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CHEM 110 Introduction to General Chemistry (3-5) NW
Introduction to general chemistry with an emphasis on developing problem solving skills. Covers basic concepts of chemistry along with the mathematics required for quantitative problem solving. For students without high school chemistry or with limited mathematics background. Successful completion of CHEM 110 prepares students to enroll in CHEM 142. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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CHEM 120 Principles of Chemistry I (5) NW, QSR
First course in a three-quarter overview of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Not for students majoring in biochemistry, chemistry, or engineering. Includes matter and energy, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, modern atomic theory, chemical bonding. Laboratory. Only 5 credits can be counted toward graduation from the following: CHEM 120, CHEM 142, CHEM 145. Offered: AS.
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CHEM 142 General Chemistry (5) NW, QSR
For science and engineering majors. Atomic nature of matter, quantum mechanics, ionic and covalent bonding, molecular geometry, stoichiometry, solution stoichiometry, kinetics, and gas laws. Includes laboratory. Cannot be taken for credit if CHEM 120 already taken. Prerequisite: Either CHEM 110, or a passing score in the General Chemistry Placement exam, or a score of 1 on Chemistry AP test. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 143 Accelerated General Chemistry (6) QSR
For science and engineering majors. Stoichiometry, gas laws, atomic structure, quantum mechanics, general bonding, kinetics, gas-phase equilibria, acid-base equilibria, applications of aqueous equilibria. No more than 6 credits from the following may count toward graduation requirements: CHEM 142, CHEM 143, CHEM 145. Prerequisite: CHEM 110 and minimum 2.5 in MATH 120, or a passing score on the Chem 142 Placement Exam or a score of 1 or higher on Chemistry AP exam; and either a score of 2 or higher on MATH AP exam or Math Placement exam test score higher than 154. Offered: A.
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CHEM 145 Honors General Chemistry (5) NW, QSR
CHEM 145 and CHEM 155 cover material in CHEM 142, CHEM 152, and CHEM 162. Includes laboratory. No more than the number of credits indicated can be counted toward graduation from the following course groups: CHEM 142, CHEM145 (5 credits); CHEM 145, CHEM 155, CHEM 162 (10 credits). Prerequisite: either MATH 124 or MATH 134, either of which may be taken concurrently; score of 66% on HCHEMC placement test, score of 3, 4 or 5 on AP Chemistry exam, or IB score of 5, 6, or 7 on high level chemistry exam. Offered: A.
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CHEM 152 General Chemistry (5) NW, QSR
Gas phase and aqueous equilibria, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Includes laboratory. No more than 5 credits can be counted toward graduation from the following course group: CHEM 152, CHEM 155. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in either CHEM 142 or CHEM 145. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 153 Accelerated General Chemistry (6) NW
For science and engineering majors. Thermodynamics, electrochemistry, bonding, liquids, solid and solutions, transition metals. Prerequisite: 2.0 in CHEM 143. Offered: W.
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CHEM 155 Honors General Chemistry (5) NW, QSR
Continuation of CHEM 145. Includes laboratory. Together CHEM 145 and CHEM 155 cover material in CHEM 142, CHEM 152, and CHEM 162. No more than the number of credits indicated can be counted toward graduation from the following course groups: CHEM 152 or CHEM 155 (5 credits); CHEM 145, CHEM 155, CHEM 162 (10 credits). Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.2 in CHEM 145. Offered: W.
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CHEM 162 General Chemistry (5) NW, QSR
Molecular bonding theories, liquids, solids, solutions, and introduction to organic and transition metal chemistry. Includes laboratory. No more than 5 credits can be counted toward graduate from the following course group: CHEM 162, CHEM 165. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in CHEM 152. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 165 Honors General Chemistry (5) NW, QSR
Introduction to systematic inorganic chemistry: representative elements, metals, and nonmetals. Includes coordination complexes, geochemistry, and metallurgy. Additional material on environmental applications of basic chemistry presented. Includes laboratory. No more than the number of credits indicated can be counted toward graduation from the following course groups: CHEM 162, CHEM 165 (5 credits); CHEM 165, CHEM 312 (5 credits). Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.2 in CHEM 155. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 190 Freshman Discovery Seminar in Chemistry (5) NW
Introduces incoming freshman to research basics and scholarly inquiry skills used in the study of chemistry.
