Chemistry 112.3

General Chemistry I — Structure, Bonding and Properties of Materials

Structure, bonding and properties of materials. Topics include atoms and molecules, bonding, molecular structure, intermolecular forces, states of matter, and properties of materials. The laboratory illustrates material covered in the lectures.

Prerequisite(s):  Chemistry 30 and (Mathematics B30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30).

Note:  Mathematics C30 or Geometry-Trigonometry 30 is strongly recommended. Students with credit for CHEM 111 or 114 may not take this course for credit.

Chemistry 114.3

General Chemistry for Engineers

Topics include atoms and molecules, stoichiometry, bonding, molecular structure, states of matter, chemical reactions, and thermochemistry.

Prerequisite(s):  Chemistry 30; and (Mathematics B30 and Mathematics C30) or Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30).

Note:  This course is intended for students in the College of Engineering. Students with credit for CHEM 111, 112, or 116 may not take this course for credit.

Chemistry 115.3

General Chemistry II — Chemical Processes

Chemical reactions, including the rates and energetics of reactions and specific types of reactions. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical reactions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, specific reactions, and thermodynamics.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 111, 112 or 114.

Note:  The introductory CHEM courses were changed in 2002. Students with credit for CHEM 111 may take CHEM 115.

Chemistry 221.3

Analytical Chemistry I

Discussion of the basic principles and tenets of analytical science and how these aspects are put into practice in analytical techniques.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 115

Chemistry 231.3

Inorganic Chemistry I

Discussion of atomic and molecular properties in terms of modern theories of structure and bonding. The laboratory provides experience in the preparation and investigation of the properties of typical inorganic compounds.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 115

Chemistry 242.3

Thermodynamics and Kinetics

The study of the structure of matter and the changes it undergoes. Topics include properties of materials, thermodynamics, chemical equilibria and chemical kinetics. The laboratory provides experience with the use of physical-chemical equipment and problem solving skills.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 115 and MATH 110 or 123.

Chemistry 250.3

Introduction to Organic Chemistry

An introduction to organic chemistry; students will learn to name organic compounds, predict some of the properties and reactivity of compounds based on molecular structure, and grasp the importance of these concepts and their application to all sciences and life in general. Almost all the reactions in living matter involve organic compounds, and it is impossible to understand the molecular processes of living systems without knowing organic chemistry. CHEM 250.3 is intended as a basis for other courses, and a beginning for understanding organic and bio-organic chemistry. The laboratory will introduce students to basic chemical laboratory skills frequently used in organic chemistry.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 112 or 114.

Note:  The introductory CHEM courses were changed in 2002. Students with credit for CHEM 111 may take CHEM 250. Students with credit for CHEM 251 may not take CHEM 250 for credit.

Chemistry 255.3

Bio Organic Chemistry

Intended to give insight into the specific and fundamental role of organic reactions occurring in nature, to students of all scientific disciplines who have been introduced to organic chemistry and to the life sciences. The emphasis will be on the patterns of reactivity among natural products, rather than on the biochemical roles that these molecules play. The laboratory will introduce students to experimental approaches to biomimetic, biological and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 250.

Note:  CHEM 115 and BIOC 200 recommended. The introductory CHEM courses were changed in 2002. Students with credit for CHEM 251 may take CHEM 255. Students with credit for CHEM 252 may not take CHEM 255 for credit.

Chemistry 322.3

Analytical Chemistry II

Introduction to modern instrumental methods of chemical analyses. The laboratory is designed to develop basic understanding of common instrumental methods. Topics include chromatography, electrophoresis, electrochemistry and spectroscopy.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 221.

Chemistry 332.3

Inorganic Chemistry II

An introduction to transition metal chemistry including coordination geometry and stereochemistry, ligand field theory, and spectroscopic, magnetic and thermodynamic properties of inorganic compounds. The laboratory work includes experiments on the preparation and characterization of transition metal compounds.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 231.

Chemistry 334.3

Materials Chemistry

Materials chemistry involves the study of the synthesis, properties, characterization, and applications of solid state and polymeric materials. This course is fashioned to illustrate how chemistry can be rationally used to synthesize a wide range of materials with properties that can be tailored for advanced technologies.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 231.

Chemistry 344.3

Introductory Chemical Quantum Mechanics

An introduction to quantum mechanics and chemical systems as a foundation for courses concerned with the theory and spectroscopy of atomic and molecular systems.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 242 and (MATH 112, 116 or 124 (116 preferred) and PHYS 115 and PHYS 117 or 125 (125 preferred). (formerly PHYS 111 and 121).

Note:  Students with credit for CHEM 243 will not receive credit for this course.

Chemistry 353.3

Organic Structure Analysis

Presents the theory and practice of various spectroscopic methods for structure determination with a focus on NMR based methods. Emphasizes the integrated interpretation of spectroscopic data and problem solving. The laboratory component provides 'hands-on' experience with the acquisition and manipulation of spectroscopic data.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 250.

Note:  Students with credit for CHEM 458 may not take this course for credit.

Chemistry 354.3

Physical Organic Chemistry

Provides a greater understanding of the structure of organic compounds, and the underlying principles and rationale for organic reactions. The laboratory combines preparative, analytical, and computational experiments to enhance the understanding of physical and mechanistic aspects of organic chemistry.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 115 and 255 (formerly CHEM 252).

