CHEMISTRY (CHM)

 

College of Science and Allied Health

Department Chair: Bruce Osterby

4004 Cowley Hall, 608-785-8268

e-mail: Osterby.bruc@uwlax.edu

Web site: www.uwlax.edu/chemistry

 

Professors: McKelvey, Osterby, Roskos, Taylor; Associate Professors: Grunwald, Loh, McGraff, Monte; Assistant Professors: Czerwinski, Miller, P., Rolfhus, Weaver;

Lecturers: Denechaud, DeSouza-Machado, Hassinger, Koster, S., Olin.

 

 

Major and/or minor requirements differ for students in the College of Business Administration, College of Liberal Studies, and College of Science and Allied Health, from those in the School of Education and the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. See separate listings below. The Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society, and students following a curriculum meeting the “Minimum Standards” of the Society will be certified as having an ACS major in

chemistry.

 

 

Chemistry Major

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 39 credits, including CHM 103, 104, 301, 303, 304, 305, 309, 310, 313, 471, and electives in chemistry except CHM 100, 300 and 320.

 

 

Chemistry Major with Business Concentration

(Liberal Studies, Science and Allied Health) — 57 credits, including CHM 103, 104, 301, 303, 304, 305, 309, 313, ECO 110, 120, ACC 221, 222, FIN 355, MKT 309, MGT 308, 408 and electives in chemistry except CHM 100, 300 and 320.

 

                Note:

                The chemistry major with business concentration fulfills the College of

                Science and Allied Health core requirements for both a major and a minor.

 

 

Chemistry Major with Environmental Science Concentration

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 51 credits, including CHM 103, 104, 301, 303, 304, 305, 309, 412 and 441; six credits from CHM 310, 313, 314, 325, 405, 417, 418, 422, 424, 431, 461, and 471; and 12 credits from BIO 341, 447, ESC 345, 460, 481, PHL 341, ECO 346 and HIS 317. Two additional credits from CHM 499, BIO 499 and ESC 490 recommended.

 

 

Chemistry Major

(ACS Certification) — 49 credits, including CHM 103, 104, 301, 303, 304, 305, 309, 310, 313, 405, 431, 441, 471, 325 or 417 and electives in chemistry (except CHM 100, 300 and 320) that include at least one laboratory course. Also required are PHY 203 and 204.

 

 

Chemistry Major

(Middle/Secondary Education) — 37 credits, including CHM 103, 104, 301, 303, 304, 305, 309, 310, 313 and electives in chemistry except CHM 100, 300 and 320. GEO 200, a statutory requirement, and C-I 381, an administrative code requirement, must be taken in addition to the above sequence.

               

Note:

                An additional eight credits in other science course work must also be taken to meet Wisconsin Administrative Code requirements for certification.

 

 

Chemistry Minor

(Teacher Certification programs) — 25 credits, including CHM 103, 104, 300 (or 303, 304 and 305), 301, and electives in chemistry, except CHM 100 and 320. GEO 200, a statutory requirement, and C-I 381, an administrative code requirement, must be taken in addition to the above sequence.

 

 

Secondary Broadfield Science Major

(Middle/Secondary Education) —  See description of this broadfield major

on p. 73.

 

               

               

                +  above a course number indicates a General Education course.

 

 

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CHM      100                                                                                                                                     Cr. 4

Contemporary Chemistry

A survey course focusing on applied chemistry. Fundamental chemistry and science concepts are developed and then used to study applications of this science to technology in society. Emphasis is placed on selected topics that are current. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. Course is not applicable to a major or minor in chemistry and does not meet the prerequisite requirement of any other chemistry course.

 

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CHM      103                                                                                                                                     Cr. 5

General Chemistry I                       

An introduction to chemistry including topics in atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, chemical stoichiometry, reactivity, states of matter, solutions, acid-base theory, and nuclear chemistry, and also including selected topics in descriptive and applied chemistry. Scientific inquiry, experimental design and data analysis are included. Lect. 3, Lab. 3, Disc. l.

 

CHM      104                                                                                                                                     Cr. 5

General Chemistry II

The second half of the two-semester sequence in general chemistry. The course provides an introduction to the topics of chemical kinetics, equilibria in the gas and solution phases, acid-base chemistry, solubility, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, and organic chemistry. The laboratory portion of the course serves to reinforce and demonstrate the above concepts through experiment. Qualitative wet chemical analysis is also included in the laboratory portion of this course. Lect. 3, Lab. 3, Disc. 1. Prerequisite: CHM 103.

