Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Spencer Chemistry Building

5009 Rockhill Road, Suite 233

Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

Phone: (816) 235-2273

Fax: (816) 235-5502

Umkc-chemdept@umkc.edu

http://sbc.umkc.edu/

The Department of Chemistry offers programs of study leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science and master of science degrees, and participates in UMKC’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. To the extent that each program is flexible (see degree requirements), it is possible to specialize at the graduate level in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical or polymer chemistry.

Research facilities and Laboratories

Major Instrumentation

  • Varian Inova 400 MHz NMR spectrometer.
  • Bruker 250 MHz NMR spectrometer with solid state probe.
  • IBM 200 Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometer.
  • AA and ICP-AA spectrophotometers.
  • CARY-1 UV-Visible dual beam spectrophotometer.
  • Cambridge Structural Database Subscription (Van Horn).
  • Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy Lab (Durig).
  • Positron Annihilation and Gamma-ray Spectroscopy Lab (Van Horn).
  • ABI Pioneer peptide synthesizer.
  • Sprint BioCad liquid chromatography system.
  • Finnigan MAT Double Focusing mass spectrometer.

Research Instrumentation

  • Ocean Optics UV-Vis-NIR and other UV-Visible spectrophotometers.
  • Metrohm Titrando system with "PC Control" software.
  • BAS Epsilon electrochemistry apparatus (Peng).
  • Shimadzu HPLC (Van Horn).
  • Shimadzu RF-5301PC Fluorescence spectrophotometer.
  • Perkin Elmer Polarimeter (Buszek).

Support Facilities

  • Chemical Stores.

On Campus Resources

  • Jasco J-710 Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter.
  • Varian 600 MHz NMR Spectrometer (Laity).
  • ESI-mass spectrometer and Triple-Quad LC-ESI MS with nanospray adaptor (School of Pharmaceutical Sciences).
  • Machine Shop (Department of Physics).

Computer facilities include UMKC's Academic Research servers using HP's Itanium technology and numerous personal computers located in Spencer Hall and Flarsheim Hall for teaching and research purposes. A computational research laboratory is also housed in the department with a number of high-speed workstations and modern software.

Courses

CHEM 111 Physical Basis Of Chemistry Credits: 3

An introductory course in the basic principles applicable to chemistry for students who intend to take but are not adequately prepared to take CHEM 211. The emphasis is on quantitative relationships and problem solving. NOTE: This course does not count towards a Chemistry major or minor.

Prerequisites: Departmental consent.

CHEM 115 Elements Of Chemistry I Credits: 4

A one-term course in general chemistry with special emphasis on organic chemistry and biochemistry. A terminal course that does not meet requirements as a prerequisite for any higher level chemistry course. NOTE: This course does not count towards a Chemistry major or minor.

Co-requisites: CHEM 115L.

CHEM 115L Elements Of Chemistry, Laboratory I Credit: 1

A one-term course in general chemistry with special emphasis on organic chemistry and biochemistry. A terminal course that does not meet requirements as a prerequisite for any higher level chemistry course. NOTE: This course does not count towards a Chemistry major or minor.

Co-requisites: CHEM 115.

CHEM 160 Chemistry, Society, And The Environment Credits: 3

This course is intended to offer a survey of chemical and scientific concepts surrounding current issues. The emphasis will be on the application of fundamental chemical knowledge to allow a full understanding of these issues in the context of currently known facts and theories. Through classroom discussion and application of the scientific method, the ramifications of the issues will be examined. Topics will include pollution, the importance of the chemical industry, its responsibilities to society, and other items of current scientific and environmental interest. NOTE: This course does not count towards a Chemistry major or minor.

CHEM 160L Laboratory For Chemistry, Society, And The Environment Credit: 1

This course is offered in support of CHEM 160. It will consist of field activities, experiments, and demonstrations to reinforce the concepts and ideas presented in that course. NOTE: This course does not count towards a Chemistry major or minor.

CHEM 206 Human Nutrition Credits: 3

Introduction to nutrition for health and wellness and the use of chemical energy in the breakdown and synthesis of biomolecules. Nutrition as it applies to a variety of life situations from infancy to older adults. Learning encompasses elements of anatomy and physiology related to nutrition and health. NOTE: This course does not count towards a Chemistry major or minor.

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I Credits: 4

Stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, atomic structure, molecular shapes and bonding theories. Recommended preparation: working knowledge of College Algebra.

