Bulletin--Chemistry Discipline

CHEMISTRY


College of Science and Engineering
(See Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)

Undergraduate Courses

100 Preparation for Chemistry (3)

F,S
Elementary concepts of chemistry with some emphasis on developing skills in applying mathematics to physical concepts. Preparation for CHEM 111. CR/NC grading only.

101 Survey of Chemistry (3) [GE]

F,S
A conceptual treatment of the basic principles of chemistry. Organic compounds including alcohols, ethers, esters, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, enzymes, and other substances related to the elementary processes of the human body. CHEM 101 recommended to accompany CHEM 102.

102 Survey of Chemistry Laboratory (1) [GE]

F,S
Laboratory to accompany or follow CHEM 101.

105 Chemistry for Today's Living (3) [GE]

Basic concepts of chemistry and how they relate to everyday experience. The concepts are used to analyze current controversial issues such as nuclear power and genetic engineering.

111 General Chemistry I (5) [GE]

F,S
Prerequisites: passage of the chemistry placement examination which is administered the first day of class. The placement examination is based upon one year each of high school chemistry and physics, and two years of algebra. Students who do not pass the placement examination are strongly advised to enroll in CHEM 100. Basic principles of atomic structure, chemical periodicity; properties of molecules (structure, bonding, geometry, polarity); elementary thermodynamics; elementary organic chemistry. Lecture, three units; laboratory, two units. [CAN CHEM 2 and CAN CHEM SEQ A]

113 General Chemistry II (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: CHEM 111 with a grade of C or better and algebra equivalent of MATH 70. Thermodynamics; chemical equilibrium theory including acid-base, solubility, complex ion and oxidation-reduction equilibria; chemical kinetics; nuclear chemistry; descriptive inorganic, organic, and biochemistry. [CAN CHEM 4 AND CAN CHEM SEQ A]

114 General Chemistry II Laboratory (2)

F,S
Corequisite: CHEM 113 or 117. Determination of thermodynamic quantities, rate laws, solubility product and acid dissociation constants; synthesis and analysis of a molecular complex; qualitative analyses schemes for anions and cations. [CAN CHEM 4 and CAN CHEM SEQ A]

130 General Organic Chemistry (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: CHEM 113 with a grade of C or better. Common organic compounds and basic principles. For students not majoring in chemistry. For laboratory, see CHEM 334. Students who have completed CHEM 333 may not take CHEM 130 later for credit.

153 Analysis of Foods (3)

S
Prerequisite: CHEM 130. Principles of organic chemistry and qualitative analyses applied to foods. Chemical analysis of typical carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and other food components. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit. (Also offered as DIET 153.)

300 General Physical Chemistry I (2)

F
Prerequisites: CHEM 130 or equivalent, and CHEM 320 with a grade of C or better, PHYS 121, MATH 221. Chemical thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, and properties of solutions. Designed for students in the biological sciences and preprofessional curricula as well as candidates for degrees in biochemistry and the B.A. in Chemistry.

301 General Physical Chemistry II (2)

S
Prerequisite: CHEM 300 with a grade of C or better. Quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and kinetics.

320 Modern Methods of Quantitative Chemical Analysis (4)

F,S
Prerequisites: CHEM 113 and 114 with a C or better. Volumetric, gravimetric, and spectrophotometric analysis. Theory and techniques. Introduction to chromatographic and electrochemical methods. Designed to satisfy basic quantitative analysis requirements. Classwork, two units; laboratory, two units.

333 Organic Chemistry I (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: CHEM 113 and 114 with a grade of C or better. The basic principles of organic chemistry. Primarily for students majoring in chemistry. Students who have completed CHEM 333 may not take CHEM 130 later for credit.

334 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2)

F,S
Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent registration in CHEM 333 or 130. Basic techniques and selected experiments in organic chemistry. Classwork, one unit; laboratory, one unit.

335 Organic Chemistry II (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: CHEM 333 with a grade of C or better. The continuation of CHEM 333.

336 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: CHEM 334 with a grade of C- or better and completion of or concurrent registration in CHEM 335. Continuation of CHEM 334. Experiments in organic synthesis and other areas of organic chemistry. Classwork, one unit; laboratory, two units.

