The Chemistry Department offers a variety of courses at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. For complete catalog information, refer to the most current course catalog.
CHEM 100 Chemistry: Issues and Answers
An exploration into the world of atoms and molecules, designed to develop
an understanding of the behavior of matter and how chemistry has both
solved and created problems in our developing society.
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I
Introduction to principles of chemistry, including atomic structure, periodic
properties of elements, chemical bonding, molecular structure, physical
properties of compounds, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry.
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II
Equilibrium, thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of chemical reactions; acid-base, precipitation and redox reactions;
transition metal compounds; organic compounds; nuclear reactions.
CHEM 115 Chemical Principles
Principles of chemistry, including chemical properties and the periodic table,
atomic structure, chemical bonding, equilibria, thermodynamics, acid-base
reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions and complexation reactions.
CHEM 121 Elementary Chemical Education
Elementary education majors will review chemical principles learned in
Chemistry 101 or 103. They will then work on developing methods to teach
those and related chemical principles to K-8 students.
CHEM 127 Chemistry and Climate
An inquiry into the magnitude and causes of global climate change, and an
introduction to the physical and chemical principles that drive the climate
system. Assumes no prior experience with chemistry, physics, or earth science.
CHEM 150 Survey of Biochemistry
Introductory organic chemistry along with a survey of the structure,
chemical reactivity, and biological activity of molecules derived from living
systems. Emphasis will be placed on tying the course content to a greater
understanding of human health and disease.
CHEM 191 Current Topics in Chemistry
Chemistry topics of current interest investigated at a level suitable for first
and second year undergraduates.
CHEM 213 Quantitative Analysis
Theory, applications, and calculations involved in methods of chemical
CHEM 218 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
Introduction to inorganic compounds and reactions, with emphasis upon their applications in the environment, in commerce, and in life. Principles of molecular structure, acid-base and redox reactions, and coordination chemistry are applied.
CHEM 274 Chemical Industry Seminar
A series of lectures by faculty and industrial speakers introduce students to various chemical and related industries and to the career opportunities and occupational qualifications for careers in chemistry and related fields.
CHEM 296 Student Academic Apprenticeship in Chemistry
Qualified students, selected and supervised by faculty members, facilitate teaching and learning in a specific course. Students enhance their knowledge of chemistry and their ability to communicate that knowledge.
CHEM 304 Environmental Chemistry
A study of the chemistry of the environment, including the atmosphere, natural waters, and soils. Students will refine chemical knowledge by examining specific problems related to environmental issues.
CHEM 318 Bioinorganic Chemistry
This course will explore the biological chemistry of the transition metals, including metalloprotein structure and function, small-molecule synthetic modeling systems, metal ion trafficking in biological systems, bioorganometallic chemistry, and the uses of metals in medicine.
CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory
Introduces molecular structure and bonding, organic nomenclature, acid/base properties of organic compounds, stereochemistry, resonance, mechanisms, and synthetic reactions illustrating functional group interconversion. Microscale laboratory techniques for the preparation, isolation, purification, and characterization of organic compounds.
CHEM 326 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory
Provides a deeper analysis or organic synthesis and mechanisms, including substitution, elimination, aromatic, carbonyl and enolate chemistry. An emphasis on multistep synthesis and detailed mechanisms. The laboratory component involves advanced purification and synthetic techniques.
CHEM 352 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
This course is designed for non biochemistry/molecular biology science majors who require a one semester course in biochemistry. The fundamental chemical, structural, and metabolic aspects of lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids are covered.
CHEM 361 Molecules and Medicine
The major classes of medicinally-active natural and synthetic drugs, their structure, design, origin, biosynthesis and mode of action will be presented. This course will also cover basic pharmacology and modern drug design principles.
CHEM 399 Independent Study - Juniors
Individual research projects under the direction of a faculty member.
CHEM 401/601 Inorganic Chemistry
Structure, bonding, and reactivity of inorganic compounds. Symmetry and group theory, vibrational analysis, and molecular orbital theory. Arrhenius and Lewis acid/base concepts. Organometallic and bioinorganic compounds, reactions, and mechanisms.
CHEM 405 Applied Physical Chemistry
Includes the following topics, with an emphasis on applications: thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, phase equilibria, properties of solutions, spectroscopy, and quantum theory.
CHEM 406 Biophysical Chemistry
An introduction to the physical chemical approaches to studying biological macromolecules. Emphasis will be placed on thermodynamics, and the methods for determining and analyzing the structures and functions of biological macromolecules.
