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CHE 300 Introduction to Physical Chemistry

Not open to Chemistry or Biochemistry majors.

Course Description: A one-semester course that covers the basic principles and applications of Physical Chemistry. It is designed for students majoring in sciences other than Chemistry and Biochemistry. It studies the concepts of energy-matter interaction. It starts with the basic thermodynamic relationships that describe the macroscopic aspects of energy exchange in systems with many components and many phases, such as real solutions. The thermodynamics part concludes with its implementation in understanding chemical equilibrium and reaction kinetics. Then the approach enters the microscopic level and the principles of Quantum Mechanics are introduced. The discussion is extended to elements of Molecular Quantum Mechanics and spectroscopy. Though the mathematical rigor of physical chemistry is maintained in this introductory course, emphasis is given to the physical and chemical principles.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

0 - 4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 112 Min Grade D

CHE 301 Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics

This course is the same as PHY 215.

Course Description: Topics include: laws of thermodynamics, concepts of entropy and free energy, thermodynamic properties of solutions, phase equilibria, electrolytic solutions, chemical equilibrium and kinetic theory of gases.

Course Rotation: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

(PHY 112 Minimum Grade of D or PHY 102 Minimum Grade of D) and MAT 132 Minimum Grade of D and CHE 112 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 302 Physical Chemistry II

Course Description: Topics include: spectroscopic methods of studying molecular structure, electrical and magnetic properties of molecules, symmetry and group theory, chemical kinetics, liquids, catalysis and an introduction to quantum chemistry and statistical thermodynamics.

Course Rotation: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 301 Minimum Grade of D and MAT 236 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 310 Green Chemistry

Course Description:A fundamental approach of Green Chemistry is to endeavor to reduce or eliminate hazards associated with the development of a chemical product from its inception to its degradation back into the environment. Green Chemistry also provides the exciting challenge of innovating at the molecular design level to meet societal needs and provide new opportunities for economic development. This course will address the use of Green Chemistry principles, in terms of energy, clean water and food to sustain our growing population without adverse effects on human health and the environment.
Course Rotation:NY: Spring

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 111 Minimum Grade of D and CHE 112 Minimum Grade of D and CHE 223 Minimum Grade of D and CHE 224 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 326 Biochemistry

Course Description: Study of structure and biological function of proteins, enzymes and coenzymes; enzyme kinetics; metabolism - glycolysis, TCA cycle, lipid degradation, amino acid degradation; electron transport; nucleic acids - RNA, DNA, replication, transcription; genetic code; protein synthesis.

Course Rotation: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

(CHE 224 Minimum Grade of D or CHE 132 Minimum Grade of D) and BIO 101 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 331 Instrumental Analysis

Course Description: Theory and practice of instrumental measurement including spectrophotometric, electro-analytical, chromatographic techniques, and other instrumental methods as applied to analytical chemistry.

Course Rotation: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 221 Minimum Grade of D and CHE 301 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 340 Polymer Chemistry

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the important theoretical and practical concepts in high polymer chemistry.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 224 Min Grade D and CHE 331 Min Grade D

CHE 355 Industrial Chemistry

Prerequisite: CHE 301 or permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: This course provides an overview of the role of chemistry in the industrial world. Fundamentals of experimental design as well as topics such as phosphorous chemistry, wine chemistry, toxic chemicals evaluation and enzyme immunoassay on solid phase will be discussed.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 301 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 363 Materials Science

Prerequisite: PHY 112 and CHE 301 or permission of Department Chair. This course is the same as PHY 363.

Course Description: A course in the physical and chemical science of modern materials - metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, glasses, alloys, etc. Various bonding mechanisms and structures are studied as well as chemical, thermal, electrical and mechanical characteristics.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PHY 112 Minimum Grade of D and CHE 301 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 301 Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics

This course is the same as PHY 215.

Course Description: Topics include: laws of thermodynamics, concepts of entropy and free energy, thermodynamic properties of solutions, phase equilibria, electrolytic solutions, chemical equilibrium and kinetic theory of gases.

Course Rotation: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

(PHY 112 Minimum Grade of D or PHY 102 Minimum Grade of D) and MAT 132 Minimum Grade of D and CHE 112 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 301A Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics (Lecture Only)

Not open to Chemistry or Biochemistry majors.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 112 Minimum Grade of D and ( PHY 112 Minimum Grade of D or PHY 102 Minimum Grade of D) and MAT 132 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 302 Physical Chemistry II

Course Description: Topics include: spectroscopic methods of studying molecular structure, electrical and magnetic properties of molecules, symmetry and group theory, chemical kinetics, liquids, catalysis and an introduction to quantum chemistry and statistical thermodynamics.