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CHEM 192 Chemistry Achievement Workshop (2)
Small learning community of students taking the same large lecture course. Explores effective study skills, learn to practice metacognition, and enhancing higher order problem solving in order to achieve a high level of success in CHEM 142. Co-requisite: CHEM 142. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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CHEM 197 SCIENCE OUTREACH TRAINING (1-2, max. 2)
Credit/no-credit only.
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CHEM 198 Tutorial Study (2, max. 6)
Credit/no-credit only.
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CHEM 199 Special Problems (1-6, max. 6)
Research in chemistry. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 220 Principles of Chemistry II (5) NW
Second course in a three-quarter overview of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Not for students majoring in biochemistry, chemistry, or engineering. Introduction to organic chemistry including organic compounds, , functional groups, aromaticity, and stereochemistry. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 1.7 in either CHEM 120 or CHEM 142. Offered: W.
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CHEM 221 Principles of Chemistry III (5) NW
Third course in a three-quarter overview of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Not for students majoring in biochemistry, chemistry, or engineering. Introduction to biochemistry including biomolecular structure, proteins, nucleic acids, biochemical cycles, and cellular energetics. Only 5 credits can be counted toward graduation from the following: CHEM 221, CHEM 223, CHEM 237, CHEM 335. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in CHEM 220. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry - Short Program (4) NW
First of a two-quarter lecture series in organic chemistry, for those who elect not to complete the CHEM 237, CHEM 238, CHEM 239 sequence. Introduction to structure, nomenclature, properties, and reactions of the main functional families of organic compounds. Stereochemistry and spectroscopy. No more than 5 credits can be counted toward graduation from the following course group: CHEM 221, CHEM 223, CHEM 237, CHEM 335. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 1.7 in either CHEM 152 or CHEM 155. Offered: AS.
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CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry - Short Program (4) NW
Continuation of CHEM 223. Structure, nomenclature, properties, and reactions of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid derivatives, amines, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids. No laboratory accompanies this course, but CHEM 241 laboratory may be taken concurrently. No more than 4 credits can be counted toward graduation from the following course group: CHEM 224, CHEM 239, CHEM 337. Prerequisite: 1.7 in CHEM 223. Offered: WS.
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CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry (4) NW
First course for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry. Structure, nomenclature, reactions, and synthesis of the main types of organic compounds. No organic laboratory accompanies this course. No more than 5 credits can be counted toward graduation from the following course groups: CHEM 221, CHEM 223, CHEM 237, CHEM 335. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 1.7 in either CHEM 155 or CHEM 162. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 238 Organic Chemistry (4) NW
Second course for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry. Further discussion of physical properties and transformations of organic molecules, especially aromatic and carbonyl compounds. No more than the number of credits indicated can be counted toward graduation from the following course groups: CHEM 238, CHEM 336 (4 credits). Prerequisite: either 1.7 in CHEM 237, 1.7 in CHEM 335, or 1.7 in B CHEM 237. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 239 Organic Chemistry (3) NW
Third course for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry. Polyfunctional compounds and natural products, lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Includes introduction to membranes, enzyme mechanisms, prosthetic groups, macromolecular conformations and supramolecular architecture. No more than 4 credits can be counted toward graduation from the following course groups: CHEM 224, CHEM 239, CHEM 337. Prerequisite: either 1.7 in CHEM 238, 1.7 in CHEM 335 or 1.7 in B CHEM 238. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (3) NW
Introduction to organic laboratory techniques. Preparation of representative compounds. Designed to be taken with CHEM 224 or CHEM 238. No more than the number of credits indicated can be counted toward graduation from the following course group: CHEM 241, CHEM 346 (3 credits). Prerequisite: minimum 1.7 grade in CHEM 223, CHEM 237, CHEM 335 or B CHEM 237; minimum grade of 1.7 in either CHEM 224, CHEM 238, CHEM 336, or B CHEM 238, any of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (3) NW
Preparations and qualitative organic analysis. Designed to be taken with 239. No more than the number of credits indicated can be counted toward graduation from the following course group: CHEM 242, CHEM 347 (3 credits). Prerequisite: minimum 1.7 grade in either CHEM 241, CHEM 346, or B CHEM 241; minimum grade of 1.7 in either CHEM 224, CHEM 238, CHEM 336, or B CHEM 238; minimum grade of 1.7 in CHEM 224, or minimum grade of 1.7 in CHEM 239 , CHEM 337, or B CHEM 239 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 291 Study Abroad - Chemistry (1-15, max. 15) NW
For student in the UW study abroad program. Content varies and is individually evaluated. Credit does not apply to major degree requirements without departmental approval.
