CHEM 5361 - Biological Chemistry II

Selected topics in Biological Chemistry building on the concepts developed in Chemistry 360.

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CHEM 5370 - Environmental Chemistry I

Sources, transport, effects, fate, analytical chemistry, monitoring and management of chemical species; chemical principles, equilibria and reactions. Water and atmospheric pollution; acid rain, global warming,ozone.

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CHEM 5371 - Environmental Chemistry II

Inorganic metals and organic chemicals in the environment; energy sources; fossil fuels, nuclear power, fuel cells, and alternatives.

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CHEM 5380 - Polymer Synthesis

Chemistry of the formation of high polymers, including kinetics, mechanisms, and stereochemistry of step growth and addition polymerization. Recent advances in polymer synthesis.

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CHEM 5381 - Polymer Physical Chemistry

A molecular description of the fundamental physico-chemical aspects of polymer solutions and solids. Considers thermodynamics, chain statistics, dynamics, and structure of polymer molecules.

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CHEM 5382 - Polymer Characterization I

Experimental techniques for characterizing polymers on a molecular level, with emphasis on the provision of a working knowledge of instrumental analysis. Experiments include dilute solution viscosity, vapor pressure osmometry, gel permeation chromatography, chemical and spectroscopic analysis.

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CHEM 5384 - Polymer Characterization II

Experimental techniques for characterizing polymers on a macroscopic scale, with emphasis on provision of a working knowledge of instrumental analysis. Experiments include calorimetry, mechanical analysis, surface characterization, and structure determination.

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CHEM 5385 - Reactions of Polymers

A comprehensive coverage of theories of reactions of high polymers, as applied to reaction mechanisms and the relationships of structure with physical properties and reactivity. Topics include modification of polymers, degradation of polymers, polymer reagents and polymer catalysis.

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CHEM 5388 - Infrared Spectroscopy of Polymers

The nature of the interaction of IR radiation with molecules, modern spectrometer design, non-conventional sampling techniques, and applications to polymer-related problems.

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CHEM 5393 - Special Topics in Physical Chemistry

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CHEM 5394 - Special Topics in Polymer Chemistry

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CHEM 5395 - Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry

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CHEM 5396 - Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

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CHEM 5397 - Special Topics in Organic Chemistry

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CHEM 5398 - Variable Topics in Chemistry

A course covering themes that are applicable to students in all divisions of chemistry.

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