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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions C Chemistry CHEM
Chemistry CHEM

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science.

Graduate Courses

Advanced graduate-level courses are listed below. Courses in certain areas are grouped under "Selected Topics" titles. The content and offering of these are decided annually by the Department to meet the requirements of graduate students in the program. A student may receive credit for several courses in a given selected topics area. Details of offerings and course outlines may be obtained from the Department on request.

Unless stated otherwise the prerequisite for entry to all courses at the 600 level and above is "consent of the Department." Only where appropriate to a student's program may graduate credit be received for courses numbered 500-599.

Chemistry 601       Research Seminar
Reports on studies of the literature or of current research. Required of all graduate students in Chemistry.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2S-0)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Chemistry 603       Research Seminar
Continuation of Chemistry 601.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2S-0)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Chemistry 613       Electrochemical Fundamentals and Methodologies
Origin, significance, and thermodynamics of interfacial potential differences; structure of the double layer; basic principles of electron transfer at interfaces, Butler-Volmer equation; mass transport control of electro-chemical reactions; controlled potential methods as applied to electrode surface reactions and homogeneous reactions coupled to electron-transfer processes.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemistry 615       Analytical Separations
Theory and practice of resolving mixtures into separate components for analysis. Basic theory; liquid-liquid extraction; high performance liquid chromatography; gas-liquid, open bed, ion exchange and exclusion chromatography; electrophoresis.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemistry 617       Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Consideration of principles and equilibria pertaining to aqueous and nonaqueous neutralization, redox, complexation, precipitation and potentiometric methods employed in analyses. Statistical considerations of analytical data and analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemistry 619       Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry
Topics of current interest such as: properties of synthetic polymer membranes, advanced instrumental methods, developments in chemical sensors, speciation studies, environmental analytical chemistry.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Chemistry 621       Organometallic Chemistry
A detailed discussion of structure, bonding and preparative methods in organometallic chemistry including the industrial and synthetic applications of organometallic compounds.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemistry 623       Chemistry of the Main Group Elements
The chemistry of electron-deficient, electron-precise, and electron-rich rings, inorganic polymers, and organometallic compounds of the main group elements; applications of spectroscopic techniques; industrial uses. Seminars on recent research developments.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemistry 627       Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry
Aspects of theoretical inorganic and organometallic chemistry including: quantitative and qualitative molecular orbital theory; the bonding and structure of molecules, clusters, and extended arrays; the fragments of organometallic species; orbital correlation diagrams in inorganic reactions; spectroscopic methods and their interpretation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemistry 629       Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
Courses are offered to cover topics of current interest, such as bioinorganic chemistry, inorganic solution phenomena, and the inorganic chemistry of the solid state.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Chemistry 641       Concepts in Biochemical Toxicology
An interdisciplinary course focused on the diverse biomolecular mechanisms by which organic (e.g. PCB’s) and inorganic pollutants (e.g. Cd, Hg, As) adversely affect cell function examined at multiple levels of organization, from molecules to whole organisms. Topics include how natural toxins exert toxicity, how toxins/light generate free radicals within cells, how the speciation of metals in the environment affects their bioavailability/toxicity, and the toxicity mechanisms that lead to homeostatic dysfunction.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chemistry 641 and either Chemistry 541 or Biochemistry 541 will not be allowed.     
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Chemistry 651       Advanced Organic Stereochemistry
Stereochemical principles in organic chemistry, including: geometry, bonding, symmetry, molecular isomerism, conformational analysis, asymmetric and stereocontrolled reactions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemistry 653       Advanced Organic Spectroscopy
Advanced spectroscopic techniques for the determination of complex organic structures. Emphasis will be on NMR methods, practical aspects of acquiring spectra, advanced interpretation and reporting spectral data.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemistry 655       Advanced Organic Synthesis
A review of modern synthetic reactions and methods in the field of organic chemistry with emphasis on the recent literature.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemistry 657       Theoretical Organic Chemistry
Theoretical principles of organic chemistry including stereochemistry, molecular orbital calculations, pericyclic processes (Woodward-Hoffmann rules), and PMO theory.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemistry 659       Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry
Courses are offered in major branches of organic chemistry, including: carbohydrate chemistry, steroids and terpenoids, semiochemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, as well as other topics of current interest.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Chemistry 669       Selected Topics in Applied Chemistry
Courses are offered in such topics as electrochemistry, industrial catalysis, chemistry of energy sources, colloid and surface chemistry and polymer chemistry.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Chemistry 681       Crystallography
A general introduction to X-ray analysis of single crystals. Topics include: Geometry of the crystalline state; diffraction of X-rays; Fourier synthesis; methods of structure solution; accuracy and precision of derived parameters.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemistry 689       Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry
Courses are offered in such topics as dielectric properties, kinetics, molecular vibrations, fluorescence spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Chemistry 701       Independent Study
Independent study not directly related to the student's thesis project normally under the direction of any chemistry faculty member. A course information sheet must be provided and a student report must be submitted on completion of the course.
Notes:
Multiple 701 courses can be offered in any one term. However, students may take this course for credit not more than twice.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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