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Courses

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

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Spring 2014

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
CHEM B104-001 General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 180 Kung,Y.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 180
CHEM B104-002 General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 180 Francl,M.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 243
CHEM B104-00A General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM M Park 278 Lukacs,K.
Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM M Park 182
CHEM B104-00B General Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 278 Lukacs,K.
LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Park 182
CHEM B104-00C General Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Park 278 Lukacs,K.
LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM W Park 182
CHEM B104-00D General Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM TH Park 278 Lukacs,K.
LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Park 182
CHEM B212-001 Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Park 180 Nerz-Stormes,M.
Recitation: 2:10 PM- 3:00 PM F Park 180
CHEM B212-002 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 25 Schmink,J.
Recitation: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM F Park 25
CHEM B212-00A Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM M Park 179 Nerz-Stormes,M.
Prelab Option #1: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Prelab Option #2: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 180
CHEM B212-00B Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM T Park 179 Nerz-Stormes,M.
Prelab Option #1: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Prelab Option #2: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 180
CHEM B212-00C Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM W Park 179 Nerz-Stormes,M., Porello,S.
Prelab Option #1: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Prelab Option #2: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 180
CHEM B212-00D Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM TH Park 179 Lee,J., Nerz-Stormes,M.
Prelab Option #1: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Prelab Option #2: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 180
CHEM B212-00E Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM T Park 179 Nerz-Stormes,M., Porello,S.
Prelab Option #1: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Prelab Option #2: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 180
CHEM B212-00F Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM TH Park 179 Lee,J., Nerz-Stormes,M.
Prelab Option #1: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Prelab Option #2: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 180
CHEM B222-001 Physical Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Park 278 Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B231-001 Inorganic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Park 278 Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B252-001 Research Methodology II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM W Park 229 Goldsmith,J., Schmink,J.
Lab: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM TH Park 274
CHEM B321-001 Topics: Advanced Physical Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Park 278 Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B332-001 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry First Half / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Park 264 Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B399-001 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-002 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-003 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-004 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-005 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-006 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-007 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-008 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B521-001 Advanced Physical Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Park 278 Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B532-001 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry First Half / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Park 264 Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B701-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1
CHEM B701-002 Supervised Work Semester / 1
CHEM B701-003 Supervised Work Semester / 1
CHEM B701-004 Supervised Work Semester / 1
CHEM B701-005 Supervised Work Semester / 1
CHEM B701-006 Supervised Work Semester / 1
CHEM B701-007 Supervised Work Semester / 1
CHEM B701-008 Supervised Work Semester / 1

Fall 2014

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
CHEM B103-001 General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 243 Francl,M.
CHEM B103-002 General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 180 Interim,R.
CHEM B103-00A General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM M Park 278 Lukacs,K.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM M Park 182
CHEM B103-00B General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 278 Lukacs,K., Lukacs,K.
Lab: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM T Park 182
CHEM B103-00C General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Park 278 Lukacs,K., Lukacs,K.
Lab: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM W Park 182
CHEM B103-00D General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 4:10 PM- 5:00 PM W Park 278 Lukacs,K.
Lab: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM W Park 182
CHEM B103-00E General Chemistry I Semester / 1
CHEM B211-001 Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Park 25 Schmink,J.
Recitation Section: 2:10 PM- 3:00 PM F Park 180
Pre-Lab: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 25
CHEM B211-002 Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 25 Malachowski,B.
Recitation Section: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM F Park 25
Pre-Lab: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Pre-Lab: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 25
CHEM B211-00A Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM M Park 179 Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B211-00B Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM T Park 179
CHEM B211-00C Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM W Park 179
CHEM B211-00D Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM TH Park 179
CHEM B211-00E Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 LEC: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM T Park 179
CHEM B211-00F Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 LEC: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM TH Park 179
CHEM B221-001 Physical Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Park 354 Francl,M.
CHEM B242-001 Biological Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Park 278 Kung,Y.
CHEM B251-001 Research Methodology in Chemistry I Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM W Park 229 White,S.
Lab: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM TH Park 354
CHEM B311-001 Advanced Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Park 264 Schmink,J.
CHEM B345-001 Advanced Biological Chemistry: Biochemical Pathways Semester / 1 LEC: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Park 278 Kung,Y.
CHEM B398-001 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-002 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-003 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-004 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-005 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-006 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-007 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-008 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-009 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B511-001 Advanced Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Park 264 Schmink,J.
CHEM B545-001 Advanced Biological Chemistry: Biochemical Pathways Semester / 1 LEC: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Park 278 Kung,Y.
CHEM B701-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B701-002 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B701-003 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Malachowski,B.
CHEM B701-004 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA White,S.
CHEM B701-005 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Schmink,J.
CHEM B701-006 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Kung,Y.

