CHEM - Chemistry and Biochemistry

CHEM 1A General Chemistry

An integrated study of general chemistry. Covers a range of topics including the atomic structure of matter; molecules; chemical reactions; acids and bases; gases; and equilibria in the gas and liquid phase. Students are expected to use algebra to solve problems. General Chemistry is articulated in a full-year series. Partial transfer credit is not allowed for the A,B,C series.

Credits

5

Instructor

P. Weiss, A. Eroy-Reveles, S. Rubin, S. Oliver

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Previous or concurrent enrollment in MATH 3 (or equivalent), or a mathematics placement score of 300 or higher; taking the online chemistry self-assessment exam is strongly recommended.

General Education Code

SI

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

CHEM 1B General Chemistry

An integrated study of general chemistry. Coverage includes quantum mechanics; the hydrogen atom; many-electron atoms and chemical periodicity; elementary covalent bonding; transition metals; and chemical kinetics. Prerequisite(s): Strong high-school level chemistry is strongly recommended; taking the online chemistry self-assessment examination is strongly recommended. Concurrent enrollment in course 1M is recommended. General Chemistry is articulated in a full-year series. Partial transfer credit is not allowed for the A,B,C series.

Credits

5

Instructor

W. Scott, J. Zhang, G. Millhauser

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

CHEM 1C General Chemistry

An integrated study of general chemistry. Coverage includes thermodynamics; oxidation-reduction and electrochemistry; liquids and solids; intermolecular forces and solutions, including colligative properties; and nuclear chemistry. General Chemistry is articulated in a full-year series. Partial transfer credit is not allowed for the A,B,C series.

Credits

5

Instructor

P. Weiss, J. Benjamin

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1A. Concurrent enrollment in course 1N is recommended.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

CHEM 1M General Chemistry Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in courses 1B and 1C and important experimental techniques. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Randa Roland

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1B is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

CHEM 1N General Chemistry Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in courses 1B-1C, respectively, and important experimental techniques. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Randa Roland

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1C is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

CHEM 8A Organic Chemistry

Introduces organic chemistry, with an emphasis on bonding and reactivity of organic compounds. (Formerly course 108A.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Robert Lokey, Caitlin Binder

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Summer

CHEM 8B Organic Chemistry

Introduction to organic chemistry, with an emphasis on reactivity and synthesis of organic compounds. (Formerly course 108B.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Bakthan Singaram, Rebecca Braslau

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8A.

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring, Summer

CHEM 8L Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Laboratory experience in organic chemistry associated with course 8A. Designed to introduce the student to the many techniques associated with organic chemistry while affording an opportunity to explore the concepts discussed in the lecture material. Laboratory: 4 hours, lecture: 1-1/4 hours. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly course 108L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Caitlin Binder

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1C and CHEM 1N and previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 8A is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Summer

CHEM 8M Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Laboratory experience in organic chemistry associated with course 8B. Designed to introduce the student to the many techniques associated with organic chemistry while affording an opportunity to explore the concepts discussed in the lecture material. Laboratory: 4 hours, lecture: 1-1/4 hours. Students are billed a materials fee.(Formerly course 108M.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Caitlin Binder

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8A and CHEM 8L and previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 8B is required.

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring, Summer

CHEM 8N Honors Organic Chemistry Lab

Honors laboratory experience in organic chemistry associated with course CHEM 8B. Designed to introduce the exceptional student to many of the techniques associated with organic chemistry while taking part in an active organic chemistry research experience. Laboratory: 6 hours per week minimum. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8A and CHEM 8L; concurrent enrollment in CHEM 8B is required. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Students must pass safety training to begin research. Students may only receive credit for one of the following: 8M or 8N. This class may only be taken as Pass/No Pass, which cannot be converted to a letter grade.

Credits

2

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): courses 8A and 8L concurrent enrollment in 8B is required.

