UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

CHEMISTRY



Timothy F. Crimmins, Chairperson
Department Office: Halsey Science 432
Department Telephone: 920-424-1400

Code 32 or CHEM

I. FACULTY

Crimmins, Gibson, Gutow, Hauer, Hawi, Mihalick, Moore, Neuendorf, Paulson, Plude, Wacholtz, Xie, Zeng

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Chemistry can lead to the degree: Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education.

Graduate: The Department does not offer a graduate program.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)
Upon completion of a Chemistry major, students will be 1) knowledgeable about the factual and theoretical basis of chemistry, 2) competent to work in a laboratory situation, 3) familiar with the use and applications of modern instrumentation and computers, 4) able to communicate effectively, 5) access and retrieve specific chemical information from the chemical literature, 6) able to anticipate, recognize, and respond properly to hazards of chemicals, 7) work cooperatively with others in problem solving situations, and 8) identify the benefits and problems of modern chemistry for society.

2. THE MAJOR(S)
The Department offers a choice of three emphases within the Chemistry Major. These are: 1) Professional, 2) Liberal Arts, 3) Secondary Education.

Within the Professional emphasis, there are two options: 1) Chemistry 2) Biochemistry.

Within the Liberal Arts emphasis, there are four options: 1) Chemistry, 2) Biochemistry, 3) Geochemistry, 4) Business.

3. THE MINOR(S)
The Department offers 1 minor: 1) Chemistry.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Chemistry major or minor.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Chemistry
  • Chemistry 105 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
  • Chemistry 106 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
  • Chemistry 221 Quantitative Analysis 5 cr.
  • Chemistry 235 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr.
  • Chemistry 335 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
  • Chemistry 347 Physical Chemistry I 3 cr
  • Chemistry 349 Physical Chemistry II 3 cr
  • Chemistry 490 Seminar 0+1 cr
Math
  • Mathematics 171 Calculus I or Mathematics 175 Honors: Calculus 4 cr
  • Mathematics 172 Calculus II 4 cr
  • Mathematics 273 Calculus III 4 cr
Physics
  • Physic/Astronomy 109 General Physics 5 cr
  • Physic/Astronomy 110 General Physics 5 cr

Comment:
The 22 units (crs.) of Math and Physics courses in the core are not counted as part of the required minimum units (crs.) for any of the emphases/options.

All senior Chemistry majors are to enroll for two semesters of seminar (Chemistry 490), one of which must be taken for unit (cr.). The Chemistry Seminar (Chemistry 490) requirement is waived for any student who does Honors: Thesis (Chemistry 474) in Chemistry, provided that the student attends Chemistry Seminar for two semesters and present his/her oral Thesis Seminar in the normal Chemistry program.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1.CHEMISTRY MAJOR
A.Professional Emphasis
1. Chemistry Option
Recommended for students who wish to be certified as having met the requirements of the American Chemical Society for professional training.

Required Units (crs.): 45 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 305, 348, 351, 421, 461, 463
  • Chemistry: 3 units (crs.) from Chemistry 306, 323, 360, 435, 446*, 452, 474, 495*. Chemistry 446, 474 and 495 may in combination count for up to 3 credits towards the 3 credit requirement.
*A formal report is required.

2. Biochemistry Option

Required Units (crs.): 47 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 303, 305, 306, 348, 351, 421, 461, 463.

For both the Chemistry and Biochemistry Options:
Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to enroll in the following individualized research/internship courses: Chemistry 246, 446, 474, 495.

Comment:
Independent Study (Chemistry 446), Honors Thesis (Chemistry 474), and/or Chemistry Research Internship (Chemistry 495) may be counted towards graduation requirements, with a unit (cr.) maximum of 12 for Chemistry 446, 6 for Chemistry 246, 6 for Chemistry 474, and 6 for Chemistry 495.

B. Liberal Arts Emphasis
Recommended for students who have more diversified interests and career goals, by allowing a choice of either the traditional or one of the three interdisciplinary options.

1. Chemistry Option

Required Units (crs.): 38 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 348, 351

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:

  • Chemistry: 6 units (crs.) from Chemistry 303, 304, 305, 306, 323, 336, 360 and all Chemistry courses numbered 400 and above.

