The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department.
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Courses of Instruction
50001 LABORATORY SAFETY. Required of all graduate students in chemistry, this course deals with the safe handling of chemicals, the inventory and safe disposal of chemicals, safe handling of radioactive materials and lasers as well as details of federal, state and city regulations that apply to safety in academic and industrial laboratories. The course is also required of students who will be handling radioactive materials and is highly recommended for all other graduate students in the physical sciences.
50111 LABORATORY GLASSBLOWING. One 4-hour laboratory period per week. An introduction to the preparation of laboratory research equipment constructed of sodium and borosilicate glass.
50120 TEACHING OF CHEMISTRY. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Members of this class act as chemistry laboratory assistants. Techniques of laboratory instruction are illustrated and the importance of laboratory safety is stressed. (1-3 sem. hrs.)
50133 BIOCHEMISTRY. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30133, 40113 or permission of the instructor. Three lecture hours per week. A general survey of structure and function of biologically important compounds, with methods of analysis.
50143 BIOCHEMISTRY. Prerequisite: Chemistry or Biology 50133. Biosynthesis, Replication of DNA, Synthesis and Processing of RNA and Proteins, and special topics, e.g., brain and muscle function, hormones and signal transduction, cancer, development, etc.
50162 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. One hour lecture and one 4-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 50163 or concurrent registration. The laboratory emphasizes the synthesis, characterization and transformations of inorganic species.
50163 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent registration in Chemistry 40123. A survey of topics in modern inorganic chemistry with emphasis on synthesis, bonding and the mechanisms of reactions.
50173 CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTATION. Two hours lecture and one 4-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent registration in Chemistry 40123. Modern instrumental techniques applied to both inorganic and organic systems. Ultraviolet, infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, vapor phase chromatography, polarography and various electrochemical methods of analysis are covered.
50182 BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. Two 4-hour laboratory periods per week. Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent registration in Chemistry 50183. Physical chemical principles applied to biochemical systems.
50183 BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 40133. Biological systems are discussed from the viewpoint of physical chemical theories and methods.
50223 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30132, 30133 or permission of instructor. A detailed study of stereochemistry, important organic reactions and mechanisms, organic syntheses and fundamentals of synthetic design.
50230 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY Credit and hours to be arranged. Advanced work in biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry to be determined by the previous preparation and interests of the individual student.
50263 PHYSICAL-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30133 and prior or concurrent registration in Chemistry 40123. An introduction to modern structural theory and reaction mechanisms. Includes a discussion of physical methods.
50273 INORGANIC REACTIONS. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 50163 or permission of the instructor. An advanced study of the preparative and derivative chemistry of important classes of transition metal and main group element compounds.
50282 ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. Two hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 40123. An introduction to Quantum Chemistry and Statistical Thermodynamics is presented. Continuation of Chemistry 40113-40123.
50290 CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS. Prerequisite: Chemistry 40113 or permission of instructor. An introduction to the applications of thermodynamics in chemistry. (1-3 hours of variable credit)
50502 BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY. Two four-hour laboratory periods per week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 50143 or concurrent registration.
50783 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. (See Geology 50783) Prerequisites: CHEM 10113-10123 and CHEM 10122, or CHEM 10114-10124 or permission of the instructor. Three hours of lecture per week. Chemistry of water, soil, energy, and air as related to environmental problems. Subjects include: nutrients and eutrophication, fluorocarbons, sulfur and nitrogen oxides, Eh-pH relationship, natural carbonate reactions, and cation exchange phenomena.
50993 NEUROCHEMISTRY. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 50133 or permission of instructor. The elucidation of biomedical phenomena that subserve the characteristic activity of the nervous system or are associated with neurological diseases.
60123 CHEMISTRY OF HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS. Prerequisite: Chemistry 50223 or equivalent. The synthesis and reactions of the principle heterocyclic systems, including some related natural products.
60120 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Prerequisite: Chemistry 50163 or permission of instructor. Significant advances in inorganic chemistry with emphasis upon material taken from recent literature. The subject matter will be fitted to the needs and interests of the class.
60130 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY. Prerequisite: Chemistry 50143. Specialized aspects and new developments in the field.
60140 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Prerequisite: Chemistry 50223 or equivalent. Recent advances in theoretical and synthetic organic chemistry. Highly specialized areas of organic chemistry may be taken up according to the needs of the class.
60150 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Topics of current interest in physical chemistry. The subject matter will be selected to meet the needs and interests of the class.
60240 GRADUATE RESEARCH IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY.
60260 GRADUATE RESEARCH IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY.
60270 GRADUATE RESEARCH IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY.
60280 GRADUATE RESEARCH IN BIOCHEMISTRY.
60313-60323 QUANTUM CHEMISTRY. Prerequisite: Chemistry 50282, Differential Equations is recommended. A brief review of the physical and historical background of quantum theory. The mathematical formalism along with some exactly solvable problems. Considerable time is spent on the approximate methods which are most applicable to chemical systems and allow a qualitative understanding of delocalization energies, spectra and chemical reactivity.
60333 STATISTICAL MECHANICS. Prerequisite: Chemistry 50290. After a brief mathematical introduction, the equilibrium theory of statistical mechanics is developed and used to interpret the laws of thermodynamics from the molecular standpoint. A detailed study of the relationships between the thermodynamic functions of gases, liquids and solids and their structure on the molecular scale.
60500 SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY OF BEHAVIOR. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Weekly discussion in current topics in the Chemistry of Behavior. (Same as Psychology 60500).
70771 Selected when enrolling only for non-thesis examination or preparation for the examination.
70990 THESIS. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy. Continuation of 70980.
90980 DISSERTATION. Prerequisite: Written permission of the Chair of the Department.
90990 DISSERTATION. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy. Continuation of 90980. A minimum of 12 hours of dissertation is required.