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CHEM 301 Aqueous Environmental Chemistry

Properties of natural waters, including gas and solid equilibria, pH, redox, complexation analysis, corrosion treatment, ion exchange, colloids, and microbial transformations.

Prerequisite:  CHEM 201, or CHEM 210.

CHEM 302 Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry

Introduction to structure, composition, and chemical processes occurring in Earth’s atmosphere including interactions with solar radiation, stratospheric ozone layer, photochemical smog, and acid rain.

Prerequisite: One of CHEM 113, CHEM 123, one of CHEM 210, 211 is recommended.

CHEM 304 Advanced Physical Chemistry

Review of thermodynamics concepts; solution thermodynamics; electrochemistry; chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, colloid science. Emphasis on applications of thermodynamics to both chemical and biochemical systems.

Prerequisite: CHEM 201.

CHEM 305 Biophysical Chemistry

Diffusion and transport phenomena of biomolecules. Interaction of radiation and matter in biochemical systems. Methods to determine molar mass, size, and shape of biomolecules in solution.

Prerequisite: One of CHEM 201, CHEM 210.

CHEM 311 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry

Overview of instrumental methods of chemical analysis, including spectroscopic methods, mass spectrometry, surface analysis, and chromatography.

Prerequisite: CHEM 211. One of BIOL 202.

CHEM 312 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy

Principles of quantum mechanics, atomic wave functions, angular momentum, spin, atomic term symbols.

Prerequisite: CHEM 201.

CHEM 317 Environmental Organic Chemistry

Basic physiochemical processes governing the fate, transport, distribution, properties, and reactions of anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment including pesticides and herbicides. Includes aspects of the photochemistry, structure-activity relationships, detection, toxicology, remediation, and social impact of such compounds.

Prerequisite: one of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

CHEM 321 (3) Environmental Chemical Analysis

Methods of analysis, experimental design, sampling, and statistics for environmental and biological samples. Emphasis on chromatography, spectrometry, and quantitative chemistry.

Prerequisite: Either (a) CHEM 211 or (b) one of CHEM 201, CHEM 210.

CHEM 322 Methods in Forensic Chemical Analysis

Concepts in the forensic chemical analysis of materials. Sampling protocols, sample preparation and clean up, instrumental techniques, chemical tracers, chemical fingerprinting, drug and toxin analysis, complex statistical analysis. Specific case studies with emphasis on environmental forensic issues will be presented.

Prerequisite: Either (a) CHEM 211 or (b) CHEM 321 or (c) CHEM 123; and one of BIOL 202.

CHEM 330 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Application of carbonyl group chemistry, cyclisation reactions, conformational analysis, and rearrangement reactions in organic synthesis.

Prerequisite: One of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

CHEM 333 Spectroscopic Techniques in Organic Chemistry

Application of mass spectrometry, and NMR, UV/visible, and IR spectroscopies to organic chemical problems.

Prerequisite: One of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

CHEM 335 Bioinorganic Chemistry

Examination of the involvement of inorganic chemistry in biological systems; structure and chemistry of metalloproteins and metalloenzymes. Nature of proteins, biomolecules, and simple bonding models of d-block compounds; iron and copper proteins involved with electron and oxygen transport and oxygen and nitrogen activation, various proteins of zinc and nickel.

Prerequisite: One of CHEM 204, CHEM 214 and one of CHEM 201, CHEM 210.

CHEM 337 Coordination Chemistry

Analysis of the coordination chemistry of d– and f-block metals including structure, bonding descriptions, spectroscopic and magnetic properties, and kinetics and mechanism of substitution and redox reactions.

Prerequisite: CHEM 220 and one of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

CHEM 338 Organometallic Chemistry

Examination of the structure, bonding, reactivity, and catalysis of organometallic compounds of thed-block metals. A survey of ligands unique to organometallic chemistry is followed by an examination of the mechanisms of common reactions and important catalytic cycles.

Prerequisite: CHEM 220 and one of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

CHEM 339 Main Group Chemistry

Descriptive chemistry and periodic trends in physical properties and chemical behaviour of s-block and p-block compounds, including aspects relevant to polymer and industrial chemistry involving such compounds.

Prerequisite: CHEM 220 and one of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

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