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  Graduate School-Camden 2007-2009 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Chemistry 160 Graduate Chemistry Courses  

Graduate Chemistry Courses

56:160:506 Materials Chemistry (3) Introduction to the study of materials, including the relationships between the structures and properties of materials.
56:160:509 Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry I (3) Introduction to mechanisms and what they mean.  How to correctly represent a reaction mechanism.  Reactions involving nucleophiles and bases.  Reactions involving electrophiles and acids. Prerequisite: 50:160:336 or equivalent.
56:160:510 Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry II (3) Instruction in the mechanisms of organic transformations that involve radicals and pericyclic reactions. Topics include formation of radicals and their addition, fragmentation and rearrangement; the SRN1 and Birch reactions; electrocyclic reactions; cycloadditions; sigmatropic rearrangements; the Ene reaction; and an MO view of pericyclic reactions. Prerequisite: 50:160:336 or equivalent.
56:160:511 Advanced Organic Chemistry I (3) Advanced survey of organic chemistry. Molecular orbital theory, orbital symmetry correlations, structure and stereochemistry of organic molecules, chemistry of reactive intermediates (including free radicals), photochemistry, structure-reactivity relationships, and molecular rearrangements. Prerequisites: 50:160:335,336, or equivalent.
56:160:512 Advanced Organic Chemistry II (3) Advanced survey of synthetic transformations and reaction mechanisms.
56:160:513 Organic Analysis (3) Interpretation and use of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet spectroscopy; mass spectrometry; and nuclear magnetic resonance for the identification of organic compounds. Combination with separation techniques is included.
56:160:514 Introduction to Molecular Modeling (3) Introduction to the use of computer-assisted molecular modeling techniques for the study of chemical problems; lectures on theoretical principles; instruction in use of modern modeling programs; and computer projects involving solution of chemical problems.
56:160:515,516 Polymer Chemistry I,II (3,3) Introduction to the physical chemistry of macromolecules, aimed at understanding relations between molecular structures and properties of high polymers.
56:160:517 Polymer Chemistry Laboratory (1) Instruction in the use of major instrumentation for the characterization of physical properties of high polymers.
56:160:519 Fluorocarbons (3) Provides a survey of the chemistry of fluorinated organic molecules emphasizing a broad mechanistic basis. Areas covered include comparisons of fluorinated and hydrocarbon compounds; introduction of organofluorine chemistry; preparation of highly fluorinated molecules; partial and selective fluorination, influence of fluorine and fluorocarbon groups on reaction centers; nucleophilic displacement and elimination from fluorocarbon systems: polyfluoroalkanes, -alkenes, and -alkynes; polyfluoroaromatic compounds; organometallic compounds, and 19F nuclear magnetic resonance.
56:160:520 Math Methods of Chemistry (3) Select aspects of infinite series, vectors and matrices, functions of a complex variable, differential equations, and integral transforms as they are used in chemistry.
Prerequisite: 50:160:346 or equivalent.
56:160:521 Atomic and Molecular Structure (3) Introduction to the ideas of quantum chemistry and their application to the structure and properties of atoms and molecules.

56:160:522 Molecular Spectroscopy (3) Principles of electronic and vibrational spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules. Emphasis on the ways in which spectra yield information about molecular properties.
56:160:523 Numerical Methods in Chemistry (3) Numerical integration and differentiation, Taylor series, and Fourier transforms, as used in data analysis in chemistry.
56:160:524 Chemical Statistical Mechanics (3) Principles, thermodynamics, Fermi and Bose distributions, nonideal gases, phase equilibria, solutions, reactions, fluctuations, and phase transitions.
56:160:525 Density Functional Theory and Applications (3) Fundamentals of density functional theory. Properties of atoms, molecules, solids, and surfaces. Recent advances.
56:160:526 Surface Chemistry (3) Experimental spectroscopies, thermodynamics, chemical analysis, structure, phase transitions, optical properties, physisorption, chemisorption, energy transfer, and reactions at surfaces.
56:160:527 Principles of Quantum Chemistry (3) Schrödinger equation, angular momentum, symmetry, perturbation theory, self-consistent field theory, and molecular quantum mechanics.
56:160:528 Theory of Solids (3) Band theory, thermodynamics, transport, optical properties, phonons, and magnetism. Prerequisite: 56:160:537 or equivalent.
56:160:531,532 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I,II (3,3) Theoretical methods, reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, magnetism, and stereochemistry, as applied to inorganic compounds. Emphasis on coordination compounds of transition metals.
56:160:533 Symmetry Applications in Chemistry (3) Principles and applications of molecular and crystal symmetry. Topics include point groups, character tables, representations of groups, and other aspects of group theory; symmetry applications in structure and bonding; molecular orbital theory and ligand field theory; and selection rules for electronic, vibrational, and rotational spectroscopy.
56:160:534 NMR Spectroscopy (3)
Introduction to the physical principles underlying one of the most widespread and useful tools for chemical analysis.  Starting from the descriptions of the phenomenon, a physical picture of NMR experiments in liquids will be developed and the connection between the concepts and actual laboratory practices will be emphasized.  The course will include:  roles of chemical shifts, couplings, and relaxation effects in analysis of chemical structure and bonding.  Two-dimensional NMR will explain what happens, how the experiment is selected, and how data is interpreted.  A survey of solid state NMR and some emerging technologies will be discussed.
Prerequisites: 50:160:326 and 346 or equivalent.
56:160:535 X-Ray Crystallography (3) Introductory course in the principles and applications of X-ray crystallography to structural chemistry. Topics include symmetry properties of crystals, space groups, determination of crystal structure by X-ray diffraction, and analysis of X-ray photographic and diffraction data.
56:160:536 X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory (1) Experimental techniques of X-ray crystallography and diffractometry. Data collection using single crystal X-ray diffractometer. Structure solution and refinement by various methods.
56:160:537 Solid-State Chemistry (3) Theoretical and experimental aspects of solids. Topics include synthetic and crystal growth methods; solid-state structures; structure characterizations; phase diagrams; band theory; and selected chemical, physical, and electric properties of solids.
56:160:538 Solid-State Chemistry Laboratory (1) Experimental methods and techniques for the preparation of solid-state materials. Use of X-ray diffraction and optical and thermal instruments for structure analysis and property studies.
56:160:539 Inorganic Chemistry of Less Familiar Elements (3) Chemistry and associated correlations with spectroscopy, kinetics, thermodynamics, structure, reaction mechanisms, and chemical properties of the less frequently studied elements.
56:160:541 Electrochemistry (3) Theory and applications of electrochemical principles and techniques, including voltametry, potentiometry, chronopotentiometry, and spectroelectrochemistry.
56:160:545 Radiochemistry and Radiation Chemistry (3) Interactions of ionizing radiation with matter and the resulting radiation-induced chemical reactions: excitation, ionization, free radical formation and recombination; chemical consequences of nuclear reactions; and "hot atom" chemistry. Prerequisite: 50:160:415 or equivalent.
56:160:546 Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry (3) Study of nuclear reactions, ionizing radiation and its effects on the chemistry of matter. Microscale manipulations, physical aspects, target fabrications, compound syntheses, detectors, and other specialized techniques investigated.
56:160:575,576 Special Topics in Chemistry   (BA,BA) Subject matter varies according to the interest of the instructor and is drawn from areas of current interest.
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