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CHEM 297 SCIENCE OUTREACH PARTICIPATION (1/2, max. 6)
Credit/no-credit only.
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CHEM 299 Special Problems and Report Writing (1-6, max. 6)
Research in chemistry and/or study in the chemical literature. Requires writing a scientific report. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 312 Inorganic Chemistry (3) NW
The periodic table: chemistry of representative and transition elements. Aqueous chemistry, solid state chemistry, and everyday aspects of inorganic chemistry emphasized. Not intended for students who have completed CHEM 165. No more than the number of credits indicated can be counted toward graduation from the following course group: CHEM 165, CHEM 312 (5 credits). Prerequisite: either CHEM 155 or CHEM 162; either CHEM 224, CHEM 238, CHEM 336, or B CHEM 238. Offered: AWS.
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CHEM 317 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (4) NW
Experimental exploration of the periodic table. Techniques of preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds. Handling of air-sensitive materials and gases. Prerequisite: either CHEM 165 or CHEM 312; and either CHEM 242, CHEM 347, or B CHEM 242. Offered: WSp.
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CHEM 321 Quantitative Analysis (5) NW
Introduction to chemical analysis, including gravimetric, volumetric, spectrophotometric, and potentiometric analyses. Laboratory computer use included. Prerequisite: either CHEM 155, CHEM 162, or CHEM 164. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 335 Honors Organic Chemistry (4) NW
For chemistry majors and otherwise qualified students planning three or more quarters of organic chemistry. Structure, nomenclature, reactions, and synthesis of organic compounds. Theory and mechanism of organic reactions. Studies of biomolecules. No organic laboratory accompanies this course. No more than 5 credits can be counted toward graduation from the following course group: CHEM 221, CHEM 223, CHEM 237, CHEM 335. Prerequisite: either CHEM 155 or CHEM 162. Offered: A.
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CHEM 336 Honors Organic Chemistry (4) NW
For chemistry majors and otherwise qualified students planning three or more quarters of organic chemistry. Structure, nomenclature, reactions, and synthesis of organic compounds. Theory and mechanism of organic reactions. Studies of biomolecules. No more than 4 credits can be counted toward graduation from the following course groups: CHEM 238, CHEM 336. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.2 in CHEM 335. Offered: W.
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CHEM 337 Honors Organic Chemistry (4) NW
Chemistry majors and other students planning three or more quarters of organic chemistry. Structure, nomenclature, reactions, and synthesis of organic compounds. Theory and mechanism of organic reactions. Biomolecules. Introduction to membranes, enzyme mechanisms, prosthetic groups, macromolecular conformations, and supramolecular architecture. No more than 4 credits can be counted toward graduation from the following courses: CHEM 239, CHEM 337. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.2 in CHEM 336. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 346 Organic Chemistry Honors Laboratory (3) NW
To accompany CHEM 336. No more than the number of credits indicated can be counted toward graduation from the following course group: CHEM 241, CHEM 346 (3 credits). Prerequisite: 1.7 in CHEM 335; minimum 1.7 grade in CHEM 336, which may be taken concurrently. Offered: W.