Spring 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
CHEM B104-001 General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 243 White,S.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 243
CHEM B104-002 General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM MWF Park 243 Francl,M.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 278
CHEM B104-00A General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM M Park 278 Lukacs,K.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 3:50 PM M Park 182
CHEM B104-00B General Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 278
LEC: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM T Park 182
CHEM B104-00C General Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Park 278
LEC: 2:00 PM- 3:50 PM W Park 182
CHEM B104-00D General Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM TH Park 278
LEC: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM TH Park 182
CHEM B212-001 Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Park 180 Malachowski,B.
Recitation: 2:10 PM- 3:00 PM F Park 180
Pre-Lab: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 25
CHEM B212-002 Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 25 Schmink,J.
Recitation: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM F Park 25
Prelab: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Prelab: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 25
CHEM B212-00A Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM M Park 179 Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00B Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM T Park 179
CHEM B212-00C Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM W Park 179
CHEM B212-00D Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM TH Park 179
CHEM B212-00E Organic Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM TH Park 179
CHEM B222-001 Physical Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Park 278 Francl,M.
CHEM B231-001 Inorganic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Park 278 Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B252-001 Research Methodology II Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM W Park 229 Department staff,T., Kung,Y.
Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM TH Park 274
CHEM B399-001 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-002 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-003 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-004 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-005 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-006 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-007 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-008 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-009 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B515-001 Topics in Organic Chemistry: Medicinal Chemistry Semester / 1 LEC: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Park 278 Kung,Y., Malachowski,B.
CHEM B701-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B701-002 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B701-003 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Malachowski,B.
CHEM B701-004 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA White,S.
CHEM B701-005 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Schmink,J.
CHEM B701-006 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Kung,Y.

2014-15 Catalog Data

CHEM B100 The Stuff of Art Not offered 2014-15 An introduction to chemistry through fine arts, this course emphasizes the close relationship of the fine arts, especially painting, to the development of chemistry and its practice. The historical role of the material in the arts, in alchemy and in the developing science of chemistry, will be discussed, as well as the synergy between these areas. Relevant principles of chemistry will be illustrated through the handling, synthesis and/or transformations of the material. This course does not count towards chemistry major requirements, and is not suitable for premedical programs. Lecture 90 minutes, laboratory three hours a week. Enrollment limited to 20. Division II with Lab Cross-listed as HART B100

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CHEM B101 Focus: Chemistry Fundamentals Not offered 2014-15 This is a half semester Focus course. For students with little background in Chemistry. Prepares students for Chemistry 103 by covering problem-solving techniques, mathematics needed for chemistry, atoms, molecules, chemical structures, chemical reactions and solutions. Depending on interest, there may be a topical focus such as drugs and doses, food and energy, or the environment. The course may include Individual student conferences and electronic resources. Offered in the second half of the Fall and Spring semesters. Enrollment is based on performance on a placement test or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: Quantitative Methods (QM) requirement met or concurrent enrollment in a Quantitative Methods course. Division II: Natural Science Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

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CHEM B103 General Chemistry I Fall 2014 For students with some background in chemistry. Sections usually have a maximum of 50 students. Topics include aqueous solutions and solubility; the electronic structure of atoms and molecules; chemical reactions and energy; intermolecular forces. Examples discussed in lecture and laboratory workshop include environmental sciences, material sciences and biological chemistry. Lecture three hours and Chemistry workshop three hours a week. The laboratory workshop period will be used for traditional chemical experimentation or related problem solving. The course may include individual conferences, evening problem or peer-led instruction sessions. Pre-requisites: Satisfactory performances on the Chemistry Placement Test and on the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment. Division II w/Lab and Quant Quantitative Methods (QM) Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B104 General Chemistry II Spring 2015 A continuation of CHEM 103 . Topics include chemical reactions; introduction to thermodynamics and chemical equiibria; acid-base chemistry; electrochemistry; chemical kinetics. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory three hours a week. May include individual conferences, evening problem or peer-led instruction sessions. Prerequisite: CHEM 103 with a grade of at least 2.0, strong performance on the chemistry placement test. Division II w/Lab and Quant Quantitative Methods (QM) Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B105 Intimate Interactions Chemical Bonding Not offered 2014-15 This half-semester course will focus on chemical bonding, starting with the simplest bonding models and describing how these develop into more complex bonding models. The aim is to integrate bonding concepts that are currently taught in separate courses to present a unified evolution of bonding theories. Prerequisite: CHEM B104 or equivalent. Division II: Natural Science Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

