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  • CAS CH 212: Intensive Organic Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 211.
    Recommended for Chemistry majors. Organic compounds and their reactions; functional groups, stereochemistry, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and laboratory methods including qualitative organic analysis. Industrial applications and relevance to biological systems. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, four hours lab.
  • CAS CH 214: Organic Chemistry with Qualitative Analysis
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 203.
    Lecture and discussion shared with CAS CH 204. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion weekly, one hour prelab lecture, four hours lab.
  • CAS CH 218: Organic Chemistry 1 with Integrated Science Experience II Lab
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 116, and either CAS BI 116 or CAS NE 116.
    Integration of organic chemistry with cell biology and neuroscience, with emphasis on how each discipline interacts experimentally. Laboratory focuses on synthesizing compounds and testing in biological systems. 3 lecture hours (meets with CAS CH 203 lecture), 1 discussion hour, 4 hours lab, 2 hour lab discussion.
  • CAS CH 220: Organic Chemistry Laboratory with Qualitative Analysis
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 204.
    Laboratory methods in organic chemistry including multistep synthesis, organic qualitative analysis, and instrumental analysis. Equivalent to the laboratory part of CAS CH 214. One hour lecture, four hours lab.
  • CAS CH 225: Mathematical Methods for Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Chemistry Department major and CAS MA 123/124 or MA 127; and CAS CH 102/201, 110 or 112.
    Enrollment limited to Chemistry majors. Topics in theoretical chemistry, including thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum mechanics, are studied with a focus on how selected methods from elementary multivariable calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra are used to formulate fundamental principles and analyze paradigm systems. Coordinate systems and complex plane. Vectors and vector algebra. Partial derivative, gradient, divergence, curl. Multivariate minimization, Taylor series, and integration. First and second order ordinary differential equations. Partial differential equations. Matrices, matrix algebra, eigenvalue problems. Operators.
  • CAS CH 232: Inorganic Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112; ; CASCH211 or CASCH214; or consent of instructor.
    The relation of atomic and molecular structure to chemical properties. Bronsted and Lewis acid/base behavior; redox reactions; bonding and reactions of main group elements; d-metal complexes, including bonding, spectra, and reaction mechanisms; and organometallic chemistry. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.
  • CAS CH 291: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: sophomore standing and consent of instructor.
    See CAS CH 191, 192 for description.
  • CAS CH 292: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: sophomore standing and consent of instructor.
    See CAS CH 191, 192 for description.
  • CAS CH 301: Chemical Synthesis and Analysis
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214 or CAS CH 220.
    Combined advanced lecture/laboratory course that introduces fundamental methods of organic synthesis and analysis current in chemical research. Applications include topics in organocatalysis, asymmetric synthesis and organometallic chemistry, and spectroscopy. Eight hours project-based lab plus three hours lecture.
  • CAS CH 303: Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CASCH110 or CASCH112 or CASCH102, and CASCH201; and CASMA124.
    Fundamental theoretical principles, capabilities, applications, and limitations of modern analytical instrumentation with laboratory in spectroscopy and analytical chromatography. One hour lecture, six hours lab (single session).
  • CAS CH 351: Physical Chemistry I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112; and CASPY212 and CASMA124.
    Fundamentals of quantum mechanics for studying molecular systems. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • CAS CH 352: Physical Chemistry II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112; AND CASPY212 AND CASMA124.
    Thermodynamics, equilibrium, chemical kinetics. Applications include electrochemistry, phase transitions, catalysis, aqueous solutions, and polymers. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • CAS CH 354: Physical Chemistry Laboratory
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CASCH102/201, CASCH110, CASCH112 or CASCH351.
    Experiments in thermodynamics, vibrational and electronic, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, molecular modeling and structure determination. Statistics and error analysis of laboratory data. Six hours lab plus prelab lecture.
  • CAS CH 373: Principles of Biochemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS BI 105 or CAS BI 108 or CAS NE 102 or ENG BE 208; and CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 214 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 174; or equivalent.
    Introductory biochemistry focusing on structure/function with applications to medicine, nutrition, and biotechnology, including acid/base chemistry, protein structure, enzyme mechanisms, thermodynamics, and kinetics; nucleic acid structure/function, lipids and carbohydrates; bioenergetics of glycolysis and oxidative energy metabolism; lipid and nitrogen metabolism. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • CAS CH 391: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry III
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor.
    See CAS CH 191, 192 for description.
  • CAS CH 392: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry III
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor.
    See CAS CH 191, 192 for description.
  • CAS CH 401: Honors Research in Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: 3.0 overall GPA, 3.2 GPA in required major courses, and approval of Honors application by Chemistry Department Undergraduate Programs Committee.
    Minimum 16 hours per week of experimental or theoretical research, within a chemistry department research group or in another approved research group (outside the department) that is undertaking research in the chemical sciences. An Honors thesis is submitted at the end of the spring semester and defended before a committee of three faculty members. A grade of B or higher is required in both CAS CH 401 and CAS CH 402 in order to graduate with Honors in the Major in Chemistry. An oral presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the end of the spring semester is also required.
  • CAS CH 402: Honors Research in Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: 3.0 overall GPA, 3.2 GPA in required major courses, and approval of Honors application by Chemistry Department Undergraduate Programs Committee.
    Minimum 16 hours per week of experimental or theoretical research, within a chemistry department research group or in another approved research group (outside the department) that is undertaking research in the chemical sciences. An Honors thesis is submitted at the end of the spring semester and defended before a committee of three faculty members. A grade of B or higher is required in both CAS CH 401 and CAS CH 402 in order to graduate with Honors in the Major in Chemistry. An oral presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the end of the spring semester is also required.
  • CAS CH 421: Biochemistry I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214.
    Introductory biochemistry. Protein structure and folding, enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, and allostery; nucleic acid structure; macromolecular biosynthesis with emphasis on specificity and fidelity; lipids and membrane structure; vitamins and coenzymes; introduction to intermediary metabolism. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.
  • CAS CH 422: Biochemistry II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 421; or equivalent.
    Cell metabolism, with special emphasis on the uptake of food materials, the integration and regulation of catabolic, anabolic, and anaplerotic routes, and the generation and utilization of energy. Lectures include consideration of events in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.