Courses for Spring 2018

  • First Year Seminar- Energy

    An introductory study of the scientific foundation of energy, fundamental physical, chemical, and thermodynamic aspects of common (fossil, nuclear) as well as novel (fuel cells, solar, wind, etc.) energy sources. Concentrates on scientific principles, but includes discussion on resources and reserves, environmental impact, current usage, and future needs. For students of all disciplines who are interested in obtaining an understanding of scientific principles of energy. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS
    CHEM 0080A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Weber
  • Kitchen Chemistry

    Kitchen Chemistry is a course that highlights the chemistry underlying food and cooking. We will examine topics such as trans fats, baking soda as a leavening agent in baking, chemical basis for ripening of fruit, pectin as a cellular glue, artificial sweeteners, GMOs, and enzymatic and non-enzymatic browning of foods. In-class demonstrations and edible experiments will be used to discuss the science behind cooking. Content will be discussed using a variety of contexts including primary scientific literature, public policy reports, mainstream media, and food blogs. This class is appropriate for all students interested in chemistry.
    CHEM 0090 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Delaney
  • Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure

    Explores the electronic structure of atoms and molecules, thermodynamics, solution equilibrium, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and reaction mechanisms. Course includes lecture and laboratory sections. Laboratory cannot be taken without the lecture. Students who previously passed 0330 lab may be excused from repeating the lab portion of the course. Required background: CHEM 0100 or AP Chemistry 4 or CHEM Placement Test 8 or IBC Chemistry.
    CHEM 0330 M01
    Schedule Code
    M: Common Meeting
    CHEM 0330 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Rose-Petruck
    CHEM 0330 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    C: Conference
    CHEM 0330 C02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    C: Conference
  • Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure Lab

    Please see course description for CHEM 0330.
    CHEM 0330L L01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L03
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L04
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L05
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L06
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L07
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L08
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L09
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L10
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0330L L11
    This section is reserved for students who have previously received a score of 70 or higher in CHEM 0330L lab.
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Equilibrium, Rate and Structure - Tutorial

    The CHEM 0332 tutorial program offers students the opportunity to master the concepts taught in the fall semester CHEM 0330: Equilibrium, Rate and Structure course by focusing on active problem solving. Students who struggle in the fall CHEM 0330 course may apply to join the tutorial program. Students accepted into the tutorial program begin by reviewing compound and reaction stoichiometry toward the end of the fall semester. Tutorial students enroll in CHEM 0332 during the spring semester to complete their studies of equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure and kinetics. There are no lectures in CHEM 0332. Students in the CHEM 0332 tutorial program complete weekly reading reflection assignments, online homework, and weekly problem sets during the fall and spring semesters and participate in two mandatory, regularly scheduled problem sessions during each week of the spring semester. The tutorial program has three midterms and one comprehensive final exam. The first exam is on the same day as the final exam of CHEM 0330 in the fall semester.
    Admission to the CHEM 0332 tutorial program requires an application and an interview with Prof Russo-Rodriguez no later than November 20. To qualify for consideration, the student must be struggling in the midterm exams and on track to pass the laboratory. Accepted students receive a grade of incomplete for the Fall CHEM 0330 course. Upon successful completion of the CHEM 0332 tutorial program in the spring semester, the incomplete in Fall CHEM 330 is replaced by the student’s tutorial program grade.
    Permission by Prof Russo-Rodriguez and an override by Ms Sheila Quigley are both required.
    CHEM 0332 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Russo-Rodriguez
    CHEM 0332 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Russo-Rodriguez
    CHEM 0332 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Russo-Rodriguez
    CHEM 0332 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Russo-Rodriguez
  • Organic Chemistry

    Sequel to CHEM 0330. Investigates the constitution and properties of the different classes of organic compounds, with considerable attention to reaction mechanisms. The laboratory work involves an introduction to microscale preparative and analytical techniques of organic chemistry and the preparation of representative organic compounds. Three hours of lecture and five hours of prelaboratory and laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 0330.
    Students MUST register for a common meeting, a lecture section, and a lab.
    If you previously completed CHEM 0350 laboratory but received a grade of no credit in the course, please register for lab section 11.
    CHEM 0350 M01
    Schedule Code
    M: Common Meeting
    CHEM 0350 S01
    If this class is at the enrollment limit or over-enrolled, no additional students will be admitted to the course. Please watch the enrollment for a space to open and do not contact the instructor for an override.
    Primary Instructor
    Zimmt
    CHEM 0350 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Morton
  • Organic Chemistry Lab

    Please see course description for CHEM 0350.
    CHEM 0350L L01
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L02
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L03
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L04
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L05
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L06
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L07
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L08
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L09
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L10
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0350L L11
    This section is reserved for students who have previously received a score of 70 or higher in CHEM 0350L lab.
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry

    Examines the chemistry of main group and transition metal elements with treatment of covalent bonding and molecular structure along with the methods of studying inorganic compounds and reactions. Three hours of lecture and five hours of prelaboratory and laboratory attendance. Prerequisite: CHEM 0360.
    Students MUST register for a lecture section and a lab.
    CHEM 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHEM 0500 L01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
    CHEM 0500 L02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Undergraduate Research

    See Undergraduate Research (CHEM 0970) for course description. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    CHEM 0980 S02
    WRIT
    Primary Instructor
    Basu
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Cane
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Diebold
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Colvin
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Hurt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Kim
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Bernskoetter
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Rose-Petruck
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Seto
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Sello
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Stratt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Sun
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Weber
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S21
    Primary Instructor
    Williard
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S22
    Primary Instructor
    Zimmt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S23
    WRIT
    Primary Instructor
    Delaney
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S24
    Primary Instructor
    Robinson
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S25
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S26
    Primary Instructor
    Salomon
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S27
    Primary Instructor
    Palmore
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S28
    Primary Instructor
    Rubenstein
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 0980 S29
    Primary Instructor
    Russo-Rodriguez
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