CHEM 411/611 Survey of Industrial Chemistry
Survey of manufacturing processes, applications, and economics of major inorganic and organic chemicals and polymers, including those involved in the production of plastics, fibers, elastomers, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, detergents, electronics, and pollution control technologies.
CHEM 412 Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Seminar
A weekly seminar series in biochemistry/molecular biology. Presentations by UW-Eau Claire students and faculty and invited speakers are based on original research or recently published papers. All enrolled students give one talk.
CHEM 420 Advanced Synthesis Laboratory
An advanced, interdisciplinary laboratory experience with emphasis on the synthesis, purification, and spectroscopic characterization of inorganic and organic compounds.
CHEM 426/626 Modern Organic Chemistry
Selected advanced topics in organic chemistry, including reaction mechanisms and synthesis, with emphasis on recent developments in the field.
CHEM 433/633 Physical Chemistry I
A quantitative study of the physical properties of matter emphasizing the macroscopic perspective. Topics include: gas behavior, chemical thermodynamics, phase equilibrium, mixtures and solutions, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics.
CHEM 434/634 Physical Chemistry II
Continuation of Chemistry 433. The quantitative study of the physical properties of matter emphasizing the microscopic perspective. Topics include: quantum theory, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, molecular symmetry, spectroscopy, resonance techniques, and statistical mechanics.
CHEM 438/638 Physical Analysis Laboratory
An advanced, project-oriented laboratory course in physical and analytical chemistry. Beyond reinforcing the fundamental concepts in these sub-fields, particular emphasis will be placed on technical writing, and the development of hands-on laboratory skills.
CHEM 442/642 Instrumental Analysis
The theory, operation, and analytical applications of chemical instrumentation, including areas such as spectroscopy, separation science, and electrochemistry.
CHEM 444 Modern Applied Separations and Spectrometry
Laboratory-centered instruction in the application of modern chromotography (GC and HPLC) spectrometry (MS, UV/Vis and FT-IR) to the analysis of real-world samples. Emphasis on preparation to BS-level careers in chemical industry.
CHEM 452/652 Biochemistry I
Chemistry of important constituents of living matter. Topics include proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Also included are bioenergetics and basic enzyme kinetics and mechanism.
CHEM 453/653 Biochemistry Laboratory I
Study of experimental methods of analysis in biochemistry and their use in determination of structure and function.
CHEM 454/654 Biochemistry II
Study of advanced concepts in biochemistry, especially those involving metabolism and their regulatory mechanism of action.
CHEM 460/660 Polymer Chemistry
An introduction to synthetic and naturally occurring polymers with a focus on synthesis, analysis, and structure/property relationships. The history and development of polymers will be discussed as well as the impact on industry and society.
CHEM 491 Special Topics
Lectures with possible laboratory work covering specific areas not normally discussed in regular classes, and of special interest to students or faculty. Possible topics include medicinal chemistry, wastewater chemistry and applied spectroscopy.
CHEM 495 Directed Studies
Course projects will be structured to fit the needs, interests, and goals of the students.
CHEM 497 Independent Study (ACS)
Individual research projects under the direction of a faculty member. A comprehensive written report describing the work completed, including an appropriate bibliography, is required.
CHEM 499 Independent Study - Seniors
Individual research projects under the direction of a faculty member.
The links below will take you to the Professor's website that will provide more information about the chemistry class. Here are the courses:
- Chemistry 103 (Fall, 2006) - Boulter
- Chemistry 103 (Fall, 2006) - Carney
- Chemistry 103 (Fall, 2008) - Gallagher
- Chemistry 150 (Spring, 2007) - Gallagher
- Chemistry 150 (Fall, 2010) - Hartsel
- Chemistry 213 (Spring, 2006) - Boulter
- Chemistry 213 (Fall, 2011) - Bhattacharyay
- Chemistry 352 (Spring, 2011) - Gallagher
- Chemistry 406 (Fall, 2006) - Gallagher
- Chemistry 411 (Fall, 2006) - Carney
- Chemistry 412 (Spring, 1999) - Hartsel
- Chemistry 412 (Spring, 2001) - Gallagher
- Chemistry 412 (Spring, 2005) - Gallagher
- Chemistry 452 (Fall, 2006) - Hartsel
- Chemistry 452 (Fall, 2011) - Gallagher
- Chemistry 455 (Spring, 2005) - Gallagher
- Chemistry 491 (Winter, 2009) - Hartsel