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202. Introduction to Bioinorganic Chemistry.
Functions of inorganic elements in living cells. The manner in which coordination can modify the properties of metallic ions in living systems. Prerequisite: 220a–220b. [3]

203. Inorganic Chemistry.
A survey of modern inorganic chemistry including coordination compounds and the compounds of the main-group elements. Representative reactions and current theories are treated. Prerequisite: organic and physical chemistry. [3]

204. Inorganic Preparations.
Synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds or materials; one laboratory per week. Pre- or corequisite:203. [1]

207. Introduction to Organometallic Chemistry.
A general description of the preparation, reaction chemistry, molecular structure, bonding, and spectroscopicidentification of organometallic compounds of the transition metals. Prerequisite: 203, 220a–220b. [3]

211. Instrumental Analytical Chemistry.
Chemical and physical principles of modern analytical chemistry instrumentation. Credit allowed for chemistrygraduate students having deficiency. Prerequisite: 210, 220a–220b. [3]

219a–219b. Organic Chemistry Laboratory.
Laboratory to accompany 220a–220b. Corequisite: 220a–220b. One four-hour laboratory per week. [1–1]

220a–220b. Organic Chemistry.
Fundamental types of organic compounds, their nomenclature, classification, preparations, reactions and generalapplication. Prerequisite: 102a–102b, 103a–103b, 104a–104b. No credit for graduate students in chemistry. Ordinarilyaccompanied by 219a–219b. [3–3]

220c. Organic Chemistry Structure and Mechanism.
Advanced topics in organic chemistry. Stereochemistry and conformational analysis, mechanisms of organic reactions,linear free-energy relationships, reactive intermediates. Three lectures and one recitation hour per week. Prerequisite:220b, 230, 231. [4]

221. Laboratory Techniques in Organic Chemistry.
Advanced work in organic preparations, new synthetic techniques, and modern organic analytical methods, includinginfrared and nuclear magnetic resonance. Prerequisite: 220b. One lecture and two laboratory periods per week. [3]

222. Physical Organic Chemistry.
Structure and bonding in organic molecules. Reactive intermediates and organic reaction mechanisms. Prerequisite: 220c, 231. [3]

223. Advanced Organic Reactions.
A comprehensive study of organic reactions and their application to the preparation of small molecules. Prerequisite: 220c. Three lectures per week. [3]

224. Bioorganic Chemistry.
Essential metabolites including vitamins, steroids, peptides, and nucleotides. Consideration of phosphate esters and the synthesis of oligodeoxynucleotides. Prerequisite: 220a–220b. Three lectures per week. [3]

225. Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds.
Theoretical and practical aspects of spectroscopic methods, with an emphasis on NMR spectroscopy, for structural characterization of organic compounds. Prerequisite: 220b. [3]

230. Physical Chemistry I.
Chemical kinetics and principles of quantum chemistry applied to molecular structure, bonding, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: Math 150a–150b or Math 155a–155b and Physics 116a–116b or Physics 117a–117b. No credit for graduate students in chemistry. [3]

231. Physical Chemistry II.
Chemical thermodynamics and equilibrium, their statistical foundation, and applications to chemical phenomena.Prerequisite: Math 150a–150b or Math 155a–155b and Physics 116a–116b or Physics 117a–117b. No credit for graduatestudents in chemistry. [3]

233. Molecular Modeling Methods.
Computer simulation studies of molecules with emphasis on applications to biological molecules and complexes. Backgroundtheory, implementation details, capabilities and practical limitations. Prerequisite: 230, 231. Three lectures and onethree-hour laboratory per week. [4]

235. Macromolecular Chemistry: Polymers, Dendrimers, and Surface Modifications.
Synthesis and characterization of macromolecular materials including linear, branched, dendrimetric, and star polymers. Mechanical and physiochemical properties of polymeric types. Kinetics of living polymerization. Applications to nanostructures, templates, and advanced devices. Prerequisite: 102a–102b. [3]

