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CHEM 103. Principles of Chemistry – 4 credits
Survey of concepts and applications for students in majors that require one semester of general chemistry. Topics selected from inorganic, organic and biological Chemistry. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisite: MATH 099.

CHEM 105. General Chemistry I – 4 credits
Introductory course required of all chemistry, biology. physics and engineering majors. Basic principles and terminology including atomic and molecular structure. nature of chemical bonds, states of matter and reaction stoichiometry. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 171

CHEM 106. General Chemistry II – 4 credits
Continuation of CHEM 105. Topics include: kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry. nuclear chemistry, acid-base chemistry and topics in descriptive chemistry of metals, non-metals and organics. Lectures and laboratory.
Prerequisite: CHEM 105 and MATH 171

CHEM 108. Introduction to Chemical Research - Honors – 1 credit
This laboratory course focuses on chemical research, including learning instrumental methods routinely used. Working in teams, students identify a problem suitable for study, formulate a research plan, collect and analyze data, and present their results.
Prerequisite: Instructor permission required

CHEM 110. Laboratory Safety – 1 credit
Fundamentals of laboratory safety. Satisfies OSHA Right-to-Know training for student laboratory workers. Topics discussed include regulatory codes, guidelines and techniques in lab safety.identification and handling of hazards, information resources, and emergencies. Lecture only.
Prerequisites: CHEM 105

CHEM 120. Chemistry of Art – 3 credits
Introduction to chemical principles for non-science majors with emphasis on the application of chemistry to the media and processes used in art. Studies investigate properties and formulations of materials as well as the chemical and physical changes that occur in their use. Lecture and laboratory.

CHEM 150. Career Exploration in Chemistry – 1 credit
Students will investigate various career options within the chemical sciences through completing a career interest inventory, reading information on specific job opportunities provided by professional organizations, engaging in job shadowing experiences and informal discussions with professional chemists.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 105. Graded Pass/No Pass.

CHEM 207. Organic Chemistry I – 3 credits
Introduction to the structure, nomenclature and reactions of important classes of organic compounds including hydrocarbons, halides, alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds and amines. Structure-reactivity relationships and basic reaction mechanisms are stressed.
Prerequisite: CHEM 106

CHEM 208. Organic Chemistry II – 3 credits
A continuation of CHEM 207. Topics include molecular orbital theory of conjugated systems, electrophilic and nucleophilic aromatic substitution, free radical and carbanion reactions, the chemistry of nitrogen-containing compounds and further work with stereochemistry Strategies for organic synthesis are introduced and illustrated throughout the course.
Prerequisite: CHEM 207

CHEM 209. Organic Chemistry Laboratory I – 1 credit
Theory and practice of methods for preparation, purification and characterization of organic compounds. Techniques studied include recrystallization, distillation, extraction, chromatography and determination of physical properties.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHEM 207

CHEM 210. Organic Chemistry Laboratory II – 1 credit
Continuation of CHEM 209. Emphasizes use of modern instrumental methods for monitoring chemical reactions and elucidation of structures of organic compounds. Practice provided in the collection and interpretation of data using mass, ultraviolet-visible, infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers.
Prerequisite: CHEM 209

CHEM 301. Quantitative Inorganic Analysis – 4 credits
Study of the theory of chemical equilibria as it applies to gravimetric and volumetric analysis. Laboratory experience with basic quantitative techniques, including statistical methods of data analysis, is included. Lectures and laboratory. Offered alternate years.
Pre- or co-requisite: CHEM 207

CHEM 303. Instrumental Analysis – 4 credits
Basic theory, operation, and application of techniques of instrumental chemical analysis. Includes spectroscopy, Chromatography, and electroanalytical methods. Lectures and laboratory. Offered alternate years.
Prerequisite CHEM 301

CHEM 313, 314. Physical Chemistry I and II – 4 credits
Principles and applications of theoretical chemistry including thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and kinetics. Lecture and laboratory. Offered alternate years.
Prerequisites: CHEM 106, PHYS 204 or251, and MATH 192

CHEM 319. General Biochemistry – 4 credits
Application of chemical principles to the study of living systems Structure and chemical properties of biomolecules are discussed, followed by analysis of important metabolic processes within the cell. The lab provides experience with macromolecular separation and characterization. Lecture and lab.
Prerequisite: CHEM 207

CHEM 320. Biochemistry Laboratory – 1 credit
This laboratory course provides experience with macromolecular separation and characterization. Techniques include chromatography, electrophoresis, enzyme concentration and kinetic assays.
Co-requisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 319 and instructor permission

CHEM 321. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry – 4 credits
Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry emphasizing structure, periodicity, bonding, spectroscopy, transition metal chemistry, and reactions. Lecture and lab. Offered alternate years.
Prerequisites: CHEM 314

CHEM 333. Environmental Chemistry – 4 credits
In-depth study of the environment using chemical principles. Covers the sources, reactions, transport, effects and fates of chemical species in water, soil and air environments. Laboratory provides experience with environmental analysis techniques. Offered alternate years.
Prerequisites: CHEM 207, 209

WI-CHEM 350. Introduction to Chemical Literature and Writing – 2 credits
Introduction to literature searching, critical reading, and scientific writing. Required of all majors.
Prerequisite CHEM 210

CHEM 428. Chemical Research – 1 credit
This course initiates the independent research process. Students formulate a research proposal to be completed in CHEM 429. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

CHEM 429. Chemical Research II – 1 credit
This course completes the independent research process. Students carry through on a research proposal developed in CHEM 428. Prerequisite: CHEM 428 and permission of instructor.

CHEM 440. Chemistry Internship – 1-2 credits
Students work part time in the laboratories of local industrial, clinical or government employers, gaining practical experiences in the application of chemistry to "real world" problems.
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.