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Chemistry

010 |100 |200 |300 |400 |Graduate Courses |500 |600 |

www.chem.iastate.edu

Jacob Petrich, Chair of Department
Distinguished Professors: Barton, Corbett, Gordon, Larock, Thiel
Distinguished Professors (Emeritus): Angelici, Espenson, Fritz, Johnson, Ruedenberg, Yeung
University Professors: Hoffman, Kraus, Verkade
Professors: Geoffroy, Greenbowe, Holme, Hong, Houk, Jenks, Lin, Miller, Petrich, Schmidt-Rohr, Shin, Trahanovsky, Windus, Woo
Professors (Emeritus): Franzen, Gerstein, Hutton, Jacobson, McCarley, Powell, Russell, Struve
Professor (Adjunct): Bakac, Pruski
Professor (Adjunct Emeritus): Trahanovsky
Professor (Collaborator): Porter
Associate Professors: Hillier, Pohl, Song, Zhao
Assistant Professors: Fang, Jeffries-El, Lee, Sadow, Smith, Stauffer
Senior Lecturers: Burnett
Lecturers: Bonaccorsi, Kingston

Undergraduate Study

For undergraduate curricula in liberal arts and sciences leading to the degrees bachelor of science and bachelor of arts, see Liberal Arts and Sciences, Curriculum.

Graduates holding the B.S. degree in chemistry qualify in many fields: as teachers of chemistry, as supervisors in industry, as technical sales personnel, and as research chemists in federal, state, municipal, academic, or industrial laboratories. Students with high scholastic standing often continue with graduate work, where they can explore more thoroughly the specialized areas of chemistry in which they are interested.

The B.A. degree is useful for students who intend to pursue studies in parallel areas, such as secondary school teaching, or to obtain joint majors or strong minors. The B.A. degree does not prepare students as well for graduate study or professional employment in chemistry.

Graduates have firm foundations in the fundamentals and application of current chemical theories. They are able to design, carry-out, record, and analyze the results of chemical experiments. They are able to use modern instrumentation and classical techniques to identify and solve chemical problems as well as explore new areas of research. Graduates are able to communicate the results of their work to chemists, as well as non-chemists. They understand the ethical and environmental dimensions of problems and issues facing chemists. They follow the proper procedures and regulations for safe storage, labeling, use of chemicals, and disposal of chemicals. Graduates are skilled in problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning. These skills can be applied to careers in education and industry and professions such as law, medicine, environmental sciences, and forensic sciences. The curricula in chemistry are approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Students who complete the program obtain an ACS certified baccalaureate degree provided they also take one Biochemistry course, typically BBMB 301 or 404.

Liberal arts majors who wish to transfer into chemistry at the end of their second year may still complete all degree requirements and graduate within five years.

Undergraduate students seeking the B.S. degree in chemistry usually take courses essential to the degree program according to the following schedule:

First year: Chem 177 and 178, or 201, 177L or 201L; 211, 211L; Math 165, 166; Engl 150; Lib 160.

Second year: Chem 331, 332, 333L, 334L; Math 265; Phys 221, 222.

Third year: Chem 324, 325, 322L, 316, 316L, 301; Engl 250 or 250H; Foreign language requirement.

Fourth year: Chem 402, 401L, 2 advanced chemistry courses (minimum 4 credits). Chem 399 or 499 is strongly recommended. Credits earned in 399/499 can only be used to meet one of the advanced course requirements.

Chemistry majors seeking certification to teach chemistry in secondary schools must meet the requirements of the College of Human Sciences as well as those of the chemistry program. In addition, they must apply formally for admission to the teacher education program.

Undergraduate students seeking the B.A. degree in chemistry have the following courses in their degree programs as minimum requirements: 177, 178, and 177L, or 201 and 177L or 201L; 211, 211L, 301, 316, 316L, 324, 321L or 322L, 325, 331, 331L, 332, 332L. Math 165, 166 and Phys 221, 222 are required as supporting work.