 

CHM      300                                                                                                                                     Cr. 5

Survey of Organic Chemistry

A study of the properties, reactions, and uses of the major classes of organic compounds. Theories to relate the structure of organic molecules to their  chemical reactions is presented as a unifying principle. Applications of organic chemistry to the life sciences and to environmental problems are emphasized. A terminal organic chemistry course recommended for students in the allied health sciences when only one semester of organic chemistry is required. Lect. 3, Lab. 4. Open to sophomores. Prerequisite: CHM 104. Course is not applicable to a major in chemistry. Students with credit in CHM 303 cannot earn credit in CHM 300. CHM 300 does not satisfy the prerequisite requirement for CHM 304.

 

CHM      301                                                                                                                                         Cr. 5

Analytical Chemistry

Theory and practice of selected methods of chemical analysis. Titrimetric, potentiometric, spectrophotometric and gas chromatographic methods of analysis are studied. Statistical treatment of data and techniques for quality assurance are also developed. The basic science component in the course is primarily directed towards ionic equilibria. Lect. 3, Lab. 6. Prerequisite: CHM 104. Open to sophomores. 

 

CHM      303                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Organic Chemistry Theory I

A study of the structure, methods of structure determination, stereochemistry and chemical behavior of hydrocarbons, alcohols, and halogenated hydrocarbons. Theories and mechanisms are introduced to explain chemical behavior. Open to sophomores. Prerequisite: CHM 104.  Students with credit in CHM 300 cannot earn credit in CHM 303.

 

CHM      304                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Organic Chemistry Theory II

Organic synthesis, common functional groups, carbanions, reaction mechanisms, lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and polymers.  Prerequisite: CHM 303.

 

CHM      305                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

An introduction to common laboratory practices in organic chemistry. Experiments are designed to illustrate synthetic and separation techniques. Organic qualitative analysis is included. Lab. 6. Prerequisite: CHM 304 or concurrent registration. Students with credit in CHM 300 cannot earn credit in CHM 305.

 

CHM      309                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Physical Chemistry Theory I

Real gases, equations of state, kinetic and molecular theory, properties of gases, quantum chemistry, molecular energies, classical thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, changes of state and reaction kinetics and mechanisms. Prerequisites: CHM 104, PHY 104 or 203, MTH 208. Familiarity with Mathematica computer software desirable. Offered Sem. I.

 

CHM      310                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Physical Chemistry Theory II

Molecular spectroscopy, molecular structure, lasers, statistical thermodynamics, solid states, quantum mechanics and group theory. Prerequisites: CHM 309, PHY 104 or 204, MTH 309. Familiarity with Mathematica computer software desirable. Offered Sem. II.

 

CHM      313                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

A study of the principles of experimental physical chemistry. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, introductory quantum mechanics, and statistical error analysis. A significant emphasis is placed on learning the skills of scientific writing. Lect. 1, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 309 or concurrent enrollment.  Offered Sem. I.

 

CHM      314                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

A study of the principles of experimental physical chemistry with a focus on molecular spectroscopy. Topics include infrared and uv/visible absorption spectroscopies, uv/visible fluorescence spectroscopy, and NMR spectroscopy. Students are also introduced to basic programming skills and computer simulations of spectra. A significant emphasis is placed on learning the skills of oral and written scientific communication. Lect. 1, Lab 3. Prerequisite: CHM 310 or concurrent enrollment. Offered Sem. II.

 

CHM      320                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Practicum in Chemistry

A course designed for and adapted to the specific needs of select groups having specific interests in the applications of techniques and/or theories of chemistry, i.e., educational professionals, chemical technicians, medical technologists, etc. Lecture and laboratory will be adapted to the topic being taught. May be repeated for credit when different topic is presented. Prerequisite: to be determined — based on topic offered. Course is not applicable to a major in chemistry. Offered occasionally.

 

CHM      325                                                                                                                                     Cr. 4

Survey of Biochemistry

A survey of chemical processes in biological systems emphasizing the structure, function, and interactions of proteins, nucleic acids, carbo-hydrates, lipids, the regulation of cellular processes, and a description of certain clinical disorders. Lect. 3, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 300 or 304. Students with credit in CHM 417 cannot earn credit in CHM 325.

 

CHM      361                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Radiochemistry

A study of the decay of radioactive elements, detection of radiation, methods of analysis and applications such as neutron activation and radioactive dating. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: three semesters of chemistry courses. Students with credit in CHM 461 cannot earn credit in CHM 361. Offered occasionally.

 

CHM      405/505                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Advanced Synthesis Laboratory

Synthesis, characterization and separation techniques are applied to organic and inorganic compounds. Applications of nuclear magnetic resonance, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and computerized searching of the chemical literature are included. Independent projects with multi-step syntheses are assigned to students. Lect. 1, Lab. 6. Prerequisites: CHM 304 and 305. Offered Sem. II.

