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  • CHEM 111L  Environmental Concerns and Chemical Solutions

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    Human society is constantly facing such environmental issues and problems as ozone depletion, air pollution, acid rain, environmental toxins, and renewable energy resources. This course provides students with a foundation in chemistry that can be used to examine these and other environmental concerns. A combination of lecture and group discussion illustrates the science behind these issues, and helps students develop an unbiased view. CHEM 111L and ENVSTY 111L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CHEM 115  Chemical Principles I Lecture

    Description:
    Introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry including atomic structure, stoichiometry, the periodic table of the elements, chemical bonding, molecular structure, and states of matter based on kinetic theory. This course is intended for majors in any of the sciences, including pre-dental, pre-medical, and pre-engineering students Please note: credit is allowed for only one of the following: Chem: 101,103,107, 903A or 115 & 117   More Info

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  • CHEM 116  Chemical Principles II Lecture

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    Introduction to acid-base systems, elementary thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and equilibria, electrochemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, and a survey of the chemical properties of elements based on principles already introduced. This course is intended for majors in any of the sciences, including pre-dental, pre-medical, and pre-engineering students. Please note: credit is allowed for only one of the following: Chem 102,104,108, 904A or 116 & 118   More Info

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  • CHEM 117  Chemical Principles I Laboratory

    Description:
    Laboratory (accompanies CH 115, the lecture component of the course) presents an introduction to methods of quantitative chemical techniques. Students taking 117 must either be currently enrolled in CH 115 or have previously completed CH 115 with a passing grade. Please note: credit is allowed for only one of the following: Chem: 101,103,107, 903A or 115 & 117   More Info

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  • CHEM 118  Chemical Principles II Laboratory

    Description:
    Laboratory (accompanies CH 116, the lecture component of the course) presents an introduction to qualitative and quantitative analysis. Students taking 118 must either be currently enrolled in CH 116 or have previously completed CH 116 with a passing grade. Please note: credit is allowed for only one of the following: Chem 102,104,108, 904A or 116 & 118   More Info

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  • CHEM 130  Physiological Chemistry

    Description:
    This course provides a foundation of the chemistry principles relevant to physiological systems and processes. Quantitative and descriptive tools are presented and developed so as to provide a basis for understanding metabolic pathways and biological structures at the molecular level. Fundamentals of atomic and molecular structure, energetics, and reaction dynamics will be studied in a context that illustrates the molecular mechanisms of life processes.   More Info

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  • CHEM 187S  Science Gateway Seminar I

    Description:
    This is a two-semester sequence, two credits each semester. Successful completion of the sequence will fulfill the student's First-Year Seminar requirement. Course content will vary with instructor, but will focus on discussion of topics with broad societal impact, and will have important scientific underpinnings, with a particular focus on chemistry. Using this approach, students will become increasingly familar with and experienced in scientific discourse, the scientif method, and important new scientific findings. Using this scientific framework, the course will address objectives of the UMass Boston First Year Seminar Program.   More Info

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  • CHEM 188S  Science Gateway Seminar II

    Description:
    This is a two-semester sequence, two credits each semester. Successful completion of the sequence will fulfill the student's First-Year Seminar requirement. Course content will vary with instructor, but will focus on discussion of topics with broad societal impact, and will have important scientific underpinnings, with a particular focus on chemistry. Using this approach, students will become increasingly familar with and experienced in scientific discourse, the scientif method, and important new scientific findings. Using this scientific framework, the course will address objectives of the UMass Boston First Year Seminar Program.   More Info

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  • CHEM 251  Organic Chemistry I Lecture

    Description:
    Introduction to the structure and synthesis of organic molecules, the reactions of the principal functional groups, and the basis theory of organic chemistry. The prediction of reaction products using reaction mechanisms, and the determination of organic structure using spectroscopy. The underlying role of stereochemistry in organic structure and reactions will be emphasized.   More Info

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  • CHEM 252  Organic Chemistry II Lecture

    Description:
    Fundamental principles and advanced topics in organic chemistry. Carbonyl chemistry is covered in particular detail, using principles of stereochemistry, stereoelectronic theory, and molecular orbital theory as a foundation. Students learn about strategies in multi-step organic synthesis and are given an introduction into organometallic chemistry.   More Info

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  • CHEM 255  Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

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    Laboratory (accompanies Chem 251, the lecture component of the course) presents an introduction to organic laboratory techniques such as extraction, distillation, and recrystallization. Students taking Chem 255 must be currently enrolled in Chem 251.   More Info

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  • CHEM 256  Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

    Description:
    Laboratory (accompanies Chem 252, the lecture component of the course) presents an introduction to organic synthesis. Students taking Chem 256 must be currently enrolled in Chem 252.   More Info

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  • CHEM 311  Analytical Chemistry

