Chemistry Courses

Chemistry (CHM) courses

  • CHM 602 Instrumental Analysis

    Prerequisite: "C-" or better in CHM 201 or CHM 342; and "C-" or better in CHM 302.

    Recommended Prerequisite: PHY 124 or PHY 204. Applications of instrumental methods for the separation and analysis of materials; included are potentiometry, photometry and chromatography. May be taught concurrently with CHM 502. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 502 and CHM 602.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • CHM 603 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

    Prerequisite: Prerequisite: "C-" or better in CHM 302; and "C-" or better in CHM 502 or CHM 602 or concurrent enrollment.

    A laboratory course emphasizing applications of instrumental methods for the separation and analysis of materials. The course is designed to reflect and supplement the scope of CHM 602. Included are laboratory exercises in potentiometry, spectrophotometry, and chromatography. May be taught concurrently with CHM 503. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 503 and CHM 603.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    103Fall
  • CHM 604 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry

    Prerequisite: permission.

    A one semester introduction to physical chemistry including the following topics: thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, atomic and molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Cannot count toward the BS or MS degrees in Chemistry. May be taught concurrently with CHM 504. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 504 and CHM 604.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • CHM 605 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry Laboratory

    Prerequisite: CHM 504 or CHM 604 or concurrent enrollment.

    Experiments in physical chemistry employing principles and techniques reflecting materials presented in CHM 604. May be taught concurrently with CHM 505. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 605 and CHM 505.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    103Spring
  • CHM 606 Physical Chemistry I

    Prerequisite: "C-" or better in CHM 170; and MTH 280 or MTH 288 or concurrent enrollment in MTH 280 or MTH 288.

    Recommended Prerequisite: MTH 302; and PHY 124 or PHY 204. First semester of a two-semester series covering aspects of quantum mechanics, classical and statistical thermodynamics, spectroscopy, kinetic theory of gases, and chemical kinetics. A grade of "C-" or better is required in this course in order to take CHM 607. May be taught concurrently with CHM 506. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 606 and CHM 506.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • CHM 607 Physical Chemistry II

    Prerequisite: "C-" grade or better in CHM 506 or 606.

    Recommended Prerequisite: CHM 375. Second semester of a two-semester series that builds upon and completes the topics introduced in CHM 606. May be taught concurrently with CHM 507. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 607 and CHM 507.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • CHM 608 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

    Prerequisite: "C-" or better in CHM 302; and "C-" or better in CHM 506 or CHM 606 or concurrent enrollment in CHM 506 or CHM 606.

    Experiments in physical chemistry employing principles and techniques reflecting material presented in CHM 506 or 606. May be taught concurrently with CHM 508. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 608 and CHM 508.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    204Fall
  • CHM 609 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

    Prerequisite: CHM 507 or CHM 607 or concurrent enrollment; and CHM 508 or CHM 608.

    Experiments in physical chemistry employing principles and techniques reflecting material presented in CHM 507 or 607. May be taught concurrently with CHM 509. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 609 and CHM 509.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    204Spring
  • CHM 614 Polymer Chemistry

    Prerequisite: "C-" or better in CHM 343; and CHM 505 or CHM 605 or CHM 506 or CHM 606.

    Morphology and chemical structure, polymer characterization, chemical structure and polymer properties, vinyl and non-vinyl polymers and mechanism of formation. Inorganic and partially inorganic polymers. May be taught concurrently with CHM 514. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 514 and CHM 614.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring (even-numbered years)
  • CHM 635 Investigations in Chemistry for Teachers

    Prerequisite: coursework sufficient to meet Missouri certification standards for secondary/middle school science teaching.

    Techniques in performing science investigation with application to secondary and middle school science. May be taught concurrently with CHM 435. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 435 and CHM 635.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Spring (odd-numbered years)
  • CHM 642 Advanced Organic Chemistry

    Prerequisite: "C-" grade or better in CHM 343.

    Advanced discussion of structure, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and other topics of theoretical nature in organic chemistry. Polar, free-radical, pericyclic, and organometallic reactions beyond Organic Chemistry I and II will be discussed. May be taught concurrently with CHM 542. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 542 and CHM 642.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • CHM 654 Biochemistry I

    Prerequisite: "C-" or better in CHM 343.