Co-requisites: CHEM 211L.


CHEM 211 - MOTR CHEM 150L: Chemistry I with Lab
CORE 42 MOTRANSFER GUARANTEED

CHEM 211L Experimental General Chemistry I Credit: 1

Introduction to the laboratory techniques used in studying the chemical properties of substances. Some quantitative techniques are included.

Co-requisites: CHEM 211.


CHEM 211L - MOTR CHEM 150L: Chemistry I with Lab
CORE 42 MOTRANSFER GUARANTEED

CHEM 212LR Experimental General Chemistry II Credit: 1

Introduction to analysis and synthesis. Descriptive chemistry of the more common elements.

Prerequisites: CHEM 211 and CHEM 211L (each with a grade of C- or better).

Co-requisites: CHEM 212R.

CHEM 212R General Chemistry II Credits: 4

Liquids and solids, solutions, equilibrium, kinetics, electrochemistry and thermodynamics. Introductory course to all advanced work in chemistry.

Prerequisites: CHEM 211 and CHEM 211L (each with a grade of C- or better).

Co-requisites: CHEM 212LR.

CHEM 311 Laboratory Safety And Health I Credit: 1

An introduction to laboratory safety and health. Topics to be discussed include good laboratory practice; laboratory hazards; safe chemical handling, storage and disposal; first aid; protective equipment; and federal regulations.

Prerequisites: CHEM 320 or CHEM 321.

CHEM 320 Elementary Organic Chemistry Credits: 4

This one-semester course covers all fundamental principles of organic chemistry, including modern bonding theory, analytical techniques, physical properties, and chemical reactions. This course is designed to satisfy requirements for students in the UMKC Six-Year Medical Program or certain Biology B.A. majors. This course is not recommended for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy or other pre-health students.

Prerequisites: CHEM 212R and CHEM 212LR (each with a grade of C- or better).

Co-requisites: CHEM 320L.

CHEM 320L Experimental Organic Chemistry Credit: 1

Elementary organic chemistry experiments to teach basic laboratory operations.

Prerequisites: CHEM 212R and CHEM 212LR (each with a grade of C- or better).

Co-requisites: CHEM 320.

CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry I Credits: 3

The two terms (CHEM 321, CHEM 322R) constitute an integrated unit in which the chemistry of aliphatic, aromatic, and some heterocyclic compounds are studied. The study begins with simple monofunctional compounds and ends with polyfunctional natural products.

Prerequisites: CHEM 212R and CHEM 212LR (each with a grade of C- or better).

Co-requisites: CHEM 321L.

CHEM 321L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I Credit: 1

Introduces the student to basic techniques and procedures in isolation, purification, and characterization of organic compounds and simple reactions used in the organic chemistry laboratory. The student will also be trained in the proper way to write a scientific laboratory report.

Prerequisites: CHEM 212R and CHEM 212LR (each with a grade of C- or better).

Co-requisites: CHEM 321.

CHEM 322L Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Credit: 1

An extension of CHEM 321L. This course builds from the basic techniques, procedures, and writing to more advanced organic operations.

Prerequisites: CHEM 321 and CHEM 321L (or equivalents; each with a C-or better).

Co-requisites: CHEM 322R.

CHEM 322R Organic Chemistry II Credits: 3

Continuation of CHEM 321.

Prerequisites: CHEM 321 and CHEM 321L (each with a grade of C- or better).

Co-requisites: CHEM 322L.

CHEM 330 Elementary Physical Chemistry Credits: 3

An introductory course in the principles of physical chemistry for students who have not had calculus.

Prerequisites: CHEM 320 or CHEM 322R (each with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 341 Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis Credits: 4

Principles of gravimetric, volumetric, electrolytic, and other methods of analysis.

Prerequisites: CHEM 212R and 212LR (each with a C- or better).

CHEM 341WI Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis Credits: 4

Principles of gravimetric, volumetric, electrolytic, and other methods of analysis.

Prerequisites: CHEM 212R and CHEM 212LR (each with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 345R Instrumental Analysis Credits: 3

An introductory course on the use of instruments for chemical analysis with particular reference to applications of interest to medical technologists and other students in the sciences. Emphasis will be placed on optical, electrochemical and separation methods.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341WI (with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 367 Bioorganic Chemistry Credits: 3

An examination into the current topics at the interface between chemistry and biology. Emphasis will be on the current literature and will include such topics as nucleic acid chemistry, protein chemistry, and carbohydrate chemistry.

