2021-22 Academic Catalog

Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate Coordinator: Dr. Whitnee Nettles, wnettles@chemistry.msstate.edu
Academic Coordinator: Taylor Fultz, tfultz@chemistry.msstate.edu
1115 Hand Chemical Laboratory
Website: www.chemistry.msstate.edu

The Department of Chemistry offers two degree programs: the Bachelors of Science (B.S.) and the Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degrees. A total of 124 hours is required to complete each degree program. Our chemistry degree programs provide an excellent foundation for career paths in graduate school, teaching, medicine, pharmacy, dental, and numerous industry positions.

The B.S. degree program offers three additional concentrations: the American Chemical Society (ACS) concentration, the Pre-Medical concentration, and the Pre-Pharmacy concentration. The ACS concentration is designed to prepare graduates for a career in industry or to further their education through graduate studies. The American Chemical Society (ACS) has continually approved the department and its curriculum since 1941, certifying degrees earned by completing the B.S. degree with the ACS concentration. The Pre-Medical concentration is intended to aid students in meeting medical school pre-requisites. This concentration combines required biology courses with specific chemistry courses designed to prepare students for the rigors of medical schools, dental schools, or other professional schools. Our Pre-Medical concentration is based on the pre-requisites required by the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). The Pre-Pharmacy concentration is designed to meet the pre-requisites for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi. These requirements mirror those of other pharmacy schools, but students who wish to attend other pharmacy schools should communicate this information to their advisor.

The B.A. degree program has a stronger liberal arts emphasis and could serve as a preparation for a secondary teaching career, chemical sales, or further study at a professional school.

The Department of Chemistry also offers a M.S. (non-thesis and thesis) and Ph.D. in Chemistry (see the Graduate Catalog for description of programs and requirements for more information on these advanced degrees).

Chemistry Minor Requirements

Students in other majors may earn a minor in Chemistry by achieving at least a 2.00 average in a total of 22 hours of chemistry (CH) courses with 14 of the hours in upper-division courses (3000-4000 level), and a minimum of 11 of the total hours completed at MSU. Students interested in a chemistry minor should contact the Academic Coordinator.

B.S. in Chemistry

General Education and College Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Foreign Language
2 semesters - one Foreign Language (see advisor)6
Humanities
Literature - see A&S requirements3
History - see A&S requirements3
Mathematics
MA 1713Calculus I3
MA 1723Calculus II3
Fine Arts
See A&S requirements3
Natural Sciences
See Major Core - Consult Advisor for specifics9-12
Social Sciences
Must be from 2 different areas and must be selected from University/ A&S Core6
General Psychology (required for pre-medicine)
Major Core
Student should check for prerequisites for all courses. See advisor.
CH 1141Professional Chemistry: Paths1
CH 1234Integrated Chemistry I 14
CH 1244Integrated Chemistry II 24
CH 2141Professional Chemistry: Tools1
CH 2311Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory1
CH 2313Analytical Chemistry I3
CH 3141Professional Chemistry: Literature1
CH 4141Professional Chemistry: Research1
CH 4213Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I3
CH 4351Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II1
CH 4353Analytical Chemistry II3
CH 4554Integrated Organic I 34
CH 4564Integrated Organic II 44
CH 4711Senior Seminar1
Oral Communication Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of CH 1141, 2141, 3141, 4141, and 4711.
Writing Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of CH 3141, 4141, and 4711.
Computer Literacy
Satisfied by successful completion of CH 1141, 2141, 2313, 3141, 4141, 4351, and 4711.

Choose one of following paths to complete the B.S. degree:

B.S. with non-A.C.S. certification

Choose one of the following:4
Thermodynamics and Kinetics
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
Biophysical Chemistry
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
Biophysical Chemistry
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
Chemistry Elective 16
PH 2213Physics I3
or PH 1113 General Physics I
PH 2223Physics II3
or PH 1123 General Physics II
PH 2233Physics III3
or PH 1133 General Physics III
General Electives
Number of credit hours needed to bring the total number of credit hours to 124. Consult advisor.
Total Hours124

A.C.S. concentration

CH 3213Inorganic Chemistry3
CH 4212Advanced Inorganic Laboratory2
CH 4413Thermodynamics and Kinetics3
CH 4411Physical Chemistry Laboratory I1
CH 4423Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy3
CH 4421Physical Chemistry Laboratory II1
CH 4603Undergraduate Research3
BCH 4603General Biochemistry I3
PH 2213Physics I3
PH 2223Physics II3
PH 2233Physics III3
MA 2733Calculus III3
General Electives
Number of credit hours needed to bring the total number of credit hours to 124. Consult advisor.
Total Hours124

Pre-Medical concentration

Student should check for prerequisites for all courses. See advisor.