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CHEM B206 The Science of Renewable Energy Not offered 2014-15 In this course the chemistry and physics of renewable energy, including solar, wind, geothermal and others, will be explored. Methodologies for energy storage will also be discussed. Quantitative tools will be developed to enable students to make effective and accurate comparisons between various types of energy generation processes. Prerequisites: completion of CHEM 103 and CHEM 104 with merit grades in both, or permission of instructor. Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CHEM B211 Organic Chemistry I Fall 2014 An introduction to the basic concepts of organic chemistry, including acid-base principles; functional groups; alkane and cycloalkane structures; alkene reactions; alkynes; dienes and aromatic structures; substitution and elimination reactions; alcohol reactivity; and radical reactions. The laboratory course introduces basic operations in the organic chemistry lab, spectroscopy, and reactions that introduced in lecture. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory five hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 104 with a grade of at least 2.0. Division II with Lab Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B212 Organic Chemistry II
Section 002 (Spring 2014): Biological Organic Chemistry Spring 2015 A continuation of CHEM 211 with an exploration of carbonyl functional group chemistry including carboxylic acids and their related derivatives, ketones, aldehydes, and enolate reactivity. The second half of the course discusses amino acids, proteins, enzymes, enzyme kinetics and carbohydrates. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory five hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 with a grade of at least 2.0. Division II with Lab Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B221 Physical Chemistry I Fall 2014 Introduction to quantum theory and spectroscopy. Atomic and molecular structure; molecular modeling; rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Lecture three hours. Prerequisites: CHEM B104, PHYS B121 or B101 and MATH B201. May be taken concurrently with CHEM B211 and PHYS B121 or B101. Division II: Natural Science Quantitative Methods (QM)

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CHEM B222 Physical Chemistry II Spring 2015 Modern thermodynamics, with application to phase equilibria, interfacial phenomena and chemical equilibria; statistical mechanics; chemical dynamics. Kinetic theory of gases; chemical kinetics. Lecture three hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 104, PHYS 122 or 102 and MATH 201. May be taken concurrently with CHEM 212 and PHYS 122 or 102. Division II: Natural Science Quantitative Methods (QM)

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CHEM B231 Inorganic Chemistry Spring 2015 Bonding theory; structures and properties of ionic solids; symmetry; crystal field theory; structures, spectroscopy, stereochemistry, reactions and reaction mechanisms of coordination compounds; acid-base concepts; descriptive chemistry of main group elements. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 212. Division II: Natural Science Course does not meet an Approach

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CHEM B242 Biological Chemistry Fall 2014 The structure, chemistry and function of amino acids, proteins, lipids, polysaccharides and nucleic acids; enzyme kinetics; metabolic relationships of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids, and the control of various pathways; protein synthesis. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM B212 or CHEM H222. Division II: Natural Science Course does not meet an Approach

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CHEM B251 Research Methodology in Chemistry I Fall 2014 This laboratory course integrates advanced concepts in chemistry from biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students gain experience in the use of departmental research instruments and in scientific literature searches, quantitative data analysis, record-keeping and writing. Prerequisite: CHEM B212. Co-Requisite: CHEM B221 or B231 or B242. Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

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CHEM B252 Research Methodology II Spring 2015 This laboratory course integrates advanced concepts in chemistry from biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students will gain experience in the use of departmental research instruments and in scientific literature searches, quantitative data analysis, record-keeping, and writing. Course Prerequisites: CHEM B212. Course Co-requisites: CHEM B222 or CHEM B231 or CHEM B242 Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

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CHEM B311 Advanced Organic Chemistry Fall 2014 A survey of the methods and concepts used in the synthesis of complex organic molecules. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisites: CHEM 212 and 222. Division II: Natural Science

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CHEM B312 Advanced Organic Chemistry Not offered 2014-15 Principles of physical organic chemistry with emphasis on reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, stereochemistry, and qualitative molecular orbital theory reasoning. Prerequisites: a standard two-semester course in organic chemistry (such as BMC Chemistry 211/212), and some coursework in physical chemistry. Division II: Natural Science

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CHEM B321 Topics: Advanced Physical Chemistry Not offered 2014-15 This is a topics course, course content varies. Prerequisites: CHEM 221 and 222 or permission of the instructor. Lecture/seminar three hours per week. Division II: Natural Science

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CHEM B332 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Not offered 2014-15 A survey of metals in biology illustrating structural, enzymatic and pharmaceutical applications of transition metals in biological chemistry and including discussion of structural themes and bonding, reaction types, and catalysis. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 242 or permission of the instructor. Division II: Natural Science

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CHEM B345 Advanced Biological Chemistry
Section 001 (Fall 2013): Biochemical Pathways
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Biochemical Pathways Fall 2014 This is a topics course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: Any course in Biochemistry.
Current topic description: Biochemical pathways involved in cellular metabolism and natural product biosynthesis are explored in molecular detail, including fatty acid metabolism and biosynthesis of antibiotics, anticancer agents, vitamins, and other secondary metabolites. Attention paid to biochemical mechanisms employed, the role of cofactors, coenzymes, and metals, and emerging applications to biotechnology and medicine. Prerequisites:CHEM B242 or BIOL B375 or BIOL H200 with instructor permission.
Division II: Natural Science