Prerequisites: CHEM 320 and CHEM 320L; or CHEM 322R and CHEM 322L (each with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 382 Inorganic And Organic Synthesis Credits: 2

A number of inorganic, organic, and organometallic compounds will be prepared using a variety of synthetic techniques.

Prerequisites: CHEM 320 and CHEM 320L; or CHEM 322R and CHEM 322L (each with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 387 Environmental Chemistry I Credits: 3

A survey of how chemical principles can be applied to the environment. Included will be topics in aquatic chemistry, atmospheric chemistry and chemistry of the geosphere and soil.

Prerequisites: CHEM 320 and CHEM 320L; or CHEM 322R and CHEM 322L (each with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 390 Special Topics In Chemistry Credits: 1-3

This course will focus on an area of chemistry of contemporary significance. The amount of credit is to be determined by arrangement with the department. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies but no more than three hours of credit may be applied to major course requirements. Recommended preparation: CHEM 212R and CHEM 212LR (each with a grade of C- or better).

Prerequisites: Departmental consent.

CHEM 392 Chemistry Internship/Practical Training Credits: 1-3

Practical work in chemistry in an industrial, academic or other professional setting. Prior to the start of work, the department must approve the internship/practical training.

Prerequisites: CHEM 212R and CHEM 212LR (each with a C- or better).

CHEM 395 Directed Readings In Chemistry Credits: 1-3

Intensive readings in areas of joint interest to the enrolled student and the cooperating faculty member. Readings may not duplicate or substitute for current course offerings. Recommended preparation: CHEM 322R and CHEM 322L (each with a grade of C- or better).

Prerequisites: Departmental consent.

CHEM 399 Intro To Research Credits: 1-3

Special problems to introduce undergraduate chemistry majors to research methods. A comprehensive written report is required and a copy of the report is to be retained in the chemistry office. Recommended preparation: CHEM 212R and CHEM 212LR (each with a grade of C- or better).

Prerequisites: Departmental consent.

CHEM 410 Chemical Literature Credit: 1

A systematic introduction to the efficient use of the chemical literature. Topics will include both classical search methods and computer search methods.

Prerequisites: CHEM 320 and CHEM 320L; or CHEM 322R and CHEM 322L (each with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 431 Physical Chemistry I Credits: 3

A first course in physical chemistry having a calculus base. This course emphasizes thermodynamics with an introduction to the basic principles of quantum mechanics.

Prerequisites: MATH 250; and PHYSICS 220 or PHYSICS 250.

CHEM 432 Physical Chemistry II Credits: 3

A second course in physical chemistry having a calculus base. This course emphasizes the quantum mechanics description of atoms and molecules, molecular spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, and kinetics.

Prerequisites: CHEM 431 (with a grade of C- or better).

Co-requisites: CHEM 437WI.

CHEM 434 Molecular Spectroscopy Credits: 3

A theoretical introduction to molecular spectroscopy and its relation to structure. Electronic, vibrational and rotational spectra of chemical systems will be discussed.

Prerequisites: CHEM 432 (with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 437WI Experimental Physical Chemistry I Credits: 3

Experimental methods in physical chemistry. One hour lecture and six hours laboratory each week. Satisfies writing intensive requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree.

Co-requisites: CHEM 432.

CHEM 442R Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis Credits: 3

The experimental and theoretical aspects of optical and electrochemical, chromatographic and other physicochemical methods of analysis.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341WI (with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 445 Introduction To Principles Of Forensic Investigation Credits: 2

A survey of the physicochemical forensic techniques employed in the detection, examination, processing, preservation and court presentation of evidence.

Prerequisites: CHEM 212R and CHEM 212LR (each with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 451R Inorganic Chemistry Credits: 3

Modern concepts and theories of inorganic chemistry.

Prerequisites: CHEM 320 and CHEM 320L; or CHEM 322R and CHEM 322L (each with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 471 Introduction To Polymer Chemistry Credits: 3

Survey of organic and inorganic monomers and polymers; the occurrence, synthesis, structures and properties of natural and synthetic polymers; discussion of general properties of plastics, elastomers, fibers, resins, and plasticizers.

Prerequisites: CHEM 320 and CHEM 320L; or CHEM 322R and CHEM 322L (each with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 480 Computer Applications To Chemical Problems Credits: 3

The course will survey the field of computational chemistry, concentrating on methods, programs and general utility to the research chemist. The student will learn the principles of the theory underlying the methods and will use selected software to carry out chemical calculations.

Prerequisites: CHEM 320 and CHEM 320L; or CHEM 322R and CHEM 322L (each with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 490 Special Topics In Chemistry Credits: 1-3

This course will focus on an area of chemistry of contemporary significance. The amount of credit is to be determined by arrangement with the department. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies but no more than three hours of credit may be applied to major course requirements.

Prerequisites: CHEM 431 (with a grade of C- or better).

CHEM 495 Directed Readings In Chemistry Credits: 1-3

Intensive readings in areas of joint interest to the enrolled student and the cooperating faculty member. Readings may not duplicate or substitute for current course offerings. Recommended preparation: CHEM 431 with a grade of C- or better.

Prerequisites: Departmental consent.

CHEM 499 Senior Research Credits: 1-9

The student is given an original research problem and will be held responsible for all previous experience in working toward its solution. A well-written, comprehensive, and well documented research report is required, and a copy of the report is to be retained in the Chemistry department. Recommended preparation: CHEM 431 with a grade of C- or better.

Prerequisites: Departmental consent.

CHEM 5511 Laboratory Safety And Health I Credit: 1

An introduction to laboratory safety and health. Topics to be discussed include good laboratory practice; laboratory hazards; safe chemical handling; storage and disposal; first aid; protective equipment; and federal regulations.

CHEM 5520R Survey Of Organic Chemistry Credits: 3

An intensive advanced survey of the structure, synthesis and reactions of organic compounds.

CHEM 5521R Mechanisms Of Organic Reactions Credits: 3

A comprehensive course in which the mechanisms of organic reactions are discussed in light of modern chemical principles.

Prerequisites: CHEM 322R and CHEM 432.

CHEM 5522 Synthetic Organic Chemistry Credits: 3

A critical approach to the synthesis and modification of organic molecules; newer methods will be emphasized.

Prerequisites: CHEM 322R and CHEM 432.

CHEM 5529 Selected Topics In Organic Chemistry Credits: 3

Selected topics from the chemistry and theories of organic structures with particular attention to recent developments.

CHEM 5530 Systematic Physical Chemistry Credits: 3

An intensive and comprehensive review of the principles of physical chemistry. This course may either emphasize thermodynamics with an introduction to principes of quantum mechanics or emphasize quantum mechanical description of atoms and molecules, molecular spectroscopy, statistical mechanics and kinetics.

CHEM 5530A Physical Chemistry I Credits: 3

This graduate course reviews principles of physical chemistry, focusing on thermodynamics, equilibria and electrochemistry.

CHEM 5530B Physical Chemistry II Credits: 3

This graduate course reviews principles of physical chemistry, focusing on quantum chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and structure, and kinetics.

CHEM 5531 Classical Thermodynamics Credits: 3

A rigorous treatment of the laws of thermodynamics and their application to ideal and non-ideal equilibrium systems.

CHEM 5532 Chemical Kinetics Credits: 3

Empirical analysis of chemical reaction rates. Theories of unimolecular and bimolecular reactions, reactions in solution and complex reactions. Review of modern and classical techniques used to study chemical kinetics.

CHEM 5533 Quantum Chemistry Credits: 3

Application of quantum mechanical methods to the study of systems of chemical interest. Exact solutions and approximate methods will be discussed.

CHEM 5534 Molecular Spectroscopy Credits: 3

A theoretical introduction to molecular spectroscopy and its relation to structure. Electronic, vibrational and rotational spectra of chemical systems will be discussed.

CHEM 5535 Statistical Thermodynamics Credits: 3

A rigorous treatment of the fundamental concepts of statistical thermodynamics, with applications to specific systems that reflect the interests of students participating in the course.

CHEM 5539 Selected Topics In Physical Chemistry Credits: 3

Selected topics and recent developments in physical chemistry.

Prerequisites: CHEM 5530.

CHEM 5541R Advanced Analytical Chemistry Credits: 3

An intensive review of modern concepts of analytical chemistry.

Prerequisites: CHEM 432.

CHEM 5551R Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I Credits: 3

A systematic treatment of bonding, structure, reactions and reaction mechanisms of inorganic compounds, with emphasis on classical transition metal compounds and organometallic compounds.

Prerequisites: CHEM 451R.

CHEM 5559 Selected Topics In Inorganic Chemistry Credits: 3

Various special topics in the inorganic area to be offered in different semesters.

Prerequisites: CHEM 5551R.

CHEM 5567 Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry Credits: 3

This course examines the organic chemistry and laboratory synthesis of the major biopolymers and organic chemistry related to biological systems. Emphasis is on literature and library research and natural product and solid phase organic synthesis, combinatorial synthesis, bioconjugates and applied bioorganic chemistry.

CHEM 5571R Introduction To Polymer Chemistry Credits: 3

Survey of organic and inorganic monomers and polymers; the occurrence, synthesis, structures and properties of natural and synthetic polymers; discussion of general properties of plastics, elastomers, fibers, resins and plasticizers.

Prerequisites: CHEM 432.

CHEM 5580R Computer Applications To Chemical Problems Credits: 3

The purpose of this course is to survey the field of computational chemistry, concentrating on methods, programs and general utility to the research chemist. The student will learn the principles of the theory underlying the methods and will use selected software to carry out chemical calculations.

Prerequisites: CHEM 320 / CHEM 320L or CHEM 322R / CHEM 322L with "C-" or better.

CHEM 5587 Environmental Chemistry I Credits: 3

A survey of how chemical principles can be applied to the environment. Included will be topics in aquatic chemistry, atmospheric chemistry and chemistry of the geosphere and soil.

CHEM 5588 Environmental Chemistry II Credits: 3

Discussion of selected topics in advanced environmental chemistry, such as environmental toxicology, environmental risk, the chemistry of hazardous wastes and their treatment, and environmental analytical chemistry.

CHEM 5590 Directed Studies Credits: 1-3

Intensive readings and/or research in an area selected by the graduate student in consultation with the instructor.

CHEM 5598 Research Methodology Conference Credits: 3

Student will meet on an individual basis with two faculty members who are involved in research. The student's adviser will coordinate this course.

CHEM 5599 Research And Thesis Credits: 1-9

Research for thesis.

CHEM 5611 Chemistry Seminar Credit: 1

Presentation and discussion of topics currently appearing in United States and foreign literature.

CHEM 5699 Research And Dissertation Credits: 1-16

Research for dissertation.

CHEM 5899 Required Graduate Enrollment Credit: 1

CHEM H206 Human Nutrition Credits: 3

Introduction to nutrition for health and wellness and the use of chemical energy in the breakdown and synthesis of biomolecules. Nutrition as it applies to a variety of life situations from infancy to older adults. Learning encompasses elements of anatomy and physiology related to nutrition and health.

CHEM H212R Honors: General Chemistry II Credits: 4

Liquids and solids, solutions, equilibrium, kinetics, electrochemistry and thermodynamics. Introductory course to all advanced work in chemistry.

CHEM H321 Honors: Organic Chemistry I Credits: 3

The two terms (CHEM H321, CHEM H322R) constitute an integrated unit in which the chemistry of aliphatic, aromatic, and some heterocyclic compounds are studied. The study begins with simple monofunctional compounds and ends with polyfunctional natural products.

CHEM H321L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I - Honors Credit: 1

Introduces the student to basic techniques and procedures in isolation, purification, and characterization of organic compounds and simple reactions used in the organic chemistry laboratory. The student will also be trained in the proper way to write a scientific laboratory report.

CHEM H322L Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Credit: 1

An extension of CHEM 321L. This course builds from the basic techniques, procedures, and writing to more advanced organic operations.

Prerequisites: CHEM 321 and CHEM 321L (each with a C- or better).

Co-requisites: CHEM 322R.

CHEM H322LR Organic Chemistry Laboratory II-Honors Credits: 2

A more intense version of CHEM 322L. See course description for CHEM 322L.

Prerequisite: CHEM 321L.

CHEM H322R Honors: Organic Chemistry II Credits: 3

CHEM H399 Introduction To Research Credits: 1-3

Special problems to introduce undergraduate chemistry majors to research methods. A comprehensive written report is required and a copy of the report is to be retained in the chemistry office. May be taken only after consultation with a member of the chemistry staff.

Prerequisites: CHEM 212R.

CHEM H499 Senior Research - Honors Credits: 1-9

Course frequency subject to enrollments, staffing and financial exigency.