Comment:
Appropriate courses from other departments may be substituted for the recommended electives with Chemistry Department approval.

2. Biochemistry Option

Required Units (crs.): 45 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 303 (Required for students enrolling after summer 1998), 305, 306
  • Biology: Biology 105 or 108

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies: For students enrolling before fall, 1998, two courses, one of which must be Biology. For students enrolling after summer, 1998, one course is required.
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 303, (Required for students enrolling before fall, 1998), Chemistry 320 OR 421, 435, 446 (formal report required).
  • Biology: Biology 308, 309, 312 and 313, 315, 316, 319, 323, 340, 341, 343, 372, 375 and 377, 389 and 390, 450

3. Geochemistry Option

Required Units (crs.): 59 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 348, 421
  • Geology: Geology 102, 109, 205, 206, 369

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies: 6 units (crs.) from
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 323, 351, 435, 446 (formal report required), 461
  • Geology: Geology 307, 308, 322

Course Substitutions: Geology 150 or 110 can be substituted for Geology 102.

4. Business option

Required Units (crs.): 45 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
  • Business: Business Administration 197 and 198, 209, 331, 352, 371
  • Economics: Economics 206, 207

Electives: See requirements for a Business minor.

Comment:
Economics 206 and 207 are not counted as part of the 45 unit (cr.) minimum.

A knowledge of Computer Applications and Statistics is strongly recommended.

C. Secondary Education Emphasis
Recommended for students who plan to enter the Secondary Education Program in preparation for teaching high school Chemistry.

Required Units (crs.): 37 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 348

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:
  • Chemistry: 6 units (crs.) of Chemistry courses at the 300 level or above (excluding Chemistry 495).

VII. MINOR(S)

1. CHEMISTRY MINOR

Required Units (crs.): 23 minimum

Required Courses:
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 105, 106, 221, 235, 335

For those students graduating with a Medical Technology major, Chemistry 303, 304 and 320 may be substituted for Chemistry 221.

Electives: None

Comment:
Chemistry 109/Chemistry 110 can be substituted for Chemistry 105 and 106, in which case the number of units (crs.) required for the minor is reduced by 5, except for those seeking teacher certification.

VIII. COURSE OFFERINGS

Chemistry 101 1-4 units (crs.)
General, Organic and Biochemistry (NS)
Matter, energy, atomic structure, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, solutions, chemical equilibrium; organic chemistry topics of nomenclature and hydrocarbons. Together with Chemistry 102, constitutes a terminal course sequence designed for students desiring or required to have one year of chemistry with an organic and biochemistry emphasis. (3+2) (Fall-Spring)

Chemistry 102 1-4 units (crs.)
General, Organic and Biochemistry (NS)
A continuation of Chemistry 101 covering the organic chemistry topics of alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines and the biochemistry topics of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes, and metabolism. Prerequisite: Chemistry 101 with a grade of C or better. (3+2) (Fall-Spring)

Chemistry 103 4 units (crs.)
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (NS)
The chemistry of such environmentally relevant topics as air pollution, ozone depletion, water pollution, acid rain, solid waste disposal and energy production will be covered. Occasionally, tangentially related topics such as drug design and nutrition may also be discussed. This course is intended as a terminal chemistry/science course for nonscience students and as an introduction to chemistry for students with litter or no high school preparation. Note: Chemistry 103 is not a prerequisite for higher level chemistry courses. (3+2) (Spring)

Chemistry 105 1-5 units (crs.)
General Chemistry I (NS)
Fundamental laws and concepts of chemistry: atomic theory, atomic and electronic structure, chemical bonding, mole concept, nomenclature, stoichiometry, states of matter, formulas and equations, solutions and colloids. A foundation course with greater emphasis on the theoretical and mathematical aspects of chemistry than in Chemistry 101. Designed for students taking chemistry beyond the first year course. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 103. Strongly recommend: High school chemistry background. (4+3) (Fall-Spring)

Chemistry 106 1-5 units (crs.)
General Chemistry II(NS)
Chemistry, molecular structure, chemistry of metals and selected non-metals. Laboratory to include qualitative analysis. Together with Chemistry 105, constitutes the foundation course for further course work in chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 105 with a grade of C or better. Chemistry 101 and Chemistry 102 may be substituted for Chemistry 105 with consent of instructor. (4+3) (Fall-Spring)

