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Faculty of Science (2010/2011)
8.3 Chemistry

Chemistry courses are designated by CHEM.

1010

Introductory Chemistry I

examines descriptive chemistry; atomic structure; chemical bonding; periodicity illustrated by the chemistry of selected elements; mole concept and stoichiometry; physical properties of matter; energetics; rates of reaction; chemical equilibrium; electrochemistry.

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.

LC: 4

LH: 3

PR: It is recommended that students have at least 70% in high school Academic Mathematics 3204, or a pass in any university level mathematics course.

UL: only 6 science credit hours will be awarded for a major or honours in Chemistry from the following course groups: CHEM 1010/1011/1031, or the former CHEM 1800/1200/1001 (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College)

1011

Introductory Chemistry II

examines descriptive chemistry; atomic structure; chemical bonding; periodicity illustrated by the chemistry of selected elements; mole concept and stoichiometry; physical properties of matter; energetics; rates of reaction; chemical equilibrium; electrochemistry.

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.

LC: 4

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 1010

UL: only 6 science credit hours will be awarded for a major or honours in Chemistry from the following course groups: CHEM 1010/1011/1031, or the former CHEM 1800/1200/1001 (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College)

1031

Introductory Chemistry III

(F) & (I)

prepares students who have completed CHEM 1010 and 1011 for CHEM 2210, 2301, 2302 and 2400. It augments the topics covered in CHEM 1010 and 1011 with the greater depth and problem solving emphasis of CHEM 1050 and 1051.

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.

LC: 4

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 1011 and Mathematics 1000

UL: only 6 science credit hours will be awarded for a major or honours in Chemistry from the following course groups: CHEM 1010/1011/1031, or the former CHEM 1800/1200/1001 (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College)

1050

General Chemistry I

has topics that will be similar to CHEM 1010/1011 but will be treated in greater depth with an emphasis on problem solving.

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.

LC: 4

LH: 3

PR: at least 75% in high school CHEM 3202 and successful completion of high school Advanced Mathematics 3205 and Mathematics 1000 which may be taken concurrently with CHEM 1050.

UL: only 6 science credit hours will be awarded for a major or honours in Chemistry from the following course groups: CHEM 1010/1011/1031, or the former CHEM 1800/1200/1001 (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College)

1051

General Chemistry II

has topics that will be similar to 1010/1011 but will be treated in greater depth with an emphasis on problem solving.

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.

LC: 4

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 1050 and Mathematics 1000

UL: only 6 science credit hours will be awarded for a major or honours in Chemistry from the following course groups: CHEM 1010/1011/1031, or the former CHEM 1800/1200/1001 (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College)

2210

Introductory Inorganic Chemistry

(W)

studies the chemistry of selected s, p, and d block elements. Introduction to crystal and molecular structures and to molecular orbital and crystal field theories.

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: CHEM 1051 (or 1001 or 1031), 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.

CO: Mathematics 2000 is recommended

CR: CHEM 2300 (offered at SWGC)

LH: 3

PR: minimum 60% in CHEM 1051 (or CHEM 1001 or CHEM 1031), Mathematics 1001 and Physics 1051 or Physics 1021

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 spectroscope 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: minimum 60% in CHEM 1051 (or CHEM 1001 or CHEM 1031), Mathematics 1001 and Physics 1051 or Physics 1021

2400

Introductory Organic Chemistry I

(F)

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

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 2420, 2440 and the former 240A/B

LH: 3

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

2401

Introductory Organic Chemistry II

(W)

is an introduction to the interpretation of infrared, H and C-13 NMR spectra; properties, syntheses and reactions of ethers, simple aromatic 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: the former CHEM 2420, 2440, and the former 240A/B

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 2400

2440

Organic Chemistry for Biologists

(F) & (W)

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, the former 2420, the former 240A/B

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 1011 (or 1001 or 1051)

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

3100

Analytical Chemistry I

(F) & (W)

is a treatment of data, gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis including oxidation-reduction titrations using electrochemical techniques, the use of specific ion electrodes, and titrations in non-aqueous systems. Spectrophotometric trace analysis and titration.

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.

LC: not more than seven hours per week

LH: not more than seven hours per week

PR: CHEM 2301 (or 2300)

3211

Inorganic Chemistry

(W)

is a detailed examination of the structure, bonding, and chemistry of the d block elements.

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: CHEM 2210 and CHEM 2302 (or 2300)

3303

Statistical Thermodynamics and Rate Theories

examines physical chemistry from the microscopic viewpoint. Topics include probability distributions, quantum statistical mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, ensembles, kinetics and introduction to statistical rate theories as well as an introduction to computational chemistry (lab).

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 3300

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 2301 (or 2300) and CHEM 2302 (or the former CHEM 3301) Mathematics 2000 and Mathematics 2050.

3410

Bio-organic Chemistry

(F)

is a study of the major classes of biomolecules, their structure, function, and in vitro chemistry. An introduction to natural products. Synthetic polymers compared to biopolymers. Heteroaromatic molecules and derived biomolecules.

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 3401

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 2401. It is recommended that CHEM 3500 be taken concurrently.