338 Organic Chemistry II: Special Projects Laboratory (3)

S
Prerequisites: CHEM 334 with a grade of C or better and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 335. Continuation of CHEM 334 and substitute for CHEM 336. Experiments in organic synthesis and analysis plus a special project under the direction of one of the faculty. Classwork, one unit; laboratory, two units.

340 Biochemistry I (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: CHEM 113, 335 (strongly recommended) or 130 with a grade of C or better. Chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins and major metabolic pathways. Concepts of enzyme kinetics, free energy, chemical equilibria, and oxidation-reduction potential. Students who have completed CHEM 340 may not take CHEM 349 later for credit.

341 Biochemistry II (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: CHEM 340 with a grade of C or better. The biosynthesis and degradation of triphosphonucleosides and the natural amino acids, DNA structure and replication, RNA structure and transcription. The biosynthesis of proteins and its regulation in viral, bacterial, and eukaryotic systems. The biosynthesis and degradation of steroids and porphyrins.

343 Biochemistry I Laboratory (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: CHEM 334 and completion of CHEM 340 or 349 with a grade of C or better; CHEM 320 is recommended. Chemical and enzymatic experiments involving carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins with emphasis on enzyme kinetics. Utilization of chromatographic, spectrophotometric, scintillation, and other modern techniques. Classwork, one unit; laboratory, two units.

347 Clinical Biochemistry (2)

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 or 349 with a grade of C or better. The biochemistry of electrolyte, water, and acid-base balance. The study of hormones, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and other substances as they relate to nutrition, disease, and the homeostasis of blood components.

348 Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory (2)

Prerequisite: CHEM 320 with a grade of C or better; corequisite: CHEM 347. The biochemical analysis of various blood components using modern instrumentation and techniques. The experimental procedures and clinical significance of abnormal blood component values.

349 General Biochemistry (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: CHEM 130 or 333 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. Survey of the major areas in biochemistry for those who are not biochemistry majors. Basic enzymology, bioenergetics, carbohydrate, lipid and nitrogen metabolism are some of the topics presented. Students who have completed CHEM 340 may not take CHEM 349 for credit. (Does not satisfy requirements for either the biochemistry major or the cell and molecular biology major.)

351 Physical Chemistry I (3)

F
Prerequisites: CHEM 320 with a grade of C or better, PHYS 230; corequisites: PHYS 240, MATH 223. Thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum chemistry, and spectroscopy of atoms and molecules.

353 Physical Chemistry II (3)

S
Prerequisite: CHEM 351 with a grade of C or better. Continuation of CHEM 351.

361 Elementary Glass Blowing (1)

F,S
Prerequisite: one year of college chemistry or consent of instructor. Instruction in method of building scientific glass apparatus. Involves manipulation of Pyrex glass. Students progress from making of simple seals to preparation of laboratory apparatus. CR/NC grading only. Individualized supervised instruction.

370 Computer Applications in Chemistry and Biochemistry (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 320 or 334. PC and Mac applications used for data acquisition, manipulation, and presentation. Emphasis on applications used in CHEM 343 and 452. Computational chemistry applications on micro- and mini-computers. Local and national networks. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

425 Inorganic Chemistry (3)

S
Prerequisites: CHEM 335 and CHEM 300 or 351 with a grade of C or better. An introduction to the major theories of chemical bonding. Application of these theories to inorganic systems with particular emphasis on transition metal complexes. Structure, physiochemical properties, and reactivity of both classical metal complexes and organometallic compounds.

433 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)

A
Prerequisites: CHEM 335 with a grade of C or better. Concurrent registration in or completion of CHEM 301 or 353 is required. Problems in the theoretical aspects of organic chemistry, molecular structure, and reaction mechanisms.

452 Integrated Laboratory I (4)

F,S
Prerequisites: CHEM 320 and 336 with a grade of C- or better, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 300 or 351. Integrated laboratory experiments designed to apply physiochemical principles and instrumental techniques to the quantitative investigation of chemical systems. Classwork, two units; laboratory, two units.

453 Integrated Laboratory II (3)

F
Prerequisites: CHEM 425, 452, and CHEM 300 or 351 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: CHEM 301 or 353. Continued physiochemical investigations with particular emphasis on inorganic systems. Instrumental methods, including magnetic resonance, electrochemical techniques, and spectrophotometry. Classwork, one unit; laboratory, two units.