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

CHEM 80H Introduction to Wine Science and Chemistry

A glimpse of the science and technology of wines through critical analysis. Students gain an appreciation of the scientific method and are be exposed to data from chemistry, biology, viticulture, and enology. This analysis is extended to examine commonly accepted practices used by scientists vs. non-scientist to assess and describe wine quality. (Formerly Introduction to Wines and Wine Chemistry.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Philip Crews

General Education Code

SI

CHEM 99 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 99F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 103 Biochemistry

Introduction to biochemistry including biochemical molecules, protein structure and function, membranes, bioenergetics, and regulation of biosynthesis. Provides students with basic essentials of modern biochemistry. Students who plan to do advanced work in biochemistry and molecular biology should take the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BIOC) 100 series. Students cannot receive credit for this course after they have completed any two courses from the BIOC 100A, 100B, and 100C sequence.

Credits

5

Instructor

N. Stone

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8B.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 109 Intermediate Organic Chemistry and Applications to Biology

Integrated study of fundamental organic chemistry, with emphasis on materials especially relevant to biological sciences.

Credits

3

Instructor

Caitlin Binder

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8B or equivalent.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 110 Intermediate Organic Chemistry with Emphasis on Synthesis and Analytical Methods

An intermediate study of organic chemistry, including synthetic methods, reaction mechanisms, and application of synthetic chemistry techniques.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jevgenij Raskatov

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8B. Enrollment is restricted to chemistry majors, minors and proposed majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 110L Intermediate Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Laboratory experience in organic chemistry and associated principles. Experiments involve the preparation, purification, characterization, and identification of organic compounds, and make use of modern as well as classical techniques. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Caitlin Binder

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8M and previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 110.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 110N Honors Organic Chemistry Lab

Honors laboratory experience in organic chemistry associated with CHEM 109 or CHEM 110. Designed to introduce the exceptional student to many of the techniques associated with organic chemistry while taking part in an active organic chemistry research experience. Laboratory: 6 hours per week minimum. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8A, CHEM 8B and CHEM 8L and either CHEM 8M or CHEM 8N and and previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 109 or CHEM 110 is required. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Students must pass safety training to begin research. Students may only receive credit for one of the following: CHEM 110L, or CHEM 110N. This class may only be taken as Pass/No Pass, which cannot be converted to a letter grade.

Credits

2

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): courses 8A, 8B and 8L and either 8M or 8N and and  previous or concurrent enrollment in 109 or 110  is required

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 122 Principles of Instrumental Analysis

A laboratory course designed to develop familiarity with techniques and instrumentation used in analytical chemistry, emphasizing determination of trace inorganic species. Primary emphasis on applications utilizing the absorption or emission of electromagnetic radiation and on voltammetry. Topics include molecular UV-visible absorption and fluorescence spectrometry; atomic absorption, emission and fluorescence spectrometry; and various forms of voltammetry. Lecture: 2 hours; laboratory: 8 hours. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

P. Mascharak

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 110 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior chemistry (B.S.) majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 143 Organic Chemical Structure and Reactions

Advanced topics such as the chemistry of terpenes, steroids, synthetic polymers, alkaloids, reactive intermediates, and reaction mechanisms are treated. Lecture: 4 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bakthan Singaram

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 110.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 144 Catalysis In Organic Synthesis Using Metals and Metalloids Based Reagents

Designed to introduce Junior/Senior undergraduates to the field of catalysis in organic synthesis. Course acquaints students with the chemistry, with relevant techniques of metals and metalloid chemistry, and focuses on new advancements in organoborane field. Also provides knowledge of the methods to use chemistry to address synthetic challenges in organic chemistry. Students become familiar with the concepts and approaches in the current field of chemical biology.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 110

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 146A Advanced Laboratory in Organic Chemistry

Exposes students to advanced laboratory techniques in organic chemistry. Designed for students without previous research background in organic chemistry. Experiments carry a research-like format and cover the areas of natural products and reaction chemistry. Modern methods of organic analysis are emphasized including chromatographic methods and organic structure determination by spectroscopy. Laboratory: 8 hours. Students billed a materials fee.