CH 4403
CH 4411
Biophysical Chemistry
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
4
BCH 4603General Biochemistry I3
BCH 4613General Biochemistry II3
PH 2213Physics I3
or PH 1113 General Physics I
PH 2223Physics II3
or PH 1123 General Physics II
PH 2233Physics III3
or PH 1133 General Physics III
Technical and General Electives
BIO 1134Biology I4
BIO 1144Biology II4
BIO 2103Cell Biology3
or BCH 4713 Molecular Biology
BIO 3304General Microbiology4
BIO 3103Genetics I3
or BIO 4133 Human Genetics
BIO 3504Comparative Anatomy4
BIO 4413Immunology3
BIO 4514Animal Physiology4
General Electives
Number of credit hours needed to bring the total of credit hours to 124. Consult advisor.
Total Hours124

Pre-Pharmacy Concentration

Required Courses
CH 1213Chemistry I 13
CH 1211Investigations in Chemistry I 11
CH 1223Chemistry II 23
CH 1221Investigations in Chemistry II 21
CH 4513Organic Chemistry I 33
CH 4511Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 31
CH 4523Organic Chemistry II 43
CH 4521Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 41
BCH 4603General Biochemistry I3
BIO 1134Biology I4
BIO 1144Biology II4
BIO 3014Human Physiology4
BIO 3304General Microbiology4
BIO 4405Pathogenic Microbiology5
BIO 3103Genetics I3
or BIO 4133 Human Genetics
PHI 3323Medical Ethics3
EN 1103English Composition I3
EN 1113English Composition II3
ST 2113Introduction to Statistics3
MA 1713Calculus I3
PH 1113General Physics I3
PH 1123General Physics II3
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
EC 2123Principles of Microeconomics3
Electives
Social and Behavioral Science Electives 56
Humanities and Fine Arts Electives 69
General Electives
To bring the total number of credit hours up to 92

B.A. in Chemistry

General Education and College Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Foreign Language
3 semesters - one Foreign Language (see advisor)9
Humanities
Literature - see General Education courses3
History - see General Education courses3
Philosophy - see A&S Core3
Electives (Must be from 2 different areas) See A&S Core9
Math
See A&S requirements6
Fine Arts
See A&S requirements3
Natural Sciences
See Major Core - Consult advisor for specifics9-12
Social Sciences
See A&S requirements6
Social Sciences Electives - See advisor 512
Major Core
Student should check for prerequisites for all courses. See advisor.
CH 1141Professional Chemistry: Paths1
CH 1234Integrated Chemistry I 14
CH 1244Integrated Chemistry II 24
CH 2141Professional Chemistry: Tools1
CH 2311Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory1
CH 2313Analytical Chemistry I3
CH 3141Professional Chemistry: Literature1
CH 3213Inorganic Chemistry3
CH 4141Professional Chemistry: Research1
CH 4554Integrated Organic I 34
CH 4564Integrated Organic II 44
CH 4711Senior Seminar1
Chemistry Electives - See advisor 67
PH 1113General Physics I3
or PH 2213 Physics I
PH 1123General Physics II3
or PH 2223 Physics II
PH 1133General Physics III3
or PH 2233 Physics III
Oral Communication Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of CH 1141, 2141, 3141, 4141, and 4711.
Writing Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of CH 3141, 4141, and 4711.
Computer Literacy
Satisfied by successful completion of CH 1141, 2141, 2313, 3141, 4141, and 4711.
General Electives20-23
Number of credit hours needed to bring the total number of credit hours to 124. Consult advisor.
Total Hours124

Courses

CH 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

CH 1043 Survey of Chemistry I: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The nature of chemistry and its applications.For non-chemistry majors

CH 1051 Experimental Chemistry: 1 hour.

