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CHEM 6105. Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3-0-3) This course includes methods of chemical analysis, with emphasis on operating principles and applications of analytical instruments and methods. The topics include the calibration of analytical instruments, data acquisition and signal enhancement; optical spectroscopy methods and instrumentation; atomic and molecular mass spectrometry; chromatography and electrophoresis. Additionally, the course will discuss the applications of the instrumental techniques in environmental sciences, materials science and pharmaceuticals.

CHEM 6106. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3-0-3) This course will involve an in-depth study of modern inorganic chemistry with a focus on symmetry and group theory, bonding models, coordination chemistry, crystal field and ligand field theories, reaction kinetics and mechanisms, organometallics, and bioinorganic systems.

CHEM 6125. Advanced Physical Chemistry (3-0-3) Topics include matter waves in simple systems; quantum mechanics and molecular orbital theory for diatomic and triatomic molecules; statistical thermodynamics; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; advanced chemical kinetics including free energy relationships; reversible, consecutive, parallel, and unimolecular gas phase reactions ; progress in heterogeneous catalysis and surface reactions, experimental techniques (XRD, STM, LEED, XPS).

CHEM 6136. Advanced Organic Chemistry (3-0-3) This course is an overview of advanced physical organic chemistry. The chemical reactivity of organic compounds will be interpreted using valence and bonding, stereochemistry and conformational analysis, structural effects, basicity and acidity, resonance, and detailed mechanisms of selected reactions. The principles of kinetics and thermodynamics will be applied to calculate energetics and rates of organic reactions.

CHEM 6706. Graduate Chemistry Seminar (1-0-1) Graduate Chemistry Seminar is intended to provide graduate students in the chemistry track with instruction concerning the organization, communication (oral, visual, and written) and defense of scientific data. Students will be required to attend seminars presented by chemistry faculty, graduate students, and guest lecturers. Additionally, students will refine their skills by giving presentations based on peer reviewed publications. The class will meet one hour per week.