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CHEM B350 Selected Topics in Current Chemical Research Not offered 2014-15 A combination lecture/seminar course on the physical, structural, chemical, photochemical, mechanistic and spectroscopic properties of novel organic compounds, including oral presentations by students on very recently published research articles. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisites: CHEM 211-212, CHEM 221-222, and any 300/500 level course in organic, physical, inorganic or biological chemistry. Division II: Natural Science

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CHEM B398 Senior Seminar

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CHEM B399 Senior Seminar

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CHEM B403 Supervised Research Many individual research projects are available, each under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Laboratory at least 10 hours a week. Oral or written presentations are required at the end of each semester. Suggested Preparation: student must seek permission of faculty supervisor.

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CHEM B403 Supervised Research Many individual research projects are available, each under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Laboratory at least 10 hours a week. Oral or written presentations are required at the end of each semester. Suggested Preparation: student must seek permission of faculty supervisor.

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CHEM B425 Praxis III: Independent Study Praxis III courses are Independent Study courses and are developed by individual students, in collaboration with faculty and field supervisors. A Praxis courses is distinguished by genuine collaboration with fieldsite organizations and by a dynamic process of reflection that incorporates lessons learned in the field into the classroom setting and applies theoretical understanding gained through classroom study to work done in the broader community. Counts toward Praxis Program

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CHEM B511 Advanced Organic Chemistry I Fall 2014 A survey of the methods and concepts used in the synthesis of complex organic molecules. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisites: CHEM 212 and 222.

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CHEM B512 Advanced Organic Chemistry Not offered 2014-15 Principles of physical organic chemistry with emphasis on reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, stereochemistry, and qualitative molecular orbital theory reasoning. Prerequisites: a standard two-semester course in organic chemistry (such as BMC Chemistry 211/212), and some coursework in physical chemistry.

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CHEM B515 Topics in Organic Chemistry
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Medicinal Chemistry Spring 2015 This is a topics course. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or equivalent.
Current topic description: A survey of topics related to drug discovery including lead discovery, target interactions, structural optimization, drug metabolism and drug synthesis, with particular focus on a molecular understanding of drug design and development. Case studies may include OxyContin and related opiate analgesics; aspirin and related NSAIDs; penicillin and other antibacterial agents; Tamiflu and related anti-virals; Alzheimers disease drugs; and antidepressants. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or equivalent.

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CHEM B521 Advanced Physical Chemistry Not offered 2014-15 Quantum mechanics and its application to problems in chemistry. Topics will include molecular orbital theory, density functional theory. Readings and problem sets will be supplemented with material from the current research literature. Students will gain experience with programming in Mathematica. Prerequisites: CHEM 221 and 222 or permission of the instructor. Lecture/seminar three hours per week.

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CHEM B532 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Not offered 2014-15 A survey of metals in biology illustrating structural, enzymatic and pharmaceutical applications of transition metals in biological chemistry and including discussion of structural themes and bonding, reaction types, and catalysis. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 242 or permission of the instructor.

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CHEM B534 Organometallic Chemistry Not offered 2014-15 Fundamental concepts in organometallic chemistry, including structure and bonding, reaction types, and catalysis, and applications to current problems in organic synthesis. Lecture three hours a week. Course is open to graduate students and those undergraduates with CHEM B231 or permission from the instructor.

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CHEM B535 Inorganic Seminar: Group Theory Not offered 2014-15 Fundamental concepts of mathematical groups, their derivation and their application to problems in bonding, spectroscopy and chemical reactivity.

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CHEM B545 Advanced Biological Chemistry
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Biochemical Pathways Fall 2014 This is a topics course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: Any course in Biochemistry.
Current topic description: Biochemical pathways involved in cellular metabolism and natural product biosynthesis are explored in molecular detail, including fatty acid metabolism and biosynthesis of antibiotics, anticancer agents, vitamins, and other secondary metabolites. Attention paid to biochemical mechanisms employed, the role of cofactors, coenzymes, and metals, and emerging applications to biotechnology and medicine. Prerequisites: CHEM B242 or BIOL B375 or BIOL H200 with instructor permission.

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CHEM B550 Selected Topics in Current Chemical Research Not offered 2014-15 A combination lecture/seminar course on physical, structural and spectroscopic properties of organic compounds, including oral presentations by students on very recently published research articles.

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CHEM B701 Supervised Work Fall 2014, Spring 2015

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BMC Chem Graduate Student