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CHE-401   Chemical Dynamics2 credits

Prerequisites: MAT-175 or MAT-275, CHE-302, and CHE-302L

Corequisites: CHE-401L

A study of molecules in motion, the rates of chemical reactions, and molecular reaction dynamics. Six hours of lecture and three 3.5-hour laboratories weekly.

CHE-401L   Chemical Dynamics Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites: MAT-175 or MAT-275, CHE-302, and CHE-302L

Corequisites: CHE-401

Required laboratory course for CHE-401. Three 3.5-hour laboratories weekly

CHE-412   Biochemistry3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-201, BIO-201L (or BIO-210), CHE-301, and CHE-301L

A course in biochemical principles. Topics include thermodynamics, biomolecules, enzyme mechanisms, metabolic pathways, and regulation. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-412L   Biochemistry Lab1 credit

Prerequisites: BIO-201, BIO-201L (or BIO-210), CHE-301, and CHE-301L

Corequisites: CHE-412

Elective laboratory course for CHE-412. One 3.5-hour laboratory weekly.

CHE-420   Inorganic Chemistry3 credits

Prerequisites: CHE-302 and CHE-302L

Corequisites: CHE-420L

A select coverage of topical inorganic chemistry comprising molecular symmetry, polyatomic bonding, coordination chemistry, organometallics, and catalysis. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-420L   Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites: CHE-302 and CHE-302L

Corequisites: CHE-420

Required laboratory course for CHE-420. This laboratory is a study encompassing reactions and synthesis of inorganic or organometallic compounds. Various instrumental techniques will be investigated for the isolation and characterization of inorganic products. One 3.5-hour laboratory weekly.

CHE-490   Laboratory Assistant1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Laboratory assistants gain experience in laboratory techniques and science education by working closely with faculty and staff preparing teaching laboratories. All Laboratory Assistants must submit a Laboratory Assistant Agreement to the department chair. May be repeated for credit up to 3 times.

CHE-494   Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Reading or laboratory assignments as approved by the instructor. See independent study guidelines. See independent study guidelines.

CHE-495   Chemistry Research1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

A laboratory research project culminating in a paper or poster written in accordance with departmental guidelines. The work will make an original contribution to the science of chemistry.

CHE-497   Internship1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Individually arranged programs of work and study with the department, academic institutions, private industries, or government agencies. A paper or the write-up of a laboratory notebook is required. Does not fulfill requirements for the chemistry major. See internship guidelines. See internship guidelines.

CHE-499T   Special Topics in Chemistry1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Study of selected areas of chemistry not available in the regular curriculum.