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CHEM 347 Organic and Qualitative Organic Honors Laboratory (3) NW
Continuation of CHEM 346. To accompany CHEM 337. No more than the number of credits indicated can be counted toward graduation from the following course group: CHEM 242, CHEM 347 (3 credits). Prerequisite: minimum 1.7 grade in CHEM 336; minimum 2.2 grade in CHEM 346; minimum 1.7 grade in CHEM 337, which may be taken concurrently. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 397 SCIENCE OUTREACH MENTORS (1-2, max. 6)
Credit/no-credit only.
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CHEM 399 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 12)
Research in chemistry. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 410 Radiochemistry Laboratory (2) NW
Introductory general service course for students planning further work in nuclear or tracer applications. Safety procedures, detection and measurement of nuclear radiation, radiochemical and tracer techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 418, which may be taken concurrently.
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CHEM 416 Transition Metals (3) NW
Survey of selected key topics in the chemistry of the transition metals, including emphasis on the structure, bonding, and reactivity of major classes of compounds. Prerequisite: either CHEM 165 or CHEM 312; either CHEM 453, CHEM 455, or CHEM 475, which may be taken concurrently. Offered: A.
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CHEM 417 Organometallic Chemistry (3) NW
Chemistry of the metal-carbon bond for both main group and transition metals. Structure and reactivity with applications to organic synthesis and catalysis. Prerequisite: either CHEM 224, CHEM 239, CHEM 337, or B CHEM 239; and CHEM 416. Offered: W.
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CHEM 418 Nuclear Chemistry (3) NW
Natural radioactivity, nuclear systematics and reactions, radioactive decay processes, stellar nucleosynthesis, applications of radioactivity. Prerequisite: either CHEM 453, CHEM 455, or CHEM 475.
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CHEM 419 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3) NW
Description of transition metal-containing systems found in biology. Structural and electronic properties and reactivity of metalloproteins, metalloenzymes, and metallocofactors. Methods used to probe and model metal sites by spectroscopic and synthetic techniques. Prerequisite: either CHEM 224, CHEM 239, CHEM 337, or B CHEM 239; and CHEM 416. Offered: Sp, even years.
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CHEM 426 Instrumental Analysis (3) NW
Introduction to modern instrumental methods of chemical analysis, including chromatography, optical and mass spectroscopy, electrochemistry and flow injection analysis. Basic concepts of transducers, spectrometers, mass analysis, separation sciences, and computerized data acquisition and reduction. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 321. Offered: W.
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CHEM 428 Bioinstrumental Analysis (3) NW
Modern instrumental methods of bioanalysis of DNA and proteins, including agarose gel electrophoresis, PCR, Sanger sequencing for nucleic acid analysis and ELISA, SDS-PAGE, and LC/MS-MS analysis of proteins. Mass analysis, separation sciences, and bioinformatics tools. Includes laboratory. No credit allowed if BIOC 426 taken. Prerequisite: either BIOC 405 or BIOC 440. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 429 Chemical Separation Techniques (3) NW
Introduction to modern separation techniques such as gas chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, electrophoresis, and field flow fractionation. Prerequisite: either CHEM 224, CHEM 239, CHEM 337, or B CHEM 239; and either CHEM 241, CHEM 321, CHEM 346, or B CHEM 241. Offered: A.
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CHEM 430 Advanced Physical Organic Chemistry (3) NW
Fundamental aspects of organic structures and transformations. Structure and basicity of carbanions, substitution reactions, elimination reactions, nucleophilic addition and addition/elimination reactions, condensation reactions, structure and rearrangements of carbocation's, electrophilic addition, electrophilic substitutions, and neighboring group efforts. Prerequisite: either CHEM 239, CHEM 337, or B CHEM 239. Offered: A.
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CHEM 431 Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry (3) NW
Synthetic organic chemistry. Discussion of practical methods for the synthesis of complex organic molecules with an emphasis on strategy and the control of stereochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 430. Offered: W.