Three hours laboratory. A laboratory to accompany CH 1043. Experiments designed to illustrate the practical aspects of chemistry

CH 1053 Survey of Chemistry II: 3 hours.

(Pre-requisite: CH 1043). The nature of chemistry and its applications. Designed for non-chemistry majors

CH 1073 Preparatory Chemistry: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A review of basic concepts and mathematical tools crucial to study and understand fundamental chemistry concepts. Recommended for students who may need additional preparation in chemistry before undertaking the general chemistry CH 1213/1223 sequence. This course does not satisfy the University Core Curriculum science requirement

CH 1141 Professional Chemistry: Paths: 1 hour.

Skills to be successful as a chemistry major and in possible careers in chemistry. Introduction to professional conduct of scientists and necessary computer skills

CH 1211 Investigations in Chemistry I: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in CH 1213 or concurrent enrollment in CH 1213). Three hours laboratory. Selected experiments to illustrate fundamentals of chemistry. Accompanies CH 1213

CH 1213 Chemistry I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisities:ACT Math subscore 24 or grade of C or better in MA 1313) Three hours lecture.The principles of atomic and molecular structure, energetics, dynamics, and synthesis as related to chemical systems

CH 1221 Investigations in Chemistry II: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 1211 and a grade of C or better in CH 1223 or concurrent enrollment in CH 1223). Three hours laboratory. Selected experiments to illustrate the fundamentals of chemistry. Accompanies CH 1223

CH 1223 Chemistry II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 1213). Three hours lecture. The principles of atomic and molecular structure, energetics, dynamics, and synthesis as related to chemical systems

CH 1234 Integrated Chemistry I: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: ACT Math subscore 24 or grade of C or better in MA 1313). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Integrated lecture-lab course for chemistry majors. Stoichiometry, thermochemistry, bonding and structure, properties of solid, liquids, gases and solutions. Honors section available

CH 1244 Integrated Chemistry II: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 1234 or CH 1213 and CH 1211). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Integrated lecture-laboratory course for chemistry majors. Kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, advanced thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemistry of metals, nuclear chemistry, and introduction to organic chemistry

CH 2141 Professional Chemistry: Tools: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:CH 1141 ).One hour lecture. Advanced computer skills including chemical literature searching. Introduction to oral communication and research in chemistry

CH 2311 Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites:CH 1223 and CH 1221. Prior credit or concurrent enrollment in CH 2313).Three hours laboratory. Laboratory course to accompany CH 2313

CH 2313 Analytical Chemistry I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:CH 1221 and CH 1223). Three hours lecture. Quantitative, instrumental, and separation methods in analytical chemistry

CH 2501 Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: CH 1211 or CH 1051). Three hours laboratory. A laboratory course to accompany CH 2503

CH 2503 Elementary Organic Chemistry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CH 1213 or CH 1043). Three hours lecture. A terminal course in organic chemistry. Common aliphatic, aromatic, and heterocyclic compounds

CH 2990 Special Topics in Chemistry: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CH 3141 Professional Chemistry: Literature: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: CH 2141 ). One hour lecture. Advanced discussion of careers the chemical literature. Introduction to scientific writing

CH 3213 Inorganic Chemistry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 4513 or CH 4554). Three hours lecture. A basic course in inorganic chemistry. Topics include periodicity, ionic interactions, systematic chemistry of the elements and solvent relations to acid-base and redox reactions

CH 4000 Directed Individual Study in Chemistry: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CH 4141 Professional Chemistry: Research: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:CH 3141). One hour lecture. Disseminating research results in chemistry. Advanced scientific writing, performing scientific research and professional conduct of scientists

CH 4212 Advanced Inorganic Laboratory: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Prior credit or concurrent enrollment in CH 4213/6213). Six hours laboratory. The application of modern experimental techniques to inorganic systems

CH 4213 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grades of C or better in CH 3213 and either CH 4523 or CH 4564). Three hours lecture. Primarily the study of the elements in light of the periodic law; emphasis on coordination number, molecular complexes, and nuclear chemistry

CH 4303 Environmental Chemistry I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 1223 or in CH 1244, junior standing). Three hours lecture. A systematic study of the basic concepts of environmental chemistry. Topics include air, water, soil chemistry, pollution, and environmental regulations

CH 4331 Practical Mass Spectrometry: 1 hour.

