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CHEM 402: Advanced Organic Chemistry A study of topics specialized or current interest in the area of Organic Chemistry. Lecture: Three hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 224

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CHEM 408: Advanced Instrumental Analysis An in-depth examination of the major instrumental methods used in analytical chemistry. Application of advanced chemical principles and fundamental instrumental concepts focusing on how they influence the precision and accuracy of the measurement aspect of analysis. Techniques examined include Spectrophotometry, Chromatography and Electrochemistry. The role computers play in modern instruments is examined. Lecture: Three hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 336 3 credits, Spring CHEM 409: Advanced Instrumental Analysis Laboratory Advanced experimental techniques utilizing modern chemical instrumentation. Emphasis in on verifying the chemical principles underlying the method and investigating factors influencing the validity of the analysis. Laboratory: Four hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 336 1 credit, Spring CHEM 412: Industrial Internship Selected students spend an extended period, usually 10-12 weeks during the summer, working in a chemistry laboratory under the direct supervision of a chemist. Where possible, a member of the Gannon faculty will meet regularly with the student and his supervisor to conduct a continuing evaluation of the student’s work and progress. At the conclusion of the work period, the student is to write a paper on some phase of his project or experience for submission to his supervisor and faculty advisor and a presentation at a departmental seminar. Prerequisite: Permission of the Chemistry Department and the cooperating laboratory 1-3 credits CHEM 414: Computational Chemistry Computational chemistry is a field in the science of chemistry in which chemists use computers and computer software as tools to examine the effect of chemical structure at the molecular and atomic levels on the chemical and physical properties of chemical substances. Computational methods provide powerful tools for the prediction of properties or substances, designing new compounds that have a certain desirable property, examining reaction mechanisms, conformational analysis, examining how structure affects physiological properties of pharmaceuticals, and many other applications. In this course, the student will be presented with a hands-on opportunity to explore the various techniques and use of computational equipment and characterizes the field of computational chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 224; and either CHEM 331 or CHEM 366 are a co requisite or prerequisite. 2 credits, Fall CHEM 418, 419: Special Topics in Chemistry Topics of special and/or current interest in all areas of chemistry will be covered. Three topics will normally be covered in depth during the course of a semester. Typical topics include: organosulfur chemistry, organometallic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, polymer chemistry, catalysis, chromatography, natural products, photochemistry, nuclear chemistry, clinical chemistry, etc. 1-3 credits

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

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