Chemistry Courses

  • 19. General Chemistry Intensive.  Companion course to Chemistry 23 emphasizing chemistry fundamentals and problem solving in a group setting.
  • 23D. Dynamics. (Core course) Kinetics, equilibria, acid/base chemistry, and electrochemistry.
  • 23E. Energetics. (Core course) Phase behavior, equations of state, intermolecular forces, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.
  • 23S. Structure. (Core course) Molecular and electronic structure, intermolecular forces, condensed phases, organic structure and properties, and biopolymers.
  • 24. Chemistry Laboratory. (Core course) Applications of thermodynamics, equilibria, electrochemistry, structure/property relationships, synthesis, spectroscopy, and chemistry in the service of society.
  • 51. Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics. (Core elective)  Phase equilibria, thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics.
  • 52. Physical Chemistry: Group Theory, Quantum Chemistry, and Spectroscopy. Introduction to quantum mechanics with application to atoms and molecules. Group theory. Survey of spectroscopic techniques.
  • 53. Physical Chemistry Laboratory.
  • 56. Carbon Compounds. (Core elective) A systematic study of the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds, emphasizing synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and the relation of structure to observable physical and chemical properties.
  • 58. Carbon Compounds Laboratory.
  • 103. Chemical Analysis.  Applications of chemical equilibria in qualitative and quantitative analysis with emphasis on inorganic systems. Introduction to electrochemistry.
  • 104. Inorganic Chemistry. Systematic study of the preparation, properties, structures, analysis, and reactions of inorganic compounds.
  • 105. Organic Chemistry. A continuation of studies in the chemistry of carbon compounds.
  • 109. Chemical Analysis Laboratory.
  • 110. Inorganic Laboratory.
  • 111. Organic Laboratory.
  • 112. Instrumental Methods Laboratory.
  • 114. Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Instrumental Methods of Analysis. Special topics in analytical chemistry including instrumental analysis. Electrochemistry.
  • 151-152. Research Problems. Two oral reports and a written thesis are required.
  • 161. Advanced Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics. Equilibrium thermodynamics with applications to chemistry
  • 165. Organometallic Chemistry. Reactions, structure, catalysis.
  • 166. Industrial Chemistry. Elements of chemical engineering for chemists. Organization and goals of industrial research. Readings, case studies, and seminar discussions.
  • 168A. Advanced Physical Chemistry: Lasers in Chemistry.  Introduction to the principles of the operation of lasers.
  • 168B. Advanced Physical Chemistry: Biophysical Chemistry. Physical chemistry applied to answer questions involving the conformation, shape, structure, dynamics, and interactions of biological macromolecules and complexes.
  • 168C. Advanced Physical Chemistry: Chemistry and Physics of Stuff.
  • 168D. Advanced Physical Chemistry: Electronic Structure Theory.
  • 171. Advanced Organic Chemistry: Synthesis.
  • 173. Advanced Organic Chemistry: Pericyclic Reactions.
  • 182. Chemistry in Living Systems. Relation of molecular structure and energy flow to reactions in living systems.
  • 184. Methods in Biochemistry.
  • 187. HIV-AIDS: Science, Society, and Service. Integrative experience course that studies the molecular biology of HIV infection, the biochemistry of antiviral interventions, and the causes and impact of the global HIV-AIDS pandemic, including the interrelationships among HIV-AIDS, prejudice, race, and stigma.
  • 189. Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Advanced topics at the interface of chemistry and biology.
  • 193A. Special Topics: Materials Science of Energy Conversion and Storage.
  • 197-198. Chemistry. Special readings in chemistry.
  • 199. Seminar. Discussions of contemporary research by students, faculty, and visiting scientists.