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Department of Chemistry

CHEM111 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB 1
CHEM112 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB 2
CHEM132 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2
CHEM141 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1
CHEM143 | CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS

Introduction to chemistry, measurements, chemical reactions, equilibrium, stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding and compounds , gases and their properties, solids and liquids, solutions and their colligative properties, material science and a study of some non–metals and their compounds. The experimental part includes familiarization with lab facilities and an introduction to simple glass-blowing techniques, properties of gases, reactions and stoichiometry, titration, colligative properties of solutions, chemical equilibrium and equilibrium constant, a study of physical properties of some elements and compounds (Lecture 3hrs, Lab 3hrs).

CHEM221 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

(Not For Chemistry Students) A study of laboratory methods in organic chemistry including preparation, separation and identification of various classes of organic compounds, extraction of some chemical compounds from their natural sources (no credits for chemistry students), (Lecture 1hr, Lab 3hrs). Prerequisite: CHEM112, (CHEM230 or concurrent)

CHEM230 | FUNDAMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

(Not For Chemistry Students) Introduction to the main functional groups in organic chemistry including alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aliphatic, cyclic and aromatic compounds, halides, alcohols, ethers, phenols thiols, carbonyls, amines and carboxylic acids and their derivatives, stereochemistry of these functional groups and their reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM132

CHEM233 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

Experiments on the preparation, isolation and identification of various organic compounds including ketones, aldehydes, acids, esters, amides, amines and aromatic compounds (Lecture 1hr, Lab 6hrs). Prerequisite: CHEM232 or concurrent

CHEM234 | ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 1

Theoretical and laboratory study of the methods of quantitative analysis which includes treatment of analytical data, gravimetric and a variety of titration methods including acid-base, redox, precipitate-formation and complex-formation, introduction to spectrophotometry (Lecture 2hrs, Lab 4hrs). Prerequisites: CHEM112 and CHEM132

CHEM241 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1
CHEM242 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2
CHEM330 | INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
CHEM331 | PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 1

Ideal and real gases, the laws of thermodynamics, free energy and spontaneity, chemical equilibrium of reactions and of systems of variable composition, phase-equilibria in some simple systems and thermodynamics of solutions. Prerequisite: CHEM132,( MATH231 or department approval)

CHEM332 | PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2

Electrochemistry, kinetic theory of gases and equipartition of energy, transport properties in liquids and gases, heat transfer and diffusion, kinetic chemistry, chemistry of solid surfaces, crystals and adsorption phenomenon. Prerequisite: CHEM331

CHEM333 | INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

Atomic structure and the periodic table, study of geometry, structure and symmetry of inorganic compounds and their reactions, the magnetic and physical properties of compounds of main group elements, bonding and explanation of electronic, magnetic and molecular spectra of compounds, study of acid–base chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM331 or concurrent

CHEM334 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3
The chemistry of amines, phenols, carbanions and their application, Aldols, Claisen and malonate condensations, arylhalides, unsaturated carbonyl compounds, polycyclic aromatic compounds, and heterocycles, reaction mechanisms and their use in synthesis and preparation of compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM232
CHEM335 | PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB

Experiments in physical chemistry including thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry and quantum chemistry (Lecture 1hr, Lab 6hrs). Prerequisite: CHEM332 or concurrent

CHEM336 | ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2

Theory and applications of modern instrumental methods of analysis including spectrophotometry, atomic spectrometry, electrochemistry and chromatography (Lecture 2hrs, Lab 4hrs). Prerequisite: CHEM234

CHEM3361 | PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUMENTAL QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
CHEM337 | ANALYTICAL SEPARATION
Theory of analytical separations based on chromatographic methods and its application on chemical and biochemical compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM234
CHEM338 | STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS
(Students who complete PHYS431 will not receive credit for this course) Maxwell-Boltzman statistics, calculations of thermodynamic properties of gases, internal partition function, heat capacity, entropy of mixing of various phases, transition state theory of reaction rates and thermodynamic properties of the canonical ensemble. Prerequisite: CHEM332 or concurrent
CHEM339 | SPECTROSCOPY

UV, visible, IR, NMR, MS, GC.MS, EPR and Mossbauer spectroscopy pertaining to electronic and molecular transitions, applications in determining the structure and bonding of molecular compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM232, CHEM333

CHEM411 | SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY

Papers and presentations on selected topics in chemistry prepared and given by students under the supervision of the chemistry staff. The students are introduced to chemistry journals and specialized texts and databases. Prerequisite: Department approval

CHEM426 | INSTRUMENTAL QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY
CHEM430 | BIO-INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Various metal containing systems such as hemoglobin myogolobin and biological cobalamines, iron -sulfur proteins, role of metal ions in biochemical reactions with emphasis on the electronic and stereochemical structures of these ions. Prerequisite: CHEM434 or concurrent

CHEM431 | ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
The mechanisms of organic reactions, carbocations, carbanions and carbenes, as reactive intermediates. Prerequisite: CHEM232
CHEM432 | IDENTIFICATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Physical, chemical and spectroscopic methods for the identification of various classes of organic compounds (Lecture 1hr, Lab 8hrs). Prerequisite: CHEM233

CHEM433 | CHEMISTRY OF XENOBIOTIC METABOLISM
CHEM434 | INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

Detailed study of bonding and structure of coordination compounds of transition elements and their reactions, physical properties of coordination compounds and cluster compounds, study of organometallic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM333

CHEM435 | QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

Basics and Postulates of quantum mechanics, wave functions of simple systems & Exact solution of shr?dinger equation, vibrational, rotational motion, basics of IR theory hydrogen atom and chemical bonds. Introduction to approximation methods. Prerequisite: CHEM332, MATH231

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