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 121 or BMS 110 and 111. Structure and function of biomolecules: proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids and membranes. May be taught concurrently with CHM 554. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 554 and CHM 654.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Upon demand
  • CHM 655 Biochemistry Laboratory I

    Prerequisite: CHM 554 or CHM 654 or concurrent enrollment.

    A series of multidimensional biochemical experiments designed to explore the biochemical literature, scientific report writing, and the biochemical techniques used to isolate and study biomolecules. May be taught concurrently with CHM 555. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 555 and CHM 655.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    204Fall, Upon demand
  • CHM 656 Biochemistry II

    Prerequisite: "C-" or better in CHM 554 or CHM 654.

    Bioenergetics--Metabolism of biomolecules including carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides. Photosynthesis. Nitrogen metabolism. Mechanisms of hormone action. May be taught concurrently with CHM 556. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 556 and CHM 656.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring, Upon demand
  • CHM 657 Biochemistry Laboratory II

    Prerequisite: CHM 555 or CHM 655; and CHM 556 or CHM 656 or concurrent enrollment.

    Emphasis on modern techniques in the biochemistry laboratory; enzymology, protein purification and analysis; protein structure determination; isoelectric focusing; HPLC; trace techniques. May be taught concurrently with CHM 557. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 557 and CHM 657.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    204Upon demand
  • CHM 660 Chemistry of Environmental Systems: Water and Land

    Recommended Prerequisite: some advanced coursework in chemistry, geosciences, biology, or related fields. Chemistry of water and soil, water treatment, agricultural chemistry, and related topics. May be taught concurrently with CHM 460. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 460 and CHM 660.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • CHM 661 Chemistry of Environmental Systems: Air and Energy

    Recommended Prerequisite: some advanced coursework in chemistry, geosciences, biology, or related fields. Atmospheric chemistry; pollution issues related to power production and transportation; energy sources and fuels. May be taught concurrently with CHM 461. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 661 and CHM 461.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • CHM 662 Chemistry of Environmental Systems Laboratory

    Prerequisite: CHM 660 or concurrent enrollment.

    Techniques and procedures for environmental monitoring to test natural samples. Applications and limitations of wet chemical and instrumental methods such as atomic absorption, gas chromatography, and absorption spectrophotometry. May be taught concurrently with CHM 462. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 462 and CHM 662.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    204Spring
  • CHM 673 Inorganic Chemistry

    Prerequisite: "C-" grade or better in CHM 170.

    Atomic structure, chemical bonding, acid/base and reduction/oxidation concepts, reactivity of inorganic compounds, chemistry of main group elements, fundamentals of coordination theory. A grade of "C-" or better is required in this course in order to take CHM 675. Cannot count toward the MS degree in Chemistry. May be taught concurrently with CHM 375. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 375 and CHM 673.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • CHM 675 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

    Prerequisite: "C-" or better in CHM 375.

    Theories and techniques of modern inorganic chemistry; correlation of theories with inorganic compounds. May be taught concurrently with CHM 575. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 575 and CHM 675.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • CHM 696 Chemistry Careers

    Students will develop a familiarity with campus resources for finding employment and/or further educational training upon graduation. Emphasis will be given to writing scientific resumes and cover letters, familiarization with job-hunting resources and professional ethics, and researching chemistry careers, employers, and graduate schools. Outside speakers from chemistry-related employers and graduate programs will be invited, and interaction with the Career Center will be required. May be taught concurrently with CHM 498. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 696 and CHM 498.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • CHM 697 Special Topics in Chemistry

    Prerequisite: 18 hours of chemistry.

    Selected topics of a theoretical or applied nature. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours with differing topics. May be taught concurrently with CHM 597. Cannot receive credit for both CHM 597 and CHM 697.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • CHM 700 Chemistry Colloquium

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    A series of oral presentations on new developments in chemistry. Presentations to be made by faculty members, students, and guest speakers from industry and academe. One of the requirements of this course is an oral presentation. May be repeated, but not more than two hours may be counted toward the 32-hour requirement for the MS in Chemistry degree.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • CHM 701 Chemistry Seminar

    Attendance at oral presentations on new developments in chemistry. Presentations may include those made by departmental faculty members, departmental graduate students, guest speakers from industry and academe and ACS tour speakers. All graduate students not enrolled in CHM 700 must be enrolled in CHM 701. Hours earned will not count toward the 32-hour requirement for the MS in Chemistry degree. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • CHM 702 Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry

    Prerequisite: CHM 602.