Credits

3

Instructor

Caitlin Binder

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 110 and CHEM 110L; satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to chemistry majors. Minors by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 146B Advanced Laboratory in Inorganic Chemistry

Designed to expose students to advanced synthetic and spectroscopic techniques in inorganic chemistry. Examples include anaerobic manipulations, characterization of inorganic materials through spectral assignments and synthesis of coordination and organometallic complexes. Lecture: 1-1/4 hours; laboratory: 8 hours. Students billed a materials fee.

Credits

3

Instructor

Theodore Holman

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 151A and CHEM 151L; CHEM 163A; satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to chemistry majors. Minors by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 146C Advanced Laboratory in Physical Chemistry

Provides advanced laboratory experience in the areas of nanomaterial synthesis and characterization; spectroscopy; fabrication and measurements energy-conversion devices; and soft lithography techniques and instrumentation. Lecture: 1-1/4 hours; laboratory: 4 hours. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

3

Instructor

Yat Li

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 163B and CHEM 164; satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to chemistry majors. Minors by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 151A Chemistry of Metals

Fundamental topics of inorganic chemistry are presented at the level of the standard texts of field. Special emphasis is given to maintain breadth in the areas of metallic, nonmetallic, and biological aspects of inorganic chemistry. Lecture: 3-1/2 hours; discussion: 1-1/4 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Theodore Holman

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8B and CHEM 8M and CHEM 163A. Concurrent enrollment in course 151L is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 151B Chemistry of the Main Group Elements

Fundamental aspects of inorganic chemistry of main group elements are discussed. The emphasis is placed on the chemistry of nontransition elements including noble gases and halogens. In addition, students are exposed to the concepts of extended structures, new materials, and solid-state chemistry. Lecture: 3-3/4 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Scott Oliver

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8B and CHEM 8M and CHEM 163A. Recommended for chemistry majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 151L Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Laboratory experience in inorganic chemistry. Experiments involve the preparation, purification, and characterization of inorganic compounds. In addition, experiments are designed to illustrate fundamental principles in inorganic chemistry and are coordinated with lectures in course 151A. Laboratory: 4 hours per week. Laboratory lecture: 1 1/4 hours per week. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Theodore Holman

Requirements

Prerequisite(s):CHEM 8B and CHEM 8M and CHEM 163A. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 151A is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 156C Materials Chemistry

Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry and an introduction to solid-state chemistry. Synthesis and structure of materials discussed as well as their influence on properties for modern devices and applications. Recent developments in area of material science also explored. Taught in conjunction with course 256C. (Formerly Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Scott Oliver

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 151A. Enrollment is restricted to seniors.

CHEM 163A Quantum Mechanics and Basic Spectroscopy

A detailed introduction to quantum theory and the application of wave mechanics to problems of atomic structure, bonding in molecules, and fundamentals of spectroscopy.

Credits

5

Instructor

Yuan Ping

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C; PHYS 5A, PHYS 5B, and PHYS 5C or PHYS 6A, PHYS 6B, and PHYS 6C; and MATH 22 or MATH 23B. PHYS 6C can be taken concurrently.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 163B Chemical Thermodynamics

Fundamentals of thermodynamics and applications to chemical and biochemical equilibria. (Formerly Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Alex Ayzner

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C, PHYS 6A or PHYS 5A, and MATH 22 or MATH 23B.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 163C Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Statistical mechanics, kinetic theory, and reaction kinetics and topics in spectroscopy. (Formerly Kinetic Theory and Reaction Kinetics, Statistical Mechanics, Spectroscopic Applications.)

Credits

5

Instructor

E. Switkes

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 163A and CHEM 163B.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 164 Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Provides laboratory experience and data analysis in the areas of thermodynamics, kinetics, and spectroscopy. Lecture: 1.75 hours; experimental laboratory: 4 hours; computer laboratory: 2 hours. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

Yat Li

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C; and PHYS 5A and PHYS 5B and PHYS 5C, or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6B and PHYS 6C; and MATH 22 or MATH 23B. CHEM 163A is recommended.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 169 Chemistry and Biology of Drug Design and Discovery

An overview of the central elements of drug discovery, including target selection and validation; computational or virtual screening; high-throughput screening; fragment-based methods; and pharmacokinetics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Robert Lokey

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 103 or BIOC 100A.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 171 Chemical Biology

Covers methods and techniques for the field of chemical biology. Brings together methods in chemistry, biochemistry, and genetics to study the interaction of small molecules with biological systems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course CHEM 271.