The Department offers a minor in chemistry which may be earned by credit in Chem 177, 177L (or 167 and 167L), 178, 211, 211L, 324, 331, 331L and one of the following: Chem 301; 316 and 316L or 325 and 321L, or 332 and 332L. The total minimum credits in chemistry thus will be 20 to 23 depending on which advanced courses are selected.

Communication Proficiency requirement: The Department requires a grade of C- or better in each of English 150 and 250 or 250H.

Graduate Study

The Department offers work for the degrees master of science and doctor of philosophy with majors in chemistry analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Co-majors may be taken between areas within chemistry or between one of the areas in chemistry and another department. Courses in other areas of chemistry as well as courses in other departments may be used to satisfy the requirement for coursework outside the major field. A Ph.D. student in chemistry may choose an additional specialty in one of the six areas: Materials Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry,

Biomolecular Sciences, Chemistry Education, Chemical Instrumentation, and forensic Chemistry. A minimum of ten credits is required for each additional specialty. A course which counts towards an additional specialty may also count toward the outside course requirement. A minor in chemistry is available to students in other departments. The Department participates in the interdepartmental major in toxicology.

The Department of Chemistry requires all graduate students majoring in chemistry to teach as part of their training for an advanced degree. Prerequisite to major graduate work is the completion of undergraduate work in chemistry, mathematics, and physics substantially equivalent to that required of undergraduate chemistry majors at this institution.

The course numbers for general chemistry courses include 155-178, and 201.

Index to field of work for 200 level courses and above is given by the second and third digits of course numbers:

(a) Inorganic Chemistry 00-09

(b) Analytical Chemistry 10-19

(c) Physical Chemistry 20-29 and 60-69

(d) Organic Chemistry 30-39

(e) Chemical Education 50-59

(f) Interdisciplinary Chemistry 70-89

(g) Research 99

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

Chem 050. Preparation for College Chemistry. (3-0) F.Prereq: 1 year high school algebra. An in-depth active learning experience designed to impart the fundamental concepts and principles of chemistry, with an emphasis on mathematics skills and logical thinking. For students intending to enroll in general chemistry and who have not taken high school chemistry or who have not had a high school college preparatory chemistry course. Credit for Chem 50 does not count toward graduation.

Chem 155. Foundations of Chemistry for Engineers. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: Math 140 or the high school equivalent. The first semester of a two semester sequence covering principles of chemistry and properties of matter explained in terms of modern chemical theory with emphasis on topics of general interest to the engineer. Chem 155 may not be counted for credit toward graduation in any engineering curriculum.

Chem 160. Chemistry in Modern Society. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2010.Aspects of chemistry visible to a nonscientist in our society. A survey of selected areas of chemistry with emphasis on the interface between chemistry and other fields of human activity.

Chem 163. College Chemistry. (4-0) Cr. 4. F.S.Prereq: 1 year of high school algebra and geometry and either Chem 50 or 155 or 1 year of high school chemistry; and credit or enrollment in 163L. The first semester of a two semester sequence. A general survey of chemistry and properties with an emphasis on conceptual problems. Stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, states of matter, energy relations, acid-base theory and oxidation-reduction reactions. The 163, 164 sequence does not meet the prerequisite for 331. Credit for examination (test-out exams) for 163 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Only one of Chem 163, 165, 167, 177, or 201 may count toward graduation.

Chem 163L. Laboratory in College Chemistry. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in 163. Laboratory to accompany 163. Must be taken with 163. Only one of Chem 163L, 167L, and 177L may count toward graduation.

Chem 165. Foundations of Chemistry for Engineers. (4-0) Cr. 4. S.Prereq: 155. Continuation of 155. Principles of chemistry and properties of matter explained in terms of modern chemical theory with emphasis on topics of general interest to the engineer. Chem 165 or 167 satisfies the chemistry requirement in engineering curricula. Only one of Chem 163, 165, 167, 177, or 201 may count toward graduation.

