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Master of Science in Chemistry

Course Schedule

5251. Organic Preparations

Prerequisite: Chemistry 3151 or 4250. Advanced experiments in organic chemistry using special apparatus and techniques. Two three-hour laboratories per week. On demand

5340. Inorganic Chemistry

Prerequisite or corequisite: Chemistry 3471. Theoretical concepts in inorganic chemistry; includes atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding, reaction mechanisms, electron deficient systems, coordination chemistry, nonaqueous chemistry. Three hours lecture per week. S, even years.

5350. Intermediate Organic Chemistry

Prerequisite: Chemistry 3351. Reaction mechanisms; correlation of structure with reactivity; literature survey of recent advances in the field. Three hours lecture per week. On demand

5380. Introduction to Polymer Chemistry

Prerequisites: Chemistry 3151 and 3351 or 4250 (recommended but not required: Chemistry 3170, 3271, 3371, 3470, 3572). Coordination of theoretical, practical aspects; includes history, types of polymerizations, kinetics, molecular weight, physical properties including thermal and spectroscopic characterization, biopolymers, engineering resins. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week. S, even years

5399. Special Topics in Chemistry

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Topics may include chemical carcinogenesis, environmental chemistry, solid state chemistry~ radiochemistry, macromolecules, surface chemistry, quantum chemistry, others. Three hours lecture per week. On demand

5411. Instrumental Analysis

Prerequisites: Chemistry 2510, 3351; Physics 1322 or 2322. Most common modern instrumental methods of analysis;includes topics in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography. Three hours lecture, one four-hour laboratory per week. F

5420. Biochemistry

Prerequisites: Chemistry 2510, 3151, 3351. Basic chemistry and metabolism of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids; action of vitamins, hormones, enzymes. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week. S

7190. Graduate Seminar

Prerequisites: graduate standing, consent of thesis advisor and graduate coordinator. Students, faculty, and invited speakers will present, discuss, and exchange ideas on research topics of chemical interest. Required of the MS student. Credit must be received at least one semester before enrollment in the last research semester. One hour session per week. Course may not be repeated for credit. Graded credit/no credit. F,S.

7240. Inorganic Preparations

Prerequisite: Chemistry 4411/5411 or equivalent. Techniques of synthesis and identification of inorganic compounds. Six hours laboratory per week. On demand

7311. Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Prerequisite: Chemistry 4411/5411 or equivalent. Complex solution equilibria and selected topics in spectroscopy, clectro analytical techniques, separations procedures. Three hours lecture per week.

7317, 7318, 7319. Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry

 Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Topics may include electro-analytical techniques, modern functional group analysis, instrumental design and control, others. On demand

7340. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Prerequisite: Chemistry 434015340 or equivalent. Advanced theoretical concepts; includes atomic structure, molecular and solid structures, bonding, ligand field theory~ organometallic chernistry~ metals chemistry, reaction mechanism. Three hours lecture per week.

7347, 7348, 7349. Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Prerequisite: Chemistry 4340/5340. Topics may include magnetochernistry, Xray crystallography, chemistry of diamond-like semiconductors, chemistry of rare earth elements, chemistry of boron and its compounds, reaction mechanisms, others. Three hours lecture per week. On demand

7350. Organic Reaction Mechanisms

Prerequisites: Chernistry3350 or equivalent, 3351 or equivalent. Reaction mechanisms of classical organic reactions; includes ionic and free radical addition and substitution, oxidation, reduction, elimination reactions. Three hours lecture per week. F.

7351. Modern Synthetic Reactions

Prerequisites: Chemistry 3350 or equivalent, 3351 or equivalent. Modem organic reactions, their applications in synthesis. Three hours lecture per week. On demand

7357, 7358, 7359. Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry

Prerequisites: Chemistry 3350, 3351. Topics may include natural products, stereochemistry, photpchemlstry, heterocyclic compounds, free radicals, carbenes, polymers, others. Three hours lecture per week. On demand

7357  Special Topics in Organic Chemistry 

7370. Physical Principles of Chemical Reactivity

Prerequisites: Chemistry 3371 or equivalent, 3470 or equivalent. Chemical, physical properties of selected species in terms of thermodynamics, kinetics, molecular structure; examples in scientific literature illustrate how physical chemistry principles may be applied to chemical reactivity. Three hours lecture per week.

7371. Chemical Thermodynamics

Prerequisites: Chemistry 3371, 3470. Application of the three laws of thermodynamics to chemical systems; relates spontaneity and equilibrium in gaseous, heterogeneous-phase, and solution reactions to thermal, electrochemical measurements. Three hours lecture per week. On demand

7372. Chemical Kinetics

Prerequisites: Chemistry 3371, 3470. Chemical reaction rates; includes determination of empirical rate laws, collision and transition state theories, activation energy and catalysis, reaction mechanisms, kinetic intermediates. Three hours lecture per week. On demand

7377, 7378, 7379. Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry

Prerequisites: Chemistry 3371, 3470. Topics may include quantum chemistry~ statistical thermodynamics, semiempirical molecular orbital calculations, molecular spectroscopy and photochemistry, states of matter, mathematical methods in chemistry, others. Three hours lecture per week. On demand

7390. Selected Topics for Teachers

Prerequisites: experience in teaching secondary science and/or consent of instructor (based on assessment of student’s chemistry background). For secondary science teachers to improve and extend their knowledge of basic chemical concepts. These concepts are related to modern chemical topics wherever possible. Laboratory emphasizes techniques for conducting classroom demonstrations. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week. On demand

8100-8400. Thesis Research

Prerequisites: consent of coordinator, thesis advisor. Scholarly investigation of a selected chemical problem, culminating in a written thesis with oral defense; student presents a seminar on the research in the last course/hours, typically during the final semester, to faculty and fellow students. Eleven hours required for MS degree. May not be applied to the MA degree. Variable credit. Credit/no credit grade based on written progress reports. F, S, Su.

Updated 3.14.2007