This is a one credit hour undergraduate-level lecture-lab course intended to show students how to operate various mass spectrometers. The mass spectrometry techniques that will be studied in this class are gas chromatography & liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and high-resolution mass spectrometry

CH 4341 Practical Materials Characterization: 1 hour.

This is a one credit hour undergraduate-level lecture-lab course intended to show students how to operate the various instruments used specially for the characterization of synthetic materials. The techniques that will be studied in this class are thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, atomic absorption spectroscopy and BET analysis

CH 4351 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CH 3311. Concurrent registration in CH 4353/6353). Three hours laboratory. Laboratory course to accompany CH 4353/6353

CH 4353 Analytical Chemistry II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 3313). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. A study of instrument-based methods in analytical chemistry

CH 4403 Biophysical Chemistry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: PH 1123 or PH 2223, MA 1723, grade of C or better in CH 4813). Three hours lecture. Principles of thermodynamics, solutions, electrochemistry, kinetics, transport processes, macromolecular solutions and electromagnetic properties as applied to biological systems

CH 4411 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:Prior credit or concurrent enrollment CH 4413/6613 ). Three hours laboratory Laboratory course to accompany CH 4413/6413

CH 4413 Thermodynamics and Kinetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: PH 2213 or PH 1113, MA 1723, grade of C or better in CH 1223 or CH 1244). Three hours lecture. A study of the quantitative and theoretical properties of matter. Topics include chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, and solutions

CH 4421 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:Prior credit or concurrent enrollment in CH 4423/6423).Three hours laboratory. Laboratory course to accompany CH 4423/6423

CH 4423 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: PH 2213 or PH 1113, MA 1723, grade of C or better in CH 1223 or CH 1244). Three hours lecture. Topics include solid state, surface chemistry, macromolecules, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and statistical thermodynamics

CH 4441 Practical Computational Chemistry: 1 hour.

(Graduate standing or sophomore level). One hour lecture/lab. This course addresses the fundamentals of computational chemistry and will cover basic theory as well as the process for performing computations using readily available quantum software packages. Interpretation of the generated data will be discussed. Basic Unix commands and navigation

CH 4451 Practical Chemical Data Analysis: 1 hour.

(Graduate standing or sophomore level) One hour lecture. This course addresses the fundamentals of scripting, a type of computer coding language, and corresponding practical applications to collecting, manipulating, organizing chemical data. The development of scripts to perform useful and specific tasks will be covered

CH 4461 Practical Optical Spectroscopy: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Sophomore (4461) or Graduate standing (6461) or permission from instructor). One hour lecture and one hour lab. Practical applications of spectroscopy focused on techniques utilizing UV-vis spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism, and polarimetry. Students must illustrate fluency in data acquisition and extrapolation for professional presentation

CH 4471 Practical Virational Spectroscopy: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Sophomore (4471) or Graduate standing (6471) or permission from instructor). One hour lecture and one hour lab. Practical applications of spectroscopy focused on vibrational techniques utilizing infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Students must illustrate fluency in data acquisition and extrapolation for professional presentation

CH 4511 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 1221 and CH 1223 or in CH 1244. Prior credit or concurrent enrollment in CH 4513). Three hours laboratory. A laboratory course to accompany CH 4513/6513

CH 4513 Organic Chemistry I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 1223 or in CH 1244). Three hours lecture. A systematic study of organic chemistry including aliphatic, aromatic, and heterocyclic compounds

CH 4521 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 4511/6511 and CH 4513/6513 or in CH 4554. Prior credit or concurrent enrollment in CH 4523). Three hours laboratory. A laboratory course to accompany CH 4523/6523

CH 4523 Organic Chemistry II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CH 4513/6513 or in CH 4554). Three hours lecture. A systematic study of organic chemistry including aliphatic, aromatic, and heterocyclic compounds

CH 4531 Practical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 1: 1 hour.

One hour lecture, one hour lab. Course is focused on the applications of NMR spectroscopy. Topics studied include the introduction of basic NMR theory, Good Acquisition Practice for 1H NMR and 13C NMR, Processing NMR data, Topspin software and computer administration, NMR reservation policy, and NMR trouble shooting

CH 4541 Practical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 2: 1 hour.

