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AUCHE110 General Chemistry I Course Page

Description: A general introduction to chemistry. Topics include atomic structure; bonding and bonding theories; periodic trends; states of matter and intermolecular forces; and chemical kinetics. Prerequisites: Chemistry 30 and Mathematics 30-1.

AUCHE112 General Chemistry II Course Page

Description: Continuation of AUCHE 110. Topics include thermodynamics, free energy, equilibria, acid-base chemistry, buffers, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: AUCHE 110.

AUCHE210 Chemistry Studies and Information Literacy Course Page

Description: Introduction to library research skills in chemistry. Prerequisite: Second-year standing in a Chemistry degree program. Corequisite: Any senior course in Chemistry that requires library research. Notes: The corequisites must be taken concurrently. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCHE 210, AUBIO 210, AUENV 210, AUGEO 210.

AUCHE220 Analytical Chemistry Course Page

Description: Theoretical and practical aspects of chemical analysis. Topics include gravimetry, titrimetry, separations, acid-base equilibria, chromatography, and spectrophotometry. Examples emphasize the utility and limitations of analytical techniques. Prerequisite: AUCHE 112. Recommended corequisite: AUMAT 110 or 111 or 116.

AUCHE222 Instrumental Analysis Course Page

Description: Study of the theory and practice of instrumental methods of analysis. Topics include atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy, fluorometry, liquid and gas chromatography, physical separations, and electrochemical methods. Examples include the analysis of chemicals with environmental importance. Prerequisite: AUCHE 220. Recommended corequisite: AUMAT 110 or 111 or 116.

AUCHE230 Inorganic Chemistry I Course Page

Description: Electronic structure of atoms, bonding and molecular structure, ionic bonding, symmetry and point groups, introduction to spectroscopy; infrared and Raman spectroscopy, uv-visible spectroscopy; chemistry of hydrogen, boron hydrides, cyclic boron-nitrogen, phosphorus-nitrogen, and sulfur-nitrogen compounds. Prerequisite: AUCHE 112.

AUCHE232 Inorganic Chemistry II Course Page

Description: Theory and applications of organometallic chemistry, metal carbonyls, metal nitrosyls, dinitrogen complexes, transition metal organometallic compounds, synergic bonding, organometallic catalysts, fluxional molecules; descriptive chemistry of the s- and p-block elements; fullerenes. Prerequisite: AUCHE 230.

AUCHE250 Organic Chemistry I Course Page

Description: An introduction to bonding and functionality in organic compounds. Mechanistic approach to solving problems will be emphasized, with discussion of the reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and alkyl halides. The three-dimensional structure of molecules and the concept of stereochemistry will be examined. Infrared spectroscopy and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy will be applied in both the lecture and the lab. Prerequisite: AUCHE 110; AUCHE 112 is recommended.

AUCHE252 Organic Chemistry II Course Page

Description: Continuation of AUCHE 250, again emphasizing a mechanist approach. The chemistry of alcohols, conjugated unsaturated systems, aromatic rings, carbonyl-containing compounds, organic reduction-oxidation reactions, and beta-dicarbonyl compounds will be discussed. Carbohydrate chemistry will be introduced as a way to explore many concepts in a biochemical context. Prerequisite: AUCHE 250.

AUCHE277 Introduction to Relativity and Quantum Mechanics Course Page

Description: Special relativity; photons and matter waves; Bohr atom model; Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle; Schrödinger equation; one-dimensional systems; hydrogen atom; spin; Pauli Exclusion Principle; many-electron atoms; molecules. Prerequisites: AUCHE 112, AUMAT 112, and AUPHY 120. Corequisite: AUMAT 211 is recommended. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCHE 277, AUPHY 260.

AUCHE279 Physical Chemistry Course Page

Description: Study of the principles and concepts of physical chemistry. Topics include the laws of thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, phase, equilibria, surface chemistry, chemical kinetics and catalysis and spectroscopy and photochemistry. Prerequisites: AUCHE 112 and AUMAT 110 or 111 or 116.

AUCHE280 Biochemistry: Proteins, Enzymes and Energy Course Page

Description: The structure and function of proteins and enzymes and the structure, function and metabolism of carbohydrates. The structure and function of lipids, nucleic acids, and amino acids are introduced. The course focuses on how enzymes catalyze the oxidation of carbohydrates and how the cell conserves this energy in a useful chemical form. Prerequisites: AUBIO 230 and AUCHE 250. Notes: Formerly part of AUCHE 380. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUBIO 280 and AUCHE 280.

AUCHE320 Analytical Chemistry III Course Page

Description: Theory and application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Prerequisite: AUCHE 222.

AUCHE324 Research Techniques in Analytical Chemistry Course Page

Description: An advanced analytical laboratory course utilizing spectroscopic, chromatographic and electroanalytical techniques. The emphasis will be on the application of the instrumental techniques for the analysis and identification of unknown samples. Prerequisites: AUCHE 320.

AUCHE330 Transition Metal Chemistry Course Page

Description: Ligand field theory, molecular orbital theory, stereochemistry, magnetochemistry, applications of nuclear magnetic resonance to transition metal complexes, isomerism, reaction mechanisms, electronic spectra and ligand field calculations, descriptive chemistry, transition metals in biological systems, the lanthanides and actinides. Prerequisite: AUCHE 230.