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CHEM 432 Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry (3) NW
Chemical biology. Application of chemical methods to the study of biological processes that occur in cells. Prerequisite: CHEM 239, CHEM 337, or B CHEM 239; CHEM 242 or CHEM 347. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 434 Polymer Chemistry (3)
Focuses on fundamental and applied aspects of polymer synthesis including classic methods and mechanisms for macromolecular synthesis and contemporary breakthroughs in the field. Prerequisite: CHEM 239, CHEM 337, or B CHEM 239. Offered: A.
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CHEM 436 Chemical Biology (3) NW
Mechanistic enzymology and chemical biology. Topics include protein structure and function, how enzymes work as catalysts, kinetic methods, functional assays, and applications to current research. Prerequisite: either CHEM 224, CHEM 239, CHEM 337, or B CHEM 239; recommended: either BIOC 405 or BIOC 440
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CHEM 452 Physical Chemistry for Biochemists I (3) NW
General equilibrium thermodynamics emphasizing biochemical applications: ligand binding, biological oxidation-reduction reactions, membranes, active transport, colligative properties, and surface tension. No more than the number of credits indicated can be counted toward graduation from the following: 452, 456 (3 credits). Prerequisite: either CHEM 155 or CHEM 162; either MATH 125 or MATH 134; either PHYS 115 or PHYS 122. Offered: AWS.
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CHEM 453 Physical Chemistry for Biochemists II (3) NW
Continuation of CHEM 452. Includes transport properties, enzyme kinetics, introduction to quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and classical statistical mechanics. Prerequisite: either CHEM 452 or CHEM 456; either MATH 126 or MATH 135; either PHYS 116 or PHYS 123. Offered: WSp.
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CHEM 455 Physical Chemistry (3) NW
Introduction to quantum chemistry and spectroscopy. Theory of quantum mechanics presented at an elementary level and applied to the electronic structure of atoms and molecules and to molecular spectra. Prerequisite: either CHEM 155 or CHEM 162; either MATH 126 or MATH 136; either PHYS 116 or PHYS 123. Offered: ASp.
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CHEM 456 Physical Chemistry (3) NW
Chemical thermodynamics. Laws of thermodynamics presented with applications to phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, and solutions. No more than the number of credits indicated can be counted toward graduation from the following course group: CHEM 452, CHEM 456 (3 credits). Prerequisite: either CHEM 155 or CHEM 162; either MATH 126 or MATH 136; either PHYS 116 or PHYS 123. Offered: WS.
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CHEM 457 Physical Chemistry (3) NW
Introduction to statistical mechanics, kinetic theory, and chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: either CHEM 455 or CHEM 475; either CHEM 456 or CHEM E 326. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 458 Air Pollution Chemistry (4) NW
Global atmosphere as a chemical system emphasizing physical factors and chemical processes that give rise to elevated surface ozone, particulate matter, and air toxics; international issues of air pollution transport and changing tropospheric background composition; and regulatory control strategies and challenges. Aimed at science and engineering majors. Offered: jointly with ATM S 458; A.
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CHEM 460 Spectroscopic Molecular Identification (3) NW
Basic theory of spectral techniques - infrared and ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy, NMR, and mass spectrometry - with emphasis on spectral interpretation skills needed for the elucidation of structure, conformation, and dynamics in organic and biological chemistry. Prerequisite: either CHEM 224, CHEM 239, CHEM 337, or B CHEM 239. Offered: A.
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CHEM 461 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (3) NW
Physical measurements in chemistry. Vacuum techniques, calorimetry, spectroscopic methods, electrical measurements. Prerequisite: either CHEM 453, or both CHEM 455 and CHEM 456, or both CHEM 456 and CHEM 475. Offered: ASpS.
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CHEM 462 Techniques of Synthetic Organic Chemistry (2-3) NW
Laboratory techniques of synthetic organic chemistry. Vacuum distillation, multistep synthesis, air sensitive reagents, photochemistry, chromatography, and separation techniques. Prerequisite: either CHEM 242, CHEM 347, or B CHEM 242; CHEM 460 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: A.