One hour lecture, one hour lab. Course is focused on the advanced application of NMR spectroscopy. Topics studied here include 2D NMR, Decoupled NMR, NMR acquisition parameters, VT NMR experiments, tune to special nuclei (31P, 195Pt, 19F), and other requested special NMR topics

CH 4554 Integrated Organic I: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 1221 and 1223 or in 1244). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Integrated lecture-lab course for chemistry majors. A systematic study of organic chemistry including alipathic, aromatic, and heterocyclic compounds

CH 4564 Integrated Organic II: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CH 4511 and CH 4513 or in CH 4554). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Integrated lecture-lab course for chemistry majors. A systematic study of organic chemistry including aliphatic, aromatic, and heterocyclic compounds

CH 4603 Undergraduate Research: 3 hours.

Nine hours laboratory. Original research project directed by a chemistry faculty member

CH 4711 Senior Seminar: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:CH 4141 or concurrent enrollment). One hour lecture. Submission of a written report and presentation of a seminar on either experimental results or a literature topic in chemistry

CH 4713 Study Abroad Tour: 3 hours.

Three hour study abroad. Experiential learning through travel abroad focusing on specialized areas of study in Chemistry

CH 4800 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry: 4 hours.

Hours, credits and deliverables to be arranged. The purpose of this course is to provide a student with the opportunity to participate in research and/or creative project beyond the traditional undergraduate experience, while allowing the university to track undergraduate participation in these activities

CH 4990 Special Topics in Chemistry: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CH 6213 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grades of C or better in CH 3213 and either CH 4523 or CH 4564). Three hours lecture. Primarily the study of the elements in light of the periodic law; emphasis on coordination number, molecular complexes, and nuclear chemistry

CH 6303 Environmental Chemistry I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 1223 or in CH 1244, junior standing). Three hours lecture. A systematic study of the basic concepts of environmental chemistry. Topics include air, water, soil chemistry, pollution, and environmental regulations

CH 6351 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CH 3311. Concurrent registration in CH 4353/6353). Three hours laboratory. Laboratory course to accompany CH 4353/6353

CH 6353 Analytical Chemistry II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 3313). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. A study of instrument-based methods in analytical chemistry

CH 6413 Thermodynamics and Kinetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: PH 2213 or PH 1113, MA 1723, grade of C or better in CH 1223 or CH 1244). Three hours lecture. A study of the quantitative and theoretical properties of matter. Topics include chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, and solutions

CH 6423 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: PH 2213 or PH 1113, MA 1723, grade of C or better in CH 1223 or CH 1244). Three hours lecture. Topics include solid state, surface chemistry, macromolecules, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and statistical thermodynamics

CH 6461 Practical Optical Spectroscopy: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Sophomore (4461) or Graduate standing (6461) or permission from instructor). One hour lecture and one hour lab. Practical applications of spectroscopy focused on techniques utilizing UV-vis spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism, and polarimetry. Students must illustrate fluency in data acquisition and extrapolation for professional presentation

CH 6471 Practical Vibrational Spectroscopy: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Sophomore (4471) or Graduate standing (6471) or permission from instructor). One hour lecture and one hour lab. Practical applications of spectroscopy focused on vibrational techniques utilizing infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Students must illustrate fluency in data acquisition and extrapolation for professional presentation

CH 6511 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 1221 and CH 1223 or in CH 1244. Prior credit or concurrent enrollment in CH 4513). Three hours laboratory. A laboratory course to accompany CH 4513/6513

CH 6513 Organic Chemistry I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 1223 or in CH 1244). Three hours lecture. A systematic study of organic chemistry including aliphatic, aromatic, and heterocyclic compounds

CH 6521 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CH 4511/6511 and CH 4513/6513 or in CH 4554. Prior credit or concurrent enrollment in CH 4523). Three hours laboratory. A laboratory course to accompany CH 4523/6523

CH 6523 Organic Chemistry II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CH 4513/6513 or in CH 4554). Three hours lecture. A systematic study of organic chemistry including aliphatic, aromatic, and heterocyclic compounds

CH 6713 Study Abroad Tour: 3 hours.