Chemistry 369.3

Synthetic Chemistry Practicum

Laboratory course focusing on fundamental experimental techniques of synthetic chemistry (organic and inorganic). The course will focus on techniques used to quantitatively measure, transfer, and purify chemical substances including those requiring protection from air and moisture. The main part of the course will integrate those techniques in multi-step syntheses.

Permission of the coordinator required.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 255 and 332.

Chemistry 375.3

Pollution Waste Disposal and Environment

The disposal and treatment of waste materials will be discussed in terms of their effect on the gaseous and aqueous environments. A series of problems designed to illustrate the material covered in each topic will be assigned. The laboratory sessions are designed to give some understanding of how tests for environmental quality are carried out in the field and in the laboratory.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 115.

Chemistry 377.3

Industrial Chemistry

Discussion of the basic principles of chemistry utilized in diverse technological practices.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 115 and MATH 110.

Chemistry 380.3

3rd Year Research

A laboratory, library, theoretical or computer study under the supervision of a member of the Department. Project is intended to be carried out during the third year of the program. At the end of the project the student will present both an oral and a written report summarizing the results.

Permission of the department required.

Prerequisite(s):  21 credit units in CHEM.

Note:  Students who have 30 credit units or more of CHEM courses should take CHEM 482 or CHEM 483 instead. Students who have credit for CHEM 482 or CHEM 483 may not take this course for credit.

Chemistry 398.3

Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Permission of the department required.

Chemistry 402.0

Seminar

Attendance at departmental seminar sessions throughout the academic year is required by students in the final year of a Four-year or Honours program. Consists of presentations by departmental visitors, faculty and students, followed by discussions.

Chemistry 420.3

Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry

Advanced laboratory course in analytical techniques. Much of the laboratory work will use specialized equipment available in the Department of Chemistry. Lectures cover the underlying theory of the topics and the principles of the instrumentation being used.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 322

Note:  Students in programs other than Chemistry who have credit for CHEM 221 or its equivalent may seek permission from the department.

Chemistry 430.3

Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Selected topics that are not dealt with or are covered only at an elementary level in other inorganic chemistry courses offered by the department. Possible topics include crystallographic and spectroscopic methods of structure determination, organometallic chemistry, cluster compounds, catalysis, nonaqueous solution chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, structure and bonding, and excited state processes.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 332

Note:  Students in programs other than Chemistry who have credit for CHEM 231 or its equivalent may seek permission from the department.

Chemistry 435.3

Chemical Applications of Group Theory

Understanding the connection between symmetry and electronic and spectroscopic properties of molecules is the main objective of this course. A systematic introduction of point-group symmetries and group theory is provided.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 332; CHEM 243 recommended.

Note:  CHEM 344 (formerly CHEM 243) recommended. Students in programs other than Chemistry who have credit for CHEM 231 or its equivalent may seek permission from the department.

Chemistry 439.3

Organometallic Chemistry

A detailed look at both main group and transition metal organometallic chemistry. Emphasis will be on basic mechanisms, structure-reactivity realationships and applications in organic synthesis and catalysis.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 332.

Note:  Students in programs other than Chemistry who have credit for CHEM 231 or its equivalent may seek permission from the department.

Chemistry 440.3

Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry

Selected topics that are not dealt with or are covered only at an elementary level in other physical chemistry courses offered by the department. Possible topics include advanced spectroscopy, nuclear chemistry, photochemistry, polymers, radiation chemistry, solid-state chemistry, structural techniques, surface and colloid chemistry.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 242 and permission of the instructor.

Chemistry 444.3

Computational Chemistry

Computational chemistry including electronic and molecular structure calculations, and the study of macroscopic molecules and phases. Its focus is on the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics and how they are applied to simulation techniques. Contemporary applications, such as conformational analysis, protein folding and molecular design, will be introduced.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 344 (formerly CHEM 243) or by permission of instructor.

Note:  Students with credit for CHEM 343 will not receive credit for this course.

Chemistry 450.3

Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry

Selected topics that are not dealt with or are covered only at an elementary level in other organic chemistry courses offered by the department. Possible topics include organic synthesis, organic reaction mechanisms, natural products, organometallic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry and organic photochemistry.

Permission of the department required.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 255

Chemistry 456.3

Natural Products

Provides a basic knowledge of Natural Products Chemistry with emphasis on secondary metabolism. Includes an overview of primary and secondary metabolism, modern techniques for studying secondary metabolism, biological reactions, interaction of plants with other living organisms, and major classes of bioactive compounds grouped according to their basic building blocks and their biogenesis.

Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 255

Note:  CHEM 353 recommended.

Chemistry 482.3

4th Year Research

A laboratory, library, theoretical or computer study under the supervision of a member of the Department. Project is intended to be carried out during the final year of the program. At the end of the project the student will present both an oral and a written report summarizing the results.

Permission of the department required.

Prerequisite(s):  30 credit units in CHEM.

Note:  Students who have credit for both CHEM 380 and CHEM 483 may not take this course for credit.

Chemistry 483.6

4th Year Research

A laboratory, library, theoretical or computer study under the supervision of a member of the Department. Project will be carried out throughout the final year of the program. At the end of the project the student will present both an oral and a written report summarizing the results.

Permission of the department required.

Prerequisite(s):  30 credit units in CHEM.

Note:  Students who have credit for both CHEM 380 and CHEM 482 may not take this course for credit.