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CHM11100
General Chemistry

Credit Hours: 3.00. Not available for credit toward graduation in the School of Science. Required of all freshmen in the School of Agriculture who are not in CHM 11500 and required of students in the School of Consumer and Family Sciences in retailing, textile, RHIT, and dietetics options who are not in CHM 11500. Required of students in physical therapy who are not in CHM 11500. Not available for credit toward graduation in the School of Science. Metric and S.I. Units; dimensional analysis; density; the atomic concept; elements, compounds, and mixtures; the mole concept; equations and stoichiometry; atomic structure, spectra; the periodic table; chemical bonding, gases; descriptive chemistry of the common elements. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra. CTL:IPS 1721 General Chemistry I w/lab

CHM11200
General Chemistry

Credit Hours: 3.00. Continuation of CHM 11100. Liquids and solids; solutions; chemical kinetics; equilibrium; acids and bases; oxidation and reduction; electrochemistry; descriptive chemistry of the metals and nonmetals; introduction to organic chemistry; nuclear chemistry. Not available for credit toward graduation in the School of Science.

CHM11500
General Chemistry

Credit Hours: 4.00. Stoichiometry; atomic structure; periodic properties; ionic and covalent bonding; molecular geometry; gases, liquids, and solids; crystal structure; thermochemistry; descriptive chemistry of metals and non-metals. Required of students majoring in science and students in engineering who are not in CHM 12300. One year of high school chemistry or one semester of college chemistry required. CTL:IPS 1721 General Chemistry I w/lab

CHM11600
General Chemistry

Credit Hours: 4.00. A continuation of CHM 11500. Solutions; quantitative equilibria in aqueous solution; introductory thermodynamics; oxidation-reduction and electrochemistry; chemical kinetics; qualitative analysis; further descriptive chemistry of metals and nonmetals. CTL:IPS 1722 General Chemistry II w/lab

CHM12600
Intr To Chemistry II

Credit Hours: 5.00. A continuation of CHM 12500. Properties of solutions; chemical equilibrium calculations; elementary thermodynamics; oxidation-reduction reactions and electrochemical cells; rates of reaction; qualitative analysis; descriptive chemistry.

CHM24100
Intro Inorganic Chem

Credit Hours: 4.00. Descriptive inorganic chemistry dealing in a systematic way with the elements and the structures, properties, and reactions of their compounds. Required of students majoring in chemistry.

CHM25500
Organic Chemistry

Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and their simple derivatives in terms of (a) structure, bonding, etc.; (b) general syntheses and reactions; and (c) a logical modern rationale for fundamental phenomena as supported by reactivity orders, orientation effects, stereochemistry, and relative rates. Recommended for biology majors.

CHM25501
Organic Chem Lab

Credit Hours: 1.00. Laboratory experiments to accompany CHM 25500, illustrating methods of separation, instrumental methods of analysis, and the more common techniques and methods for preparing various types of organic compounds.

CHM25600
Organic Chemistry

Credit Hours: 3.00. A continuation of CHM 25500 with various functional groups such as the carboxyl, amino, etc., and including such polyfunctional natural products as carbohydrates and peptides.

CHM25601
Organic Chem Lab

Credit Hours: 1.00. A continuation of CHM 25501. Experiments are designed to illustrate principles discussed in CHM 25600.

CHM25700
Organic Chemistry

Credit Hours: 4.00. Introductory organic chemistry. Emphasis is on structure, nomenclature, reactions, and theory as applied to simple organic compounds. This course is designed for students who require a one semester overview in preparation for biochemistry. Not recommended for majors in the College of Science. Both CHM 25700 + 25701 = CTL:IPS 1723 Organic And Biochemistry w/lab.

CHM25701
Organic Chem Lab

Credit Hours: 1.00. Laboratory experiments designed to accompany CHM 25700 and to illustrate methods of separation, identification, and preparation of selected organic molecules. Both CHM 25700 + 25701 = CTL:IPS 1723 Organic And Biochemistry w/lab.

CHM26200
Organic Chemistry

Credit Hours: 3.00. A continuation of CHM 26100, but a broader scope. The chemistry of a variety of functional groups is discussed. Theory is employed extensively to demonstrate the coherence underlying seemingly diverse transformations. Qualitative organic analysis is introduced, with particular emphasis on spectroscopic methods.

CHM26400
Organic Chemistry Lab

Credit Hours: 1.00. A continuation of CHM 26300 in that the experiments are designed to illustrate principles discussed in CHM 26200. A major portion of the course is devoted to methods employed in organic qualitative analysis. The student is expected to identify several unknown compounds and mixtures.

CHM26600
Organic Chemistry Lab

Credit Hours: 2.00. A continuation of CHM 26500. All experiments are designed to illustrate the principles discussed in CHM 26200. A major portion of the course is devoted to the methods employed in organic qualitative analysis. The student is expected to identify unknowns and mixtures and is introduced to some modern instrumental techniques.