470 Research (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: CHEM 320, 336, and 300 or 351, and consent of instructor. Intended for superior students. Library and laboratory work focused on a research problem in chemistry or biochemistry. Formal written report is required. Laboratory. May be repeated once for a maximum of six units.

599 Chemistry, Its Evolution Through the Centuries (3) [GE]

F
Prerequisite: one year of college chemistry and upper division standing. Evolution of chemistry as a science, great chemists and their contributions to society, chemical theories and discoveries which have changed the course of history.

640 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry (1-3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 or 349 with a grade of C or better. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Advanced topics in selected areas of modern biochemistry. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

693 Cooperative Education Program (6 or 12)

Prerequisite: SCI 293 or consent of instructor. Supervised chemistry laboratory employment. Enrollment by prior arrangement with the employer and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. A final written report is required. A maximum of two units (one unit for each semester) may be used to meet elective requirements in Chemistry major programs. May be repeated for up to 24 units. CR/NC grading only. See Certificate in Cooperative Education in this Bulletin for additional requirements if a certificate is to be awarded.

699 Special Study in Chemistry (1-3)

F,S
Prerequisites: consent of the department and the instructor concerned. Special study in the laboratory or library under the direction of a member of the department. For advanced, superior students majoring or minoring in chemistry. The student must present a detailed written report of the work accomplished to the staff of the department.

Graduate Courses

800 Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Advanced topics and problems in chemistry. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

820 NMR Applications and Techniques (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 353 and 452 with a grade of C or better. Basic concepts and operating techniques of NMR spectroscopy; Fourier transform techniques; 2-D experiments; relaxation time and dynamic experiments; sampling techniques and spectral interpretation. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

825 Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 425 and 850. Valence-bond, molecular orbital, and ligand field theories; magnetic and spectroscopic properties of transition metal complexes, thermodynamics and mechanisms of inorganic reactions in aqueous and nonaqueous media.

831 Theoretical Organic Chemistry (3)

A Prerequisites: CHEM 433 and 850 or equivalent. Advanced topics and problems on ionic and free radial mechanisms or organic reactions.

832 Organic Synthesis (3)

A
Prerequisites: CHEM 335 and 336. Problems relating to current organic synthetic methods. The synthesis and reactions of the major classes of mono- and polyfunctional compounds.

834 Organic Spectroscopic Methods (3)

A
Prerequisite: CHEM 301 or 353. The relations between molecular structure and spectroscopic behavior. Mass spectrometry, infrared, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

841 Enzymology (3)

A
Prerequisites: CHEM 341 and either CHEM 301 or 353 or consent of instructor. The relationships between enzyme structure and catalytic activity, including enzyme kinetics and mechanisms.

843 Membrane Biochemistry (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 341; CHEM 301 or 353, or consent of instructor. Structure and dynamics of biological membranes. Structure of membrane proteins, glycoproteins and phospholipids and their biosynthesis and assembly into functional units.

844 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 or 349, CHEM 301 or 353, and CHEM 425. Structures and functions of various classes of electron transport metalloproteins and heme proteins. Physical properties, including spectroscopic and magnetic, chemical modification techniques, and model systems used to investigate the mechanism of their action.

850 Valency and Spectroscopy (3)

F
Prerequisite: CHEM 353. Principles of quantum chemistry and molecular orbital treatments of chemical bonds using computers and mathematical group theory. Introductory treatment of optical and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

851 Biochemical Spectroscopy (3)

Prerequisite: pass ACS diagnostic exam in quantum chemistry, a biochemistry course, or consent of instructor. Principles, techniques, and biochemical applications of spectroscopy.

861 Advanced Glass Blowing (1)

F,S
Prerequisite: CHEM 361. Extension of elementary glass blowing. More intricate and complicated pieces of glass apparatus are built; advanced exercises involving many types of seals and joints in combination; techniques of metal-to-glass seals, hand-torch exercise, salvage and repair of glass apparatus, and methods of working special glasses. CR/NC only.

880 Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Exploration of current areas of chemical research. Should be taken during the first year of graduate work.

897 Research (1-6)

Prerequisites: completed undergraduate major in chemistry; completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 880. Independent and original laboratory investigation under supervision of a staff member.

898 Master's Thesis (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy for the Master of Science in Chemistry. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.


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