Chem 167. General Chemistry for Engineering Students. (4-0) Cr. 4. F.S.Prereq: Math 140 or the high school equivalent and one year of traditional college prep chemistry or Chem 50. Principles of chemistry and properties of matter explained in terms of modern chemical theory with emphasis on topics of general interest to the engineer. This is an accelerated course designed for students with an excellent preparation in math and science and is a terminal course intended for engineering students who do not plan to take additional courses in chemistry. Credit by examination (test-out exams) for 167 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Only one of Chem 163, 165, 167, 177, or 201 may count toward graduation.

Chem 167L. Laboratory in General Chemistry for Engineering. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in 167 or 165. Laboratory to accompany 167. Only one of Chem 163L, 167L, and 177L may count toward graduation.

Chem 177. General Chemistry I. (4-0) Cr. 4. F.S.SS.Prereq: Math 140 or high school equivalent and 50, 155 or 1 year high school chemistry and credit or enrollment in 177L. Chemistry and biochemistry majors may consider taking 201. The first semester of a two semester sequence which explores chemistry at a greater depth and with more emphasis on concepts, problems, and calculations than 163-164. Recommended for physical and biological science majors, chemical engineering majors, and all others intending to take 300-level chemistry courses. Principles and quantitative relationships, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, thermochemistry, rates and mechanism of reactions, changes of state, solution behavior, atomic structure, periodic relationships, chemical bonding. Credit by examination (test-out exams) for 177 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Only one of Chem 163, 165, 167, 177, or 201 may count toward graduation.

Chem 177L. Laboratory in General Chemistry I. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in 177. Laboratory to accompany 177. 177L must be taken with 177. 177N: For chemistry and biochemistry majors. Only one of Chem 163L, 167L, and 177L may count toward graduation.

Chem 177N. Laboratory in General Chemistry I. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in 177. For chemistry and biochemistry majors. Laboratory to accompany 177. 177N must be taken with 177. Graduation Messages: Only one of Chem 163L, 167L, and 177N may count toward graduation.

Chem 178. General Chemistry II. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: 177, 177L. Continuation of 177. Recommended for physical or biological science majors, chemical engineering majors, and all others intending to take 300-level chemistry courses. Credit by examination (test-out exams) for 178 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Only one of Chem 164 and 178 may count toward graduation.

Chem 178L. Laboratory in College Chemistry II. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.Prereq: 177L and credit or enrollment for credit in 178. Laboratory to accompany 178. 178L is not a necessary corequisite with 178. Only one of Chem 164L and 178L may count toward graduation.

Chem 201. Advanced General Chemistry. (5-0) Cr. 5. F.Prereq: Math 140 or high school equivalent and one year of high school chemistry. Co-enrollment in 201L. A one semester course in general chemistry designed to give students an in-depth, broad-based view of modern chemistry, and, in part, to facilitate participation in independent undergraduate research. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, kinetics, chemical equilibria, and thermodynamics. Discussion of current trends in various chemical disciplines, which may be given by guest experts in chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering, will help the student appreciate the scope of the chemical sciences and how research is carried out. Only one of Chem 163, 165, 167, 177, or 201 may count toward graduation.

Chem 201L. Laboratory in Advanced General Chemistry. (0-3) Cr. 1.Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in 201. Laboratory to accompany 201. Introductory lab experience in synthesis and analysis to prepare student for research activities 201L must be taken with 201. Only one of 163L, 167L, 177L, 177N or 201L may count toward graduation.

Chem 211. Quantitative and Environmental Analysis. (2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.Prereq: 164 and 164L, credit or enrollment in 178, or 201 and 201L; and concurrent enrollment in 211L. Theory and practice of elementary volumetric, chromatographic, electrochemical and spectrometric methods of analysis. Chemical equilibrium, sampling, and data evaluation. Emphasis on environmental analytical chemistry; the same methods are widely used in biological and materials sciences as well.

Chem 211L. Quantitative and Environmental Analysis Laboratory. (0-6) Cr. 2. F.S.Prereq: Credit or enrollment in 164 and 164L, or 178; and concurrent enrollment in Chem 211. Introductory laboratory experience in volumetric, spectrometric, electrochemical and chromatographic methods of chemical analysis.

Chem 231. Elementary Organic Chemistry. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.Prereq: 163, 163L, or 177, 177L; credit or enrollment in 231L. A survey of modern organic chemistry including nomenclature, structure and bonding, and reactions of hydrocarbons and important classes of natural and synthetic organic compounds. For students desiring only an elementary course in organic chemistry. Students in physical or biological sciences and premedical or preveterinary curricula should take the full year sequence 331 and 332 (with the accompanying laboratories 331L and 332L). Only one of Chem 231 and 331 or BBMB 221 may count toward graduation.

Chem 231L. Laboratory in Elementary Organic Chemistry. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.SS.Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in 231; 163L or 177L. Laboratory to accompany 231. 231L must be taken with 231. Only one of Chem 231L and 331L may count toward graduation.

Chem 298. Cooperative Education. Cr. R. F.S.SS.Prereq: Permission of the Department cooperative education coordinator; sophomore classification. Required of all cooperative education students. Students must register for this course prior to commencing each work period.

Chem 299. Undergraduate Research (for Freshmen and Sophomores). Cr. arr. Repeatable.Prereq: Permission of staff member with whom student proposes to work.

Chem 301. Inorganic Chemistry. (2-0) Cr. 2. S.Prereq: 324. Atomic and molecular structure and bonding principles; molecular shapes and symmetry; acids and bases; solid-state structures and properties; inorganic chemistry of H, B, C. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Chem 316. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis. (2-0) Cr. 2. F.Prereq: 211, 211L, Math 166, and concurrent enrollment in 316L; Phys 222 recommended. Quantitative and qualitative instrumental analysis. Operational theory of instruments, atomic and molecular absorption and emission spectroscopy, electroanalysis, mass spectrometry, liquid and gas chromatography, electrophoresis, literature of chemical analysis. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Chem 316L. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. (0-6) Cr. 2. F.Prereq: Credit or enrollment in Chem 316. Advanced laboratory experience in UV-visible spectrophotometry, atomic absorption and emission spectrometry, electrochemistry, gas and liquid chromatography, electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, and other instrumental methods. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Chem 321L. Laboratory in Physical Chemistry. (1-3) Cr. 2. S.Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in 324 or 325. Error analysis; use of computers for interfacing to experiments and for data analysis; thermodynamics, infrared and optical spectroscopy, lasers. Not applicable towards the B.S. degree in Chemistry. Only one of Chem 321L and 322L may count toward graduation. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Chem 322L. Laboratory in Physical Chemistry. (1-6) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: Chem 324. Error analysis; use of computers for interfacing to experiments and for data analysis; thermodynamics, surface science, infrared and optical spectroscopy, lasers. Only one of Chem 321L and 322L may count toward graduation. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Chem 324. Introductory Quantum Mechanics. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 178, Math 166, Phys 222 recommended. Quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, kinetic theory of gases, chemical kinetics. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Chem 325. Chemical Thermodynamics. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: 178, Math 166, Phys 222 recommended. Classical thermodynamics 1st, 2nd, and 3rd laws with applications to gases and interfacial systems, multicomponent, multiphase equilibrium of reacting systems, surface chemistry, and electrochemical cells. Students taking a two-semester physical chemistry sequence are advised to take 324 first; in the spring semester, a molecular-based section of this course, stressing statistical thermodynamics, is offered for which knowledge of 324 is useful. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Chem 331. Organic Chemistry I. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: 178 or 201, enrollment in 331L highly recommended. The first half of a two semester sequence. Modern organic chemistry including nomenclature, synthesis, structure and bonding, reaction mechanisms. For students majoring in physical and biological sciences, premedical and preveterinary curricula, chemistry and biochemistry. Students desiring only one semester of organic chemistry should take 231 and 231L, not 331. Only one of Chem 231 and 331 may count toward graduation. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Chem 331L. Laboratory in Organic Chemistry I. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in 331, 177L. Laboratory to accompany 331. Chemistry and biochemistry majors are encouraged to take 333L. Only one of Chem 231L and 331L may count toward graduation.

Chem 332. Organic Chemistry II. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.Prereq: 331, enrollment in 332L highly recommended. Continuation of 331. Modern organic chemistry including nomenclature, synthesis, structure and bonding, reaction mechanisms, natural products, carbohydrates and proteins. For students majoring in physical and biological sciences, premedical and preveterinary curricula, chemistry and biochemistry. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Chem 332L. Laboratory in Organic Chemistry II. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.Prereq: 331L, credit or enrollment for credit in 332. Laboratory to accompany 332. Chemistry and biochemistry majors are encouraged to take 334L.

Chem 333L. Laboratory in Organic Chemistry I (for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors). (0-6) Cr. 2. F.Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in 331. Laboratory to accompany 331 for chemistry and biochemistry majors.

Chem 334L. Laboratory in Organic Chemistry II (for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors). (0-6) Cr. 2. S.Prereq: 333L, credit or enrollment for credit in 332. Laboratory to accompany 332 for chemistry and biochemistry majors.

Chem 398. Cooperative Education. Cr. R. F.S.SS.Prereq: Permission of the Department cooperative education coordinator; junior classification. Required of all cooperative education students. Students must register for this course prior to commencing each work period.

Chem 399. Undergraduate Research. Cr. arr.Prereq: Permission of instructor with whom student proposes to work and junior or senior classification. No more than six total credits of Chem 399 and Chem 499 may count toward graduation.

Chem 401L. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: 301. Preparation and characterization of inorganic and organometallic compounds by modern techniques. For students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Chem 402. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. (Dual-listed with 502). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 301; 331 recommended. Chemistry of the d and f metals. Structure, bonding, electronic spectra, and reaction mechanisms. Aspects of organometallic solid state and bioinorganic chemistry. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Chem 490. Independent Study. Cr. arr.Prereq: Completion of 6 credits in chemistry at the 300 level or higher and permission of instructor. No more than 9 credits of Chem 490 may count toward graduation.

Chem 498. Cooperative Education. Cr. R. F.S.SS.Prereq: Permission of the Department cooperative education coordinator; senior classification. Required of all cooperative education students. Students must register for this course prior to commencing each work period.

Chem 499. Senior Research. Cr. 2-3. Repeatable.Prereq: Permission of instructor with whom student proposes to work; B average in all chemistry, physics, and mathematics courses. Research in chosen area of chemistry, with final written report as senior thesis. This course should be elected for two consecutive semesters. For students majoring in chemistry. No more than six total credits for Chem 399 and 499 may count toward graduation.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

Chem 501L. Inorganic Preparations. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: 402. Preparation and characterization of inorganic and organometallic compounds by modern research techniques.

Chem 502. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. (Dual-listed with 402). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 301; 331 recommended. Chemistry of the d and f metals. Structure, bonding, electronic spectra, and reaction mechanisms. Aspects of organometallic, solid state, and bioinorganic chemistry.

Chem 503. Bioinorganic Chemistry. (Cross-listed with BBMB). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered 2010.Prereq: 402 or BBMB 405. Essential elements: transport and storage of ions and of oxygen; metalloenzymes and metallocoenzymes; electron-transfer processes in respiration and photosynthesis; metabolism of nonmetals and redox processes involved in it; medicinal aspects of inorganic chemistry.

Chem 505. Physical Inorganic Chemistry. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 402 or 502 and 324. Elementary group theory and molecular orbital theory applied to inorganic chemistry. Spectroscopic methods of characterization of inorganic compounds and organometallic compounds.

Chem 511. Advanced Quantitative Analysis. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2010.Prereq: 316 and 316L. General methods of quantitative inorganic and organic analysis. Aqueous and nonaqueous titrimetry; selective reagents; sampling and sample dissolution; modern instrumentation; sensors; atomic and molecular microscopy; bioanalytical methods; data evaluation; chemometrics; and analytical literature.

Chem 512. Electrochemical Methods of Analysis. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 316 and 316L, 324, and 322L. Principles of convective-diffusional mass transport in electroanalysis. Applications of potentiometry, voltammetry, and coulometry. Introduction to heterogeneous and homogeneous kinetics in electroanalysis. Analog and digital circuitry. Interfacing.