Credits

5

Instructor

John MacMillan

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 103 and CHEM 143. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior chemistry and biochemistry majors and minors.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 192 Dir Stu Teach

Dir Stu Teach

Credits

5

CHEM 194 Senior Essay

An individually supervised course with emphasis on reviewing the current scientific literature. Students are required to submit a summary and a critique of a scientific paper in the form of a senior essay. Students submit a petition to the sponsoring agency. This course may not be repeated for credit.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 195A Senior Research

An individually supervised course with emphasis on independent research. Multiple-term course extending over two or three quarters; the grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to all previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency; may not be repeated for credit.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 195B Senior Research

An individually supervised course with emphasis on independent research. Multiple-term course extending over two or three quarters; the grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to all previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency; may not be repeated for credit.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 195C Senior Thesis

An individually supervised course with emphasis on independent research. Multiple-term course extending over two or three quarters; the grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to all previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency; may not be repeated for credit. (Formerly Senior Research.)

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 199 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 199F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 200A Advanced Biochemistry: Biophysical Methods

An introduction to the theory, principles, and practical application of biophysical methods to the study of biomolecules, especially proteins and nucleic acids. Emphasis on spectroscopic techniques. Topics include magnetic resonance, optical spectroscopy, fast reaction techniques, crystallography, and mass spectrometry.

Credits

5

Instructor

S. Rubin

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 200B Advanced Biochemistry: Macromolecular Structure and Function

A detailed discussion of nucleic acid and protein chemistry, ranging from the structure, thermodynamics, and folding to the relationship between structure and function, and encompassing the methods used to determine such information. (Formerly Advanced Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Nikolaos Sgourakis

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 200C Advanced Biochemistry: Enzyme Mechanisms and Kinetics

A study of enzyme kinetics, mechanisms, and factors involved in enzymic catalysis. Lecture: 3-1/2 hours. (Formerly course 231, Enzyme Mechanisms and Kinetics.)

Credits

5

Instructor

William Scott

CHEM 222 Career Success in Industrial Science/ Engineering

Provides skills for the transition from academia into industrial research careers, addressing presentation skills, project prioritization, teamwork, salary-benefit expectations, intellectual property, performance reviews, Myers-Briggs profiles, and career planning. Participant teams will analyze the commercialization of a technical innovation.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to Physical and Biological Sciences and School of Engineering graduate students who have completed one consecutive year. Undergraduates may enroll on a space available basis by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 230 Grant Writing in Biomedical Research

Introduces the fundamentals of grant writing in biomedical research, including best practices for presentation of data and communication of research findings. Students write and peer-edit most components of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein F31 predoctoral fellowship. Course is designed for students in their second year or later of graduate study.

Credits

5

Instructor

Carrie Partch

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 234 Bioinorganic Chemistry

The role played by transition metals in biological systems is discussed through application of the principles of coordination chemistry and inorganic spectroscopy. Topics include metalloproteins involved in oxygen binding, iron storage, biological redox reactions, and nitrogen fixation, as well as metal complexes of nucleic acids. Lecture: 4 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Pradip Mascharak

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 151A, CHEM 151L, CHEM 163A, and BIOC 100A; or graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 238 Topics in Biophysical Chemistry

A discussion of the application of selected topics in biophysical chemistry to contemporary problems in biochemistry and molecular biology. Lecture: 3-1/2 hours.

Credits

5

CHEM 242A Modern Physical Organic Chemisty

Covers molecular structure and bonding, strain, and non-covalent binding forces. Other topics include acid-base chemistry, kinetics, thermodynamics, catalysis, organic reactions and mechanism, and quantum mechanical approaches to the analysis of organic molecules.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jevgenij Raskatov

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to seniors who have taken CHEM 143, and graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 242B Modern Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry

Presents concepts in bond formation, conformation, selectivity, and stereocontrol in modern organic synthesis. Focuses on understanding reaction mechanisms. Culminates with strategy in designing multi-step synthesis of complex targets.

