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  • 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 273: Principles of Biochemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 174.
    Biomolecules in aqueous systems. Composition, structure, and function of proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides. Information transfer from DNA to RNA and proteins. Bioenergetic principles in glycolysis, oxidative energy metabolism, and selected biosynthetic paths. Applications to medicine, nutrition, and biotechnology. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • 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 lecture/laboratory course that introduces fundamental methods of synthesis and analysis current in chemical research. Applications include topics in organocatalysis, asymmetric synthesis and organometallic chemistry, and spectroscopy. Eight hours 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.
    Quantum Theory, atomic and molecular structure, molecular spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, solid state chemistry. 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, electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, and spectroscopy. Applications and principles of electronics and instrumental design and applications of computers. Statistics and error analysis of laboratory data. Six hours lab plus prelab lecture.
  • 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; lipids and membrane structure; bioenergetics; 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.
    Polysaccharides, energy storage and recognition; intermediary metabolism; lipid and isoprene metabolism; nitrogen metabolism; nucleotide metabolism, macromolecular biosynthesis with emphasis on specificity and fidelity in the mechanisms of RNA, DNA, and protein synthesis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.
  • CAS CH 491: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry IV
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of instructor.
    See CAS CH 191, 192 for description.
  • CAS CH 492: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry IV
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of instructor.
    See CAS CH 191, 192 for description. Presentation at departmental "Undergraduate Research Symposium" at the end of the semester is required for CH 492.
  • CAS CH 525: Physical Biochemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: (CASCH421 OR CASBI421); (CASMA121 OR CASMA123); (CASPY106 OR CASPY212).
    Cannot be taken as advanced course for chemistry majors or in addition to CAS CH351/352. Introduction to physical chemical principles with topics in biochemistry, solution and solid phase chemistry of biomolecules as studied by equilibrium, hydrodynamics, and spectroscopic/quantum mechanical methods.
  • CAS CH 527: Biochemistry Laboratory I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214.
    First semester emphasizes the purification and characterization of proteins and DNA. Second semester emphasizes protein, carbohydrate, and lipid chemistry. Development and use of modern instrumentation and techniques. Same as CAS BI 527 and the laboratory portion of CAS CH/BI 421. Four hours lab, one hour discussion.
  • CAS CH 528: Biochemistry Laboratory II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214 or CAS CH 282.
    For students enrolled concurrently in GMS BI 555, 556. First semester emphasizes the purification and characterization of proteins and DNA. Second semester emphasizes protein, carbohydrate, and lipid chemistry. Development and use of modern instrumentation and techniques. Same as CAS BI 528 and the laboratory portion of CAS CH/BI 422. Four hours lab, one hour discussion.