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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:

Chem 105 - Applied Chemical Principles (3-2-4)
Prerequisite: high school algebra or equivalent. The fundamentals and relation of chemistry to living in today's society. Suitable laboratory experiments illustrate the course material. Not open to engineering or science students, or students who have completed a college level chemistry course.

Chem 108 - College Chemistry I (3-1-3)
Prerequisites: a one-year college prep high school chemistry course, high school math including algebra and trigonometry. Delivered as a telecourse, the course provides the first of a two-semester sequence of college chemistry for high school students and other distance learners seeking college credit and/or preparation for the AP Examination. Matriculated undergraduates may not receive credit for this course.

Chem 109 - College Chemistry II (3-1-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 108. A continuation of Chem 108.

Chem 121 - Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: high school math including algebra and trigonometry; chemistry placement examination required. Introduces the basic concepts of chemistry, including chemical reactions, and bonding, electronic and molecular structure, gases and thermochemistry. Alternative course to meet the requirement of Chem 125, 126. Emphasis is on mastering the material at the level of the ACS standardized final. Effective From: Spring 2011

Chem 122 - Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 121 and Chem 125 with a grade of C or better. Introduces the basic concepts of chemistry, including equilibrium, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Emphasis is on mastering at the level of the ACS standardized final. Students should also register for Chem 124. Effective From: Spring 2012

Chem 122(Archived) - Fundamentals of Chemistry II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 121. Continuation of the Chem 121 sequence. This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of Chemistry, including molecular structure, solutions and solids, and equilibrium. Effective Until: Fall 2011

Chem 123 - Fundamentals of Chemistry III (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 122 with a grade of C or better. Continuation of the Chem 121 sequence. Introduces the student to the basic concepts of chemistry, including equilibrium in solution, kinetics and thermo-dynamics. Students should also register for Chem 124. Effective Until: Spring 2012

Chem 124 - General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
Corequisite: Chem 126 with a grade of C or better. Chemical principles studied in the Chem 125 and 126 or Chem 121, 122 and 123 sequence are illustrated and reinforced by performance of laboratory experiments. Effective From: Spring 2014

Chem 124H - General Chemistry II Honors Laboratory (0-2-1)
Corequisite: Chem 126H with a grade of C or better. The laboratory consists of special research projects and other developmental labs. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 125 - General Chemistry I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: At least 620 on the SAT. The first semester of a two-semester sequence in chemistry. Introduces the basic concepts of chemistry, including chemical reactions and bonding, electronic and molecular structure, gases and thermochemistry. Effective From: Fall 2013

Chem 125A - General Chemistry Laboratory I (0-2-1)
General Chemistry Lab I is a laboratory course; it is designed to be taken currently with CHEM 125. Instructions are in the lab manual and concepts are from the text and lecture of the CHEM 125 course. The experiments are designed to provide undergraduate students with practical experience and train students with laboratory techniques/equipment common to chemistry laboratories. Effective From: Fall 2014

Chem 125H - General Chemistry I Honors (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: High school math including algebra and trigonometry; chemistry placement examination. Admission is by invitation only. An honors chemistry course which parallels Chem 125 but is more comprehensive and rigorous. Field trips, molecular model building, laboratory projects, journal reading assignments and reports, and supplementary problems are required -aspects of the program. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 126 - General Chemistry II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: (Chem 125 or Chem 122) with a grade of C or better. The second semester of a two-semester sequence in chemistry. Introduces the basic concepts of chemistry, including equilibrium, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Students should also register for Chem 124. Effective From: Fall 2013

Chem 126H - General Chemistry II Honors (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 125H with a grade of C or better. A continuation of Chem 125H, which parallels the course content of Chem 126. An individual research project is completed. Chem 124H must be taken concurrently. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 221 - Analytical Chemical Methods (0-4-2)
Prerequisite: Chem 222 with grade of C or better. Laboratory introducing quantitative chemical analyses by gravimetry, titration, spectroscopy, chromatography, and potentiometry. Effective From: Fall 2013

