Chemistry (CY)

CY 418  Enzymology  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): CY 362.

Enzymology is an advanced biochemistry course where students will explore how enzymes are isolated. The course examines detailed enzyme mechanisms. Students will describe the formation of the enzyme-substrate complex and how enzymes bind substrates, the energetics of enzyme catalysis, and formation of the transition state. Students will learn how to analyze steady-state enzyme activity using substrate velocity curves and Michaelis-Menten kinetics. Students will define the competitive, non-competitive, uncompetitive, and irreversible inhibition along with other factors that alter enzyme activity, such as pH, which are important in human diseases as well as the design of pharmaceuticals.

CY 430  Environmental Chemistry  (4)  

Prerequisite(s): CY 232 and 321.

Lecture/3 hours; Lab/3 hours. Introductions to water, air, and soil quality and their measurements. Introduction to the problems, regulations, treatment, and ultimate disposal of hazardous and toxic waste materials. Spill clean-up, groundwater transport, land disposal, incineration and treatment technologies discussed.

CY 435  Advanced Topics in Chemistry  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): CY 232.

Advanced study of various topics in chemistry and chemistry related fields. This course is intended to be offered once per year, and topic selections will vary from year to year. See instructor. May be duplicated for credit for a total of 12 semester hours.

CY 471  Toxicological Chemistry  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): CY 232.

Study of the principles of toxicology including identification of, characterization of, and risk from environmental exposures to toxic substances.