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Fall '00 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Chemistry (Division 334)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

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Chem. 447. Physical Methods of Analysis.

Section 100 Exams 6:00 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 3, Oct 31, and Nov 21.

Instructor(s): Larry Beck (lbeck@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 260 and 241/242. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~chem447/

This course introduces the student to the principles and techniques of modern analytical chemistry. Atomic and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and chromatographic separation techniques are stressed. Some discussion of contemporary electrochemistry is included. The principles of data collection and the processing and representation of analytical signals are introduced. The course format is lectures three times per week. A textbook is required. Readings from the review literature of analytical chemistry compensate for the inevitable shortcomings of any text.

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Chem. 451/Biol. Chem. 451. Introduction to Biochemistry I.

Section 100 Exams 6:00 8:00 p.m. Mon., Oct 2, Oct 30, and Nov 20.

Instructor(s): Carol Fierke (fierke@umich.edu) , Charles Yocum (cyocum@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 260; Biol. 162 (or 152, or 195); and Math. 115. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. 311 or Biol. Chem. 415. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is the first in a two-term sequence designed for biochemistry concentrators. Emphasis is on developing the capacity of the students to think about complex biological processes in terms of the underlying chemistry. An introductory section on proteins is followed by sections on enzymes and coenzymes. The discussion of biochemical energetics includes sections on glycolysis, the tricarboxylic acid cycle, electron transport, photosynthesis, and carbohydrate metabolism. The course has three lectures and one discussion per week. There are three hour exams and a final exam.

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Chem. 461. Physical Chemistry I.

Section 100 Exams 6:00 8:00 p.m. Tues, Oct 10 and Nov 7.

Instructor(s): Henry Griffin (hcg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 260, Phys. 240, and Math. 215. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This section is designed to introduce students to a more thorough, research-oriented view of Physical Chemistry.

This is the second of the three-term physical chemistry sequence Chemistry 260/461/463. Chemistry 461 builds on the introduction to quantum mechanics that was given in Chemistry 260. Students will use the Schrödinger Equation in 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensions to solve exactly a series of important chemical problems including the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotor, and the hydrogen atom. Group theory is introduced as an aid for understanding spectroscopic selection rules. Advanced spectroscopy, including transition probabilities, normal vibrational modes, and photoelectron spectroscopies are introduced and then used to deduce molecular structure. The valence-bond and molecular orbital theories of chemical bonding are discussed, and methods for performing quantum chemical calculations, including variational and perturbation methods, are introduced. The quantum mechanics of spin and angular momentum are discussed and used to interpret magnetic resonance spectra.

NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to elect the Computational Chemistry Laboratory (Chemistry 462, 1 credit) in the same term that Chemistry 461 is taken.

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Chem. 461. Physical Chemistry I.

Section 200 Honors Physical Chemistry. (Honors).

Instructor(s): Roseanne Sension (rsension@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 260, Phys. 240, and Math. 215. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This section is designed to introduce students to a more thorough, research-oriented view of Physical Chemistry. Required for Honors Chemistry concentrators.

This is the second of the three-term physical chemistry sequence Chemistry 260/461/463. Chemistry 461 builds on the introduction to quantum mechanics that was given in Chemistry 260. Students will use the Schrödinger Equation in 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensions to solve exactly a series of important chemical problems including the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotor, and the hydrogen atom. Group theory is introduced as an aid for understanding spectroscopic selection rules. Advanced spectroscopy, including transition probabilities, normal vibrational modes, and photoelectron spectroscopies are introduced and then used to deduce molecular structure. The valence-bond and molecular orbital theories of chemical bonding are discussed, and methods for performing quantum chemical calculations, including variational and perturbation methods, are introduced. The quantum mechanics of spin and angular momentum are discussed and used to interpret magnetic resonance spectra.

NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to elect the Computational Chemistry Laboratory (Chemistry 462, 1 credit) in the same term that Chemistry 461 is taken.

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Chem. 462. Computational Chemistry Laboratory.