Chemistry 109 5 units (crs.)
General Chemistry (NS)
Mathematical emphasis placed on major topics of chemical structure including atomic and electronic structure, periodicity, chemical bonding, and states of matter; and of chemical relationships including stoichiometry, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and redox reactions and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry Placement Test and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 108. Strongly recommended: 1-1/2 to 2 years of high school chemistry or 1 year of high school chemistry with a B average. Designed for qualified students who have taken no previous college chemistry and intend to take chemistry beyond the first course. (4+3) (Fall)

Chemistry 110 5 units (crs.)
Honors: General Chemistry (NS)
The same course content and prerequisites as Chemistry 109. Prerequisite: University Honors program. (4+3) (Fall)

Chemistry 221 1-5 units (crs.)
Quantitative Analysis
Emphasis on ionic solution equilibria as applied to analytical chemistry. Specifically, statistical analysis of data, theoretical principles of solubility, acid-base, redox and complex equilibria discussed stressing calculations involving system constants and species concentrations. Laboratory techniques to include gravimetric, volumetric, potentiometric and spectrophotometric methods with stress on quantitative determinations of inorganic and organic species and system constants. Prerequisite: Chemistry 106, 109 or 110 with a grade of C or better. (3+6) (Fall-Spring)

Chemistry 235 1-4 units (crs.)
Organic Chemistry I
Major topics include nomenclature, reactions and mechanisms of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and their halogen derivatives; aromaticity; qualitative molecular orbital approach to bonding and structure; and stereochemistry. Techniques; methods for separation, purification, and identification of organic compounds; and syntheses are included in the laboratory work. Prerequisite: Chemistry 106, 109 or 110 with a grade of C or better. (3+3) (Fall-Spring)

Chemistry 246 1-3 units (crs.)
Introduction to Chemistry Research
Supervised research in chemistry. Prerequisite: One term of chemistry numbered 105 or higher and consent of instructor. This is a repeatable course for up to six units (crs.)

Chemistry 303 3 units (crs.)
Biochemistry I: Clinical Emphases
This course is the first term of the two-term sequence (Chemistry 303/503 and Chemistry 305/505) for the Professional Emphasis Chemistry Major Biochemistry option. This course replaces Chemistry 301. It serves as a terminal course for Medical Technology majors, and those of other clinically oriented programs, when taken with the Chemistry 304/504 Laboratory. Topics include: Amino acids, proteins, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, carbohydrates, lipids, hormones, vitamins, electrolytes, and xenobiotics. Clinical correlations will be presented which emphasize: biochemistry, pathophysiology, and quantification of body fluid constituents. Prerequisite: Chemistry 221 or Biology and Microbiology 372, Chemistry 335, or consent of the instructor. Graduate students are required to submit an additional paper. 303/503 (Fall)

Chemistry 304 2 units (crs.)
Biochemistry I: Clinical Emphases Laboratory
This laboratory is required for Medical Technology majors and is recommended for those in other clinically-oriented programs (e.g., premed., prevet.). Laboratory experiences are correlated to topics presented in Chemistry 303/503. (Note: Students electing the Biochemistry option may take the Chemistry 304/504 laboratory in addition to required Chemistry 306/506 laboratory.) Techniques include aspects of spectrophotometry, electrophoresis, chromatography, immunoassays, fluorescence, and computer applications. A significant amount of writing is expected. Some of the laboratory modules utilize a cooperative learning/small group approach to problem solving reminiscent of a clinical laboratory setting. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 303. Qualified Biology or Microbiology majors may waive prerequisite with consent of instructor. 304/504 (Fall)