Chem 222 - Analytical Chemistry (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 123 or Chem 126, Chem 124 with grade of C or better. Lecture course introducing concepts of chemical analyses by gravimetry, titration, spectroscopy, chromatography, and potentiometry. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 231 - Physical Chemistry I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 126, Phys 111 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: Math 211. The topics covered include the properties of ideal and non-ideal gases and liquids, solutions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, the phase rule, and phase equilibria. Effective From: Spring 2014

Chem 235 - Physical Chemistry II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 231 with a grade of C or better. A continuation of Chem 231. The topics include homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical equilibria, ionic equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetic theory of gases, transport phenomena, kinetics, and irreversible processes. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 235A - Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (0-4-2)
Prerequisite: Chem 221, Chem 235 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: Math 225 (special section for chemical engineering and chemistry majors). Laboratory experiments apply and extend the basic knowledge of physical chemistry acquired in the lecture. Reports and presentations are an essential part of the course. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 236 - Physical Chemistry for Chemical Engineers (4-1-4)
Prerequisites: (Chem 122 or Chem 126)and chem 124 and (Che 230 or Che 232) with a grade C or better. This course will introduce the chemical engineering students to the concepts of order, disorder, chemical equilibrium and phase equilibrium. Credit for this course will not be given if credit for Chem 235 has been given. Effective From: Fall 2013

Chem 238 - Analytical/Organic Chem Lab for Chemical Engineers (0-4-2)
Prerequisite: Chem 124 and Chem 245 with a grade of C or better. This course will offer the ChE students experience in organic and analytical laboratory experiments. These experiments will reinforce concepts learned in the organic chemistry lecture classes. This laboratory course will also provide exposure to analytical and other techniques useful in the chemistry and chemical engineering laboratories. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 243 - Organic Chemistry I (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 123 or Chem 126 with a grade of C or better. The preparation and properties of the various classes of organic compounds are discussed, with attention given to industrial sources such as coal and petroleum. Also covers the commercial utilization of these materials in the synthesis of useful products used in areas such as foods, cosmetics, textiles, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 244 - Organic Chemistry II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 243 with a grade of C or better. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 244A - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (0-4-2)
Prerequisite: Chem 124 with a grade C or better. Corequisite: Chem 244. Synthesis and characterization of organic compounds are performed in a unique multi-scale manner: micro, macro and a kilo scale. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 245 - Organic Chemistry for Chemical Engineers (4-1-4)
Prerequisite: Chem 126 or Chem 122 with a grade of C or better. This course is a one-semester course(opposed to classic two-semester sequence) to provide chemical engineering students with a basic understanding of organic compounds and their reactions. Effective From: Spring 2013

Chem 246A - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
Prerequisite: Chem 244A with a grade of C or better. This course will cover some common reaction types that are not included in Chem 244A. The experiments will be carried out in microscale. Students will learn new concepts in organic synthesis, including multi-step synthesis, organometallic reagents, and green chemistry for chemical synthesis, catalytic reactions, protecting groups, and peptide couplings. NMR and IR will be used for compound characterization. Effective From: Spring 2013

Chem 301 - Chemical Technology (2-2-3)
Prerequisites: high school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Designed for engineering technology majors. Not open to students who have completed a college level chemistry course. Covers principles of chemistry, with a focus on chemical energetics and chemistry of materials. Suitable laboratory experiments illus-trate the course material. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 310 - Co-op Work Experience I (3 additive credits)
Prerequisites: completion of the sophomore year, approval of the department, and permission of the Office of Cooperative Education and Internships. Students gain major-related work experience and reinforcement of their academic program. Work assignments facilitated and approved by the co-op office. Mandatory participation in seminars and completion of a report. Cannot be used for degree credit.Note: Normal grading applies to this COOP Experience Effective From: Spring 2013

Chem 311 - Co-op Work Experience II (3 additive credits)
Prerequisites: ChE 310 with a grade C or better. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 336 - Physical Chemistry III (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 235 with a grade of C or better. An introduction to quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, spectroscopy, and solid state. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 337 - Physical Chemistry for Biological Science (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 123 or 126 with a grade of C or better. The course covers fundamental principles of physical chemistry related to biochemical processes such as metabolism and other biochemistry. Descriptions and example applications use DNA, proteins, amino acids, including properties of hydrophobic interactions. Thermochemistry of biochemical systems including chemical energy (enthalpy of reaction) along with chemical activities and non-ideal behavior are illustrated. The importance of entropy in control of biochemical reactions is also covered. Ionic systems and redox reactions and acids and bases in biological systems are presented. The course also illustrates a number of biochemical analytical methods. Effective From: Spring 2009 Until: Spring 2014

