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Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2006/2007)
10.5 Chemistry

Notes:

  1. Attendance for all Chemistry Laboratory sessions is mandatory. Failure to attend may result in a failing grade or deregistration from the course.

  2. Students are strongly advised to complete the Chemistry sequence appropriate to their stream (Chemistry 1200/1001 or 1010/1011 or 1011/1031 or 1050/1051) on the campus they first attend prior to transfer to another campus. Consult the credit restrictions listed under the St. John's Campus Department of Chemistry section of the University Calendar.

1001

General Chemistry II

is rates of reaction, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, and introduction to organic chemistry.

Lectures: Four per week including tutorials.

Laboratory: Three hours per week.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 1200 or equivalent.

1200

General Chemistry I

is atomic structure and bonding, stoichiometry, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, energetics of chemical reactions, the periodic table, chemical bonding and molecular geometry, intermolecular forces. This introductory course is intended for students who have a knowledge of high school chemistry.

Lectures: Four per week.

Laboratory: Three hours per week.

(This course is offered at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College only).

Note:

Credit may be obtained for only one of the following pairs of courses: Chemistry 1000 and 1001; Chemistry 1200 and 1001).

1810

Elements of Chemistry

is matter, scientific measurement, atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical compounds and elementary bonding theory, the mole, chemical reactions, the chemistry of selected elements, gases, solutions, stoichiometry. This course is specifically intended for those who have no background in chemistry.

Lectures: Four per week.

Laboratory: Three hours per week.

(This course is offered at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College only).

Note:

This course may not be used as one of the Chemistry courses required for a B.Sc. Degree with a Specialization in Environmental Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, nor for a Major or Honours in Chemistry, nor towards fulfilment of the 78 credit hours in science courses required for the B.Sc. degree on the St. John's campus. Credit may be obtained for only one of Chemistry 1810 or Chemistry 1800.

1900

Chemistry in Everyday Life

is a course that shows the relevance of chemistry in our daily lives. Following an introduction to atomic structure and chemical bonding, the course will focus on some of the following topics: organic chemistry and fuels; redox processes and batteries; acids, bases, and household cleaners; phases and detergents; the chemical components of foods; polymers and plastics; toiletries, and pharmaceuticals.

Lectures: Three hours per week.

Note:

Chemistry 1900 may not be used as one of the required courses towards a Minor, Major, or Honours in any science degree program.

2210

Introductory Inorganic Chemistry

is structural chemistry of the solid state. Introduction to molecular orbital and crystal field theories. Chemistry of the s, p, and d block elements.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 1001 (or 1031 or 1051), Mathematics 1000.

Lectures: Three per week.

Laboratory: Three hours per week.

2300

Introductory Physical Chemistry

is introductory chemical thermodynamics and equilibria. Complementary laboratory work with an emphasis on quantitative analysis.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 1001 (or 1031 or 1051), Mathematics 1001, Physics 1051 (or 1021).

Lectures: Three per week.

Laboratory: Three hours per week.

2400

Introductory Organic Chemistry I

(F)

is bonding involving carbon; conformations and sterochemistry; introduction to functional groups and nomenclature; properties, syntheses and re-actions of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides and alcohols.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 1051 or 1031; or Chemistry 1010 and 1011 with a grade of at least 80% in each; or Chemistry 1011 with a grade of at least 85%; or Chemistry 1001 with a grade of at least 65%.

Lectures: Three per week.

Laboratory: Three hours per week.

Note:

Credit will not be given for more than one of Chemistry 2400, 2420, 2440 and 240A/B.

2401

Introductory Organic Chemistry II

(W)

is an introduction to the interpretation of infrared, H and C-13 NMR spectroscopy; properties, syntheses and reactions of ethers, simple aromatic compounds, ketones, aldehydes, amines, carboxylic acids and their derivatives; aldol and related reactions.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2400.

Lectures: Three per week.

Laboratory: Three hours per week.

Note:

Credit will not be given for more than one of Chemistry 2401, 2420, 2440, and 240A/B.

2440

Organic Chemistry for Biologists

is an introduction to the principles of organic chemistry with an emphasis on material relevant to biological molecules. The laboratory will introduce techniques and illustrate concepts covered in the course.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 1011 (or 1001 or 1051).

Lectures: Three per week.

Laboratory: Three hours per week.

Note:

This course is designed primarily for Biology Majors. It may not be used for credit by Chemistry or Biochemistry Majors and may not serve as a prerequisite for any other Chemistry course. Credit may be obtained for only one of Chemistry 2400, 2420, 2440, 240A/B.