CHM26605
Organic Chemistry

Credit Hours: 3.00. A continuation of CHM 26505, but a broader scope. The chemistry of a variety of functional groups is discussed. Theory is employed extensively to demonstrate the coherence underlying seemingly diverse transformations. Qualitative organic analysis is introduced, with particular emphasis on spectroscopic methods.

CHM26800
Org Chem Lab Honors

Credit Hours: 2.00. A continuation of CHM 26700. Experiments, more sophisticated than those in CHM 26600, are designed to illustrate and extend the concepts presented in CHM 26200. A major portion of the course is devoted to organic qualitative analysis. The student is expected to identify unknown compounds by classical methods as well as by the use of modern instrumentation like infrared gas chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance.

CHM33900
Biochem: Molecular Approach

Credit Hours: 3.00. This is a comprehensive one-semester biochemistry course that emphasizes molecules and molecular reaction mechanisms, building upon the principles conveyed in general chemistry and organic chemistry. This course is designed to cover the essential elements of biochemistry traditionally covered in a two semester series. Topics to be covered include: Amino acids, peptides and proteins, molecular models and structure-function relationships, enzymes, enzyme kinetics and enzyme mechanisms, carbohydrates and carbohydrate metabolism, aerobic metabolism, lipids and membranes, lipid metabolism, nitrogen metabolism and integration and regulation of metabolism. Special emphasis will be placed on connections between biochemical principles and the fields of medicine, human health and disease, nutrition and biotechnology. This course should serve as excellent preparation for higher-level biochemistry courses as well as standardized pre-health professional exams. CHM 33900 was designed as the 4lh semester of the 1-2-1 competency-based curriculum transformation in chemistry as it applies to pre-health professional and life science students at Purdue. However, this course is open to other students who meet the prerequisites.

CHM33901
Biochemistry Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1.00. CHM 33901 is a laboratory course based on two modules from the Undergraduate Research Inspired Experimental Chemistry Alternatives (URIECA) developed at MIT that are designed to introduce students to cutting-edge research topics in biochemistry. The course provides students with a research-inspired laboratory experience that introduces standard biochemical techniques in the context of investigating a current research topic, for example, acquired resistance to cancer drugs. Techniques include protein expression, purification, and gel analysis, PCR, site-directed mutagenesis, kinase activity assays, and protein structure viewing. CHM 33901 was designed as the 4th semester of the 1-2-1 competency-based curriculum transformation in chemistry as it applies to pre-health professional and life science students at Purdue. However, the course is open to other students who meet the pre-requisites.

CHM34200
Inorganic Chemistry

Credit Hours: 3.00. Interpretation and correlation of the reactions and properties of inorganic compounds in terms of their electronic and molecular structures. A survey of the preparations and reactivities of important compounds of the representative elements, with an emphasis on group trends. The elementary chemistry of the transition metals, including magnetic and spectral properties of coordination compounds.

CHM34201
Inorganic Chem Lab

Credit Hours: 1.00. Laboratory work to accompany CHM 34200.

CHM37000
Topics In Physical Chm

Credit Hours: 3.00. Kinetic theory of gases; statistical thermodynamics; quantum mechanics; atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy; properties of ionic phases. May not be used to satisfy requirements for graduation in chemistry.

CHM37200
Physical Chemistry

Credit Hours: 4.00. Principles of physical chemistry with emphasis on chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, illustrated examples from the biological sciences. Intended primarily for students in the life sciences. Other topics include physical and chemical equilibria, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy.

CHM37400
Physical Chemistry

Credit Hours: 3.00. Physical chemistry of molecules. Wave properties of matter; quantum mechanics of translation, rotation, and vibration; atomic structure; molecular orbitals; quantum states; statistical mechanics; chemical kinetics; collision theory; transition state theory.

CHM37401
Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1.00. A physical chemistry laboratory course that will provide students with hands-on experience that illustrates the core concepts presented in the associated physical chemistry lecture course CHM 37400.

CHM37401
Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1.00. A physical chemistry laboratory course that will provide students with hands-on experience that illustrates the core concepts presented in the associated physical chemistry lecture course CHM 37400.

CHM37401
Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1.00. A physical chemistry laboratory course that will provide students with hands-on experience that illustrates the core concepts presented in the associated physical chemistry lecture course CHM 37400.

CHM42400
Anly Chemistry II

Credit Hours: 4.00. Principles and application of optical and electrical methods of chemical analysis, including topics in instrumentation.

CHM43800
Intro Molecular Biotechnology

Credit Hours: 3.00. An examination of modern tools for the characterization, manipulation, and design of nucleic acids and proteins. Topics include DNA technology, recombinant proteins, bioinformatics, genetic modifications, gene expression and the interactions between nucleic acids and proteins.

CHM46200
Intermediate Org Chm

Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory and application of organic chemistry and reaction mechanisms to organic synthesis and contemporary research topics in closely related areas. Topics include stereochemistry, reactive organic intermediates, molecular orbital theory, photochemistry, organic materials chemistry, and chemical biology.