Instructor(s): Henry Griffin (hcg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 215, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Chem. 461. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces modern computational tools for symbolic mathematics and for graphical display (Mathematica and Maple). Examples are given of the use of these tools for solving problems in quantum mechanics and quantum chemistry, including exploration of the functional forms of wave functions, solutions of simple differential equations, and diagonalization of Hamiltonians. Molecular modeling software (HyperChem and CAChe) is introduced and used to perform both ab initio and semi-empirical quantum chemical calculations. The examples used are taken largely from the topics discussed in Chemistry 461.

NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to elect the second term of Physical Chemistry (Chemistry 461, 3 credits) in the same term that Chemistry 462 is taken.

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Chem. 463. Physical Chemistry II.

Section 100 Exams 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tues, Oct 10 and Nov 7.

Instructor(s): Raoul Kopelman (kopelman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 461/462. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is the third of the three-term physical chemistry sequence Chemistry 260/461/463 and builds on material presented in both previous courses. The rigorous mathematical theory of classical thermodynamics will be developed, including applications to entropy, heat engines, solution properties, and phase and chemical equilibria. Modern statistical thermodynamics will be introduced. Modern theories of fundamental reaction rates will be used built on the phenomenological kinetics introduced in Chemistry 260. Methods for determining and understanding solid state structures will be discussed, building on group theory introduced in Chemistry 461.

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Chem. 467/AOSS 467/Geol. 465. Biogeochemical Cycles.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Carroll (mcarroll@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 116, Chem. 210, and Phys. 240. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Biogeochemical cycles describe how carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, and other elements cycle through not only the atmosphere, the oceans, and the landmasses of the earth. This course is useful to students in many fields including engineering, atmospheric science, chemistry, biology, geology, natural resources, and public health. The biogeochemical cycles of water, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur; the atmosphere and oceans as reservoirs and reaction media; the fate of natural and human-made sources of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur compounds; the interactions among major biogeochemical cycles and resultant global change: greenhouse gases, acid rain, and ozone depletion.

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Chem. 507. Inorganic Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Dimitri Coucouvanis (dcouc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 461. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Structural concepts relating to inorganic and organometallic compounds, inorganic stereochemistry, crystal chemistry, coordination theory, ligand field theory, catalysis, and generalizations about the periodic table.

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Chem. 520(Biophysics 610)/Biophysics 520. Biophysical Chemistry I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Erik Zuiderweg (zuiderwe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 463, Biol. Chem. 415, or Chem 420; permission of course director. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Biophysics 520.001.

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Chem. 525/Biology 525. Chemical Biology I.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Nils Walter (nwalter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chemistry 451, 452, 461, and 463. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is the first of a two course sequence in Chemical Biology. The intent of these courses is to introduce students to the breadth of material contained within the inherently interdisciplinary "Chemical Biology" arena. The course has been designed to cross the traditional disciplinary boundaries of Chemistry. Thus, rather than having traditional bioorganic, bioinorganic, and biophysical sections, the course will focus on case studies chosen so that over the course of the two-term sequence, all of the key concepts in the traditional chemical disciplines are discussed.

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Chem. 538/Macromolecular Science 538. Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Adam Matzger (matzger@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 215/216 and Chem. 230 or 260. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Chemistry of monomer and polymer synthesis; Mechanistristic analysis of reactions. Stereochemistry of polymer structures both natural and synthetic. Scope of subject matter: free radical and ionic polymerization, condensation polymerization, ring opening and nonclassical polymerization. Special topics from the recent literature.

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Chem. 540. Organic Principles.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Edwin Vedejs (edved@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 312 and 461. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Principles of chemical bonding, mechanisms of organic chemical reactions, stereochemistry, and conformational analysis. The important types of organic reactions are discussed. Basic principles are emphasized; relatively little attention is paid to the scope and synthetic applications of the reactions.

Problem Solving Session in 1300 Chemistry Building, Monday, 7:008:30 p.m.

