Graduate Courses

3 Hours.
Reactions and properties of inorganic compounds from the standpoint of electronic structure and the periodic table. Emphasis on recent developments.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3514.

1 Hour.
Provides laboratory experience in parallel with the lecture material in CHEM 4213. Laboratory 3 hours per week.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 4213.

3 Hours.
Provides students, especially those in the agricultural, biological, and physical sciences, with an understanding of modern instrumental techniques of analysis. Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 2263 and CHEM 2261L and CHEM 3613 and CHEM 3611L) or (CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3712L).

3 Hours.
Provides a basis for chemical measurements in biological systems. State of the art instrumentation available to solve problems in bioanalysis will be discussed. Additional topics for discussion include biological sample preparation and 'omics-based analyses (e.g., metabolomics, proteomoics and transcriptomics).
Prerequisite: CHEM 2263 or Instructor permission.

3 Hours.
Introduction to the application of synthetic and spectroscopic methods in organic chemistry, including mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. Other laboratory techniques applicable to chemical research will be included. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours per week, and 1 hour drill. Chemistry students may not receive graduate credit for this course and CHEM 5753.
Corequisite: Drill and lab components. Prerequisite: CHEM 3613 and CHEM 3611L (or CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3712L).

3 Hours.
Techniques for handling, purifying and analyzing enzymes, structural proteins, and nucleic acids. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 6 hours per week.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 5813 or CHEM 3813.

1 Hour.
Introduces new graduate students to research opportunities and skills in chemistry and biochemistry. Meets 1 hour per week during which new students receive information from faculty regarding research programs in the department and training in the use of research support facilities available in the department.

3 Hours.
Chemistry of metallic and non-metallic elements emphasizing molecular structure, bonding and the classification of reactions. Emphasis on recent developments.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4123.

3 Hours.
Determination of molecular structure by spectroscopic, diffraction, and other techniques. Illustrative examples will be chosen mainly from inorganic chemistry.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 3504 and CHEM 4123.

3 Hours.
Use and application of operational amplifiers to chemical instrumentation; digital electronic microprocessor interfacing; software development and real-time data acquisition.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4213 and PHYS 2074.

3 Hours.
Modern separation methods including liquid chromatography (adsorption, liquid-liquid partition, ion exchange, exclusion) and gas chromatography. Theory and instrumentation is discussed with emphasis on practical aspects of separation science.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4213.

3 Hours.
Topics will include: diffusion, electron transfer kinetics, and reversible and irreversible electrode processes; followed by a discussion of chronoamperometry, chronocoulometry, polarography, voltammetry and chronopotentiometry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4213 and MATH 2574.

3 Hours.
Principles and methods of modern spectroscopic analysis. Optics and instrumentation necessary for spectroscopy is also discussed. Topics include atomic and molecular absorption and emission techniques in the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectral regions.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4213.

3 Hours.
Nuclear structure and properties, natural and artificial radioactivity, radioactive decay processes, nuclear reaction and interactions of radiation with matter.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3514.

3 Hours.
Laws of distribution of the chemical elements in nature, cosmic and terrestrial abundance of elements; origin and age of the earth, solar system, and the universe.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3514.

3 Hours.
Fundamental and applied concepts of energy storage and conversion, with sustainability implications. Chemical reactions (kinetics, thermodynamics, mass transfer), emphasizing oxidation-reduction, electrochemical, and interfacial processes, and impact on performance of fuel and biofuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, and photochemical conversion.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 2564. Prerequisite: CHEM 1103, CHEM 1123, PHYS 2054, PHYS 2074, MATH 2554.

3 Hours.
Chemometircs is the process of extracting relevant information from chemical data by mathematical and statistical tools. These tools allow for designing optimal experimental procedures, extracting important information from complex chemical systems, and better understanding of complex chemical systems.

3 Hours.
Theory and applications of the principles of kinetics to reactions between substances, both in the gaseous state and in solution.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3514.

3 Hours.
Abiotic synthesis of biomolecules on Earth, the origin of cells, genetic information, origin of life on Earth and elsewhere, evolution and diversity, ecological niches, bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes, novel metabolic reshaping of the environment, life being reshaped by the environment, molecular data and evolution.
Prerequisite: CHEM 5813.

Introduction to the theoretical interpretation of reactivity, reaction mechanisms, and molecular structure of organic compounds. Application of theories of electronic structure; emphasis on recent developments. Prerequisite: (CHEM 3514 and CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3712L).

