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13.5 Chemistry

Students are strongly advised to successfully complete the Chemistry sequence appropriate to their program (Chemistry 1200/1001 or 1050/1001 or 1050/1051) on the Campus they first attend prior to transfer to another Campus.

Chemistry courses are designated by CHEM.

1001

General Chemistry II

focuses on rates of reaction, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and introduction to organic 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.

CR: CHEM 1051

LC: 4 including tutorials

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 1200 or CHEM 1050; Science 1807 and Science 1808

1200

General Chemistry I

builds on basic chemistry concepts from high school. Topics include 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.

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 1050

LC: 4

LH: 3

PR: grade of at least 60% in CHEM 1810 or CHEM 1010, or high school CHEM 3202 with a grade of at least 65% or high school CHEM 2202 with a grade of at least 80%; Science 1807 and Science 1808

1810

Elements of Chemistry

focuses on 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.

AR: attendance in the laboratory component (on Campus version) or completion of the practical component (online version) of this course is required. Failure to do so may result in a failing grade or deregistration from the course.

CR: CHEM 1010; must not have previously received credit for, or be currently registered in CHEM 1200 or CHEM 1050

LC: 4

LH: 3

PR: Science 1807 and Science 1808

UL: may not be used as one of the Chemistry courses required for a B.Sc. Degree with a Major in Environmental Science at Grenfell Campus. Only 6 science credit hours will be awarded for a major or honours in Chemistry from the following course groups: CHEM 1010/1050/1051, or CHEM 1810/1200/1001.

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 and Science 1808; minimum 60% in CHEM 1051 or a minimum 60% in either CHEM 1001 or the former 1031

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 and Science 1808; minimum 60% in CHEM 1051, or a minimum 60% 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 and Science 1808; minimum 60% in CHEM 1051, or a minimum 60% 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 the former CHEM 1011 with a grade of at least 80% in each; or the former CHEM 1011 with a grade of at least 85%; or a minimum of 60% in either CHEM 1001 or the former CHEM 1031; Science 1807 and Science 1808

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 and Science 1808

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.

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, CHEM 2401

LH: 3

PR: CHEM 1001 or CHEM 1051; Science 1807 and Science 1808

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 and 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).