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CHEMISTRY 251-252. (1-1) INTERMEDIATE LABORATORY. A series of individualized laboratory projects and related studies designed to continue the student’s growth as an independent scientific investigator. The focus is on the design of experiments and interpretations of results. Projects and techniques are drawn largely from analytical, synthetic, and physical organic areas. The design of synthesis procedures and separation schemes is emphasized, and rate studies are correlated to mechanisms. Analytical techniques applied include gas and liquid chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, UV-visible spectrophotometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectrometry. Breakage deposit: $50.00. Prerequisites: Chemistry 151 and 152. Chemistry 251 is prerequisite to Chemistry 252. Corequisites: Chemistry 230-231. Offered: 251 in the fall semester; 252 in the spring semester. CHEMISTRY 351-352. (2-2) ADVANCED LABORATORY I. Individual onesemester projects are drawn from the fields of analytical, computational, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Projects involve advanced synthetic techniques in organic and inorganic chemistry, chemical analysis and structure determination by instrumental methods, computer acquisition, and reduction of data. Projects include literature searches and journal-style research reports. Weekly seminars include several speakers from regional academic and research organizations. Each student gives at least one research seminar per semester. Chemistry 351-352 and 451-452 form a four-semester sequence in which students work each semester with a different member of the department. Breakage deposit: $35.00. Prerequisites: Chemistry 252 for 351 or consent of the instructor; Chemistry 351 for 352, or consent of the instructor. Offered: 351 in the fall semester; 352 in the spring semester.

CHEMISTRY 362. (1) PREPARATION FOR CHEMISTRY DISTINCTION. The preparation of a detailed proposal for research leading to distinction in chemistry, based on a thorough literature search, in consultation with the professor who supervises the research project in Chemistry 461-462. Prerequisites: Chemistry 351 and consent of the instructor. Corequisite: Chemistry 352. Offered: on demand. CHEMISTRY 451-452. (2-2) ADVANCED LABORATORY II. The projects in Advanced Laboratory II are designed to require more student ingenuity than those in Advanced Laboratory I. Projects are drawn from the same fields of chemistry as are those in Advanced Laboratory I. Breakage deposit: $35.00. Prerequisite: Chemistry 352. Offered: 451 in the fall semester; 452 in the spring semester. CHEMISTRY 461. (3) ADVANCED LABORATORY WITH DISTINCTION. An extended scholarly project, developed in Chemistry 362, conducted in close consultation with a supervising professor, and ordinarily continuing in Chemistry 462. Breakage deposit: $35.00. Prerequisites: Chemistry 352, Chemistry 362, and consent of the instructor. Offered: on demand. CHEMISTRY 462. (3) ADVANCED LABORATORY WITH DISTINCTION. An extended scholarly project, developed in Chemistry 362, initiated in Chemistry 461, and completed in close consultation with a supervising professor. Breakage deposit: $35.00. Prerequisites: Chemistry 461 and consent of the instructor. Offered: on demand.

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Academic Catalogue 2019-20  

Academic Catalogue 2019-20