3 Hours.
The more important types of organic reactions and their applications to various classes of compounds.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 3514 and CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3712L).

3 Hours.
Interpretation of physical measurements of organic compounds in terms of molecular structure. Emphasis on spectroscopic methods (infrared, ultraviolet, magnet resonance, and mass spectra).
Prerequisite: (CHEM 3712L and CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3514).

3 Hours.
The first of a two-course series covering biochemistry for graduate students in biology, agriculture, and chemistry. Topics covered include protein structure and function, enzyme kinetics, enzyme mechanisms, and carbohydrate metabolism.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3712L and CHEM 3713 (or CHEM 3613 and CHEM 3611L).
This course is cross-listed with CHEM 4813H.

3 Hours.
A continuation of CHEM 5813 covering topics including biological membranes and bioenergetics, photosynthesis, lipids and lipid metabolism, nucleic acid structure, structure and synthesis, and molecular biology.
Prerequisite: CHEM 5813.
This course is cross-listed with CHEM 4843H.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Variable credit: 1-6

1 Hour.
Members of the faculty, graduate and advanced students meet weekly for discussion of current chemical research. Weekly seminar sections are offered for the Departmental seminar and for divisional seminars in biochemistry and in analytical, inorganic, nuclear, organic, and physical chemistry. Chemistry graduate students register for the Departmental seminar section and one of the divisional seminar sections each semester they are in residence. Seminar credit does not count toward the minimum hourly requirements for any chemistry graduate degree.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 3514 and CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3712L) and senior or graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 1 hours of degree credit.

1-3 Hour.
Topics which have been covered in the past include: technique and theory of x-ray diffraction, electronic structure of transition metal complexes, inorganic reaction mechanisms, and physical methods in inorganic chemistry. May be repeated for degree credit.

3 Hours.
This course is devoted to the fundamental principles and applications of analytical mass spectrometry. Interactions of ions with magnetic and electric fields and the implications with respect to mass spectrometer design are considered, as are the various types of mass spectrometer sources. Representative applications of mass spectrometry in chemical analysis are also discussed.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topics that have been presented in the past include: electroanalytical techniques, kinetics of crystal growth, studies of electrode processes, lasers in chemical analysis, nucleosynthesis and isotopic properties of meteorites, thermoluminescence of geological materials, early solar system chemistry and analytical cosmochemistry. May be repeated for degree credit.

Variable credit: 1-3

Topics which have been covered in the past include advanced kinetics, solution chemistry, molecular spectra, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and methods of theoretical chemistry. May be repeated for degree credit.

Variable credit: 1-3

3 Hours.
Selected topics concerned with structure elucidation and synthesis of such compounds as alkaloids, antibiotics, bacterial metabolites, plant pigments, steroids, terpenoids, etc.
Prerequisite: CHEM 5603 and CHEM 5633.

3 Hours.
Theories and principles of organometallic chemistry. Concepts include bonding, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, stereochemical principles, conformational, steric and stereoelectronic effects. Transition metal catalysis of organic reactions will also be described.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3504, and CHEM 3514, and CHEM 3703, and CHEM 3713 or permission of instructor.

3 Hours.
A detailed description of the fundamental reactions and mechanisms of organic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 5633.

Topics which have been presented in the past include heterogeneous catalysis, isotope effect studies of organic reaction mechanisms, organometallic chemistry, stereochemistry, photochemistry, and carbanion chemistry. May be repeated for degree credit.

Variable credit: 1-3

3 Hours.
Physical chemistry of proteins, nucleic acids, and biological membranes. Ultracentrifugation, absorption and fluorescent spectrophotometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, and other techniques.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 3514 and CHEM 5813) or graduate standing.

3 Hours.
Isolation, characterization, and general chemical and biochemical properties of enzymes. Kinetics, mechanisms, and control of enzyme reactions.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 5813 and CHEM 5843) or graduate standing.

3 Hours.
Nucleic acid chemistry in vitro and in vivo, synthesis of DNA and RNA, genetic diseases, cancer biochemistry and genetic engineering.
Prerequisite: CHEM 5813 and CHEM 5843.

3 Hours.
Cellular energy metabolism, photosynthesis, membrane transport, properties of membrane proteins, and the application of thermodynamics to biological systems.
Prerequisite: CHEM 5813 and CHEM 5843.

Variable credit: 1-18   

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of degree credit.

For current course information see the Catalog of Studies.