Chemistry 305 3 units (crs.)
Biochemistry II: Lecture
This course is the second term of the two-term sequence (Chemistry 303/503 and Chemistry 305/505) for the Professional Emphasis Chemistry Major Biochemistry option. This course replaces Chemistry 302/502. Topics focus on the more chemical aspects of: proteins, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, bioenergetics, carbohydrates, and lipid chemistry presented in Chemistry 303/503. Students (e.g., Microbiology majors) with sufficient background may enroll without taking Chemistry 303/503, with consent of the instructor. Additional topics include: nucleic acid structure, conformation, repair, and processing, and recombinant technology; protein translation; and regulation; and regulating of gene expression. The use of computer technology is expected. Graduate students are required to submit an additional paper. Prerequisite: Chemistry 221, Chemistry 335 or consent of instructor. 305/505 (Spring)

Chemistry 306 2 units (crs.)
Biochemistry II: Laboratory
This laboratory is required for students electing the ACS Chemistry Major Professional Emphasis Biochemistry Option. Laboratory experiences are correlated to topics presented in Chemistry 305/505. (Note: Biochemistry majors may take the Chemistry 304/504 laboratory in addition to required Chemistry 305/506 laboratory.) Techniques include: spectrophotometry, electrophoresis, chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance, and computer modeling. A significant amount of writing is expected. Some of the laboratory modules utilize a cooperative learning approach to problem solving. Prerequisites: Chemistry 305 or consent of instructor. Qualified Biology or Microbiology majors may waive prerequisite with consent of instructor. 306/506 (Spring)

Chemistry 310 1-3 units (crs.)
Chemistry Workshop for K-12 Teachers
This course is intended to be a workshop in Chemistry for K-12. The focus will be on activities to improve the effectiveness of the classroom teacher. The course does not apply to any graduate degree program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. 310/510

Chemistry 320 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to Instrumental Analysis
A survey of modern instrumental techniques commonly employed in modern chemical laboratories including spectroscopic, absorption and emission analysis, conductance, pH measurements, polarography, separations, automatic titrations and radiochemical tracer techniques. Prerequisite: Chemistry 221 and Chemistry 335 or consent of instructor. Credit may not be obtained in both Chemistry 320 and Chemistry 421. (2+3) (Spring)

Chemistry 323 3 units (crs.)
Analytical Separations
The principles and theoretical foundations, experimental variables, and applications of solvent extraction and the primary chromatographic techniques, including: column, liquid-liquid, ion exchange, paper, thin-layer, gas-liquid and other recent modern chromatographic methods. The laboratory will involve applications of the above to demonstrate the utility of the methods. To count as an elective towards the professional Chemistry major, credit or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 347, and a special project, are required. Prerequisite: Chemistry 221 and 335. 323/523 (2+3) (Fall-every other)

Chemistry 330 1 unit (cr.)
Scientific Glassblowing
Fundamental principles of scientific glassblowing. Practice in the basic techniques and the development of skill in the art of glassblowing. Introduction to the use of the glass lathe and the design of complex equipment. Prerequisite: Mimimum two years of chemistry and consent of instructor. (0+3)

Chemistry 335 1-4 units (crs.)
Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of Chemistry 235 which includes a discussion of alcohols, phenols, ethers, carbonyl containing compounds, amines, anilines, carbohydrates and proteins. Particular emphasis is placed on the mechanistic and theoretical aspects of the various topics covered. Infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopies are discussed in a qualitative manner. Laboratory includes advanced synthesis work and introductory, qualitative organic analysis emphasizing modern spectral techniques. Prerequisite: Chemistry 235 with a grade of C or better. 335/535 (3+3) (Fall-Spring)

Chemistry 336 1 unit (cr.)
Advanced Organic Laboratory
A continuation of the laboratory in Chemistry 335, which includes qualitative organic analysis, advanced synthesis and/or independent special projects. Prerequisite: Chemistry 335 with a grade of C or better. 336/536 (0+3) (Spring)

Chemistry 347 3 units (crs.)
Physical Chemistry I
Fundamental principles of physical chemistry. Topics include ideal and real gases, kinetic theory, thermodynamics and thermochemistry, chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, properties of solutions and surface and colloid chemistry. Prerequisite: Mathematics 172, Chemistry 221, Chemistry 235 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Physics 110. 347/547 (3+0) (Fall)

Chemistry 348 1 unit (cr.)
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
Laboratory experiments designed to illustrate the material presented in Chemistry 347. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 347. 348/548 (0+3) (Fall)

Chemistry 349 3 units (crs.)
Physical Chemistry II
A continuation of Chemistry 347. Topics include: electrochemistry, quantum chemistry, elementary statistical mechanics, atomic and molecular spectra, chemical kinetics, photochemistry and transport properties of liquids and gases. Prerequisite: Chemistry 347 and Mathematics 273. 349/549 (3+0) (Spring)

Chemistry 351 1 unit (cr.)
Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
Laboratory experiments designed to illustrate the material presented in Chemistry 347 and Chemistry 349. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 349. 351/551 (0+3) (Spring)

Chemistry 360 1-3 units (crs.)
Special Topics
A chemistry course on a topic not covered in the department's curriculum. This course may be repeated with different content. Each time it is offered, the topic will be announced in the class schedule. This course will not offer topics which are covered by existing courses. Graduate students will be required to do an extra project or paper. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 360/560

Chemistry 421 3 units (crs.)
Instrumental Analysis
Theory and application of instrumentation to chemical analysis. Discussion of system constraints, used for measurement, instrument design, constraints, and chemical applications; electronics, spectroscopic methods including uv-visible, infrared, flame, and magnetic resonance; and electrochemical methods including potentiometry, polarography, amperometry, coulometry and modern electroanalytical procedures. Laboratory to stress instrumental determination of physical constants, methods comparison and quantitative determination of system species using the above. Prerequisite: Chemistry 221 and 349. Credit may not be obtained in both Chemistry 320 and 421/621. 421/621 (2+3) (Fall)

Chemistry 435 3 units (crs.)
Interpretive Spectroscopy
The application of spectral methods to the characterization of the structure of inorganic and organic compounds will be presented. Specific topics will include infrared, Raman, ultraviolet and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies and mass spectrometry. The laboratory will involve the use of these techniques to identify the structure of unknown samples. Prerequisite: Chemistry 335/535 or consent of instructor and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 347. 435/635 (2+3) (Spring-every other)

Chemistry 446 1-3 units (crs.)
Independent Study/Research
Supervised research in chemistry. See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. (0+3 to 9) (Fall-Spring)

Chemistry 452 3 units (crs.)
Polymer Science
An introduction to the study of the chemistry of macromolecules including: polymerization reactions and kinetics, physical and chemical characterization methods, and the relationship between chemical and mechanical properties. Prerequisite: Chemistry 349. 452/652 (2+3)

Chemistry 456 1-3 units (crs.)
Related Readings
Supervised readings in Chemistry. See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies Information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. (0+3 to 9) (Fall-Spring)

Chemistry 461 3 units (crs.)
Inorganic Chemistry
Major topics are group theory; atomic and electronic structure; coordination chemistry, including comparison and discussion of current bonding theories; applicability of several types of spectroscopy to inorganic chemistry; introduction to organometallic chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 335 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 349. 461/661 (3+0) (Fall)

Chemistry 463 1 unit (cr.)
Inorganic Laboratory
Techniques and syntheses emphasized. Includes reaction chemistry and mechanisms of main group and transition metal compounds. Preparation of coordination complexes and organometallic compounds by inert atmosphere, high temperature, nonaqueous and vacuum techniques, and their isolation and characterization. Prerequisite: Chemistry 461. 463/663 (0+3) (Spring)

Chemistry 474 1-6 units (crs.)
Honors Thesis
Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g. a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be 'Honors Thesis.' Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Preparation of a formal seminar paper based on research, an industrial internship, and/or a thorough review of a specific area from the chemical literature, followed by an oral seminar based on this paper. Prerequisite: University Honors program and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.).

Chemistry 490 1 unit (cr.)
Chemistry Seminar
Oral presentation of scientific papers, research, or selected topics which require a thorough study and use of the chemical literature. Prerequisite: Chemistry major with junior standing. (1+0) (Fall-Spring)

Chemistry 495 1-6 units (crs.)
Chemistry Research Internship
An off-campus research experience in an industrial/ academic/governmental laboratory under the joint supervision of the department and participating agency. Prerequisite: Application and admission into the program six months prior
to the commencement of the internship. Normally, course work through Chemistry 349 must be completed prior to the internship. (0+3 to 18) (Summer, if available)
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