 

CHM      412/512                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Environmental Chemistry

An interdisciplinary study that explores the role of chemistry in environmental quality. The course examines scientific, political, economic, social and moral issues related to topics such as energy, pollution, resource management and population. The applications of scientific methodologies and chemical principles to the analysis of environmental problems will be emphasized. Prerequisite: three semesters of chemistry. Offered Sem. II.

 

CHM      417/517                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Biochemistry I

A study of enzymes, nucleic acids, and other chemical components in biological systems, emphasizing the regulation and coordination of intra- and intercellular chemical processes. Laboratory emphasis is on techniques utilized in protein isolation and characterization. Lect. 2, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 300 or 304. Students with credit in CHM 325 cannot earn credit in CHM 417. Offered Sem. I.

 

CHM      418/518                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Biochemistry II

A continuation of the study of enzymes, nucleic acids, and other chemical components of biological systems emphasizing catabolic and anabolic processes. Laboratory emphasizes protein purification and characterization. Lect. 2, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 417. Offered Sem. II.

 

CHM      421/521                                                                                                                             Cr. 1-3

Advanced Topics in Chemistry

An advanced topic in chemistry based on appropriate prior work in physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and analytical chemistry. Lecture and laboratory will be adapted to the topic being taught. May be repeated for credit when different topic is presented. Prerequisites will be determined based on topic offered and include a minimum of three semesters of chemistry courses. Repeatable for credit — no maximum. Offered occasionally.


CHM      422/522                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Polymer Chemistry

A study of synthetic high molecular weight materials of practical application in industry or of theoretical interest in chemistry. Representative polymer systems are examined with respect to the effect of molecular weight, weight distribution, and structure on physical properties. The choice of monomeric starting materials and mechanisms of polymerization are examined in detail. Methods of characterizing macromolecules are surveyed. Lect. 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: CHM 304; CHM 309 highly recommended. Offered alternate years.

 

CHM      424/524                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Spectroscopy

A survey of important spectroscopic methods used in chemistry; infrared, proton and carbon-13 NMR, ultraviolet, and mass spectrometry. Emphasis is placed on structure determination and hands-on experience with chemical instrumentation. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: CHM 300 or 304. Offered alternate years.

 

CHM      427                                                                                                                                     Cr. 4

Advanced Biochemistry

A study of chemical processes in cells (i.e., enzymes, lipids, membranes, metabolism, nucleic acids, receptor-sites, etc.) with special emphasis on building a foundation for the study of methods for diagnosis and treatment of human diseases and disorders. Prerequisite: enrollment in physician assistant program or permission of the instructor.

 

CHM      431/531                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Inorganic Chemistry

A survey of the theories of atomic structure, chemical bonding and structure and the relationship of these theories to inorganic reactions, mechanisms and coordination compounds. Also presented are the concepts of acid-base theory, non-aqueous solution chemistry, and topics of current interest in inorganic chemistry; organo-metallics, inorganic polymers, cluster  compounds, etc. Prerequisite: CHM 300 or CHM 304 or concurrent enrollment in CHM 304. Offered Sem. I.

 

CHM      441/541                                                                                                                             Cr. 4

Instrumental Analysis

A study of the theory and principles of chemical instrumentation including the application of  basic electronics, spectroscopy, separation science and electroanalytical methods of chemical analysis. Lect. 3, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 301.

 

CHM      461/561                                                                                                                             Cr. 4

Nuclear Chemistry

A study of the decay of radioactive nuclides with emphasis on the theory of nuclear decay. Laboratory will include the study of the detection of radiation, methods of radio analysis and the safe handling of unsealed radioactive sources. Lect. 3, Lab. 3. Prerequisites: four semesters of chemistry courses. Students with credit in CHM 361 cannot earn credit in CHM 461. Offered Sem. I.

 

CHM      471                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Capstone in Chemistry

A senior level course specifically designed for chemistry majors that considers recent issues and developments in the chemical sciences. Students will learn to use chemical information systems. The course will also provide a forum for student, faculty and guest lecturers. In addition, students will be actively engaged in the assessment of their major. Prerequisite: senior standing and major in chemistry. Offered Sem. II.

 

CHM      489                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-2

Independent Study

Independent study under the direction and supervision of a member of the chemistry

faculty. Activities related to chemistry other than those normally considered chemistry research. Admission by consent of the chemistry department staff. Repeatable for credit — maximum 2.

 

CHM      499                                                                                                                                         Cr. 2

Research and Seminar

Laboratory research under the direction and supervision of a member of the chemistry departmental staff, for selected students. Admission by consent of the chemistry department staff. Repeatable for credit — maximum 4.