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CHEM131
Chemistry I - Fundamentals of General Chemistry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with CHEM132)
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120, MATH130, or MATH140.
Corequisite: CHEM132.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Credit only granted for: CHEM103, CHEM131, CHEM135, CHEM153 or CHEM146.
Formerly: CHEM103.
An overview of the Periodic Table, inorganic substances, ionic and covalent bonding, bulk properties of materials, chemical equilibrium, and quantitative chemistry. CHEM131 is the first course in a four-semester sequence for students majoring in the sciences, other than Chemistry and Biochemistry majors.
CHEM132
General Chemistry I Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Corequisite: CHEM131.
Credit only granted for: CHEM103, CHEM132, CHEM136, CHEM143, CHEM147 or CHEM177.
Formerly: CHEM103.
Introduction to the quantification of chemical substances, including the concept of the mole and chemical stoichiometry. Additional work involves the synthesis of ionic substances and their qualitative characterization. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM131.
Laboratory sessions will begin after the first lecture. Students must pay a $40.00 Laboratory Materials fee.
CHEM134
Chemical Principles for Engineering
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM131; or minimum grade of C- in CHEM146.
Credit only granted for: CHEM 134 or CHEM 135.
Basic chemistry for engineering students. Introduction to organic structures and polymers, gas laws, liquids, solids, phase changes, chemical kinetics and electrochemistry.
CHEM135
General Chemistry for Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120, MATH130, or MATH140.
Credit only granted for: CHEM103, CHEM113, CHEM131, CHEM135, or CHEM146.
The nature and composition of matter, solutions, chemical reactions, equilibria, and electrochemistry, with applications to various fields of engineering.
CHEM136
General Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHEM135.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
A laboratory course for engineering majors intending to take CHEM231 and CHEM232.
Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
CHEM231
Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM131, CHEM135, or CHEM146; and (CHEM132, CHEM136, CHEM147, or CHEM177); and a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required of College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students.
Corequisite: CHEM232.
Credit only granted for: CHEM104, CHEM231, CHEM233 or CHEM237.
Formerly: CHEM233.
The chemistry of carbon: aliphatic compounds, aromatic compounds, stereochemistry, arenes, halides, alcohols, esters and spectroscopy.
CHEM232
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: CHEM131 and CHEM132; or (CHEM135 and CHEM136); or (CHEM146 and CHEM147). And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students.
Corequisite: CHEM231.
Credit only granted for: CHEM104, CHEM231, CHEM233 or CHEM237.
Formerly: CHEM233.
Provides experience in developing some basic laboratory techniques, recrystallization, distillation, extraction, chromatography.
Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
CHEM232S
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: CHEM131 and CHEM132; or (CHEM135 and CHEM136); or (CHEM146 and CHEM147). And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students.
Corequisite: CHEM231.
Credit only granted for: CHEM104, CHEM231, CHEM233 or CHEM237.
Formerly: CHEM233.
Provides experience in developing some basic laboratory techniques, recrystallization, distillation, extraction, chromatography.
Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
CHEM237
Principles of Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM131, CHEM135, or CHEM146; and (CHEM132, CHEM136, or CHEM147); and a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required of College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Or permission of CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry department.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Chemistry; Biochemistry) ; or must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Credit only granted for: CHEM233, (CHEM231 and CHEM232), or CHEM237.
The chemistry of carbons: aliphatic compounds, aromatic compounds, stereochemistry, arenes, halides, alcohols, esters, and spectroscopy.
Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
CHEM241
Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM231 and CHEM232; or CHEM237. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students.
Credit only granted for: CHEM241, CHEM243 or CHEM247.
Formerly: CHEM243.
A continuation of CHEM231 with emphasis on molecular structure; substitution reactions; carbonium ions; aromaticity; synthetic processes; macromolecules.
CHEM242
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: CHEM231 and CHEM232; or CHEM237. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students.
Corequisite: CHEM241.
Credit only granted for: CHEM243 or CHEM247.
Formerly: CHEM243.
Synthetic organic chemistry through functional group manipulation, introduction to instrumentation essential to analysis and structure elucidation.
Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
CHEM271
General Chemistry and Energetics
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM241 and CHEM242; or CHEM247. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students.
Corequisite: CHEM272.
Credit only granted for: CHEM113, CHEM153, CHEM271 or CHEM276.
Formerly: CHEM113.
An introduction to the physical aspects of chemistry; chemical kinetics thermodynamics and electrochemistry in the context of current chemistry research.
CHEM272
General Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: CHEM241 and CHEM242; or CHEM247. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students.
Corequisite: CHEM271.
Credit only granted for: CHEM227, CHEM272 or CHEM277.
An introduction to analytical chemistry with an emphasis on bio-analytical instrumentation and techniques.
CHEM276
General Chemistry and Energetics - Majors
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM241 and CHEM242; or minimum grade of C- in CHEM247.
Corequisite: CHEM277.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Chemistry; Biochemistry).
Credit only granted for: CHEM113, CHEM153, CHEM271 or CHEM276.
Formerly: CHEM153.
An introduction to the physical aspects of chemistry for Biochemistry and Chemistry majors. Chemical kinetics, thermodynamics and electrochemistry in the context of current chemistry research.
CHEM277
Fundamentals of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM241 and CHEM242; or minimum grade of C- in CHEM247.
Corequisite: CHEM276.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Chemistry; Biochemistry).
Credit only granted for: CHEM153, CHEM227, CHEM272 or CHEM277.
Quantitative analysis, inorganic analytical chemistry, and an introduction to bio-analytical instrumentation and techniques.
Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
CHEM389A
(Perm Req)
Pedagogy and Instruction in Chemistry; Instruction in Chemistry
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
CHEM395
Professional Issues in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in one of the following programs (Chemistry; Biochemistry).
Seminar on professional issues. Professional responsibilities, ethics, interview techniques, career opportunities, graduate/professional school, race and gender issues.
CHEM398
(Perm Req)
Special Projects
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Limited to chemistry honors students. Consult with Dr. Montague-Smith.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHEM399A
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Chemical Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHEM399B
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Chemical Research
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHEM399C
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Chemical Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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CHEM399X
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Chemical Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequsite: permission of department.
CHEM401
Inorganic Chemistry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM276 or CHEM271; and (CHEM247 or CHEM241).
An overview of basic concepts of the electronic structure of the elements, chemical bonding and reactivity, from simple diatomic molecules to coordination compounds. These are viewed from simple (Lewis) to the most comprehensive molecular orbital theory. Symmetry and group theory are used throughout the course.
CHEM425
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM272 and CHEM271; or (CHEM276 and CHEM277).
Modern instrumentation in analytical chemistry. Electronics, spectroscopy, chromatography and electrochemistry.
Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
CHEM481
Physical Chemistry I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM135; or minimum grade of C- in CHEM271 and CHEM272; or minimum grade of C- in CHEM276 and CHEM277. And minimum grade of C- in MATH141. And minimum grade of C- in PHYS260 and PHYS261; or minimum grade of C- in PHYS141.
Thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical and molecular systems. Topics may include internal energy, heat, work, enthalpy, entropy, free energy, and spontaneity as well as reaction order, differential rate laws, integrated rate laws, and rate laws for multi-step processes.
CHEM482
Physical Chemistry II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM481.
Quantum mechanical nature of atoms and molecules. Topics may include model systems for electronic, vibrational, rotational and translational energies as well as connections to molecular spectroscopy and thermal distributions.
CHEM483
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHEM481.
An introduction to the principles and application of quantitative techniques in physical chemical measurements. Experiments will be coordinated with topics in CHEM481.
Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
CHEM484
Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM481 and CHEM483; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHEM482.
A continuation of CHEM 483. Advanced quantitative techniques necessary in physical chemical measurements. Experiments will be coordinated with topics in CHEM 482.
Rooms for second lab times are to be arranged for all sections. Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
CHEM602
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM601; or permission of instructor.
A continuation of CHEM 601 with emphasis on the application of contemporary spectroscopic techniques to inorganic problems.
CHEM623
Optical Methods of Quantitative Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM482; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
The quantitative applications of various methods of optical spectroscopy.
CHEM647
Organic Synthesis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The use of new reagents in organic reactions; multistep syntheses leading to natural products of biological interest; stereospecific and regiospecific reactions and their use in total synthesis.
CHEM648E
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Organic Chemistry; Ethics in Scientific Research
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Completion of one year of graduate study and permission ofinstructor. Also offered as BIOL600, NACS600, and PSYC788B. Credit granted for BIOL600, NACS600, PSYC788B, or CHEM648E. Issues of sceintific integrity with emphasis on investigators in the laboratory sciences, including mentoring, scientific record keeping, authorship andpeer review, ownership of data, use of animals and humans in research, and conflict of interest.
CHEM648G
Special Topics in Organic Chemistry; Introduction to Chemical Biology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CHEM648K
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Organic Chemistry; Electrochemical Energy Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CHEM650
Problems in Organic Synthesis
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
A tutorial type course dealing with mechanistic problems from the current literature of organic sysnthesis.
CHEM682
Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM482; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Restricted to graduate students or advanced undergraduates with prerequisites.
The dynamics of atoms and molecules as they undergo chemical and physical change. Topics will be developed from a fundamental perspective and modern applications will be discussed. Topics include: chemical kinetics rate equations, atomic and molecular collisions; rate theories; atomic, molecular and chemical lasers; control of matter with light.
CHEM687
Statistical Mechanics and Chemistry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM684; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
CHEM699
Special Problems in Chemistry
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Open only to non-thesis Master's degree candidates.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHEM703
Introduction to Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS603 or CHEM687; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: CHPH703, CHPH718B, CHEM703, CHEM718B, PHYS703, OR PHYS798Z.
Formerly: CHEM718B.
Analysis and microscopic modeling of systems away from thermal equilibrium. Linear response theory, ergodicity, Brownian motion, Monte Carlo modeling, thermal ratchets, far-from-equilibrium fluctuation relations. Introduction to the theoretical tools of nonequilibrium phenomena and their application to problems in physics, chemistry and biology.
CHEM705
Nuclear Chemistry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Nuclear structure models, radioactive decay processes, nuclear reactions in complex nuclei, fission, nucleosynthesis and nuclear particle accelerators.
CHEM799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHEM889A
Seminar; Analytical, Nuclear and Environmental Chemistry
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CHEM889C
Seminar; Inorganic Chemistry
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CHEM889D
Seminar; Organic Chemistry
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CHEM889E
Seminar; Physical Chemistry
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as CHEM889F and CHPH709A. Credit granted for CHEM889E, CHEM889F, or CHPH709A.
CHEM889F
Seminar; Chemical Physics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as CHEM889E and CHPH709A. Credit granted for CHEM889F, CHEM 889E, or CHPH709A.
CHEM889G
Seminar; Physical Organic Chemistry
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CHEM889M
Seminar; Materials Chemistry
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHEM898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHEM899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.