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CHEM 1007 : Academic Support for CHEM 2070
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Brandon Bogusz
CHEM 1007 reviews material presented in CHEM 2070 lectures and also provides problem-solving strategies and practice. This course is recommended for students who want to improve their chemistry problem-solving skills. CHEM 1007 is not a substitute for CHEM 2070 lectures and recitations.
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CHEM 1057 : Academic Support for CHEM 3570
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Jane Walcott
Reviews material presented in CHEM 3570 lectures and offers practice with CHEM 3570 material. Weekly reviews and problem solving sessions focus on the most important topics covered in lecture, and office hours held throughout the week by Learning Strategies Center tutors to help improve performance in CHEM 3570.
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CHEM 1150 : The Language of Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Tom Ruttledge
Adam Sandler once said, "Chemistry can be a good and a bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it." Using this sophisticated view of chemistry as a perhaps widely held perception and as a focus, a thorough examination of the good and the bad that chemistry has accomplished will be examined.
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CHEM 1560 : Introduction to General Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Dan Lorey
A one-semester introduction to chemistry, both qualitative and quantitative. CHEM 1560 prepares students for CHEM 1570; CHEM 1560 is not recommended for premedical or preveterinary students. Students planning to take CHEM 2080 should be enrolled in CHEM 2070 rather than CHEM 1560.
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CHEM 2070 : General Chemistry I
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Stephen Lee
Covers fundamental chemical principles, with considerable attention given to the quantitative aspects and techniques important for further work in chemistry.
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CHEM 2090 : Engineering General Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
John Marohn
Covers basic chemical concepts, such as reactivity and bonding of molecules, introductory quantum mechanics, and intermolecular forces in liquids and solids and gases. Attention will be focused on aspects and applications of chemistry most pertinent to engineering.
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CHEM 2150 : Honors General and Inorganic Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
H. Davis
Intensive systematic study of the laws and concepts of chemistry, with considerable emphasis on quantitative aspects. CHEM 2150 covers electronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, kinetics, and equilibrium. 2150 serves as an accelerated entry into organic chemistry in the Spring semester for students with a strong background in chemistry. Laboratory work covers qualitative and quantitative analysis, thermodynamics, kinetics transition metal chemistry, and spectroscopic techniques.
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CHEM 2510 : Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Tom Ruttledge
Introduction to the synthesis, separation, characterization, and handling of materials, including the applications of different types of chromatography, extraction, crystallization, infrared spectroscopy, polarimetry, and others. An experiment is performed the first week of lab and to prepare for this lab students need to enroll in the course Blackboard site and complete the appropriate pre-lab assignments outlined on that site before coming to the first lab.
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CHEM 2770 : Methods in Chemical Education
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Stephen Lee
CHEM 2770 is the teaching methods companion class to the CHEM 2070, 1070 suite of courses. CHEM 2770 students will co-lead weekly 2-hour sections of CHEM 1070 (w/20 enrolled students); meet in 2-hour group meetings to develop and refine teaching materials; attend a 1-hour discussion class on a current STEM pedagogical theory; and assess teaching progress for 1-hour (all activities on a weekly basis).
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CHEM 2870 : Introductory Physical Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Roger Loring
Survey of the fundamental principles of physical chemistry, treating thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and the electronic structure of atoms and molecules.CHEM 2870 satisfies the minimum requirement for physical chemistry for the chemistry major.
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CHEM 3020 : Honors Experimental Chemistry II
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Peng CHEN, Prof.
Chemical and instrumental methods of analysis, including fluorescence spectroscopy, electrochemistry, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and gas chromatography.
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CHEM 3530 : Principles of Organic Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Tristan Lambert
This course is deigned for students in engineering or biologically related fields requiring only a single semester of organic chemistry above the freshman level. CHEM 3530 is taught at a sophomore level and it emphasizes structure, synthesis, reactions and reaction mechanisms, and properties of organic molecules.
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CHEM 3570 : Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Bruce Ganem
Study of the important classes of carbon compounds-including those encountered in the biological sciences. The course emphasizes their three-dimensional structures, mechanisms of their characteristic reactions, their synthesis, methods of identifying them, and their role in modern science and technology.