AUCHE350 Organic Chemistry III Course Page

Description: Continuation of the foundation laid in AUCHE 250 and 252, considering in greater depth and breadth various familiar topics (e.g., reactions of carbonyl compounds), and exploring reactions (e.g., free-radical, enantioselective, green chemistry) and techniques (e.g., use of protecting groups) and investigating classes of compounds (e.g., heterocycles) barely touched upon previously. The laboratory work illustrates and expands upon lecture material, and provides practice in spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques. Prerequisite: AUCHE 252.

AUCHE377 Quantum Chemistry II Course Page

Description: Continuation of AUCHE 277. Prerequisites: AUMAT 211; one of AUCHE 277, AUPHY 260. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCHE 377 and AUPHY 360.

AUCHE380 Biochemistry I Course Page

Description: The structure and function of proteins and enzymes and the structure, function, and metabolism of carbohydrates. The structure and function of lipids, nucleic acids, and amino acids are introduced. The course focuses on how enzymes catalyze the oxidation of carbohydrates and how the cell conserves this energy in a useful chemical form. Prerequisite: AUCHE 252. Corequisite: AUBIO 230. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCHE 380 and AUBIO 380.

AUCHE381 Biochemistry: Intermediary Metabolism Course Page

Description: Structure, function, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and nucleic acids at the level of cells and organs. Prerequisites: AUBIO 280 or 380 or AUCHE 280 or 380, and AUCHE 252. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCHE 381 and AUBIO 381.

AUCHE390 Senior Project I Course Page

Description: A research project on a specific topic in chemistry to be determined jointly by the student and professor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Notes: Admission to AUCHE 390 normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUCHE392 Senior Project II Course Page

Description: A research project on a specific topic in chemistry to be determined jointly by the student and professor. Prerequisite: AUCHE 390. Notes: Admission to AUCHE 392 normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUCHE397 Directed Reading I Course Page

Description: Supervised literature research project. Prerequisite: Third-year standing. Notes: Admission to AUCHE 397 normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUCHE399 Directed Reading II Course Page

Description: Supervised literature research project. Prerequisite: AUCHE 397. Notes: Admission to AUCHE 399 normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUCHE405 Selected Topics in Chemistry Course Page

Description: In-depth examination of selected topics in Chemistry. Prerequisites: *12 of senior Chemistry, at least *3 of which must be in the subject area of the particular selected topics course.

AUCHE415 Selected Topics in General Chemistry Course Page

Description: In-depth examination of a subdiscipline in General Chemistry. Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing in Chemistry program and *6 of Chemistry at the 300 level, 3 of which must be in the subject area of the particular selected topics course.

AUCHE425 Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry Course Page

Description: In-depth examination of selected topics in Analytical Chemistry. Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing in Chemistry program and *6 of Chemistry at the 300 level, 3 of which must be in Analytical Chemistry.

AUCHE435 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry Course Page

Description: In-depth examination of selected topics in Inorganic Chemistry. Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing in Chemistry program and *6 of Chemistry at the 300 level, *3 of which must be in Inorganic Chemistry.

AUCHE450 Enzymes and Enzyme Mechanisms Course Page

Description: Study of the mechanism of different classes of enzymes along with experimental techniques used in enzymology. Note: AUBIO/AUCHE 280 (Biochemistry Proteins, Enzymes and Energy) is a suggested pre or corequisite.

AUCHE455 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry Course Page

Description: In-depth examination of selected topics in Organic Chemistry. Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing in Chemistry program and *6 of Chemistry at the 300 level, *3 of which must be in Organic Chemistry.

AUCHE485 Selected Topics in Biochemistry Course Page

Description: In-depth examination of selected topics in Biochemistry. Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing in Chemistry program; *3 AUCHE 381 or AUBIO 381; and an additional *3 of AUCHE at the 300-level. Note: Credit may only be obtained for one of AUBIO 485 and AUCHE 485.

AUCHE489 Directed Reading in Lipid Biochemistry Course Page

Description: Biochemistry of lipids, lipoproteins, and membranes. The course extends and deepens material covered in AUCHE 381 by examining some of the theories, experiments, and methods used to investigate lipid biochemistry. Prerequisite: AUCHE 381. It is strongly recommended that AUBIO 389 precede AUCHE 489. Notes: Admission to AUCHE 489 normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCHE 489 and AUBIO 489.

AUCHE490 Advanced Project I Course Page

Description: A research project on a specific topic in chemistry to be determined jointly by the student and professor. Prerequisite: AUCHE 390. Notes: Admission to AUCHE 490 normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUCHE492 Advanced Project II Course Page

Description: A research project on a specific topic in chemistry to be determined jointly by the student and professor. Prerequisite: AUCHE 390. Notes: Admission to AUCHE 492 normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUCHE497 Directed Reading III Course Page

Description: Intensive study of a specific area of Chemistry as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing. Notes: Admission to AUCHE 497 normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry. An `Application for Individual Study' must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUCHE499 Directed Reading IV Course Page

Description: Intensive study of a specific area of Chemistry as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing and AUCHE 497. Notes: Admission to AUCHE 499 normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry. An 'Application for Individual Study' must be completed and approved before registration in the course.