Chem 513. Analytical Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 316 and 316L, 324, 322L. Introduction to physical optics and design of photometric instruments. Principles of absorption, emission, fluorescence, and Raman spectroscopy. Error and precision of optical methods. Ultraviolet, visible, and infrared methods of qualitative and quantitative organic and inorganic analysis.

Chem 516. Analytical Separations. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 316 and 316L, 324, 322L. Principles and examples of inorganic and organic separation methods applied to analytical chemistry. Solvent extraction, volatilization, ion exchange, liquid and gas chromatography, and electrophoresis.

Chem 531. Organic Synthesis I. (2-0) Cr. 2. S.Prereq: 332. Survey of organic functional group transformations.

Chem 532. Organic Synthesis II. (2-0) Cr. 2. F.Prereq: 531. Synthesis of complex organic compounds including natural products.

Chem 537. Physical Organic Chemistry I. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 332. Molecular structure, stereochemistry, introduction to reaction mechanisms, thermodynamic and kinetic data, linear free energy relationships, isotope effects, orbital symmetry.

Chem 538. Physical Organic Chemistry II. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 537. Survey of reactive intermediates including cations, anions, carbenes, and radicals.

Chem 540. Seminar in Forensic Sciences. (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. S.Prereq: Chem 231 or graduate enrollment. Seminars by professional criminalists, research scientists, Certificate students, and educators. Emphasis on opportunities for research and development, citizen involvement, and educational outreach related to forensic science. Weekly report required.

Chem 542. Independent Research and Presentation in Forensic Science. (1-0) Cr. 1. S.Prereq: Enrollment in the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Sciences. Research topic approved by course instructor. Written and oral reports required. Oral report given in forensics seminar, Chem 540.

Chem 550. Safety in the Chemical Laboratory. (1-0) Cr. 1. S.Prereq: 332L. Introduction to laboratory safety and chemical hygiene. Use of engineering controls and personal protective equipment. Chemical storage and waste disposal practices. Handling hazardous chemicals. Radiation safety and laser safety. Satisfactory-fail only.

Chem 555. Teaching College Chemistry. (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered 2010.Prereq: Graduate or senior classification.. Methods of instruction, strategies and techniques for effective teaching and learning along with practice teaching in undergraduate chemistry recitation and laboratory courses. Cooperative learning, guided-inquiry, learning cycles, conceptual change, models and modeling, concept maps, visualization, computer simulations, web-based delivery systems, and learning theories.

Chem 561. Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics. (4-0) Cr. 4. F.Prereq: 324. Schroedinger equation and exact solutions; square wells and barriers; harmonic oscillator; the hydrogen atom; atomic orbitals; operators including angular momenta; time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory; Schroedinger and Heisenberg representations; unitary operators; interaction picture, density matrix.

Chem 562. Fundamentals of Atomic and Molecular Quantum Mechanics. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 561, credit or enrollment in 583. Variational method, many electron atoms; addition of angular momentum, self-consistent field method for open and closed shells, linear combinations of atomic orbitals, origin of chemical bonding, many-electron diatomic and polyatomic molecules, treatments of electron correlation, approximation methods.

Chem 563. Statistical Mechanics. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 325. Microscopic and macroscopic properties, laws of thermodynamics, ensembles and distribution functions, applications to gases, solids, and chemical equilibrium.

Chem 564. Molecular Spectroscopy and Structure. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2010.Prereq: 505 or 562. Maxwell's field equations, interaction of light with matter including time-dependent perturbation theory, microwave, vibrational (infra-red, Raman) and electronic spectroscopies, symmetry derived selection rules, special lineshapes and introduction to nonlinear and coherent laser spectroscopies.

Chem 571. Solid-State Chemistry. (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered 2011.Prereq: 301, 324. A study of solid state materials including structures, bonding, defects, disorder, phase transitions, ionic mobility, metal-insulator transitions, band theory, synthesis and intercalation.

Chem 572. Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds. (2-3) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 332. Principles of infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopy as applied to organic chemistry.

Chem 574. Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals. (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered 2010.Prereq: 301, 332. Transition metal complexes of ligands such as cyclopentadienyl, olefins, acetylenes, benzenes, and carbon monoxide. Homogeneous catalysis.

Chem 576. Surface Chemistry. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2010.Prereq: 324. Gas-surface interactions and techniques of characterization. Idealized surface lattices, surface tension, Wulff plots, work function, adsorbate-adsorbate interactions, 2D phase diagrams, diffusion, thin film growth, adsorption and desorption mechanisms/energetics/kinetics, adsorption isotherms, vacuum techniques, electron- and ion-based spectroscopies for surface analysis (including AES, FIM, XPS, UPS, EXAFS, EELS, SIMS, LEED and STM).

Chem 577. Mass Spectrometry. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: Permission of instructor. Basic physics, instrumentation, chemical and biological applications of mass spectrometry.

Chem 578. Chemical Kinetics and Mechanisms. (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered 2010.Prereq: 324. Rates and mechanisms; reversible, consecutive, and competing reactions; chain mechanisms; kinetic isotope effects; very rapid reactions; acid-base catalysis, theories of unimolecular reactions; transition state and Marcus theories.

Chem 579. Introduction to Research in Chemistry. (1-0) Cr. R. F.S.Introduction to the various areas of research in chemistry at Iowa State University.

Chem 580. Introduction to Computational Quantum Chemistry. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2009.Prereq: 324. Basic principles of quantum mechanics, schrodinger equation. Hartree-Fock/molecular orbital theory, introduction to group theory, introduction to modern methods of computational chemistry; applications include molecular structure, potential energy surfaces and their relation to chemical reactions; molecular spectroscopy, photochemistry, solvent effects and surface chemistry.

Chem 581. Principles of Lasers and Optics. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2011.Prereq: 324, Phys 222. Students with weak background should take Chem 580. For students working with lasers and optics; stimulated adsorption and emission based on the classical electron oscillator model; population inversion, laser amplification; laser pumping; oscillation and cavity modes; laser beam characterization; linear propagation; design of laser resonators, ray and wave optics; nonlinear optics.

Chem 583. Chemical Group Theory. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: 324. Basic concepts and theorems, representation theory; point groups, molecular orbitals, molecular states, molecular vibrations, rotation group and angular momenta; space groups and crystals; permutation group, antisymmetry, and spin states.

Chem 589. Current Topics in Chemistry. (1-0) Cr. R. F.S.Presentation of recent literature and chemical problems under current investigation.

Chem 599. Nonthesis Research. Cr. arr.Prereq: Permission of instructor concerned.

Courses for graduate students

Chem 600. Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry. (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Permission of instructor.

Chem 601. Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry. (2-0) Cr. 1-2. F.S.Prereq: Permission of instructor. Topics such as molecular structure and bonding; organometallic compounds; physical techniques of structure determination; nonaqueous solutions; Zintl phases; transition-metal oxides; free-radical reactions; electron transfer reactions; metal-metal bonding; and bioinorganic chemistry of nucleic acids.

Chem 611. Seminar in Analytical Chemistry. (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Permission of instructor.

Chem 619. Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry. (2-0) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Permission of instructor. Raman spectroscopy, sensors, spectroelectrochemistry, capillary electrophoresis, analytical plasmas, chemometrics and bioanalytical chemistry.

Chem 631. Seminar in Organic Chemistry. (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: Permission of instructor.

Chem 632. Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry. (2-0) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: 537. Topics of current interest in organic chemistry such as spectroscopy, physical organic chemistry, photochemistry, organometallic chemistry, mechanisms of oxidations and reductions, modern organic synthesis, reactive intermediates, bioorganic chemistry, and polymers.

Chem 660. Seminar in Physical Chemistry. (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. S.Prereq: Permission of instructor.

Chem 667. Special Topics in Physical Chemistry. (2-0) Cr. 1-2. F.S.Prereq: Permission of instructor. Advanced and recent developments in physical chemistry are selected for each offering.

Chem 699. Research. Cr. arr. Repeatable.Prereq: Permission of instructor.