    An advanced topic in analytical chemistry will be addressed via faculty lectures and student projects. Examples of proposed topics include: electroanalytical methods, nanotechnology, forensic chemistry and data acquisition methods. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours with differing topics.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHM 710 Special Topics in Chemical Education

    Prerequisite: coursework sufficient to meet Missouri certification standards in chemistry for secondary teaching or permission.

    A single topic of current interest in the teaching of chemistry will be considered. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours with differing topics.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • CHM 720 Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry

    Prerequisite: CHM 607 or permission of instructor.

    An advanced topic in physical chemistry will be addressed via faculty lectures and student projects. Examples of proposed topics include: chemical kinetics, quantum chemistry, biophysical chemistry, and modern spectroscopic methods. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours with differing topics.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHM 735 Investigation in Chemistry for Teachers

    Prerequisite: CHM 635 or concurrent enrollment; coursework sufficient to meet Missouri certification standards for secondary/middle school science teaching.

    Techniques in performing science investigation with application to secondary and middle school science.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    314Upon demand
  • CHM 742 Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

    Prerequisite: CHM 642 or permission of instructor.

    An in-depth study of an advanced topic in organic chemistry, entailing faculty lectures and student projects. Examples of proposed topics include: physical organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, natural products, and spectroscopic characterization. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours with differing topics.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHM 752 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry

    Prerequisite: CHM 656.

    An advanced topic in biochemistry will be addressed via faculty lectures and student projects. Examples of proposed topics include: carbohydrates, the cell surface, and physical biochemistry. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours with differing topics.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHM 763 Advanced Topics in Environmental Chemistry

    Prerequisite: permission.

    An advanced topic in environmental chemistry will be addressed via faculty lectures and student projects. Examples of proposed topics include: Sampling methods, standardized testing, nanoparticles in the environment, and the impact of discarded emerging materials. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours with differing topics.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHM 770 Chemical Kinetics

    Prerequisite: CHM 606.

    Fundamental concepts of chemical kinetics and dynamics, from both macroscopic and molecular level perspectives. An emphasis will be placed on the interpretation of gas, liquid, surface and catalyst reaction kinetics and mechanisms.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHM 771 Chemical Bonding

    Prerequisite: CHM 607.

    Quantum mechanics; atomic and molecular structure; computational procedures. Independent study project required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHM 775 Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

    Prerequisite: CHM 675 or permission of instructor.

    An in-depth examination of a special topic in the area of inorganic chemistry, including faculty lectures and student projects. Examples of proposed topics include: organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, solid-state materials, and crystal structure analysis. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours with differing topics.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHM 790 Advanced Topics in Chemistry

    Detailed treatment of various advanced topics in chemistry. Variable content course. May be repeated with differing topics.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • CHM 791 Preparation for Graduate Study in Chemistry

    Prerequisite: admission to graduate program in Chemistry.

    Orientation to graduate study in chemistry, including laboratory safety, scientific dissemination, and design of a research project.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall, Spring
  • CHM 792 Degree Paper in Chemistry

    Prerequisite: 4 or more hours of CHM 798 and departmental permission.

    Written research paper on a selected topic to be read and evaluated by an advisory committee and presented orally before a public audience. Exclusively satisfies requirements for non-thesis option.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHM 793 Research Paper in Chemistry

    Prerequisite: departmental permission.

    Extensive paper on a selected topic to be read and evaluated by a faculty committee. Exclusively used to satisfy requirements for non-thesis option. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • CHM 796 Science Internship

    Completion of an internship project (80 hours/credit hour) at a discipline-related business, nonprofit organization, or government agency, approved and supervised by both the departmental and internship advisors. Includes a formal report in the appropriate professional format, and an oral presentation at an approved venue. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. No more than 6 hours may count toward a masters degree.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CHM 798 Research

    Supervised research in special chemistry areas. May be repeated, but not more than six hours may be counted toward the 32-hour requirement for the MS degree.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-4Fall, Spring
  • CHM 799 Thesis

    Independent research and study connected with preparation of thesis. Not more than 6 hours of CHM 799 may be counted toward the 32-hour requirement for the MS degree.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand