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2010-2011 Academic Year

Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses Chemistry Courses of Instruction


Courses of Instruction
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The Department of Chemistry does not offer all of the courses listed in the Calendar every year. For the most up-to-date information on the availability of courses offered in the current year, check QCARD or consult with the departmental office.
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CHEM-112/1.0 General Chemistry 3L;3P,1.5T alt.wks.
A quantitative treatment of chemical phenomena and materials. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized. Topics include structure and bonding, gases and condensed phases, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, equilibrium, kinetics.
NOTE Use of a wireless-enabled laptop is not mandatory, but it is recommended that one be brought to all lectures.
NOTE Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $20.
PREREQUISITE    4U Chemistry or equivalent.
EXCLUSION    CHEM 116.
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CHEM-211*/0.5 Main Group Chemistry 3L;3P
An introduction to chemistry of main group inorganic and organic compounds with the use of fundamental quantum mechanics, molecular orbital diagrams and Lewis structures to describe the structure and bonding. The stereochemistry and chirality of organic compounds, solid state inorganic chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of compounds of the main group elements will be covered. The laboratory will introduce skills in inorganic and organic synthesis. Fall Term.
NOTE Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $20.
PREREQUISITE CHEM 112 or CHEM 116.
EXCLUSIONS CHEM 280, CHEM 281*.
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CHEM-212*/0.5 Principles of Chemical Reactivity 3L;3P alt. wks.
An introduction to the kinetics and mechanisms of reactions in gaseous and condensed phases, including acid-base and nucleophilic substitution reactions at carbon and other main group centers. Other topics will include molecular dynamics and reactions in solution. The laboratory illustrates measurement techniques and develops laboratory skills. Fall Term.
NOTE Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $20.
PREREQUISITES CHEM 112 or CHEM 116; MATH 121 or equivalent.
EXCLUSIONS CHEM 280, CHEM 281*.
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CHEM-213*/0.5 Introduction to Chemical Analysis 3L;3P
Introduction to analytical chemical methods and science. Topics include statistical analysis of data, titrations and equilibrium theory, spectrophotometry and instrumental elemental analysis. Fall Term.
NOTE Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $20.
PREREQUISITE CHEM 112 or CHEM 116.
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CHEM-221*/0.5 Materials, Solutions and Interfaces 3L;3P,3T alt. wks.
A survey of the thermodynamic properties of gases and liquids, including phase and chemical equilibria and electrochemistry. An introduction to the properties of materials, interfaces, surfaces and aqueous solutions. The laboratory uses modern software to facilitate equilibrium calculations, illustrates measurement techniques and develops laboratory skills. Winter Term.
NOTE Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $20.
PREREQUISITES CHEM 112 or CHEM 116, MATH 121 or equivalent.
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CHEM-222*/0.5 Methods of Structure Determination 3L;1.5T
A survey of practical spectroscopic and spectrometric methods for the determinations of the structures of organic and inorganic compounds. Methods will include nuclear magnetic resonance, electronic, infrared/Raman spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. Tutorials will involve solving compound structures using spectroscopic data, and include an introduction to computational methods in spectroscopy. Winter Term. PREREQUISITE CHEM 211* or CHEM 212* or CHEM 281*.
EXCLUSION    CHEM 343*.
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CHEM-223*/0.5 Organic Reactions 3L;3P
Mechanistically oriented study of organic reactions with emphasis on applications to synthesis. The laboratory affords experience in organic synthesis. Winter Term.
NOTE Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $20.
PREREQUISITES CHEM 211*, CHEM 212*.
EXCLUSIONS CHEM 280, CHEM 282*.
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CHEM-281*/0.5 General Organic Chemistry I 3L
An introduction to the basic principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on bonding, stereochemistry, reaction intermediates and reaction mechanisms, and structure-reactivity correlations. Intended for students in biological and life sciences. Students in chemistry or biochemistry programs should not enrol in this course.
Also offered as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
PREREQUISITE CHEM 112 or CHEM 116.
EXCLUSIONS CHEM 211*, CHEM 212*, CHEM 280.
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CHEM-282*/0.5 General Organic Chemistry II 3L;3P
A continuation from CHEM 281* intended for students in biological sciences, life sciences, and other programs taking no further courses in organic chemistry. Students in chemistry or biochemistry programs should not enrol in this course. Organic molecules and their reactions; relevance to biological systems. Illustrations using biomolecules such as carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. The laboratory affords experience in elementary organic syntheses.
NOTE Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $20.
Also offered as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
PREREQUISITE CHEM 281*.
EXCLUSIONS CHEM 223*, CHEM 280.
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CHEM-311*/0.5 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry 3L;2T alt. wks.
Fundamental mechanistic concepts of organic reactions, structure-activity relationships, solvent effects and catalysis. Mechanistic aspects of substitution, addition, elimination and pericyclic reactions. Fall Term. PREREQUISITE CHEM 223*.
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CHEM-312*/0.5 Transition Metal Chemistry 3L;1T
Introduction to the chemistry, bonding and structures of coordination compounds of the transition metals; transition metals in the solid state and in biological systems; industrial and environmental aspects of transition metal chemistry. PREREQUISITE CHEM 211*.
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CHEM-313*/0.5 Quantum Mechanics 3L;1T
Elementary principles and applications of wave mechanics with special reference to molecular orbitals and chemical bonding. Fall Term. PREREQUISITES CHEM 211* or CHEM 222*; MATH 111 or MATH 112*; MATH 120 or MATH 121 or equivalent; one of PHYS 104, PHYS 106 or PHYS 107.
EXCLUSION    CHEM 346*.
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CHEM-321*/0.5 Instrumental Chemical Analysis 3L
Overview of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Topics include gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometric detection, new separation methods, electrochemical analysis, inductively coupled plasma-based elemental analysis. PREREQUISITE CHEM 213*.
EXCLUSION    ENSC 371*.
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CHEM-322*/0.5 The Chemical Bond: Computation and Spectroscopy 3L;1T
The applicationof quantum mechanics to the structures and internal motions of molecules.Thefoundations of electronic, vibrational,rotational and NMR spectroscopy will be discussed together with their applications. Winter Term. PREREQUISITE CHEM 313* or CHEM 346* or PHYS 344*.
EXCLUSION    CHEM 343*.
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CHEM-323*/0.5 Biological Chemistry   3L
Introduction to the chemical basis of biological systems and biomolecules, protein structure and synthesis, enzyme catalysis, nucleic acids (DNA, RNA), carbohydrates, membranes, cell signalling, biosynthetic and metabolic pathways. PREREQUISITE CHEM 311*.
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CHEM-326*/0.5 Environmental and Green Chemistry 3L
The first part examines chemical contaminants in the atmosphere, water, soils and sediments, including sources, behaviour, transport, and distribution among these environments. The second part introduces Green Chemistry, examining industrial sources of contaminants and the modification of industrial processes in order to minimize environmental impact. PREREQUISITES 1.5 credits in CHEM at the 200 level including CHEM 223* or CHEM 281* or CHEM 245, or permission of the Department.
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CHEM-347*/0.5 Applied Surface and Colloid Science 3L/1T
The course covers four major topics. 1. The thermodynamic properties of interfaces (surface energy, wetting, surface area and porosity, capillary effects, work of adhesion/cohesion). 2. Models of adsorption/desorption phenomena.3. The dynamics of phase transitions (meta-stability, nucleation, spinoidal decomposition). 4. The stability and characterization of colloidal systems. Student appreciation for the importance of these phenomena is cultivated using examples drawn from industrial processes/products including inks, paints, foods, polymer blends, and nanocomposites. PREREQUISITE CHEM 221*.
EXCLUSION    CHEE 460*.
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CHEM-397/1.0 Experimental Chemistry 6P;1T
Laboratory course introducing modern experimental methods in chemistry, including synthesis, analytical instrumentation and computational methods. The integration of several methods will be emphasized in the synthesis and characterisation of molecules. Both terms.
NOTE Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $80.
PREREQUISITES At least 2.0 credits at the 200 level in CHEM, including CHEM 222* and either CHEM 223* or CHEM 245.
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE    At least 1.0 credit at the 300 level in CHEM.
EXCLUSIONS CHEM 398*, CHEM 399*.
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CHEM-398*/0.5 Experimental Chemistry I 6P;1T
Laboratory course. In consultation with the course co-ordinator, and subject to availability, students may select experiments as are relevant to their degree program including synthesis, analytical instrumentation and computational methods. The integration of several methods will be emphasized in the design and characterisation of molecules. Fall Term.
NOTE Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $40.
PREREQUISITE    At least 1.0 credit at the 200 level in CHEM.
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE    At least 0.5 credit at the 300 level in CHEM or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION CHEM 397.
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CHEM-399*/0.5 Experimental Chemistry II 6P;1T
Laboratory course. In consultation with the course co-ordinator, and subject to availability, students may select experiments as are relevant to their degree program including synthesis, analytical instrumentation and computational methods. The integration of several methods will be emphasized in the design and characterisation of molecules. Winter Term.
NOTE Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $40.
PREREQUISITE   At least 1.0 credit at the 200 level in CHEM.
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE   At least 0.5 credit at the 300 level in CHEM or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION CHEM 397.
