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Courses

Chemistry

5001. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I.   (3 s.h.)

An introduction to group theory and its application to structure and bonding. The descriptive chemistry of the transition elements.

5103. Advanced Instrumental Methods   (3 s.h.)

Recent developments in electrochemical and electroanalytical techniques, including voltammetric and potentiostatic procedures and the basics of instrumental design. Applications to organic chemistry, trace analysis, chromatographic detectors, and electrokinetics discussed.

5107. Drug Analysis   (3 s.h.)

5108. Investigative Chemistry   (3 s.h.)

5201. Physical Methods in Organic Chemistry   (3 s.h.)

Principles and applications of important physical and spectroscopic methods; IR, UV, NMR, MS, ESR, ORD, and CD in structure determination.

5202. Organic Reaction Mechanisms   (3 s.h.)

This course is an introductory overview of organic structure and most common organic reaction mechanisms.

5205. Organic Syntheses   (3 s.h.)

Scope and limitations of modern synthetic methods, including silicon reagents, organometallic and radical chemistry.

5301. Quantum Chemistry   (3-6 s.h.)

Introduction to quantum mechanics and its application to chemical systems.

5302. Statistical Thermodynamics   (3 s.h.)

The basic concept of statistical mechanical ensembles and their application.

5305. Chemical Kinetics   (3 s.h.)

A study of the dynamics of chemical reactions.

5401. Biochemistry I     (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 2202 or equivalent.

A survey of the biological macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids) correlating their structures with their chemical properties and biological functions.

5505. Advanced Polymer Structure and Properties   (3 s.h.)

Polymers are ubiquitous in many new (scaffolds for tissue engineering, hip replacements) and old (textiles, engineering resins, flocculants) applications, and are often used in composites with inorganic materials. In order to better understand the use and novel developments of polymers, this course will provide the fundamentals of synthesis, polymer structure/property relationships, and characterization methods.

5701. Teaching of Chemistry    (1-3 s.h.)

 

8200. Special Topics in Organic Chemistry   (3-6 s.h.)

Advanced lecture course; subject matter varies from semester to semester.

8201. The Chemistry of Natural Products   (3-6 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry.

Biogenetic classification, classical and modern synthetic approaches to polyketides, steroids, terpenes, and alkaloids.

8202. Organometallic Chemistry   (3 s.h.)

A survey of the chemistry of organic compounds of the main and transition elements, with emphasis on their reactions and applications.

 

8205. Heterocyclic Chemistry    (3 s.h.)

8210. Special Topics in Organic Chemistry   (3-6 s.h.)

Advanced lecture course; subject matter varies from semester to semester.

8300. Special Topics in Physical Chemistry   (3-6 s.h.)

Advanced lecture course, subject matter varies from semester to semester.

8301. Molecular Spectroscopy   (3 s.h.)

Absorption, emission and scattering of light by molecular system. Discussion of basic principles and experimental techniques.

8310. Special Topics in Physical Chemistry   (3-6 s.h.)

Advanced lecture course, subject matter varies from semester to semester.

8400. Special Topics in Biochemistry   (3-6 s.h.)

Advanced lecture course; subject matter varies from semester to semester.

8501. High Polymer Chemistry   (3 s.h.)

Introduction to the important theoretical and practical aspects of high polymer chemistry.

8601. Analytical Separations    (3 s.h.)

Theory and practice of modern separation methods with emphasis on chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques.

9300. Seminar in Physical Chemistry   (2 s.h.)

9900. Seminar   (2 s.h.)

Formal presentation of research topics by graduate students. Regular attendance required of all graduate students.

9991. Research   (1-6 s.h.)

9994. Preliminary Examination Preparation    (1-6 s.h.)

9996. Master's Thesis   (1-6 s.h.)

9999. Doctoral Dissertation   (1-6 s.h.)
Prerequisite: elevation to candidacy.

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