Chemistry Courses

CHEM 051 - Chemistry Co-op Work Term

Four-month co-op work term #1 approved by the department and arranged by the co-op co-ordinator.

CHEM 052 - Chemistry Co-op Work Term #2

Four-month Co-op work term #2 approved by the department and arranged by the Co-op coordinator. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 051 ***

CHEM 053 - Chemistry Co-op Work Term #3

Four-month co-op work term #3 approved by the department and arranged by the co-op coordinator. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 052 ***

CHEM 054 - Chemistry Co-op Work Term #4

Four-month co-op work term #4 approved by the department and arranged by the co-op coordinator. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 053 ***

CHEM 100 - Introductory Chemistry

An introduction to the basic principles of chemistry. This course serves as an equivalent to high school chemistry and is intended primarily for students who require it as a prerequisite for CHEM 104. * NOTE: Persons who have completed Chemistry 30 or equivalent within the last four years, with a grade of 70% or higher, may not take this course for credit. *

CHEM 104 - General Chemistry I

An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics discussed will include atomic structure, bonding, stoichiometry, enthalpy, solutions, organic compounds. Lab component: Introduction to standard chemistry laboratory techniques. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 30 or CHEM 100 (minimum 65%) *** * Note: Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 102 and CHEM 104 *

CHEM 105 - General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHEM 104. Topics discussed will include kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, buffers, plastics, entropy and free energy, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry. Lab component: Basic experiments demonstrating principles of equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and acids and bases. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 104 ***

CHEM 140 - Organic Chemistry I

An introduction to organic chemistry. Organic functional groups, nomenclature, reactions and mechanisms. Lab component: Introduction to organic laboratory techniques. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 104 ***

CHEM 210 - Analytical Chemistry I

An introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of quantitative analysis. Primary analyses, error analyses, data handling; solution equilibria and acid base titrations; spectrophotometry. Lab component: An introduction to analytical laboratory techniques. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 105 and CHEM 140, and PHYS 30 or PHYS 109 ***

CHEM 215 - Analytical Chemistry II - Spectrochemical Analysis

Spectroscopic methods for structural characterization of organic and inorganic compounds: symmetry, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. This course will emphasize practical aspects of spectroscopic methods. Lab component: Experimental spectroscopic techniques, spectral interpretation, and compound characterization. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 105 and CHEM 140 ***

CHEM 230 - Inorganic Chemistry I

Properties of the elements; structure and bonding in inorganic molecules and materials; periodic trends. Descriptive chemistry of main group elements. Lab component: Synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 105 ***

CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry II

Organic functional groups, reactions and mechanisms. Carbonyl compounds, aromatic compounds, heterocyclic compounds. Lab component: Synthesis and characterization of organic compounds: aromatic, heterocyclic, and carbonyl compounds. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 105 and CHEM 140 ***

CHEM 250 - Physical Chemistry I

Equilibrium and chemical thermodynamics. Lab component: Experiments in equilibria and thermodynamics. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 105 and MATH 110 ***

CHEM 251 - Physical Chemistry II

Chemical kinetics and an introduction to molecular electronic spectroscopy. Lab component: Experiments in chemical kinetics and techniques in absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 250 and MATH 111 ***

CHEM 312 - Analytical Chemistry III - Instrumental Analysis

Introduction to instrumental chemical analysis techniques including: GC, HPLC, ion chromatography, flame AAS and OES, GFAAS, capillary electrophoresis, size exclusion chromatography. Lab component: Experiments in instrumental analysis. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 210 and CHEM 215 *** * Note: Students can only receive credit for one of CHEM 312 and BIOC 312 *

CHEM 330 - Inorganic Chemistry II

Chemistry of the transition metals. Coordination chemistry: structure and bonding, reactions, mechanisms, and spectroscopic properties. Organometallic chemistry. Lab component: Synthesis and characterization of coordination compounds. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 215 and CHEM 230 ***

CHEM 340 - Organic Chemistry III

Stereochemistry and chemical reactivity of organic compounds. Lab component: Advanced organic lab techniques. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 241 ***

CHEM 360 - Quantum Chemistry

Fundamental principles of quantum mechanics. Application of quantum mechanics to chemical and spectroscopic problems. Introduction to computational chemistry. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 230, MATH 111, and PHYS 119 or PHYS 112 ***

CHEM 390 - Directed Readings - an AA-ZZ series.

Selected topics in Chemistry as defined by the individual instructor for courses at the intermediate level.