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CHEM-411*/0.5 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3L
A discussion of recent advances in analytical chemistry and its applications to the environmental, materials and biomedical fields. At least four topics will be covered from sample preparation, separation methods, multidimensional chromatography, elemental spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, and surface analysis methods. Additional topics will be selected from the current literature. PREREQUISITE One of CHEM 321* or ENSC 371*.
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CHEM-412*/0.5 Statistical Mechanics 3L
The fundamentals of statistical mechanics with applications to thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids and solids and to chemical equilibrium in dilute gases. PREREQUISITES CHEM 221* and CHEM 313*, or PHYS 345* (or PHYS 343*) and PHYS 372*.
EXCLUSION PHYS 472*.
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CHEM-413*/0.5 Computational Chemistry 3L
The application of quantum mechanics to chemical structures, energetics, internal motions of molecules, and chemical reactions. An introduction to the use of modern electronic structure software in chemistry.Winter Term. PREREQUISITE CHEM 313* or CHEM 346* or PHYS 345*.
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CHEM-414*/0.5 Catalysis   3L
An advanced treatment of the concepts and applications of catalysis, including the kinetics of catalysis and topics selected from the areas of homogeneous, heterogeneous, and biocatalysis. PREREQUISITES CHEM 312*, and CHEM 223* or CHEM 245.
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CHEM-421*/0.5 Advanced Methods in Physical Chemistry 3L
Modern spectroscopic methods for the structural and electronic characterisation of molecules will be discussed, including: NMR, X-ray and synchrontron-based spectroscopies, laser spectroscopy, surface spectroscopic methods andscanning probe methods. PREREQUISITE CHEM 313* or PHYS 345*.
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE CHEM 322*.
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CHEM-422*/0.5 Synthetic Organic Chemistry 3L;2T alt. wks.
Modern synthetic methods in organic chemistry. Principles of strategy in planning organic syntheses based on simple classifications of reagents and reactions, and on the control of stereochemistry. PREREQUISITE CHEM 311*.
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CHEM-423*/0.5 Topics in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry 3L
An examination of aspects of modern inorganic and organometallic chemistry. Topics will include metal-ligand bonding in organometallic complexes, applications of organometallics in organic synthesis, metal-metalbonding in dinuclear and polynuclear metal complexes, and may include reaction mechanisms of transition metal complexes, bioinorganic chemistry, and symmetry. PREREQUISITE CHEM 312*.
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CHEM-424*/0.5 Polymer Chemistry  3L
Specific properties of polymers (glass transition, crystallinity, polydispersity, etc.) and their dependence on macromolecular structure and isomerism. Polymer synthesis overview: step and chain polymerization (free-radical, ionic and insertion mechanisms) and reactions on polymers. Examples of polymers and their uses. PREREQUISITE CHEM 223* or CHEM 245.
EXCLUSION    CHEM 450*.
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CHEM-425*/0.5 Self-Assembly and Materials   3L
Four topics covering a range of self-assembled molecular systems will be discussed:monolayers and bilayers, block co-polymers, nanoparticles, and liquid crystals.Material properties, synthetic methods and application of these systems in current and emerging technologies, including nanotechnologies, will be covered. PREREQUISITES CHEM 221* and CHEM 223*, or CHEM 244 and CHEM 245, or CHEE 210 and CHEM 245.
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CHEM-497/1.0 Research Project 9P
A full-year research project on a topic in chemistry, supervised by a member of staff. Normally limited to students in the final year of a major or subject of specialization concentration in Chemistry; where appropriate, students in a Chemistry Medial program may take the course with permission of the Department. May be taken in the Spring Term with permission. Additional restrictions may apply.
EXCLUSIONS CHEM 498*, CHEM 499*.
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CHEM-498*/0.5 Research Project I 9P
A Fall Term research project on a topic in chemistry, supervised by a member of staff. Normally limited to students in the final year of a major or subject of specialization concentration in Chemistry; where appropriate, students in a Chemistry Medial program may take thecourse with permission of the Department.Additional restrictions may apply.
EXCLUSION CHEM 497.
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CHEM-499*/0.5 Research Project II 9P
A Winter Term research project on a topic in chemistry, supervised by a member of staff. Normally limited to students in the final year of a major or subject of specialization concentration in Chemistry; where appropriate, students in a Chemistry Medial program may take the course with permission of the Department.Additional restrictions may apply.
EXCLUSION CHEM 497.
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Courses of Instruction in the School of Graduate Studies and Research
Students in the fourth year of an honours program in Chemistry may, with permission of the instructor, the Department and the Registrar of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, substitute one or more of the 800-level chemistry courses listed in the Calendar of the School of Graduate Studies and Research for 400-level courses specified as part of an honours concentration. Permission will normally be granted only to students with first-class standing.
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