238. Computational Structural Biochemistry.
Theoretical and practical aspects of modeling protein structure and interactions computationally. Sequence-sequence alignments, secondary structure prediction, fold recognition, de novo structure prediction. Protein design, protein-protein docking, protein-ligand docking. Prerequisite: 231. [4]

250. Chemical Literature.
Assigned readings and problems in the nature and use of the chemical literature. Prerequisite: one year of organicchemistry. [1]

301a–301b. Chemistry Seminar. [1–1]

304. Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry. [3]

306. Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry.
Application of spectroscopic methods to inorganic chemistry. Discussion of symmetry and group theory as required for theuse of spectroscopic methods is also included. [3]

311. Advanced Analytical Chemistry I.
Analytical spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, design and analysis of experiments. [3]

312. Electrochemistry: Theory and Analysis. [3]

313. Advanced Analytical Chemistry II.
Signal processing, separation science, and electrochemical methods. [3]

314a–314b. Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry. [3]

316. Problem Solving in Analytical Chemistry.
Application of analytical reasoning andmethodology development to the design and completion of an experimentallaboratory project. [3]

324. Special Topics in Organic Chemistry. [3]

326. Readings in Organic Chemistry.
Current topics in organic literature. May be repeated for a total credit of 3 hours. Prerequisite: 222 or 223. [1–1]

330. Advanced Quantum Chemistry.
Advanced topics in the application of quantum mechanics to chemical bonding and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: 232. SPRING.[3]

331. Statistical Thermodynamics.
Statistical mechanics and chemical equilibrium; distribution laws, partition functions, and thermodynamic properties ofatoms and molecules; applications to gases, liquids, and solids. Prerequisite: 232. [3]

332. Special Topics in Chemical Physics. [3]

335. Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Inorganic and Organic Materials.
Equilibrium in chemical and physical processes of ideal and real systems. Reaction rates for elementary mechanisms.Credit not given for both 335 and 230 or 231. [3]

336. Biochemical Toxicology and Carcinogenesis. (Also listed as Biochemistry 336)
Chemical and biological aspects of toxicology and carcinogenesis, including basic principles and mechanisms, metabolismand enzymology, molecular biology, chemistry of reactive intermediates, and a survey of several classes ofenvironmentally important compounds. Prerequisite: a course in general biochemistry or consent of instructor. Threelectures per week. [3] (Biochemistry).

338. Quantum Chemistry.
Limits of classical mechanics at the atomic and molecular level; postulates of quantum mechanics applied to problems in one, two, and three dimensions; perturbation and other methods. Prerequisite: 230 or equivalent. [3]

339. Spectroscopy.
Experimental and theoretical aspects of spectroscopy. Energy levels, selection rules, and spectral transitions related toatomic and molecular structure. Design of contemporary magnetic resonance and optical spectroscopy measurements.Prerequisite: 231. [3]

340. Applications of Group Theory.
Molecular symmetry, point groups, and character tables. Application to molecular orbitals, vibrational spectra, organicand inorganic systems. [3]

350. Materials Chemistry.
A survey of modern materials chemistry with an emphasis on the chemistry related to the preparation, processing,identification, analysis, and applications of materials. [3]

360. Practicum in Chemistry Instruction.
Preparation for and the teaching of chemistry to undergraduate students. No credit for chemistry graduate students. [0]

369. Master’s Thesis Research.

379. Non-candidate Research.
Research prior to entry into candidacy (completion of Qualifying Examination) and for special non-degree students. [Variable credit: 0–12]

380. Introduction to Research.
Introduction to chemical research under the guidance of individual faculty members. Students participate in three rotations among faculty research groups and provide graded work. For chemistry graduate students only. [1–2]

385. Advanced Reading in Chemistry.
Specialized topics under the guidance of a departmental faculty member. Open to qualified graduate students only. [3]

399. Ph.D. Dissertation Research.

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