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13.5 Chemistry

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

Students are strongly advised to complete the Chemistry sequence appropriate to their stream (Chemistry 1200/1001 or 1010/1011 or 1011/the former 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.

Chemistry courses are designated by CHEM.

1001

General Chemistry II

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

AR: attendance is required

CR: credit may be obtained for only one of the following pairs of courses: CHEM 1000 and CHEM 1001; CHEM 1200 and CHEM 1001

LC: 4 including tutorials

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 1200 or equivalent; Science 1807

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. This course is offered at Grenfell Campus only.

AR: attendance is required

CO: credit may be obtained for only one of the following pairs of courses: the former CHEM 1000 and CHEM 1001; CHEM 1200 and CHEM 1001

LC: 4

LH: 3

PR: Science 1807

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. This course is offered at Grenfell Campus only.

AR: attendance is required

CR: the former CHEM 1800

LC: 4

LH: 3

PR: Science 1807

UL: may not be used as one of the Chemistry courses required for a B.Sc. Degree with a Specialization in Environmental Science at Grenfell Campus, 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.

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.

UL: 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

focuses on fundamental concepts in the chemistry of s, p, and d block elements and their compounds. Emphasis will be placed on periodic trends in physical and chemical properties, molecular symmetry, molecular orbital diagrams, simple crystal structures, Lewis acid/base theory, and introductory coordination chemistry.

AR: attendance is required in the laboratory component of this course. Failure to attend may result in a failing grade or deregistration from the course.

LH: 3

PR: Science 1807; minimum 65% in CHEM 1001 (or the former 1031) or a minimum 60% in CHEM 1051, Mathematics 1000

2301

Thermodynamics and Kinetics

builds upon knowledge of physical chemistry from first year. It covers the three laws of thermodynamics for ideal and real systems as well as chemical kinetics. Topics in thermodynamics include the thermodynamics of ideal and real gases, phases, and solutions, the Maxwell relations, equilibria between phases, and in electrolyte solutions. The integrated rate laws for simple and complex mechanisms, and the temperature dependence of reaction rates in terms of kinetic molecular theory are some of the topics discussed in the kinetics section of the course.

AR: attendance is required in the laboratory component of this course. Failure to attend may result in a failing grade or deregistration from the course.

CR: the former CHEM 2300

LH: 3

PR: Science 1807; minimum 60% in CHEM 1051, or a minimum 65% in either CHEM 1001 or the former CHEM 1031; Mathematics 1001. Physics 1051 or Physics 1021 is recommended.

2302

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

examines the quantum mechanics of simple systems such as the particle in a box, the harmonic oscillator, linear rotor, and hydrogen-like atoms. Topics also include orbital quantum numbers, spin, many electron atoms, an introduction to quantum mechanical methods, the electronic structures of molecules, bonding, and symmetry. Furthermore, electronic, rotational, and vibrational spectroscopy will be discussed as well as modern applications of spectroscopy and lasers. AR: attendance is required in the laboratory component of this course. Failure to attend may result in a failing grade or deregistration from the course.

CO: Mathematics 2000 is recommended

CR: the former CHEM 3301

LH: 3

PR: Science 1807; minimum 60% in CHEM 1051, or a minimum 65% in either CHEM 1001 or the former CHEM 1031; Mathematics 1001 and Physics 1051 or Physics 1021

2400

Introductory Organic Chemistry I

is a course on bonding involving carbon; conformations and sterochemistry; introduction to functional groups and nomenclature; properties, syntheses and reactions of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols and ethers.

AR: attendance is required in the laboratory component of this course. Failure to attend may result in a failing grade or deregistration from the course.

CR: CHEM 2440

LH: 3

PR: a minimum 60% in CHEM 1051, or CHEM 1010 and CHEM 1011 with a grade of at least 80% in each; or CHEM 1011 with a grade of at least 85%; or CHEM 1001 (or the former 1031) with a grade of at least 65%; Science 1807

2401

Introductory Organic Chemistry II

is an introduction to the interpretation of mass, infrared, 1H and 13C NMR spectra; properties, syntheses and reactions of simple aromatic and heteroaromatic compounds, ketones, aldehydes, amines, carboxylic acids and their derivatives; aldol and related reactions.

AR: attendance is required in the laboratory component of this course. Failure to attend may result in a failing grade or deregistration from the course.

CR: CHEM 2440

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 2400; Science 1807

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. This course is designed primarily for Biology Majors.

AR: attendance is required in the laboratory component of this course. Failure to attend may result in a failing grade or deregistration from the course.

CR: CHEM 2400

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 1001 or CHEM 1051 or a minimum 60% in CHEM 1011; Science 1807

UL: may not be used for credit by Chemistry or Biochemistry Majors and will not serve as a prerequisite for any other Chemistry course.

3261

Atmospheric Chemistry

(same as Environmental Science 3261) provides a comprehensive study of the chemistry of the Earth’s atmosphere. Beginning with an overview of planetary atmospheres, we follow the evolution of the Earth’s atmosphere until today. Atmospheric chemical processes are interpreted from the perspectives of chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, molecular orbital theory, and molecular spectroscopy. The mechanisms of stratospheric reactions are studied in the context of the ozone layer, while those of the troposphere are linked to the so-called ‘greenhouse effect’ and aspects of pollution. The very different upper-atmosphere chemistry is also studied.

CR: Environmental Science 3261

PR: CHEM 2210, CHEM 2301 or permission of the instructor and Program Chair

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).