Graduate Catalog 2010-12
Note: Additional work
will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.
CHEM 402 Instrumental Methods in Analytical
Prereq.: CHEM 301 and CHEM 322 or CHEM
320; or admission to graduate studies. Theoretical and practical aspects of the
most important instrumental techniques used in chemical analysis, including potentiometry,
coulometry, voltammetry, UV/Visible absorption spectrophotometry, fluorescence
spectrophotometry, atomic spectrometry, gas chromatography, and
high-performance liquid chromatography. Three hours of lecture and one
four-hour laboratory per week. Spring. (E)
CHEM 406 Environmental Chemistry 3
Prereq.: CHEM 301 and CHEM 210 and 211.
Nature and properties of pollutants, their interaction with each other and the
environment, preventative and remedial methods of control. Laboratory concerned
with sampling and analysis of pollutants. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour
laboratory period per week. Spring. (O)
CHEM 432 Chemistry Seminar 2
Prereq.: CHEM 321 or 322. Students will
prepare presentations on topics of current interest in various fields of
chemistry and may be required to attend seminars by faculty or outside
speakers. Introduction to the use of the library, literature, and searching
procedures in chemical research. One conference per week. Spring.
CHEM 456 Toxicology 3
Prereq.: CHEM 212. Classes of toxic
chemicals, their biotransformation and mechanisms of toxicity in humans.
Includes natural and man-made chemicals, methods of risk assessment,
environmental, and occupational regulatory standards. Spring.
CHEM 458 Advanced Biochemistry 3
Prereq.: CHEM 354 or
BMS 496. Advanced consideration of biochemistry topics including biophysical
concepts in the action of proteins and nucleic acids; enzyme catalysis and
regulation, and cell-cell communication. Current experimental methodologies
will be emphasized. Spring.
CHEM 459 Bioinorganic Chemistry 3
Prereq.: CHEM 354.
Principles of inorganic chemistry as applied to biology. Focuses on correlation
of function, structure and reactivity of metals in biological systems. Three
hours of lecture per week. Spring. (O)
CHEM 460 Inorganic Symmetry & Spectroscopy 3
Prereq.: CHEM 322. Electronic structure and theories of bonding
as they relate to the molecular structures, properties, and spectroscopy of
inorganic compounds. Primary focus will be on the compounds of the d-block
elements. Three hours of lecture per week. Spring. (E)
CHEM 461 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3
Prereq.: CHEM 321. A systematic study of
main-group elements and the multitude of compounds they form. Acid-base,
substitution, and oxidation-reduction reactions along with structural
descriptions will be emphasized. Three hours of lecture per week. Spring. (O)
CHEM 462 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1
Prereq.: CHEM 460 or 461 (may be taken
concurrently). Laboratory course concerned with the synthesis and
characterization of inorganic compounds. Topics include air-sensitive
manipulation, coordination chemistry and chemistry of materials. One three-hour
laboratory periods per week. Spring. (O)
CHEM 485 Topics in Chemistry 3
Prereq.: CHEM 320 or CHEM 321 or CHEM
322. Advanced treatment of chemistry topics in analytical chemistry, inorganic
chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. Three lectures or two
lectures and one two-hour laboratory period per week depending on topic. May be
repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credits. Irregular.
CHEM 550 Basic Organic and Biological Chemistry 3
Fundamentals of organic and biological chemistry in relation to human health
including chemical and physical properties of organic molecules occurring in
living systems. Topics include structure-function and acid-base concepts,
overview of cellular metabolism, and enzyme kinetics. For nurse anesthesia and
health science specialization students only. Summer.
CHEM 590 Topics in Advanced Chemistry 3
Selected topics in analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical
chemistry. May be taken once in each field of chemistry. Irregular.