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CHEM 463 Spectroscopic Techniques for Structural Identification (2) NW
Laboratory techniques of spectroscopic analysis for structural determination using UV, IR, NMR, mass spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 460. Offered: W.
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CHEM 464 Computers in Data Acquisition and Analysis (3) NW
Introduction to use of the computer in the chemistry laboratory. Principles of microcomputers and their use for such problems as data acquisition, noise reduction, and instrument control. Prerequisite: either CHEM 453, CHEM 455, or CHEM 475; MATH 136, or both MATH 307 and MATH 308. Offered: A.
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CHEM 465 Computations in Chemistry (3) NW
Computer calculations on color graphics workstations applied to problems in chemistry. Numerical methods and algorithms for calculating classical dynamics, quantum wavefunctions, wavepacket propagation, chemical kinetics. Use of computer programs for calculating electronic wavefunctions, molecular conformations, simulations of liquids and solids. Prerequisite: either CHEM 455 or CHEM 475, either of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 475 Honors Physical Chemistry (3) NW
Introduction to quantum chemistry, spectroscopy. Theory of quantum mechanics applied more rigorously than in CHEM 455. Application of quantum mechanics to electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Computer software used to solve problems. Prerequisite: either CHEM 155 or CHEM 162; either MATH 126 or MATH 136; either PHYS 116 or PHYS 123. Offered: A.
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CHEM 484 Electronic and Optoelectronic Polymers (3) NW
Covers the chemistry, physics, materials science, and applications of semiconducting and metallic conjugated polymers. Examines the structural origins of the diverse electronic and optoelectronic properties of conjugated polymers. Exemplifies applications by light-emitting diodes, lasers, solar cells, thin film transistors, electrochromic devices, biosensors, and batteries. Prerequisite: either CHEM 453 or CHEM 455. Offered: jointly with MSE 484; ASp.
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CHEM 485 Electronic Structure and Application of Materials (3) NW
Introduction to electronic structure theory of solids from a chemical perspective, including band theory and the free electron model, with an emphasis in the second half of the quarter on modern trends in research in inorganic materials in the bulk and on the nanometer scale. Prerequisite: CHEM 455. Offered: W.
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CHEM 486 Electronic Dynamics in Organic and Inorganic Materials (3) NW
Energy and charge transfer; exciton migration and charge transport; photophysical dynamics in optoelectronic and kinetic processes in electrochemical energy conversion. Prerequisite: CHEM 455. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 491 Study Abroad - Advanced Chemistry (1-15, max. 15) NW
For students in the UW study abroad program. Content varies and is individually evaluated. Credit does not apply to major degree requirements without departmental approval.
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CHEM 499 Undergraduate Research and Report Writing (*, max. 12)
Research in chemistry and/or study in the chemical literature. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 500 Grant Proposal and Scientific Writing (1)
Introduces steps in compiling a successful grant proposal and writing scientific articles, personal statements, research summaries, and procuring recommendation letters, using the NSF graduate fellowship as a guide. Students gain experience in peer review processes as assessment of current scientific literature. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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CHEM 501 Readings in Chemistry (1, max. 9)
Individual meetings with faculty to discuss readings (journal articles, book chapters, proceedings) in the chemical sciences. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 508 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3, max. 9)
Discussion of selected applications of physical techniques to the study of inorganic molecules. Topics include group theory, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR and ESR), vibrational spectroscopy (IR and Raman), electronic spectroscopy, magnetism, and electrochemistry. Offered: A.
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CHEM 510 Current Problems in Inorganic Chemistry (3, max. 9)
Primarily for doctoral candidates in inorganic chemistry. Current topics (e.g., bioinorganic, advanced organometallic, materials and solid state, advanced inorganic spectroscopy). See department for instructor and topics during any particular quarter. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 516 Transition Metals (3)
Survey of selected key topics in the chemistry of the transition metals, including emphasis on the structure, bonding, and reactivity of major classes of compounds. Recommended: working knowledge of general chemistry and introductory inorganic concepts including Lewis structures, metal-ligand coordination, and oxidation state assignments. Offered: A.
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CHEM 517 Organometallics (3)
Chemistry of the metal-carbon bond for both main group and transition metals. Structure and reactivity with applications to organic synthesis and catalysis. Prerequisite: either CHEM 224, CHEM 239, or CHEM 337; CHEM 416 or equivalent background. Offered: W.
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CHEM 520 Current Problems in Analytical Chemistry (3, max. 9)
Primarily for doctoral candidates in analytical chemistry. Current topics (e.g., flow injection analysis, mass spectrometry, and advanced radiochemistry). See department for instructor and topics during any particular quarter. Offered: AWSp.
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CHEM 521 Analytical Electrochemistry (3)
Theory and practice of modern electrochemistry with emphasis on instrumentation and applications in chemical analysis.
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CHEM 522 Atomic and Molecular Analytical Spectroscopy (3)
Quantitative analysis of atomic and molecular species, using all forms of electromagnetic radiation, electrons, and gaseous ions.
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CHEM 523 Geochemical Cycles (4)
Descriptive, quantitative aspects of earth as biogeochemical system. Study of equilibria, transport processes, chemical kinetics, biological processes; their application to carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, phosphorus, other elemental cycles. Stability of biogeochemical systems; nature of human perturbations of their dynamics. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ATM S 508/OCEAN 523.
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CHEM 524 Analytical Mass Spectrometry (3)
Theory and practice of mass spectrometry with emphasis on ionization methods, mass analyzers, gas-phase ion chemistry, and spectra interpretation. Recommended: basic knowledge of organic and physical chemistry, including thermodynamics and kinetics.
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CHEM 525 Meso and Microfluidics in Chemical Analysis (3)
Fluid dynamics and mass transport in meso and microfluidics. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 529 Chemical Separation Techniques (3)
Introduction to modern separation techniques such as gas chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, electrophoresis, and field flow fractionation. Offered: A.
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CHEM 530 Advanced Physical Organic Chemistry (3)
Fundamental aspects of organic structures and transformations. Structure and basicity of carbanions, substitution reactions, elimination reactions, nucleophilic addition and addition/elimination reactions, condensation reactions, structure and rearrangements of carbocation's, electrophilic addition, electrophilic substitutions, and neighboring group efforts. Prerequisite: either CHEM 239 or CHEM 337. Offered: A.
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CHEM 531 Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry (3)
Synthetic organic chemistry. Discussion of practical methods for the synthesis of complex organic molecules with an emphasis on strategy and the control of stereochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 530. Offered: W.
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CHEM 532 Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry (3)
Chemical biology. Application of chemical methods to the study of biological processes that occur in cells. Prerequisite: CHEM 530 and CHEM 531. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 534 Polymer Chemistry (3)
Focuses on fundamental and applied aspects of polymer synthesis including classic methods and mechanisms for macromolecular synthesis and contemporary breakthroughs in the field.
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CHEM 536 Chemical Biology (3)
Mechanistic enzymology and chemical biology. Topics include protein structure and function, how enzymes work as catalysts, kinetic methods, functional assays, and applications to current research. Prerequisite: either CHEM 224, CHEM 239, or CHEM 335; recommended: either BIOC 405 or BIOC 44 Offered: W.
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CHEM 540 CURRENT PROBLEMS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (1-3, max. 12)
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CHEM 550 Introduction to Quantum Chemistry (3)
Origins and basic postulates of quantum mechanics, solutions to single-particle problems, angular momentum and hydrogenic wave functions, matrix methods, perturbation theory, variational methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 455. Offered: A.
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CHEM 551 Introduction to Quantum Chemistry (3)
Electronic structure of many-electron atoms and molecules, vibration and rotation levels of molecules, effects of particle exchange, angular momentum and group theory, spectroscopic selection rules. Prerequisite: CHEM 550. Offered: W.
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CHEM 552 Statistical Mechanics (3)
General theorems of statistical mechanics, relation of the equilibrium theory to classical thermodynamics, quantum statistics, theory of imperfect gases, lattice statistics and simple cooperative phenomena, lattice dynamics and theory of solids, liquids, solutions, and polymers, time-dependent phenomena and mechanisms of interaction. Prerequisite: CHEM 455 and CHEM 456 (concurrent registration permitted) or equivalent. Offered: W.
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CHEM 553 Statistical Mechanics (3)
General theorems of statistical mechanics, relation of the equilibrium theory to classical thermodynamics, quantum statistics, theory of imperfect gases, lattice statistics and simple cooperative phenomena, lattice dynamics and theory of solids, liquids, solutions, and polymers, time-dependent phenomena and mechanisms of interaction. Prerequisite: CHEM 552. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 554 Introduction to Biomolecular Spectroscopy (3)
Introduction to biomolecular spectroscopy. Covers optical and magnetic resonance time-domain spectroscopies, single-molecule methods, etc., with applications to the structure and dynamics of proteins, nucleic acids, biomembranes and biomaterials. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 560 Current Problems in Physical Chemistry (1-3, max. 12)
Primarily for doctoral candidates in physical chemistry. A discussion of topics selected from active research fields. See department for instructor and the topic during any particular quarter.
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CHEM 564 Organic Electronic and Photonic Materials/Polymers (3)
Physical and material concepts determining properties of organic electronic and photonic materials. Discusses electronic structure, physico-chemical characterization, and device application. Includes introduction of electronic band structure of polymers, electrically conducting polymers; organic nonlinear optical electroluminescent materials; polymer optical fibers; tow-photon absorption materials for 3-D microfabrication. Offered: jointly with MOLENG 530/MSE 560; W.
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CHEM 565 Computations in Chemistry (3)
Covers computer calculations applied to problems in chemistry. Introduces to numerical methods and algorithms for calculating classical dynamics, quantum wavefunctions, wavepacket propagation, and chemical kinetics. Uses computer programs for calculating electronic wavefunctions, molecular conformations, and simulations of liquids and solids. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM 581 Preparation for Second-Year Exam (3-, max. 9)
Preparation for examination. Open only to students accepted for doctoral work in chemistry, in their second year of study. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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CHEM 584 Electronic and Optoelectronic Polymers (3)
Covers the chemistry, physics, materials science, and applications of semiconducting and metallic conjugated polymers. Examines the structural origins of the diverse electronic and optoelectronic properties of conjugated polymers. Exemplifies applications by light-emitting diodes, lasers, solar cells, thin film transistors, electrochromic devices, biosensors, and batteries. Prerequisite: either CHEM 453, CHEM 455, or equivalent background.
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CHEM 585 Electronic Structure and Application of Materials (3) NW
Introduction to electronic structure theory of solids from a chemical perspective, including band theory and the free electron model, with an emphasis in the second half of the quarter on modern trends in research in inorganic materials in the bulk and on the nanometer scale. Offered: W.
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CHEM 586 Electronic Dynamics in Organic and Inorganic Materials (3) NW
Energy and charge transfer; exciton migration and charge transport; photophysical dynamics in optoelectronic and kinetic processes in electrochemical energy conversion. . Recommended: Working knowledge of electromagnetism, calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra.
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CHEM 590 Seminar in General Chemistry (1, max. 18)
For chemistry graduate students only. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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CHEM 591 Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry (1, max. 18)
For chemistry graduate students only. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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CHEM 592 Seminar in Analytical Chemistry (1, max. 18)
For chemistry graduate students only. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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CHEM 593 Seminar in Organic Chemistry (1, max. 18)
For chemistry graduate students only. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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CHEM 595 Seminar in Physical Chemistry (1, max. 18)
Credit/no-credit only.
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CHEM 597 Seminar in Molecular Engineering (1, max. 30)
Weekly seminars on current topics in molecular Engineering. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with MOLENG 520; AWSp.
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CHEM 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Prerequisite: permission of coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Prerequisite: permission of coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Prerequisite: permission of coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.
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