Course Rotation: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 301 Minimum Grade of D and MAT 236 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 302A Physical Chemistry II (Lecture II)

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 301 Minimum Grade of D and MAT 236 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 305 Quantum Chemistry

Course Description: A course of study in the theory and application of quantum mechanics in chemistry. Among topics considered are: mathematics for quantum chemistry, Schrodinger and Heisenberg approaches, the hydrogen atom, approximation methods, electronic structure of diatomic and polyatomic molecules, and group theoretical procedures.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 302 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 326 Biochemistry

Course Description: Study of structure and biological function of proteins, enzymes and coenzymes; enzyme kinetics; metabolism - glycolysis, TCA cycle, lipid degradation, amino acid degradation; electron transport; nucleic acids - RNA, DNA, replication, transcription; genetic code; protein synthesis.

Course Rotation: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

(CHE 224 Minimum Grade of D or CHE 132 Minimum Grade of D) and BIO 101 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 328 Advanced Biochemistry

Course Description: Advanced study of selected topics in biochemistry and molecular biology. Topics include: enzymology; metabolism and oxidative phosphorylation; membranes and transport; photosynthesis; muscle action; hormones; control of gene expression; eukaryote chromosomes; viruses; recombinant DNA; immunology.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 326 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 329 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory

This is a required course for Biochemistry majors.

Course Description: Isolation, characterization and analysis of DNA, RNA and the enzymes that control their synthesis. Induction-repression and gene transformation experimentation in a bacterial system.

Course Rotation: Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 326 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 330 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Students must fulfill the prerequisites or request permission from the Department Chair.

Course Description: A study which focuses on trends in properties, structure, and reactivity of inorganic elements and their compounds, with emphasis on symmetry and molecular orbital theory. Laboratory experiments emphasize techniques and analytical methods used in the synthesis and structural analysis of inorganic compounds.

Course Rotation: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 224 Minimum Grade of D and CHE 302 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 331 Instrumental Analysis

Course Description: Theory and practice of instrumental measurement including spectrophotometric, electro-analytical, chromatographic techniques, and other instrumental methods as applied to analytical chemistry.

Course Rotation: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 221 Minimum Grade of D and CHE 301 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 333 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Prerequisite: CHE 224 or permission of department chair.

Course Description:Topics of current interest, including bonding, structure-reactivity relationships, reaction mechanisms, experimental evidence for pericyclic reactions, photochemistry, and modern synthetic methodology and strategies.

Course Rotation: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 224 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 370 Advanced Biophysical Chemistry: Membrane Transport and Ionic Channels

Course Description:With the realization that a controlled transport of materials between the cell and the environment and between the various compartments of a cell is essential for the cell’s proper functioning, a great deal of studies has been devoted to membrane transport. This course is an account of the physic-chemical principles and mechanisms found to be involved in the membrane transport. Ionic channel; are elementary excitable elements in the cell membranes of nerve, muscle, and other tissues. Sperm, white blood cells, and endocrine glands all also require channels to act. They produce and transducer electrical signals in living cells. Recently, new techniques of biochemistry, pharmacology, and membrane biophysics have played an increasingly wide role in studying ionic transport across biomembranes. This course is meant to be accessible to undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry, physics, biology, pharmacology, physiology, a and other discipline who are interested in excitable cells. Being multidisciplinary per se, the course introduces all the major ideas that a student in the area would be expected to know including physic-chemical principles of membranes: theories of membrane transport: passive, facilitated, and active transport; membrane electrochemistry and physiology, ionic channels and their reconstitution in lipid bilayers, blocking and separation of Na, K and Ca currents through ionic channels; experimental techniques for the study and characterization of biomembranes and ionic channels. Lab experiments on fabrication spherical (liposomes) and planar lipid bilayers are also included as part of the course. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to understand the molecular and physicochemical mechanisms underlying the ionic permeability changes in the course of excitation and signaling which can be accounted for by the opening and closing of different ionic channels.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 301 Minimum Grade of D and CHE 302 Minimum Grade of D and CHE 326 Minimum Grade of D

CHE 392 Chemistry Seminar I

Prerequisite: Junior standing except for Engineering students.

Course Description: The student will make presentations for group discussion on current advances and research in chemistry. Required of all chemistry majors in the junior year.

Course Rotation: Fall.

1 credits

CHE 395 Independent Study in Chemistry

Prerequisite: Junior standing and a Minimum CQPA of 3.00.

Course Description: With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chairperson, and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 - 9 credits