    Description:
    This course is an introduction to analytical and solution chemistry. Topics include solubility, acid-base, redox and complexation equilibria and ionic activity coefficients with applications to gravimetric, titrimetric, chelometric, electrolytic and spectrophotometric methods of analysis. Equilibrium principles are applied to a variety of separation techniques as well.   More Info

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  • CHEM 312  Physical Chemistry

    Description:
    This is an introductory course in chemical thermodynamics, kinetic theory and classical chemical kinetics. Topics include the First, Second, and Third Laws of Thermodynamics with special application to chemical transformations. Phase equilibria and the phase rule are discussed in detail. A discussion of chemical kinetics includes rate laws, order, molecularity, and activation parameters.   More Info

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  • CHEM 313  Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

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    This course provides practical laboratory experience with a variety of analytical methods. These include titrimetric, spectrophotometric, conductometric, potentiometric and electrolytic methods as well as ion exchange and solvent extraction separations.   More Info

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  • CHEM 314  Physical Chemistry Laboratory

    Description:
    This is a laboratory course designed to illustrate various topics discussed in Chemistry 312 and to introduce data analytical methods including statistics and error propagation.   More Info

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  • CHEM 351  Organic Qualitative Analysis

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    Theory and practice in organic compound separation and identification employing classical and instrumental methods.   More Info

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  • CHEM 361  Analytical Instrumentation

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    Principles and use of instrumental methods in analysis.   More Info

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  • CHEM 369  Chemical Structure

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    Introduction to fundamental theories concerning the structure of atoms and molecules. Discussion of the application of spectroscopic methods in structure elucidation.   More Info

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  • CHEM 370  Inorganic Chemistry

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    Discussion of the fundamental principles of theoretical and descriptive modern inorganic chemistry.   More Info

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  • CHEM 371  Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

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    This course provides practical laboratory experience in synthesis, reactivity, and characterization of inorganic compounds.   More Info

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  • CHEM 379  Chemical Structure Lab

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    Spectroscopy applied to chemical problems. Absorption and emission spectra, magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy are used in the laboratory work.   More Info

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  • CHEM 397  Special Topics in Chemistry

    Description:
    An advanced course offering intensive study of selected topics in chemistry. Course content varies and will be announced prior to registration. Several topics may be offered each semester.   More Info

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  • CHEM 444  Cooperative Education Field Experience in Chemistry

    Description:
    The Cooperative Education Program in Chemistry places students in work assignments directly related to chemistry. Three credits are awarded for a full-time, six-month assignment; fewer credits are awarded for part-time placement. Credits are awarded only upon successful completion of the prospectus. A maximum of six credits may be earned through the program.   More Info

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  • CHEM 458  Medicinal Chemistry

    Description:
    This upper-level course presents the principles of medicinal chemistry. Organized along pharmacological lines, the course considers the development and design of drugs, those a) acting on the central and peripheral nervous system; b) acting on the cardiovascular, hematopoietic and renal systems; and c) acting as chemotherapeutic agents, vitamins, and hormones. Special emphasis is given to drugs used in emergencies and to drugs described in the United States Pharmacopoeia and National Formulary. Syntheses of important compounds in the various categories are presented.   More Info

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  • CHEM 471  Introduction to Green Chemistry

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    This course probes aspects of chemistry that are designed to benefit society and that search for pathways to minimize environmental impact. The course first studies a specific environmental problem in depth, then probes the pragmatic implications of discoveries in the field, and finally provides an array of representative green chemistry examples.   More Info

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  • CHEM 478  Readings in Chemistry

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  • CHEM 479  Readings in Chemistry

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    Topics vary depending on instructor.   More Info

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  • CHEM 481  Advanced Laboratory in Chemistry I

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    Special laboratory topics under individual guidance by faculty member. (Course offered in the fall only.)   More Info

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  • CHEM 482  Advanced Laboratory in Chemistry II

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    Special laboratory topics under individual guidance by faculty member.   More Info

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  • CHEM 498  Senior Thesis I

    Description:
    This course, the first in a two-part sequence, contains both laboratory and classroom components. In the classroom, topics of interest to practicing chemists are discussed, including segments on scientific ethics, literature searches, and scientific writing. Students will also prepare two short presentations and regularly attend departmental research seminars, as well as beginning their capstone research project. Both courses in the sequence are required for the Chemistry capstone requirement.   More Info

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  • CHEM 499  Senior Thesis II

    Description:
    This course, the second in a two-part sequence, contains both laboratory and classroom components. In the classroom, topics of interest to practicing chemists are discussed, including segments on scientific presentations (e.g., posters, PowerPoint, seminar talks) and career preparation. Students will regularly attend departmental research seminars, as well as continuing on their capstone research project. As paper of significant length and a research presentation are required. Both courses in the sequence are required for the Chemistry capstone requirement.   More Info

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