CHM49000
The Nuclear Age

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Topics vary.

CHM49400
Jun-Sen Chem Seminar

Credit Hours: 1.00. Major emphasis on developing skills in oral and written presentations by students. The subject matter can be library material and/or accomplishments in undergraduate or co-op research.

CHM51300
Chemical Literature

Credit Hours: 1.00. Types of information in technical publications; exercises in finding, assembling, and using such data.

CHM57900
Computational Chem

Credit Hours: 3.00. Theoretical basis and practical applications of computational methods relevant to chemical and biochemical research problems.

CHM62100
Adv Analytical Chem

Credit Hours: 3.00. A critical survey of recent developments in chemical and instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequisite: CHM 32100, 42400.

CHM62400
Particle Spectroscopy

Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the application of ion and electron beams in the chemical analysis of gases and of surfaces. Emphasis is on the unity of the phenomena that underlie the preparation, manipulation, and analysis of ion and electron beams and on the analogies between inelastic reactions of ions and electrons, including those with both gaseous and solid targets. Mass spectrometry is covered in some depth, and a number of newer aspects of particle spectroscopy are treated, including ion scattering spectrometry, Rutherford scattering, energy loss spectrometry (ion and electron), ion kinetic energy spectrometry, ion cyclotron resonance and Auger spectrometry. Applications of these techniques feature structural analysis (compositions of mixtures, molecular structure of organics, electronic state assignment in simple ions), chemical preparations (ion implantation), and isotopic analysis. The underlying chemistry is explored, particularly in considering the kinetics and dynamics of unimolecular fragmentation and in terms of the factors that affect the cross-sections of inelastic collisions. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: CHM 42400.

CHM63500
Biochem Dyn Aspects

Credit Hours: 3.00. Enzymes, metabolism, and protein and nucleic acid biosynthesis. Prerequisite: CHM 63400.

CHM63800
Biophysical Chem

Credit Hours: 3.00. Applications of the principles and methods of physical chemistry in biochemistry with emphasis on the behavior of macromolecules in solution. Protein engineering. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: CHM 57800, 63400.

CHM64200
Adv Inorganic Chem

Credit Hours: 3.00. Physical inorganic chemistry. Applications of group theory to chemistry and spectroscopy, especially vibrational and electronic spectra of transition metal complexes. Molecular orbital theory and theoretical bases for reactivity. Magnetic properties and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy of inorganic materials. Prerequisite: CHM 34200.

CHM64700
Trans Metal Organomet

Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the chemistry and physical properties of compounds of the transition metals. Halides, oxides, and oxy-salts; transition metal carbonyls and derivatives; pi-bonded organometallic compounds; catalysis; spectral and magnetic properties of compounds. Prerequisite: CHM 64100.

CHM65200
Synthetic Organic Chem

Credit Hours: 3.00. An advanced treatment of methods for preparing major types of organic functionalities and bonds, stressing stereochemical control and involving mechanisms for understanding the reactions employed. Prerequisite: CHM 65100.

CHM66800
Physical Organic Chem

Credit Hours: 3.00. The theoretical and mechanistic bases for structure and reactivity in organic chemistry is discussed. Individual topics include kinetics and thermodynamics, molecular orbital theory, stereochemistry and reactive intermediates as applied to the mechanisms of organic reactions. Prerequisite: CHM 56300 or 65100.

CHM67200
Quantum Chem

Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic principles of classical and quantum mechanics, exact solutions for simple systems, approximation methods, atomic structure, spectroscopy, application of group theory, theory of molecular binding. Prerequisite: CHM 67100.

CHM67300
Comput Quantum Chem

Credit Hours: 3.00. Semiempirical and molecular-mechanics treatments of large molecules, ab initio methods, modern density functional theory, Green's functions, multichannel quantum defect theory, global optimization methods. Prerequisite: CHM 67100.

CHM69500
Sem Biochem

Credit Hours: 0.00 or 1.00. Groups meeting for review and discussion of important current literature in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Each graduate student is required to attend the seminar of his or her major subject.

CHM69500
Sem Physical Chem

Credit Hours: 0.00 or 1.00. Groups meeting for review and discussion of important current literature in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Each graduate student is required to attend the seminar of his or her major subject.

CHM69500
Sem Inorganic Chem

Credit Hours: 0.00 or 1.00. Groups meeting for review and discussion of important current literature in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Each graduate student is required to attend the seminar of his or her major subject.

CHM69500
Sem Anlytcl Chem

Credit Hours: 0.00 or 1.00. Groups meeting for review and discussion of important current literature in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Each graduate student is required to attend the seminar of his or her major subject.

CHM69500
Sem Organic Chem

Credit Hours: 0.00 or 1.00. Groups meeting for review and discussion of important current literature in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Each graduate student is required to attend the seminar of his or her major subject.

CHM69600
X-Ray Crystallography

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Lectures on selected topics of current interest.

CHM69600
Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Lectures on selected topics of current interest.