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Fundamentals of bonding theories, structural chemistry and equilibrium with applications relevant to modern society.
General and ionic equilibrium, solubility, thermodynamics. Introductory organic chemistry: stereochemistry; substitution, elimination and oxidation-reduction reactions.
Fundamentals of bonding theories and structural chemistry, with applications relevant to modern society.
Fundamentals of chemical reactivity: thermodynamics; kinetics; organic chemistry, including stereochemistry; applications relevant to modern society.
Chemical bonding, properties of matter. Chemical thermodynamics with applications to phase equilibria, aqueous equilibria and electrochemistry. Processes at surfaces.
Principles of chemical kinetics, reaction mechanisms and chemical thermodynamics. Credit will be granted for only one of CHEM 201 or CHEM 205.
Coordination chemistry of the transition elements.
Structure, bonding and physical properties of aliphatic and aromatic compounds; mechanistic analysis of chemical reactivity of common functional groups with a focus on carbon-heteroatom bond formation; functional group interconversion and oxidation/reduction reactions.
Chemical kinetics and thermodynamics and spectroscopy useful in biological, medical, agricultural, earth, and related sciences.
Fundamental concepts and principles governing bonding and reactivity of coordination complexes: ligand field theory; symmetry and point groups; frontier molecular orbital theory.
Quantitative chemical analysis; chemical and physical principles of spectrophotometry, potentiometry, and chromatography.
Spectroscopy of organic compounds. Mechanistic analysis of chemical reactivity of common functional groups with a focus on carbon-carbon bond formation; functional group interconversion.
Chemical reactivity of inorganic systems: oxidation/reduction chemistry; multiply-bonded systems; main group chemistry.
Reactions and properties of carbonyl compounds, carbohydrates, amino acids, nucleic acids.
Techniques of organic chemistry.
Techniques in synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry.
Chemistry of selected groups of inorganic compounds, considered in relation to industrial processes.
States of matter, properties of gases, phase diagrams. Elementary chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Reaction equilibria.
A description of the properties and reactions of organic compounds.
Effective argumentation and communication skills in chemistry.
Properties of natural waters, including gas and solid equilibria, pH, redox, complexation analysis, corrosion treatment, ion exchange, colloids and microbial transformations.
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.
Principles of chemical thermodynamics; introduction to statistical mechanics; phase equilibria; electrochemistry.
Diffusion and transport phenomena; interaction of radiation and matter. Methods for determining molecular weight, size, and shape of molecules in solution.
Synthesis, structures, bonding and characterization of compounds of the s- and p-block elements. Industrial uses discussed include: hydrogen-based fuels, materials and high performance polymers.
Representative chemistry of d- and f-block elements interpreted in terms of structure, mechanisms, and theoretical principles. Applications discussed include: organometallic catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry and materials.
Theory, design, and application of instrumental methods of chemical analysis including spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electroanalysis, and chemical separations.
Principles of quantum mechanics; atomic wavefunctions; angular momentum; spin; atomic term symbols.
Chemistry of organic substances having particular relevance to the life sciences.
Principles and techniques of modern chemistry applied by integrating experiments chosen from organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry.
Fundamental aspects of chemical catalysis: kinetic models; catalytic processes in biochemistry and industry; emerging topics in catalysis.
The nature of scientific research; practical skills for chemical research; communicating science.
Basic principles of materials chemistry: classification; nomenclature; synthetic methods; characterization.
Research ethics; data analysis skills for chemical research.
Application of carbonyl group chemistry, cyclization reactions, conformational analysis and rearrangement reactions in organic synthesis.
Application of mass spectrometry, and NMR, UV/visible, and IR spectroscopies to organic chemical problems.
Importance of chemistry in society. Detailed case studies drawn from modern chemistry: human health, energy, commodity chemicals, materials, green chemistry, agriculture.
Rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy and associated techniques; group theory.
Crystal structures; point and space groups; X-ray diffraction, neutron diffraction, electron diffraction of gases and surfaces.
Surfaces and phenomena occurring at surfaces and interfaces: adsorption, thermodynamic treatments, technological applications. Methods for characterization and modification of surfaces. Dynamic electrochemistry and its application to understanding fuel cells.
Application of numerical techniques to study chemical systems; molecular simulation.
Interactions of macromolecules in solution: ligand, antibody and ion binding to macromolecules; thermodynamics of polymer solutions; excluded volume effects; phase separation; partition in two phase polymer solutions.
Structure and availability of monomers; Propagation mechanisms; synthesis of polymers with predetermined properties; measurement and interpretation of physical properties of polymers.
Introductory concepts of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics. Applications to chemistry with emphasis on understanding chemical reactivity.
Macroscopic and microscopic kinetics; photochemistry; theory of reaction rates; reaction cross sections, energy distributions, experimental methods.
Electromagnetic, optical, thermal and mechanical properties, and chemical reactivity of solids; electrons in periodic systems: bands, zones; excitations: excitons, phonons, plasmons, polaritons; crystalline order and disorder; ionic conductivity.
Methods and tactics for the synthesis of biologically active natural products and analogs, particularly alkaloids, polyketides, steroids and terpenes.
Introduction to variational methods; many-electron systems; semi-empirical methods; perturbation theory; computational methods.
Enzyme catalysis; mechanistic enzymology; chemistry of cofactors; biosynthetic transformations; natural product biosynthesis; topics in chemical biology.
Molecular and electronic structures and reactivities of coordination compounds of the transition elements.
Energetics and catalysis in organic reactions. Pericyclic reactions. Substituent effects. Linear free energy relationships.
Basic treatment of the nucleus, with analogy to concepts in chemistry. Nuclear stabilities and associated radioactive decay processes. Nuclear structure. Applications of radioisotopes in chemistry. The interaction of radiation with matter.
The chemistry of compounds containing organic groups directly bonded to metals and metalloids. Emphasis will be placed on the structure and bonding of the compounds and their use in synthetic chemistry.
Current research and career perspectives in chemistry.
Contemporary materials chemistry, including design and synthesis of materials for energy, electronics, and health applications.
A review of modern developments in general chemistry for teachers of Secondary School chemistry.
Unified theory of separation science; liquid and gas chromatography; capillary electrophoresis; electrochemical and spectroscopic detection; separation methods coupled with mass spectrometry and tandem mass spectrometry; biochemical applications.
A discussion of the involvement of inorganic chemistry in biological systems. Chemistry of cations, metalloenzymes, and simpler model systems. Reactions of coordinated ligands, chemistry of sulphur and phosphorus.
Principles of experimental design, practice and problem solving in chemistry, including the opportunity to pursue projects in a research setting.
Presentation, mechanistic discussion and analysis of modern synthetic methods using principles of physical organic chemistry.
Synthetic, mechanistic, and biochemical approaches to chemical biology, including the design of drugs, probes, and catalysts.
Application of mass spectrometry and modern spectroscopic techniques, including multidimensional NMR spectroscopy, to reaction analysis and detailed characterization of complex organic and organometallic molecular structures.