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CHEM 3600 : Honors Organic Chemistry II
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Phillip Milner
Rigorous and systematic study of organic chemistry with a focus on molecules that have biological applications. The course emphasizes a mechanistic understanding of organic reactions and applies this knowledge toward complex systems such as amino acids and carbohydrates.
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CHEM 3890 : Honors Physical Chemistry I
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Nandini Ananth
CHEM 3890 is an introduction to the quantum mechanics of atoms and molecules. The fundamental principles of quantum mechanics are introduced, and applications of the theory to atomic and molecular structure are covered in detail. CHEM 3900 is a continuation of CHEM 3890 and discusses the thermodynamic behavior of macroscopic systems in the context of quantum and statistical mechanics. After an introduction to the behavior of ensembles of quantum mechanical particles (statistical mechanics), kinetic theory and the laws of thermodynamics are covered in detail.
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CHEM 4210 : Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Kyle Lancaster
Stephen Lee
Peter Wolczanski
Justin Wilson
Research in inorganic chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 4330 : Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Brian Crane
Frank Schroeder
Research in analytical chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 4500 : Principles of Chemical Biology
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Jeremy Baskin
This course provides an introduction to both the fundamental biochemistry of living systems, including the structure and synthesis of biological macromolecules, and modern approaches that combine organic chemistry with emerging techniques from the chemical and life sciences to interrogate biological systems.
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CHEM 4610 : Introduction to Organic Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Phillip Milner
Geoffrey Coates
Dave Collum
Bruce Ganem
Tristan Lambert
Hening Lin
Christopher Ober
Frank Schroeder
Brett Fors
Jeremy Baskin
Song Lin
Uli Wiesner
Research in organic chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 4770 : Introduction to Physical Chemistry Research
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Hector Abruna
Nandini Ananth
Barbara Baird
Brian Crane
H. Davis
Melissa Hines
John Marohn
Peng CHEN, Prof.
Richard Cerione
Nozomi Ando
Robert DiStasio
Jack Freed
Research in physical chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.
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CHEM 5110 : Chemical Facilities Boot Camp
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
David Zax
Discussion of and demonstration of facilities relevant to modern chemical research.
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CHEM 5120 : Capstone Research Project
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
David Zax
Supervision of Capstone Research Project.
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CHEM 6050 : Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I: Symmetry, Structure, and Reactivity
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Peter Wolczanski
A group theoretical analysis of bonding in main group compounds will be followed by a survey of modern coordination chemistry, including rudimentary spectroscopy and magnetism, and a detailed study of organometallic chemistry. The latter will feature bonding motifs, and mechanistic investigations.
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CHEM 6650 : Advanced Organic Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Song Lin
The course focuses on stereoelectronic properties of organic compounds, conformational analysis, reaction thermodynamics and kinetics, stereochemistry, reactive intermediates, and catalysis. Case studies will focus on applications of these concepts and corresponding techniques that lead to creative design of selective organic synthesis and mechanistic insights into complex organic transformations. A particular emphasis is on the development of chemical and mechanistic intuition that will facilitate the students' laboratory research efforts.
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CHEM 6700 : Fundamental Principles of Polymer Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Geoffrey Coates
Emphasizes general concepts and fundamental principles of polymer chemistry.
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CHEM 7870 : Mathematical Methods of Physical Chemistry
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Robert DiStasio
This course will provide the mathematical background needed for graduate level study of topics in physical chemistry, such as quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, as well as a set of analytical and computational tools useful for research in both experimental and theoretical physical chemistry.
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CHEM 7910 : Advanced Spectroscopy
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Andrew Musser
The chief aim of this course is to provide an understanding of how the tools of modern spectroscopy can be applied to unravel the structural and dynamical properties of molecular systems, with a focus on optical techniques. The course will cover the theoretical basis of light-matter interactions and factors governing the rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra of diatomic and polyatomic molecules. It will conclude with a consideration of what can be learned when cutting-edge spectroscopic techniques are applied to large, complex systems.
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CHEM 7930 : Quantum Mechanics I
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Greg Ezra
Fundamental concepts in quantum mechanics. Topics will include: review of classical mechanics (Lagrangians and Hamiltonians); probability in classical and quantum mechanics; the mathematical language of quantum mechanics; Schrödinger equation; simple 1D applications; theory of angular momentum; QM in the continuum; variational principle and time-independent perturbation theory; semiclassical (WKB) theory.
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