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Chem. 543. Organic Mechanisms

Section 100

Instructor(s): William Roush (roush@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 215/216. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students will learn to propose and write reasonable mechanisms for organic reactions, including complex multi-step processes. Knowledge of the details of the fundamental organic reaction processes will also be gained.

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Chem. 545. Analytical Chemistry.

Section 100

Instructor(s): Michael Morris (mdmorris@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 447, 461. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/chem/545/001.nsf

The course emphasizes the fundamental scientific and technological principles underlying modern analytical chemistry, with an emphasis on bioanalytical chemistry. Major topics of the current offering include chemometrics, biopolymer solution chemistry and physics, diffusive and convective transport processes in separation systems and principles of microfabricated instrumentation and sensors. General principles will be illustrated with applications from current analytical chemistry practice.

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Chem. 567/AOSS 567. Chemical Kinetics.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): John Gland (gland@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 461 or AOSS 479. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Chemical Kinetics is the study of the rates and mechanisms of systems undergoing chemical change. The extraction of rate data from reacting systems and the utilization of such data in other reacting systems is central to chemistry in the laboratory and in the practical worlds of combustion science, atmospheric science, and chemical synthesis. This course introduces the treatment of complex chemical systems and fundamental ideas about chemical reaction rates in gases and in solutions. Computer software will be utilized to treat complex reaction systems.

COURSE OUTLINE.

  • BASIC CONCEPTS: Definitions, Elementary Reaction Rate Laws, Phenomenology.
  • "MACROSCOPIC" KINETICS: Complex Reaction Mechanisms, Kinetic Measurements, Data Analysis, Numerical Solutions.
  • "MICROSCOPIC" KINETICS: Collision Dynamics, Measurements, Statistical Theories, Dynamics in Solution.
  • IMPORTANT APPLICATIONS: Atmospheric Chemistry, Combustion Chemistry.

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Chem. 570. Molecular Physical Chemistry.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Henry Griffin (hcg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 461 and 463. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Chemistry 461.100.

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Chem. 570. Molecular Physical Chemistry.

Section 200.

Instructor(s): Roseanne Sension (rsension@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 461 and 463. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Chemistry 461.200.

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Chem. 571. Quantum Chemistry.

Section 100

Instructor(s): Eitan Geva (eitan@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 570; Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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Chem. 575. Chemical Thermodynamics.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Raoul Kopelman (kopelman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 461. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Chemistry 463.100.

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Chem. 598. IGERT Reaserch Rotation.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 599. CBI Research Rotation.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 603/Biophysics 603. Biomolecular NMR: Structure & Dynamics in Solution & Solids.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Erik Zuiderweg (zuiderwe@umich.edu) , A. Ramamoorthy (ramamoor@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Biophysics 503.001.

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Chem. 649. Electrical Methods in Analytical Chemistry.

Section 100

Instructor(s): Mark Meyerhoff (mmeyerho@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 447 and Graduate standing. (2-3).

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Fundamentals of modern electroanalytical methods including potentiometry, ion-selective electrodes, gas sensors, voltammetry, amperometry, conductimetry, chemically modified electrodes, pulsed voltammetric techniques, and biosensors. Instrumentation associated with these methods is also examined.

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Chem. 744. Special Topics in Organic Chemistry.

Section 100

Instructor(s): William Pearson (wpearson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chem. 541. Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 800. Seminar in Chemical Biology.

Section 100

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (2).May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 801. Seminar in Analytical Chemistry.

Section 100

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 802. Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry.

Section 100

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 803. Seminar in Organic Chemistry.

Section 100

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 805. Materials Seminar.

Section 100

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 806. Departmental Tuesday Seminar.

Section 100

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 807. Departmental Thursday Seminar.

Section 100

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 808. Departmental Friday Seminar.

Section 100

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 895. Research in Chemistry.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Approval of Graduate Committee. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Chem. 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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Chem. 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Must have Teaching Assistant award. Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this class.

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Chem. 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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