Chem 338 - Analytical/Organic Chem Lab for Chemical Engineers (0-4-2)
Prerequisite: Chem 124 and Chem 245 with a grade of C or better. This course will offer the ChE students experience in organic and analytical laboratory experiments. These experiments will reinforce concepts learned in the organic chemistry lecture classes. This laboratory course will also provide exposure to analytical and other techniques useful in the chemistry and chemical engineering laboratories. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 339 - Analytical/Physical Chem Lab for Chemical Engineers (0-4-2)
Prerequisites: Chem 245, or Chem 236 with a grade of C or better. Co-requisite: Math 225. This course will offer students an introduction to physical and analytical chemistry laboratory techniques. The application of principles learned in lecture will be reinforced by the experiments done in this lab. They will also provide exposure to analytical and other techniques used in chemistry and chemical engineering. Effective From: Fall 2013

Chem 340 - Chemistry and Engineering of Materials (3-0-3)
Prerequistes: Chem 235, Chem 244 with a grade of C or better. Emphasizes processing/property relationships for a variety of engineering materials, including polymers, metals, ceramics, composites, semiconductors, optical fibers, and biomaterials. Introduces concepts of chemical structure, bonding and crystallinity. Covers important chemical, physical, electrical, and mechanical properties and corrosion and materials degradation. Also includes materials selection in the chemical process industries. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 350 - Industrial Chemistry (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 244 with a grade of C or better. Applications of chemistry to the development of products from basic research and development through scale-up and marketing. Covers inorganic and organic processes, environmental considerations, industrial catalysis, and cost calculations. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 360 - Environmental Chemistry I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: (Chem 126 or Chem 122, or Chem 124) with a grade of C or better. Chem 360 is a prerequisite for Chem 361. Chemistry of the environment is covered with emphasis on water chemistry. The course includes treatment of chemical bonding, basic thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, and the chemistry of ideal and non-ideal solutions. Water chemistry is covered, including acid/base equilibria, alkalinity, buffers, precipitation, and the sources of fates of water pollutants. Effective From: Fall 2013

Chem 361 - Environmental Chemistry II (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 360 with a grade of C or better. Chemistry of the environment is covered with emphasis on atmospheric and geo-chemistry. Organic and biochemical processes in the environment are treated. The applications of chemical principles to industrial ecology, green chemistry, pollution prevention and sustainability are discussed. Effective From: Fall 2013

Chem 365 - Environmental Organic Chemistry (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 122 or 126 with a grade of C or better. An introduction to organic chemistry intended for students studying environmental science or environmental engineering. Covers the traditional functional groups, but focuses on their environmental impact and industrial synthesis. Not open to students who have taken organic chemistry. Effective From: Spring 2009 Until: Spring 2014

Chem 391 - Research and Independent Study (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Junior standing in Chem. Provides an opportunity to work on a reserch project under the individual guidance of a member of the department. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 412 - Inorganic Chemistry (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Chem 231 with a grade of C or better. A lecture-recitation-laboratory course in practical inorganic chemistry. Covers the chemistry of most of the elements and their compounds. Preparation in the laboratory is followed by purification and characterization. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 437 - Applications of Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling (3-0-3)
This class introduces students to applications and fundamental aspects of computational chemistry and molecular modeling for application and understanding in organic, bio- or physical chemistry. It is an introductory course involving hands-on applications of computational chemistry and molecular modeling. The course provides training application and computer programs for students to use in determining fundamental thermochemical parameters, elementary reaction paths, and design of molecular structures to try and optimize and/or improve biochemical / pharmaceutical products or industrial chemical processes. Students will use chemical software packages to perform calculations in order to identify optimum interaction structures for pharmaceutical or industrial chemical systems. The course teaches the student to evaluate relative energy of different structures plus chemical species stability, reactivity and equilibrium rations in chemical environments. The course is relevant to organic, inorganic, physical bio- and pharmaceutical chemistry. It is also relevant to optimization of chemical engineering processes. Effective From: Spring 2013