Three hour study abroad. Experiential learning through travel abroad focusing on specialized areas of study in Chemistry

CH 6990 Special Topics in Chemistry: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CH 7000 Directed Individual Study in Chemistry: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CH 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Chemistry: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CH 8101 Current Problems in Chemistry: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Introduction to chemistry research and the modern problems that are currently under investigation in the Department of Chemistry. Additional topics, including data management, best laboratory practices, laboratory management, and scientific communication skills will also be discussed to engage and empower new researchers

CH 8111 Professional Chemistry: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Professionalism in chemistry as it applies to research, with emphasis on the different methods used for disseminating research results

CH 8203 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CH 4213/6213 and CH 4423/6423). Three hours lecture. A systematic study of coordination compounds with emphasis upon the techniques

CH 8213 Organometallic Chemistry: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The preparation, bonding, structure, spectroscopy and reactions of main group or transition metal organometallic compounds and catalysis involving organometallic intermediates

CH 8223 Bioinorganic Chemistry: 3 hours.

(Graduate standing or permission from instructor.) Three hours lecture. This course is focused on the role metal ions play in biology. Topics studied here include the biology of metal ions, biocatalysis and metal-based biological reactions, bio-inspired catalysis, and a discussion of (bio)inorganic spectroscopy and related physical methods

CH 8313 Advanced Analytical Chemistry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Basic principles and problems involved with chemical analysis

CH 8323 Mass Spectrometry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor). This course is an introduction to the instrumentation, fundamental principles, and experimental methods associated with mass spectrometry. Furthermore, the course will serve as a survey of applications of mass spectrometry to various fields of chemical research

CH 8333 Advanced Instrumental Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CH 4353/6353 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Fourier transform and laser methods of spectroscopy, surface analysis and their application to current analytical probelsm

CH 8343 Electroanalytical Chemistry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of electrochemistry and application of electrochemical methods to analytical chemistry

CH 8383 Advanced Environmental Chemistry: 3 hours.

(Graduate standing or permission from instructor). Three hours lecture. This course is designed for graduate students in chemistry or other sciences interested in a systematic study of the basic concepts of environmental chemistry. Topics include air, water, soil chemistry, pollution, and environmental regulations

CH 8423 Molecular Structure: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Three hours lecture. An introduction to various methods for studying molecular structure. Methods covered include quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, and nuclear chemistry

CH 8433 Theory of Solution NMR Spectroscopy: 3 hours.

An introductory graduate-level course covering the quantum mechanics and physical origins behind NMR spectroscopy, including small and large molecules. Topics include multidimensional NMR, relaxation, and chemical exchange

CH 8513 Synthetic Organic Chemistry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: 12 credits in organic chemistry). Three hours lecture. The scope and limitations of commonly employed organic preparative methods. New and unusual reagents

CH 8523 Modern Organic Reactions and Mechanisms: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Eight credits in undergraduate organic chemistry). Three hours lecture. A study of the modern synthetic methodology and tactics with a short introduction to basic disconnection strategies, named reactions, and arrow-pushing mechanisms related to organic chemistry

CH 8543 Organic Spectroscopy: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Eight credits in undergraduate organic chemistry). Three hours lecture. A study of various spectroscopic and spectrometric methods used to elucidate structure of organic compounds. Both theory and applications of these techniques will be discussed

CH 8553 Physical Organic Chemistry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: 12 credits in organic chemistry). Three hours lecture. A study of the interrelationships between structure and reactivity in organic molecules, including chemical equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics as related to organic chemistry

CH 8613 Methods in Biophysical Chemistry: 3 hours.

Three hours leceture. Discussion of physical methods and conceptual models used to describe the behavior or biological macromolecules and biochemical reactions

CH 8711 Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Reports on recent literature by students and staff. All graduate students in chemistry required to attend. One credit for each semester's participation. Up to a total of six credits allowed for Ph.D. candidates, and three for M.S

CH 8721 Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Reports on recent literature by students and staff. All graduate students in chemistry required to attend. One credit for each semester's participation. Up to a total of six credits allowed for Ph.D. candidates, and three for M.S

CH 8731 Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Reports on recent literature by students and staff. All graduate students in chemistry required to attend. One credit for each semester's participation. Up to a total of six credits allowed for Ph.D. candidates, and three for M.S

CH 8990 Special Topics in Chemistry: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CH 9000 Dissertation Research/ Dissertation in Chemistry: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

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