3411

Synthetic Organic Chemistry I

(W)

is a survey of some important reactions used in organic synthesis, including pericyclic reactions and those based on carbocation, carbene, nitrene and carbanion intermediates. Emphasis is placed on multifunctional compounds.

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 3400

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 3410, or all of CHEM 2401, Biochemistry 2100 and Biochemistry 2101

3500

Spectroscopic Analysis: Spectroscopy and Structure

(F)

is the application of spectroscopic methods to the determination of molecular structure. Emphasis will be placed on electronic, vibrational and rotational spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.

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.

LC: not more than 6 hours per week

LH: not more than 6 hours per week

PR: CHEM 2210, 2302 (or 2300), CHEM 2401.

3600

Marine Chemistry

(W)

- inactive course.

4110

Analytical Chemistry II

(F)

examines error treatment, atomic emission and absorption spectroscopy, chromatographic and other separation techniques, electroanalytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, x-ray spectroscopy, ion and electron spectroscopy.

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 4100 and the former CHEM 4101

LC: not more than 6 hours per week

LH: not more than 6 hours per week

PR: CHEM 3100

4150

Advanced Spectrometric Techniques

- inactive course.

4151

Analytical Separations and Organic Mass Spectrometry

examines advances in the traditional chromatographic techniques, the development of new analytical tools in separation science, the interfacing of mass spectrometers to chromatographic instruments, and other mass spectrometric techniques.

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: CHEM 4110

LC: not more than 6 hours per week

LH: not more than 6 hours per week

PR: CHEM 4110 (or the former CHEM 4100 or the former CHEM 4101)

4152

Electroanalytical Techniques

examines the principles and theory of dynamic electrochemistry, voltammetry, stripping analysis, electro-chemical sensors and detectors.

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: CHEM 4110

LC: not more than 6 hours per week

LH: not more than 6 hours per week

PR: CHEM 4110 (or the former CHEM 4100 or the former CHEM 4101)

4201

Coordination Chemistry in Biological Molecules - Structural, Mechanistic and Magnetic Studies

examines the role of certain transition elements e.g. iron, copper, cobalt, and zinc, in proteins and enzymes will be discussed in terms of structural features, the natural ligands, magnetic properties, mechanisms, etc., and reinforced with examples of 'model compounds'. Magnetic theory, in particular for polynuclear transition metal complexes, will also be developed.

PR: CHEM 3211

4202

Selected Topics in Main Group Chemistry

- inactive course.

4203

Organometallic Chemistry

is principles and applications of organometallic chemistry with emphasis on compounds of the transition metals, lanthanides and actinides. A study of synthetic methods, structure, bonding, reactions and applications of these concepts to organic synthesis and to catalysis.

PR: CHEM 3211

4204

Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms and Catalysis

is a survey of inorganic and organometallic reactions, their mechanisms and kinetic characteristics. In addition, stereochemical non-rigidity, reactions of coordinated ligands and homogeneous catalysis are discussed.

PR: CHEM 3211

4205

Photochemistry of Transition Metal Complexes

is an introduction to the theory of electronic excited states in transition metal complexes. Applications to artificial photosynthesis, photodynamic therapy, molecular photovoltaics and molecular electronics.

CO: CHEM 3211 and CHEM 2302

PR: CHEM 3211 and the former CHEM 3301 or CHEM 2302

4303

Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

is a course which examines probability theory, ensembles, and quantum statistical thermodynamics of ideal gases, perfect crystals, metals and radiation. Semiclassical statistical thermodynamics, distribution functions, as well as dense gases and liquids are also discussed.

CR: the former CHEM 4301 or the former CHEM 4302

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 3303 or the former CHEM 3301

4304

Advanced Quantum Chemistry

examines exact solutions to the Schrodinger equation, introduction to approximate methods, modern methods (wavefunction and density functional theories), spectroscopy, and applications of computational chemistry.

CR: the former CHEM 4300

PR: CHEM 2302 (or the former CHEM 3301) and Applied Mathematics 3260 or Pure Mathematics 3260. Due to the requirement of Applied Mathematics 3260. and Pure Mathematics 3260, students wishing to take this course should plan ahead.

4350

Advanced Physical Chemistry III: Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry

(W)

- inactive course.

4411

Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

- inactive course.

4420

Physical Organic Chemistry

(F)

is an introduction to the quantitative and qualitative theories of reactions and reactivity and their application to organic reaction mechanisms and to mechanism elucidation.

CR: the former CHEM 4400 and the former CHEM 4401

PR: CHEM 2302 or the former CHEM 3301, and CHEM 3411 or the former CHEM 3401. CHEM 3500 is strongly recommended.

4430

Synthetic Organic Chemistry II

(W)

examines modern synthetic methods with particular attention placed on the synthesis of enantiomerically enriched compounds and newer methods for the formation of carbon-carbon bonds. Designing syntheses of complex organic molecules.

CR: the former CHEM 4410

PR: the former CHEM 3401 or 3411. CHEM 4420 is strongly recommended.

490A/B

Honours Thesis

is required of the Honours program.

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).