Chem 440 - Fundamentals of Polymers (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 235, Chem 244 with a grade of C or better. An introduction to the important fundamental aspects of polymers including preparation, structure, physical states and transitions, molecular weight distributions, viscous flow, and mechanical properties. Effective From: Spring 2009 Until: Spring 2014

Chem 443 - Introductory Polymer Laboratory (1-4-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 440 with a grade of C or better. Practical methods useful in the preparation and characterization of macromolecules, including radical, ionic, emulsion, and condensation polymerization. Various methods useful in characterizing polymers, such as solution and bulk viscosity, light scattering, osmometry, thermal analysis, and various spectroscopic techniques. Melt spinning and extrusion of polymers along with mechan-ical properties. Effective From: Spring 2009 Until: Spring 2014

Chem 448 - Preparation and Analysis of Organic Compounds (0-4-2)
Prerequisites: Chem 244 and Chem 244A with a grade of C or better. The application of laboratory techniques learned in Chem 344A laboratory to the synthesis and characterization of organic compounds. Effective From: Spring 2009 Until: Spring 2014

Chem 473 - Biochemistry (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 244 or Chem 245 with a grade of C or better. Covers the fundamentals of biochemistry including buffers, blood, proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, fats, and nucleic acids. Emphasis on the relationship of biochemistry to biotechnology and medicine. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 474 - Biochemistry II (3-0-3)
Biochemistry II will focus on transducing and storing energy, synthesizing the molecules of life, and responding to environmental changes. Topics include basic concepts of metabolism, glycolysis and gluconeogenesis, citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, fatty acid metabolism, protein turnover and amino acid catabolism, biosynthesis of amino acids, DNA replication and recombination, RNA synthesis and processing, protein synthesis, control of gene expression, the immune system, and drug development. Effective From: Spring 2013

Chem 475 - Biochemistry Lab I (0-4-2)
Prerequisites: Chem 244 or 473 with a grade of C or better. This course will offer the chemistry and related (chemical engineering, biology, bioinformatics, bioengineering)students fundamental laboratory approaches for biochemistry and biotechnology. These experiments will reinforce concepts learned in biochemistry lecture classes. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 480 - Instrumental Analysis (0-4-2)
Prerequisite: Chem 221, Chem 222 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Laboratory exploring the principles of operation of modern instruments for chemical analysis. Ultra-violet and infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, voltametry, and potentiometry are among the instruments utilized. Apply calibration methods, statistical data treatment, and sample preparation techniques are applied. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 484 - Modern Analytical Chemistry (1-4-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 222 or Chem 235 with a grade of C or better. Basic principles and techniques of quantitative analysis, with emphasis on application of modern analytical instrumentation. Atomic and molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrochemical methods are studied and applied in the laboratory. Calibration, sampling methodology and sample preparation are also treated. Effective From: Spring 2009 Until: Spring 2014

Chem 490 - Special Topics in Chemistry (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: depends upon the nature of the course given. Course is offered in specific areas as interest develops. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 491 - Research and Independent Study I (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: senior standing in chemistry or chemical engineering. Provides an opportunity to work on a research project under the individual guidance of a member of the department. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 491H - Honors Research and Independent Study I (3-0-3)
Same as Chem 491, with special projects for Honors students. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 492 - Research and Independent Study II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 491 with a grade of C or better. A continuation of Chem 491. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 492H - Research and Independent Study II ? Honors (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Chem 491H for Honors students. Same as Chem 492, with special projects for Honors students. Effective From: Spring 2009

R160:108 - Organic Biochemistry (3)
For more details go to Rutgers Catalog. Effective From: Spring 2009

R160:207 - Structure And Bonding (3)
For more details go to Rutgers Catalog.

R160:227 - Experimental Analytical Chemistry (3)
For more details go to Rutgers Catalog.

R160:333 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
For more details go to Rutgers Catalog. Effective From: Spring 2009

R160:345/346 - Physical Chemistry (3,3)
For more details go to Rutgers Catalog. Effective From: Spring 2009

R160:413 - Inorganic Chemistry (3)
For more details go to Rutgers Catalog. Effective From: Spring 2009

GRADUATE COURSES:

Chem 552 - Laser Chemistry and Technology (3 credits)
Prerequisites: one year of chemistry, one year of physics, and calculus. An introduction to the underlying chemical and physical principles of lasers, their operation and uses and the related optoelectronic technology. Analysis of classes of laser; pumping mechanisms; detection of light; absorption and emission of radiation and current industrial and state-of-the-art uses.

Chem 593 - Graduate Co-op Work Experience IV (0 credits)
Prerequisites: One immediately prior 3-credit registration for graduate co-op work experience with the same employer. Requires approval of departmental co-op advisor and the Division of Career Development Services. Must have accompanying registration in a minimum of 3 credits of course work. Effective From: Fall 2006

Chem 599 - Methods for Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants (3 credits)
Prerequisite: graduate standing. Required for all chemistry teaching assistants and graduate assistants. Covers techniques of teaching, interaction with students, and safety. Does not count as degree credit.

Chem 601 - Special Topics in Chemistry I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of the instructor. Topics of current interest in chemistry.

Chem 602 - Advanced Organic Chemistry II: Reactions (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate organic chemistry. The study of organic syntheses including principles underlying chemical reactions; chemical thermodynamics, structural theory, rates of reaction, mechanisms and stereochemistry; IR, UV, and NMR spectroscopy; organic synthesis; formation of aliphatic carbon-carbon bonds; pericyclic reactions; carbon-nitrogen bonds; electrophilic and nucleophilic aromatic substitution, molecular rearrangements; photochemical and free-radical reactions; oxidation and reduction; and organometallic reagents containing phosphorous, boron, sulfur, and silicon.

Chem 603 - Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate organic chemistry. More advanced syntheses than those normally carried out in the undergraduate laboratory are emphasized including current analytical techniques and methods of separation. Both small and large scale preparations are assigned.

Chem 605 - Advanced Organic Chemistry I: Structure (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate organic chemistry. Structure of organic molecules. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, stereochemistry, reactive intermediates (cations, anions, radicals, and carbenes), orbital symmetry, and spectroscopy.

Chem 606 - Physical Organic Chemistry (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Chem 502 or equivalent. Emphasis is placed on the physical aspects of the subject. Determination of reaction mechanisms, equilibria, and kinetics using simple molecular orbital theory and absolute reaction rate theory.

Chem 610 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate physical chemistry or permission of the instructor. Theories of observed chemical and physical properties of the elements and their compounds; prediction of reactivity and properties of proposed new compounds.

Chem 611 - Solid-State Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate physical chemistry or physics. Structure, physical and chemical properties of solid-state materials, and their formation.

Chem 617 - Mass Spectrometry and Interpretation of Mass Spectra (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CHEM125 and CHEM126 or equivalent. Historical background, fundamentals and mechanics of operation for components incorporated into modern Mass Spectrometers: vacuum system, ion sources, mass filter, ion detection, plus computer operation and data collection. Explanation and interpretation of mass spectra and fragmentation patterns are a fundamental theme throughout the course. Lecture material includes principles of operation and appropriate applications for modern types of mass spectrometers: magnetic sector, quadrupole, time of flight, ion trap, FT-ICR. Theory and applications of electron impact, chemical, electrospray, and other ionization techniques including atmospheric sampling are covered. High resolution analysis using magnetic sector and FT - ion cyclotron instruments. Analytical applications in environmental, petroleum and biochemical analysis and applications and coupling of mass spectrometry with other instruments (GC, LC, AES,) are illustrated.

Chem 626 - Chemistry of Contemporary Materials (3 credits)
Prerequisite: one year of general chemistry. An introduction to the structure and chemical, electrical, and mechanical properties of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials and their use in science and engineering.

Chem 629 - Heterogeneous Catalysis (3 credits )
Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in Organic Chemistry or Physical Chemistry or the equivalent. Basic principles of catalysis, catalyst preparation, and catalyst action; mechanisms and applications. Methods of catalyst preparation; effect on absorption, transport phenomenon, and reaction mechanisms and review of industrial examples.

Chem 640 - Polymer Chemistry (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate organic and physical chemistry. Kinetics of polymerization; properties of polymer solutions; characterization of molecular size and shape.

Chem 641 - Polymer Properties (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate organic and physical chemistry. Forces between polymer molecules and their relation to crystal structure; fundamentals of rheology and viscoelastic properties of polymers; polymer crosslinking, reinforcement, and aging from a chemical viewpoint.

Chem 643 - Polymer Laboratory I (3 credits)
Prerequisites: Chem 440

Chem 644 - Fundamentals of Adhesion (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Undergraduate organic and physical chemistry. Adhesion phenomena; intermolecular and interatomic forces; surface chemistry; absorption of polymers on surfaces; mechanisms of adhesion; bulk properties of adhesives; and rheology of polymers used as adhesives.

Chem 645 - Polymer Laboratory II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Chem 643. Experiments illustrating contemporary methods of polymer characterization including osmometry, viscometry, laser light scattering, vapor pressure osmometry, differential thermal analysis, dilatometry, x-ray diffraction, birefrigence, polymer factionation/gel permeation chromatography, extrusion, swelling crosslinking, molding, viscoelasticity, and infrared, ultraviolet, and NMR spectroscopy.

Chem 654 - Corrosion (3 credits)
Prerequisite: one year of general chemistry. Fundamental principles including thermodynamics and kinetics of corrosion; forms of corrosion (e.g., galvanic crevice and stress); methods of corrosion measurement; high temperature corrosion; and special case histories.

Chem 655 - Electrochemistry: Principles and Applications (3 credits)
Prerequisites: one year of general chemistry and a course in physical chemistry or equivalent. Principles governing electrochemical methods such as conductance, emf, polarography, cyclic voltammetry, chronopotentiometry, coulometry, and their application to electric energy storage and conversion, corrosion, electroplating, pollution monitoring, electrochemical sensors, and electrochemical synthesis.

Chem 658 - Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 credits)
Prerequisite: one year of undergraduate physical chemistry. Principles and applications of quantum chemistry; the wave equation, its properties and mathematics; the Schrodinger equation and wave functions; the harmonic oscillator; variational and perturbational methods; atomic theory, structure, and properties; simple molecules, LCAO and valence bond theories; semi-empirical methods; time dependence, and introduction to electronic and vibration-rotation spectroscopy.

Chem 659 - Atomic and Molecular Structure (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Chem 658 or equivalent. Application of quantum chemistry and molecular structure; techniques for calculation of physical properties of molecules; and use of state-of-the-art computer graphics.

Chem 661 - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (3 credits)
Prerequisites: one year of undergraduate physical chemistry. Instruments for chemical analysis are discussed in class and used in the laboratory; basic theory; sample preparation; use of instruments and interpretation of data are covered for spectroscopy including UV0VIS, FTIR, AA, and NMR; HPLC, GC, ion chromatography, mass spectrometry. Applications to food science, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and other chemical areas. 1 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab.

Chem 662 - Air Pollution Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate physical chemistry. Chemical and physical principles of gaseous species and trace level measurement techniques for airborne vapors and particulates. Emphasis on analyzing real air samples at the parts-per-billion level, meteorological dispersion and life times of pollutants are covered. Laboratory work in air pollution sampling methods for vapor and particulate species. Determination of primary air pollutants using wet chemical and instrumental techniques.

Chem 664 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate physical chemistry. The principles of chemical analysis as they apply to chromatography, electrochemistry, and spectroscopy. Sampling considerations, separations, and sample preparation steps. This course is a useful adjunct to Chem 661, where these analytical techniques are considered in a more practical way. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 670 - Environmental Toxicology for Engineers and Scientists (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Chem 673 or equivalent. Toxicology at the molecular level, including methods of evaluation and quantification, as well as mechanisms of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of toxicants. Discussions of systemic toxicology (e.g., liver, kidneys, nervous system) and survey of toxic agents. Particular emphasis placed on environmental toxicology including air, water and soil pollutants, food additives, and contaminants.

Chem 671 - Industrial Toxicology Workshop (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Chem 670 or equivalent. A case study approach that applies basic theory and methods of toxicology to real-life problems related to hazardous materials transport, toxic commercial products and by-products, chemical industrial fires, unsafe landfills and illegal dumping.

Chem 673 - Biochemistry (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate organic and physical chemistry, or suitable background in these subjects. Fundamentals of biochemistry related to physical organic chemistry for students who have an interest in biomedical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, or environmental science.

Chem 677 - Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry (3-0-3)
The course introduces Medicinal Chemistry with mechanisms of drug action and the classification of drugs into the various categories of activity from a pharmaceutical viewpoint that encompasses chemical, biological and pharmacological parameters. Course includes material on: Chemistry, Structure Activity, Structure-Activity Relationships, Synthetic Pathways and Metabolic Pathways. Effective From: Fall 2004 Until: Fall 2008

Chem 700 - Master's Project (3 credits)
Prerequisite: matriculation for the master's degree. An extensive report involving an experimental, theoretical, or literature investigation is required. The literature investigation should result in a critical review of a specific area. Approval to register for the master's project must be obtained from the project advisor. Students must continue to register for at least 3 credits each semester until the project is completed and a written report is accepted. Only a total of 3 credits will count toward the degree.

Chem 701 - Master's Thesis (6 credits)
Prerequisite: matriculation for the master's degree in applied chemistry. Approval of thesis advisor is necessary for registration. Original research under the guidance of a departmental advisor. The final product must be a written thesis approved by at least three faculty members: the primary advisor, another from the department, and one other faculty member. Once registration for thesis has begun, a student must continue to register for a minimum of 3 credits per semester until at least 6 credits have been completed and a written thesis is approved. Only a total of 6 credits will count toward the degree.

Chem 702 - Special Topics in Chemistry II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Topics of current interest in chemistry.

Chem 714 - Pharmaceutical Analysis (3 credits)
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of instrumental techniques used in the analysis of different pharmaceutical products. Many different types of analysis are carried out in the pharmaceutical industry pertaining to active ingredients, formulations as well as impurities and dgradants. The focus will be on instrumentation such as chromatography, mass spectroscopy, different types of spectroscopy, quality assurance and GMP. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 716 - Integrated Drug Development and Discovery (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 605 and Chem 664 and undergraduate physical chemistry. This course offers an overview of the drug development process combined with hands-on experience in computer-aided drug design. Topics include pharmacokinetics, bioavailability, drug formulation, and structure-based drug design. Effective From: Spring 2014

Chem 717 - Mass Spectrometry and Mass Spectral Interpretation (3 credits)
Prerequisites: CHEM125 and CHEM126 or equivalent. Chem 717 and Evsc 617 are comprised of Chem/Evsc 617 plus a research project: Research projects usually comprise experimental and mass spectrometry interpretation studies. These can be performed at NJIT or in the students corporate mass spectrometry facility. Projects may also include theory, data interpretation or literature reviews pertinent to a current active area in mass spectrometry research. Projects should be approved or in consult with the instructors.

Chem 718 - Organic Synthesis (3-0-3)
Organic Synthesis is widely used in the production of organic materials and pharmaceutical drugs. The course introduces modern synthetic methods to the graduate students of NJIT. The first part of the course teaches organic reactions categorized by their roles in synthesis. Topics include substitution and addition of carbon nucleophiles, functional group conversion, oxidation, reduction, concerted cycloadditions, aromatic substitutions, and organometallic catalysis. The second part of the course teaches general strategies to develop synthetic plans, special considerations for difficult synthetic targets, and examples of natural product synthesis. Effective From: Fall 2012

Chem 719 - Drug Delivery Systems (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 605, Chem 664, and undergraduate physical chemistry (thermodynamics and kinetics). This course emphasizes the importance of effective drug delivery to achieve specific therapeutic outcomes. Students learn current trends in research on the design of drug delivery systems to release drug content in a controllable and targeted manner. Effective From: Spring 2014

Chem 725 - Independent Study I (3 credits)
Prerequisites: permission from the graduate advisor (not thesis advisor) in chemistry, as well as courses prescribed by a supervising faculty member (who is not the student's thesis advisor). This special course covers areas of study in which one or more students may be interested, but which isn't of sufficiently broad interest to warrant a regular course offering. Students may not register for this course more than once with the same supervising faculty member.

