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CHEM 112/6.0 General Chemistry

Course applicable to the following Majors / Medials/ Minors:    ASPH (core) / BCHM (core) / BIMA (core) / BIOL (supporting) / BIPS (core) / BMCO (core) / CHEM (core) / EBIO (core) / ECHM (core) / EGEO (core) / ELSC (core) / ENSC (supporting) / ETOC (core) / GEOL (depending on sub-plan) / LISC (core) / PHYS (core) / PSYC (supporting) / Con-Ed Teaching Subject (Science-Chemistry).
Course Instructor: Paul Foley - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
This course is available in:   Fall and Winter terms (Full year course.)
Course Prerequisites / Exclusions:   4U Chemistry or equivalent recommended. EXCLUSION: No more than 6.0 units from CHEM 112/6.0 or (CHEM 113/3.0 and CHEM 114/3.0).

I would say CHEM 112 is a necessary course for almost every student wishing to pursue the sciences. It provides a general background on the fundamentals of chemistry in a small, engaging, lab-based environment in our beautiful brand new labs!


Course Highlights:

An introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry, this course covers a wide range of disciplines, including organic, analytic and physical chemistry. It will establish the foundations of the knowledge and skills you will need for your future studies.

Our small class sizes allow our instructors the opportunity to take a keen interest in your practical work and closely monitor your progess.

A stone's throw from your Halls of Residence, our brand new state-of-the-art Science Laboratory provides all of the facilities you will need for your chemistry practicums.

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CHEM 112/6.0 General Chemistry

A survey of modern chemistry: molecular structure, bonding, phases of matter, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, equilibrium, kinetics, polymers, organic and biochemistry. Using information technology, laboratories and formulation of problem-solving strategies, students will develop an appreciation for the relevance of chemistry to the solution of modern-day societal challenges.

Chemistry is the study of matter and its structure, composition, changes, and properties.  It is these features of matter which lead to useful materials and phenomena that underpin so much of the observations and technology of the modern world , from advanced semi-conductors to polymers to biochemistry, among others.

This course also exploits the setting of Herstmonceux and BISC near the centres of scientific excellence in the UK and Europe.  A program of Guest Lecturers and field trips to places such as London, Oxford and Paris provide students with the opportunity to experience the European scientific culture and reflect on its importance to modern chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

This is a blended course which will provide introductory knowledge of chemistry that can be used in upper-level studies at Queen’s or later in life.  Some students will pursue degrees in chemistry and this course will prepare you for that endeavour.  Others may pursue degrees in which chemical concepts appear to varying degrees; in this case, you can expect to have the knowledge to recognize when chemical concepts are needed in your studies.

  • To acquire a basic understanding of fundamental chemical concepts
  • To be exposed to many areas of chemistry
  • To develop the practical skills needed to undertake chemical research
  • To understand the value and application of chemistry in real-world settings

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Examples of previous ELOs include a Forensic Science workshop at Kingston University, Surrey, a trip to the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station and a tour of the Pasteur Institute in Paris.

Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
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