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Charles M. Grisham

Professor
Associate Chair
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Chemistry
Office location and address
Room 465, Chemistry Building
409 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
CHEM 1411: Introductory College Chemistry I Laboratory
Credits: 1
Introduction to experimental chemistry, developing laboratory skills & safety. Students plan & implement chemistry experiments in cooperative 4-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, oral & written communication. Mathematica as a computational tool. Topics: glassware characterization & accuracy, unknown identification of & applications of solubility. 3 1/2 hour lab meets weekly. CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1411. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1411.
CHEM 1421: Introductory College Chemistry II Laboratory
Credits: 1
Continuation of CHEM 1411, students plan and implement chemistry experiments in cooperative four-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Mathematica is integrated into the course as a computational chemistry tool. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, communication of results, and lab report writing. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, acid/base equilibria. 3 1/2 hour lab meets weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1411, 1611, or 1811. CHEM 1420 or 1620 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1421. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1420 or 1620, requires drop/withdraw from CHEM 1421.
CHEM 1611: Introductory Chemistry I for Engineers Laboratory
Credits: 1
Introduction to experimental chemistry, developing laboratory skills & safety. Students plan & implement chemistry experiments in cooperative 4-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, oral & written communication. Mathematica as a computational tool. Topics: glassware characterization & accuracy, unknown identification of, & applications of solubility. Lab meets biweekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1611. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1611.
CHEM 1621: Introductory Chemistry II for Engineers Laboratory
Credits: 1
Continuation of CHEM 1611, students plan and implement chemistry experiments in cooperative four-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Mathematica is integrated into the course as a computational chemistry tool. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, communication of results, and lab report writing. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, acid/base equilibria. Lab meets biweekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1411, 1611, or 1811. CHEM 1420 or 1620 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1621. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1420 or 1620, requires drop/withdraw from CHEM 1621.
CHEM 3993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Covers specialized topics in chemistry not normally covered in formal lecture or laboratory courses. Under the direction of the faculty. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHEM 4410: Biological Chemistry I
Credits: 3
Introduces the components of biological macromolecules and the principles behind their observed structures. Examines the means by which enzymes catalyze transformations of other molecules, emphasizing the chemical principles involved. Topics include a description of the key metabolic cycles and pathways, the enzymes that catalyze these reactions, and the ways in which these pathways are regulated. Prerequisite: CHEM 2420
CHEM 4420: Biological Chemistry II
Credits: 3
Covers three main areas: structure and function of biological membranes; complex biochemical systems and processes, including photosynthesis, oxidative phosphorylation, vision, neurotransmission, hormonal regulation, muscle contraction, and microtubules; and molecular biology, including DNA and RNA metabolism, protein synthesis, regulation of gene expression, and recombinant DNA methodology.
CHEM 9440: Research in Biological and Biophysical Chemistry
Credits: 1–12
Students will conduct research in biological and biophysical chemistry using appropriate techniques, instruments, and equipment.