    Examines the question: Where does chemical equilibrium come from? Focuses on macroscopic perspectives on chemical systems and the molecular origins of macroscopic behavior along with elements of statistical mechanics, the laws of thermodynamics, and the relationships between the two. Prerequisite: CHEM 1140 or written permission of the instructor.
    CHEM 1150 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory

    An introduction to modern instrumentation and experimental techniques as applied to physical chemistry. Experiments will emphasize application of the ideas of spectroscopy, kinetics, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics to systems of chemical and biochemical interest. Required course for concentrators in chemistry. One to two afternoons of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 1140 or permission of the instructor.
    CHEM 1160 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Diebold
  • Biochemistry

    Examines the chemical, mechanistic, and structural basis for enzymatic catalysis. Uses examples from the recent literature to examine how the experimental and conceptual tools of chemical synthesis, isotopic labeling, stereochemistry, enzymology, kinetics, and protein structure can be brought to bear to unravel the chemical and physical principles underlying the enormous catalytic acceleration and exquisite structural specificity of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Prerequisites: Strong background in organic chemistry (CHEM 0360, A or B performance preferable) plus at least one semester of Biochemistry (BIOL 0280). Enrollment limited to: 25 students, written permission required.
    CHEM 1240 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Seto
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry

    Lectures cover topics of current interest in organic reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and structure determination. Laboratory emphasizes spectroscopic and separation techniques and modern synthetic methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 0360. Students MUST register for a lecture section, conference and a lab. WRIT
    CHEM 1450 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Basu
    CHEM 1450 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Basu
    Schedule Code
    C: Conference
    CHEM 1450 L01
    Primary Instructor
    Basu
    Schedule Code
    L: Lab
  • Topics in Bioinorganic Chemistry

    Covers current topics of bioinorganic chemistry with review of fundamental inorganic and biological chemistry. Topics include metal ion transport and storage, oxygen metabolism, electron transfer, respiration and photosynthesis, metal ion receptors and signaling, hydrolytic chemistry, metallo-neurochemistry, and medicinal bioinorganic chemistry. Students are strongly urged to complete both CHEM 0500 and CHEM 0360 prior to this special topics course.
    CHEM 1560J S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kim
  • Applications of Modern Physical Methods in Synthesis

    The modern synthetic chemist leverages a wide range of physical methods to answer research questions in diverse application areas ranging from renewable energy, medicine, materials, complex molecule synthesis, and others. Students will develop a working knowledge of modern techniques applied to synthesis, learning fundamental principles, experimental limitations, and interpretation of experimental results. Selected techniques may include: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), Fluorimetry, Absorption Spectroscopy (UV-Vis, IR, X-ray), Diffraction (X-ray), Magnetometry, Electrochemistry, and Mass-Spectrometry. Emphasis will be placed on how techniques are relevant in current research areas, and the instrumental capabilities available at Brown University.
    CHEM 1560P S01
    Primary Instructor
    Robinson
  • Statistical Mechanics

    Introduction to modern equilibrium statistical mechanics, including the classical and quantum descriptions of ideal gases, the molecular basis of thermodynamics, the concepts of ensembles and fluctuations, and the implications of quantum mechanical indistinguishability. Applications include chemical and phase equilibria, the transition-state theory of chemical reaction rates, and the theory of liquids.
    CHEM 2020 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Stratt
  • Solid State Chemistry

    This course focuses on descriptive understanding of structures and properties of inorganic materials. It covers symmetry operations in crystals, crystal structure, physical properties of inorganic materials, materials phase diagram and preparation, and solid state electrochemistry for battery, fuel cell and supercapacitor applications. Prerequisites: CHEM 0500 and 1060 or equivalents or written permission. Recommended for seniors and first-year graduate students.
    CHEM 2320 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sun
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry

    Methods, strategies, and mechanisms. Topics may include the chemistry of anions, cations, and radicals, concerted reactions, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.
    CHEM 2430 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Williard
  • Quantum Mechanics

    Semester II: Lectures focus on the theory and application of electronic structure methods to describe both time-independent and time-dependent phenomena in chemical physics. Modern methods including Hartree-Fock Theory, Moller Plesset Perturbation Theory, Configuration Interaction, Coupled Cluster Theory, and Density Functional Theory will be described. Numerical techniques for implementing these methods will also be introduced and applications based upon problems in molecular spectroscopy will be outlined. Prerequisite: CHEM 2770.
    CHEM 2780 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Rubenstein
  • Departmental Colloquia

    No description available. Open to graduate students only.
    CHEM 2870 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    CHEM 2870 C02
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    C: Conference
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    CHEM 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Research

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    CHEM 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Basu
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Hess
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Diebold
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Colvin
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Hurt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Calo
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Kim
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Hastings
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Rose-Petruck
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Salomon
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Sello
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Seto
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Stratt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Sun
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Suuberg
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Palmore
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S21
    Primary Instructor
    Weber
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S22
    Primary Instructor
    Williard
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S23
    Primary Instructor
    Zimmt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S24
    Primary Instructor
    Delaney
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S25
    Primary Instructor
    Bernskoetter
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S26
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S27
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S28
    Primary Instructor
    Nurmikko
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S29
    Primary Instructor
    Huang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S30
    Primary Instructor
    Koski
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S31
    Primary Instructor
    Goldsmith
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S32
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S33
    Primary Instructor
    Dennery
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S34
    Primary Instructor
    Robinson
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHEM 2980 S35
    Primary Instructor
    Rubenstein
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    CHEM 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep