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Cuk, Tanja

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  • CHEM 1113 - General Chemistry 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Intended for first-semester students whose academic plans require advanced work in chemistry. Subjects: components of matter, stolchiometry, classes of reactions, gases, thermochemistry, atomic structure, electron configuration, chemical bonding, molecular shapes, covalent bonding, organic compounds, intermolecular forces, equilibrium. Department enforced prerequsites: one year high school chemistry or CHEM 1021 (min grade C-); high school math through pre-calculus. Not recommended for students with grades below B- in CHEM 1021. Department enforced corequsite: CHEM 1114. Not open to engineering students with exception of EPEN majors. Credit not granted for this course and CHEM 1400 or CHEN 1211.
  • CHEM 4531 - Physical Chemistry 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Lect. Introduces the quantum theory of atoms, molecules and chemical bonding, and statistical thermodynamics. Includes principles of quantum mechanics and their application to atomic structure, molecular spectroscopy, symmetry properties, and the determination of molecular structure. Also includes principles of statistical mechanics and their applications to properties of gases, liquids, and solids.
  • CHEM 4581 - Physical Chemistry Lab 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    One 3-hour lab per week. Instruction in experimental techniques of modern physical chemistry. Experiments illustrate the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Illustrates the material discussed in CHEM 4511.
  • CHEM 4591 - Physical Chemistry Lab 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    One lect. and one 3-hour laboratory every two weeks. a continuation of CHEM 4581, but may be taken concurrently with CHEM 4531. Experiments illustrate the principles of quantum chemistry and spectroscopy discussed in CHEM 4531.
  • CHEM 5501 - Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Covers various topics in physical chemistry focusing on their mathematical and physical background. Topics include the application of classical mechanics and electrodynamics in chemistry, the classical mechanics background for the description of atoms and molecules, the use of vector spaces in wave mechanics and quantum mechanics and the classical description of spectroscopy in terms of interaction of light and matter. Department enforced prerequisites: undergraduate physical chemistry, graduate standing or instructor consent.
  • CHEM 6401 - Seminar: Physical Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Student, faculty, and guest presentations of current research in physical chemistry. Discussion of research topics related to the subject of weekly physical chemistry/chemical physics seminar and appropriate journal articles.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.


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