CHE 105 GEN COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I. (4 credits)
A study of the principles of chemistry and their application to the more important elements and their compounds. Not open to students who have already completed both CHE 104 and 106 or CHE 104 and CHE 108, but open to students who have completed just CHE 104.
A&S 120 CRYSTALS. (2 credits)
An introduction to the atomic structure of crystalline materials, and to research ideas and methods. Group projects to discover the atomic structure of crystals are used as the vehicle to learn key materials chemistry concepts and research techniques. Prereq: basic trigonometry and algebra recommended.
An introduction to the laws of thermodynamics, the thermo-dynamic functions and their application to phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, solutions and electrochemistry. Chemical kinetics, including rate laws, reaction mechanisms, Arrhenius, collision, and activated complex theories, and catalysis. Quantum theory including an elementary introduction to spectroscopy. The fourth hour to be devoted to problem solving and problem-solving techniques. Prereq: CHE 226 or MA 213; MA 114; PHY 213 or 232.
CHE 516 INORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY. (3 credits)
Introduction to solid state inorganic materials chemistry, including atomic structure; optical, electronic, and magnetic properties; and characterization methods such as x-ray diffraction and electron microscopy (previously CHE 580). Prereq: CHE 440G or CHE 547 or equivalent; and CHE 410G or 510 or equivalent; or permission from the instructor.
CHE 610 CHEMISTRY OF THE TRANSITION METALS. (3 credits)
A detailed treatment of the chemistry of the transition elements, lanthanides and actinides, including the structure of coordination complexes, bonding, reaction mechanisms and preparations. Prereq: CHE 510.
Reports and discussions on recent research and current literature. Required of all graduate students. May be repeated for a total of eight credits.