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CHEM 5105. Polymer Chemistry (3-0-3) Prerequisites Undergraduate: STAT 1401; CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each. An overview of polymer chemistry that focuses on those topics considered most important by the chemical industry. Topics include molecular weight averages of polymers, kinetics and statistics of step-growth polymerization, kinetics and statistics of addition polymerization, copolymerization, the glass transition temperature, and polymer characterization.

CHEM 5106. Advanced Biochemistry (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3142. An examination of protein structure, folding, and function, with a special emphasis on enzyme active sites, and enzyme kinetics.

CHEM 5110. Synthetic Organic Chemistry (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each. An introduction to advanced topics in the synthesis of organic molecules. Principles of retrosynthetic analysis will be applied to the synthesis of complex organic molecules, emphasizing control over sterochemistry. Named reactions will be described along with their mechanisms.

CHEM 5115. Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each. A systematic study of spectroscopic methods and techniques for identification of small and large organic compounds. Applications of Mass, Infrared, ultraviolet / Visible, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy for the identification and characterization of organic compound.

CHEM 5116. Catalysis (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 4111 or CHEM 4115 with a grade of "C" or better in each. Topics include advance concepts, problem solving and applications of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis and reactions at solid surfaces.

CHEM 5555. Selected Topics in Chemistry ({1-4}-0-{1-4}) Prerequisite: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each. Selected Topics provides an in-depth study of one of the major branches of chemistry. Course may be repeated for credit with a different course topic.

CHEM 6699. Graduate Chemistry Internship (0-0-{2-4}) Academic credit may be earned for approved work experiences in the field of chemistry, either as a volunteer or through paid employment. An internship experience must be approved in advance by the instructor. Successful completion requires submission of a written work proposal before the project begins, a written final evaluation from a supervisor, a written final report and an oral presentation to faculty and students summarizing and reflecting on the internship experience.