Chem 726 - Independent Study II (3 credits )
Prerequisite: written permission from the Associate Chairperson for Environmental Science plus courses prescribed by the supervising faculty member (who is not the student's thesis advisor). This special course covers areas of study in which one or more students may be interested, but which are not sufficiently broad to warrant a regular course offering. Students may not register for this course more than once with the same supervising faculty member.

Chem 727 - Independent Study III (3 credits )
Prerequisite: written permission from the Associate Chairperson for Environmental Science plus courses prescribed by the supervising faculty member (who is not the student's thesis advisor). This special course covers areas of study in which one or more students may be interested, but which are not sufficiently broad to warrant a regular course offering. Students may not register for this course more than once with the same supervising faculty member.

Chem 734 - Thermochemical Kinetics-Detailed Mechanistic Modeling (3 credits)
Prerequisite: graduate level course in either kinetics or reactor design, or permission of instructor. Quantitative estimation of thermochemical data and chemical reactions in the vapor phase, and to some extent in the liquid phase; theories of transition state, RRKM, and Quantum RRK; and detailed chemical modeling concepts for reactor design. Applied computer project is required.

Chem 735 - Combustion (3 credits)
Prerequisite: thermodynamics and kinetics or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Thermodynamic properties of stable molecules and free radical species in combustion and oxidation of aliphatic hydrocarbons; reactions occurring in high temperature combustion systems; and related kinetic principles.

Chem 736 - Inorganic Biological Chemistry (3-0-3)
This class introduces fundamental aspects of metals' roles at the interface of inorganic/organic and biological worlds. Both the "why" and "how" questions of the role of metals in materials and biological sciences will be answered based on the concept of symmetry and its consequences. Special attention will be paid to understanding the electronic structure, spectroscopic signatures and reactivity of metal ions in coordination environments related to chemical and biological catalysis. Effective From: Fall 2008

Chem 737 - Applications of Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling (3-1-3)
Students are exposed to hands-on applications and fundamental aspects of computational chemistry and molecular modeling in organic, inorganic, bio- and physical chemistry. The course provides methods to determine the thermochemistry of a reaction, and strength (energy)of interactions by organic drug-like molecules with proteins. The course teaches the student to evaluate relative energy of different structures plus chemical species stability, reactivity and equilibrium ratios in chemical environments. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 748 - Nanomaterials (3)
Prerequisites: New feature of the 700 level course will be hands-on small projects carried out by groups of two students in Professor Iqbal's laboratories during the second half of the semester. The projects will be selected from the topics covered in the course. A second feature will involve a lecture on a specialized nanomaterial topic given by an invited outside lecturer. This 3 credit interdisciplinary course is designed to teach and provide hands-on project experience to M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students in chemistry, physics/materials science, and chemical/biomedical/electrical engineering on the fundamentals, synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterials. 75% of the course will comprise of lectures-one or two of which will be given by invited outside lecturers. 25% of the course will involve small projects based on the syllabus and conducted in the research laboratories of the instructor. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 777 - Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (3)
Teaches about drug design, and the molecular mechanisms by which drugs act in the body. Covers pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, molecular targets used by drugs, the interaction of a drug with a target, and the consequences of this interaction. Covers strategies used in discovering and designing new drugs, and surveys the "tools of the trade" involved, e.g., QSAR, combichem and computer aided design. Covers special topics like chlorinergics, analgesics, opiates, antibacterials, antivirals, and antiulcer agents. Effective From: Spring 2009

Chem 791 - Graduate Seminar (Non-credit)
Required of all chemistry graduate students receiving departmental or research-based awards and all doctoral students. The student must register each semester until completion of the degree. Outside speakers and department members present their research for general discussion.