CHEM 391 - Research Experience

This course is intended for students who wish to gain experience in chemical research under the direction of a Chemistry/Biochemistry faculty research advisor. Students will carry out an independent research project, and will have an opportunity to develop an appreciation for experimental preparation, methods, analysis, and scientific report writing. *** Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Head and the faculty research advisor. *** * Note: Research positions are limited. Students with a strong background in courses in the subdiscipline of research interest will be given preference. * * Note: Students can only receive credit for one of CHEM 391 and BIOC 391. * * Note: Students can use this course in their program as an elective only. *

CHEM 401 - Honours Research

Honours chemistry students will carry out independent research under the supervision of a faculty member. Students are required to submit a research proposal and to present a summation of their research progress. * Note: Students can only receive credit for one of CHEM 401 and BIOC 401. *

CHEM 402 - Honours Thesis

A continuation of the research project started in CHEM 401. Students will complete their research projects, submit a written research thesis and give an oral presentation and defense of the thesis. * Note: Students can only receive credit for one of CHEM 402 and BIOC 402. *

CHEM 411 - Organic Chemical Analysis

An examination of analytical techniques applicable to analysis of organic compounds. Mainly focusing on principles of mass spectroscopy detection coupled to GC and LC chromatography techniques. Interpretation of mass spectra fragmentation patterns. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 312 ***

CHEM 431 - Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry

Application of EPR and multinuclear NMR to the characterization of inorganic compounds and materials. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 330 ***

CHEM 433 - Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals

Basic principles of organometallic chemistry; synthesis, structure, bonding, and reactivity of organometallic compounds of the transition metals; reaction mechanisms; catalysis and metal mediated organic synthesis. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 241 and CHEM 330 ***

CHEM 440 - Stereocontrol in Organic Synthesis

This course will emphasize the fundamentals and applications of key concepts in stereocontrolled organic reactions. Lab component: Synthesis of compounds that are either naturally occurring or structurally interesting. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 215 and CHEM 340 ***

CHEM 441 - Modern Organic Synthesis

This course will discuss the concepts and strategies in synthesis of organic molecules. Lab component: Synthesis of compounds that are either naturally occurring or structurally interesting. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 215 and CHEM 340 ***

CHEM 444 - Photochemistry

This course will be an introduction to molecular photochemistry. The primary photophysical and photochemical processes that occur in molecular systems will be discussed. Applications of photochemistry in synthesis, sensors, biomedicine, photovoltaics, photosynthesis, and vision will be examined. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 251 and CHEM 340 ***

CHEM 445 - Supramolecular Chemistry

This course will be an introduction to supramolecular chemistry. The structure, stability, and dynamics of supramolecular complexes and assemblies will be discussed. Applications of supramolecular systems in biomolecular recognition, soft materials, and stimuli-responsive materials will be examined. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 241 and CHEM 250 ***

CHEM 461 - Computational Chemistry

Electronic structure of molecules, molecular orbital theory, semi-empirical methods, ab initio methods, molecular mechanisms, use of computer programs. *** Prerequisite: CHEM 251 and CHEM 360 ***

CHEM 490 - Directed Readings - an AA-ZZ series.

Courses designed to meet the specific needs of individual students. These courses are restricted to honours students.

CHEM 491 - Directed Readings - an AA-ZZ series.

Courses designed to meet the specific needs of individual students. These courses are restricted to honours students.

CHEM 492 - Directed Readings - an AA-ZZ series.

Courses designed to meet the specific needs of individual students. These courses are restricted to honours students.

CHEM 493 - Directed Readings - an AA-ZZ series.

Courses designed to meet the specific needs of individual students. These courses are restricted to honours students.

CHEM 494 - Directed Readings - an AA-ZZ series.

Courses designed to meet the specific needs of individual students. These courses are restricted to honours students.

CHEM 495 - Directed Readings - an AA-ZZ series.

Courses designed to meet the specific needs of individual students. These courses are restricted to honours students.

CHEM 800 - Comprehensive Review of a Selected Topic in Modern Chemistry

Students read in-depth in a selected field of chemistry and prepare a review of present knowledge and current research in the topic selected. A high standard of writing is required. The final examination (written, oral or both) is conducted by a committee of the department. The student must consult the head of the Department regarding the selection of a topic and details of the course requirement.

CHEM 801 - Research Proposal

Students are required to submit a research proposal involving an original idea for a research project that has not yet been undertaken. The topic must be approved by the Department Head and research supervisor and be distinct from the candidate's research problem. The candidate is required to defend the proposal before a committee of the department.

CHEM 817 - Select Topics Analytical Chemistry

Topics in advanced analytical chemistry related to student and staff interests. This course may be repeated for credit if different topics are discussed on the second occasion.

CHEM 837 - Select Topics Inorganic Chemistry

Topics in advanced inorganic chemistry related to student and staff interest. May be repeated for credit if topic is different.

CHEM 840 - Physical Organic Chemistry

Reactivity and structure of organic molecules. Relation between mechanisms, stereochemistry, electronic structure and linear free energy.

CHEM 841 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

Advanced concepts in organic synthesis including discussions on modern strategies and synthetic methodologies.

CHEM 847 - Select Topics in Structural Organic Chemistry

Advanced topics related to student and staff interest. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different.

CHEM 857 - Select Topics Physical Chemistry

Specialized topics related to student and staff interest, such as surface chemistry and polymer chemistry. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different.

CHEM 858 - Topics in Spectroscopy

Specialized topics in spectroscopy related to student and staff interest. Suggested topics may include: Raman, IR, UV, circular dichroism, fluorescence, high-resolution, time-resolved, or single-molecule spectroscopy.

CHEM 860 - Advanced Quantum Chemistry

Electronic structure of molecules, molecular orbital theory, semi-empirical methods, abinitio methods, molecular mechanisms, use of computer programs.

CHEM 867 - Select Topics Theoretical Chemistry

Specialized topics related to student and staff interest. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different.