Credits

5

Instructor

Rebecca Braslau

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to seniors who have taken CHEM 143, and graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 242C Spectroscopy and Applied Analytical Methods

Presents strategies in organic structure elucidation, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry. Provides theory and practical elements of structure elucidation and modern analytical methods for organic molecules.

Credits

5

Instructor

John MacMillan

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to seniors who have taken CHEM 143, and graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 244 Organic Free Radical Chemistry

Explores organic free radicals. Fundamental principles in physical chemistry provide an understanding of free-radical transformations in organic synthesis, polymerization, and some examples of free radicals in biology. For students who have a firm grounding in organic chemistry.

Credits

5

Instructor

Rebecca Braslau

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

CHEM 256A Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry are presented. Topics covered vary from year to year, and are announced in advance. Possible topics include A) organometallic chemistry; B) structural methods in inorganic chemistry; C) solid-state chemistry.

Credits

5

Instructor

Scott Oliver

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or previous enrollment in CHEM 151A, CHEM 151L, and CHEM 146B.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 256B Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry are presented. Topics covered vary from year to year, and are announced in advance. Possible topics include A) organometallic chemistry; B) structural methods in inorganic chemistry; C) solid-state chemistry.

Credits

5

Instructor

Theodore Holman

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or previous enrollment in CHEM 151A, CHEM 151L, and CHEM 146B.

CHEM 256C Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry are presented. Topics covered vary from year to year, and are announced in advance. Possible topics include A) organometallic chemistry; B) structural methods in inorganic chemistry; C) solid-state chemistry.

Credits

5

Instructor

Scott Oliver

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or previous enrollment in CHEM 151A, CHEM 151L, and CHEM 146B.

CHEM 256D X-ray Crystallography

Course in chemical crystallography focuses on the needs of small-molecule, single-crystal diffraction studies. Includes diffraction theory, space-group analysis, data collection, structure solution, and refinement. Practical component: use of diffraction equipment and solution/refinement software.

Credits

5

Instructor

Timothy Johnstone

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students and seniors who have taken CHEM 151A, CHEM 151L, and CHEM 163A.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 261 Foundations of Spectroscopy

The basic theory of time-dependent processes is covered at an advanced level. The interaction of electromagnetic radiation and matter is described using both semiclassical and quantum field formulations. A variety of modern spectroscopic techniques are discussed both in terms of the basic processes and their use in the elucidation of chemical structure and dynamics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jin Zhang

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to chemistry graduate students or previous enrollment in CHEM 163A.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 262 Statistical Mechanics

Theory and concepts of statistical mechanics with applications to ideal gases, condensed systems, phase transition, and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Lecture: 3-1/2 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ilan Benjamin

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to chemistry graduate students or previous enrollment in CHEM 163A.

CHEM 263 Quantum Mechanics

A rigorous introductory course: the Schrödinger equation, operator formalism, matrix mechanics, angular momentum, and spin. Perturbation and other approximate methods. Applications to atomic and molecular problems. Lecture: 3-1/2 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Yuan Ping

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to chemistry graduate students or previous enrollment in CHEM 163A, PHYS 116A, and PHYS 116B.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 265 Computer Simulation in Statistical Mechanics

A detailed introduction of the use of computer simulation methods in physical and biophysical chemistry. Includes review of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, molecular mechanics, molecular dynamics, and Monte-Carlo methods. Applications to liquid structure, reaction dynamics, and protein dynamics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ilan Benjamin

CHEM 266A Lasers and Their Chemical Applications

Introduces the basic theoretical principles of lasers and laser light. Various types of lasers and selected applications to chemistry are discussed. The use of lasers in photochemistry, spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, and chemical analysis is considered. Lecture: 3-1/2 hours.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 163A and PHYS 114A and PHYS 114B.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

CHEM 268 Solid State and Materials Chemistry

Topics include synthesis of solid-state materials and their characterization using experimental techniques: XRD, TEM spectroscopy, NMR, and their applications in technologies. Emphasis on new materials, e.g., polymer, biopolymers, nanomaterials, organic/inorganic composites, ceramics, superconductors, electronic, magnetic, and opto-electronic materials.

