Chemistry First-Year Help Centre

Location: Second Floor, Chemistry/Physics Building, Room C2022

The staff can help you with difficulties you may be having in first year Chemistry or with your assignments. Study desks are provided. Please DROP BY AND LOOK AROUND.

However, if space is limited, or the staff is overwhelmed, you may be able to find additional assistance in the Chemistry Resource Room (C2010).

Chemistry Resource Room

Room C2010 - Phone 864-8085

We offer assistance for Chemistry course and laboratory related content problems to first year and second year. The room is staffed by professional instructional assistants and MUCEP Student Assistants.

We provide access to:

  • selected course notes and handouts.
  • all current Chemistry course texts.
  • all current Chemistry lab manuals.
  • internet access to course web sites.
  • available computer support is for use by students enrolled in First or Second year Chemistry courses.

Special Notices
  • Check here for notification of special hours

Suggestions for Students
  • bring a question, assignment or pre-lab you want help with.
  • bring your class notes and a calculator.
  • we are here to help you, not lecture to you - be prepared to participate in the process.

Hours and Schedule
  • Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Students seeking help on assignment and lab questions should bring an attempted solution and be prepared to be guided to the answer. Under no circumstances will staff provide solutions or answers to problems.

Chemistry Computer Room C-4017

The Chemistry Computer Room is located in C4017. Access to the room is by a secure access code. The resources consist of 20 Windows Workstations accessing the Internet is via secure login through the CHEMISTRY domain.

We offer popular and specialty software to students enrolled in Chemistry courses beyond third year. Chemistry Majors have unlimited storage space on the departmental server and access to the Chemistry Computer Room beyond regular hours.

Accounts are provided to Chemistry majors and to others on a case by case basis. Please contact or visit David Murphy in C-4017A.

Software Site Licenses

The department has a site licenses the chemical drawing software ChemDraw 15.1 and an interactive software environment for experimentation with scientific and engineering data called IGOR. Faculty and students of Memorial University can obtain a copy of this software under the departmental site license. The steps to arrange access are described on this page.

MUN Chemistry Society (MUNCS) 

The best way to feel part of the Chemistry Department is to join MUNCS. It a good way to meet other Chemistry students as well as staff and faculty members. The society is run by and for Chemistry students and has its own room (Room: C-1020 Phone: 864-3215 in the basement of the Chemistry/Physics Building). MUNCS is involved in organizing and participating in university events like open houses, mixers, and sports events such as softball. MUNCS is also the local student chapter of the Chemical Institute of Canada.

For more details check out the MUNCS webpage.


Department of Chemistry

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000