Credits

5

Instructor

Yat Li

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to chemistry graduate students or students previously enrolled in CHEM 163A and CHEM 163B.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 269 Electrochemistry

Designed to introduce basic principles and applications of electrochemistry to students at upper undergraduate and lower graduate levels in various fields including analytical, physical, and materials chemistry.

Credits

5

Instructor

Shaowei Chen

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to seniors and graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 271 Chemical Biology

Methods and techniques for the field of chemical biology. Brings together methods in chemistry, biochemistry, and genetics to study the interaction of small molecules with biological systems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 171.

Credits

5

Instructor

John MacMillan

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to chemistry graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 274 Proseminar in Synthetic and Polymer Chemistry

Weekly meetings devoted to study of synthetic organic chemistry and controlled polymer design for applications in nanotechnology. Topics drawn from current literature and research interests of participants.

Credits

5

Instructor

Rebecca Braslau

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 275 Proseminar in Biological Inorganic Chemistry

Weekly meetings devoted to biological inorganic chemistry and biochemistry. Topics are drawn from current literature. Papers and reviews are discussed, and participants give short seminars on their research interests.

Credits

5

Instructor

Theodore Holman

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 280 Proseminar in Materials Chemistry

Weekly meetings devoted to materials and inorganic research. Topics are drawn from current literature. Papers and reviews are discussed. Participants also give short seminars on topics of their research interests.

Credits

5

Instructor

Scott Oliver

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 282 Proseminar: Synthetic Methods

Weekly meetings devoted to the study of asymmetric and/or enantio-selective synthesis of optically active organic compounds of biological and medicinal significance. Topics drawn from the current literature and the research interests of the participants.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bakthan Singaram

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 284 Proseminar in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Weekly meetings devoted to the study of synthetic organic chemistry. Topics drawn from the current literature and the research interests of the participants.

Credits

5

Instructor

Joseph Konopelski

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 285 Proseminar: Photobiochemistry and Photobiology

A detailed study of molecular mechanisms of light energy conversion and light-signal transduction processes in biological systems. Student participation in critical discussion of current literature examples are emphasized. Two-hour lecture and two-hour seminar weekly.

Credits

5

Instructor

Roberto Bogomolni

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 286 Proseminar in Natural Products Chemistry

Weekly meetings devoted to the study of natural products. Topics drawn from the current literature and research interests of the participants.

Credits

5

Instructor

Philip Crews

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 288 Proseminar in Bioinorganic Chemistry

Weekly meetings devoted to inorganic and bioinorganic research. Topics are drawn from current literature. Papers and reviews are discussed. Participants also give short seminars on topics of their research interests.

Credits

5

Instructor

Pradip Mascharak

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 291 Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Seminar

A weekly chemistry and biochemistry seminar series covering recent developments and current research, led by experts from other institutions, as well as local speakers. Open to chemistry and biochemistry graduate students.

Credits

5

Instructor

T. Johnstone

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 292 Seminar

Credits

2

Instructor

S. McKinnie

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or approval of the graduate adviser.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 296 Teaching Chemistry

University-level pedagogy in chemistry; examines the role of preparation, assessment, and feedback in teaching chemistry discussion and laboratory sections. Effective classroom techniques and organizational strategies discussed; oral presentations analyzed critically. Required of entering chemistry graduate students.

Credits

2

Instructor

Randa Roland

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to chemistry graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 297A Independent Study

A topic will be studied with faculty tutorial assistance to satisfy a need for the student when a regular course is not available. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 297B Independent Study

A topic will be studied with faculty tutorial assistance to satisfy a need for the student when a regular course is not available. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 299A Thesis Research

Thesis Research

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

CHEM 299B Thesis Research

Thesis Research

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

CHEM 299C Thesis Research

Thesis Research

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes