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CHEM 1040 - General Chemistry I F,W (3-3) [0.50]
This course introduces concepts of chemistry, the central link between the physical and biological sciences. Principles discussed include chemical bonding, simple reactions and stoichiometry, chemical equilibria and solution equilibria (acids, bases, and buffers), and introductory organic chemistry.


CHEM 1050 - General Chemistry II F,W (3-3) [0.50]
This course provides an introductory study of the fundamental principles governing chemical transformations: thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy, and entropy); kinetics (the study of rates of reactions); and redox/electrochemistry.


CHEM 1060 - Introductory Chemistry F (3-0) [0.50]
This course stresses fundamental principles of chemistry and is designed for students without 4U Chemistry or equivalent. Topics include: atomic theory, the periodic table, stoichiometry, properties of gases and liquids, acid-base concepts and chemical equilibria. This course is intended only for students who require the equivalent of 4U Chemistry in order to proceed to CHEM*1040. (Also offered in Distance Education format.)


CHEM 1100 - Chemistry Today F (3-0) [0.50]
This chemistry course for non-scientists will outline the involvement of chemistry in our daily lives and will provide an appreciation of chemistry from atoms to important complex molecules. Topics will include energy sources, air and water pollution, natural and synthetic polymers, household chemicals, foods, drugs and biochemicals. (Also offered in Distance Education format.)


CHEM 2060 - Structure and Bonding F (3-1.5) [0.50]
This course covers the applications of symmetry, simple crystal structures and principles of bonding. Molecular orbital theory is used to explain the fundamental relationship between electronic and molecular structure. This course provides the elementary quantum background for an understanding of the electronic structures of atoms and molecules.


CHEM 2070 - Structure and Spectroscopy S,W (3-1.5) [0.50]
This course provides an introduction to spectroscopy and its relationship to molecular structure and dynamics. Rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopies will be studied. Concepts introduced in CHEM*2060 will be applied to chemical and biochemical problems through spectroscopic techniques. Central to this course is the use of spectroscopy for the determination of molecular structures and the investigation of molecular motions.


CHEM 2400 - Analytical Chemistry I S,F,W (3-6) [0.75]
This course provides instruction in quantitative analysis of important inorganic species in solution by volumetric, gravimetric and spectrophotometric techniques. The students will utilize spreadsheet applications to study solution equilibria and data analysis. This course is intended to build the foundations of good analytical laboratory practice.


CHEM 2480 - Analytical Chemistry I S,F,W (3-3) [0.50]
This course consists of a lecture portion that is the same as CHEM*2400 and a 3 hour laboratory component.


CHEM 2700 - Organic Chemistry I S,W (3-3) [0.50]
An introduction to organic chemistry, stereochemistry, discussion of the major mechanisms and related reactions: nucleophilic substitution and elimination, electrophilic addition, free radical reactions, electrophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic addition and nucleophilic acyl substitution.

CHEM 2820 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics F (3-3) [0.50]
The laws and applications of chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics.

CHEM 2880 - Physical Chemistry F (3-1.5) [0.50]
This survey course is intended for students who are not specializing in chemistry or chemical physics. Topics include basic thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, macromolecular binding, chemical kinetics, enzyme kinetics, transport processes, colligative properties and spectroscopy. This course describes macroscopic observable properties of matter in terms of molecular concepts.


CHEM 3360 - Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology S,W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the chemistry of the natural environment and the influence of pollutants upon the environment. Topics will include methods of introduction of pollutants to, and removal of pollutants from, the environment. (Also listed as TOX*3360.) (Also offered in Distance Education format)

CHEM 3430 - Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis S,W (3-3) [0.50]
Methods for the separation, identification and quantification of substances in the solid, liquid and vapour states. Emphasis will be placed on modern instrumental methods and trace analysis.


CHEM 3440 - Analytical Chemistry III: Analytical Instrumentation F (3-3) [0.50]
Analytical Instrumentation, data acquisition, processing and applications in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry.

CHEM 3640 - Chemistry of the Elements I F (3-3) [0.50]
A comprehensive introduction to concepts used by inorganic chemists to describe the structure, properties, and reactivity of compounds of the main group elements. The most important concepts covered are: Electronic Structure of Atoms, Symmetry, MO theory, Acids and Basis, Structure of Solids, Trends in the Periodic System.

CHEM 3650 - Chemistry of the Elements II W (3-3) [0.50]
The chemistry and structure of transition metal compounds; electronic spectral and structural properties of transition metal complexes; mechanisms of their substitution and redox reactions. Introduction to organometallic chemistry.

CHEM 3750 - Organic Chemistry II S,F (3-3) [0.50]
A continuation of the coverage of fundamental aspects of organic chemistry using an assimilation of carbonyl chemistry, unsaturated systems and carbon-carbon bond forming processes to acquaint students with methods of organic synthesis. Topics also include an introduction to spectroscopic methods for the identification of organic compounds.

CHEM 3760 - Organic Chemistry III W (3-3) [0.50]
This course provides an in-depth treatment of various aspects of organic chemistry. This will include such topics as the chemistry of heterocycles, polar rearrangements, organic photochemistry, synthetic planning and a detailed discussion of organic spectroscopy.

CHEM 3860 - Quantum Chemistry F (3-1) [0.50]
Elementary quantum mechanics for the understanding of the electronic structure of atoms and molecules.

CHEM 3870 - Molecular Spectroscopy W (3-3) [0.50]
This course covers elementary group theory with applications to molecular spectroscopy and provides a continuation of the topics of rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy and their applications in chemistry from CHEM*2070. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

CHEM 4010 - Chemistry and Industry W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines industrial processes for the production of organic and inorganic chemicals. The environmental impact and the challenges of a large-scale operation will be considered alongside the actual chemical processes involved.

CHEM 4400 - Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry W (3-0) [0.50]
Recent developments in instrumental methods of chemical analysis. A typical selection will include topics from the areas of surface analysis and the applications of lasers in chemical analysis.

CHEM 4620 - Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry F (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides a contemporary treatment of subjects of current interest in modern inorganic chemistry. Possible topics include solid state chemistry, main group chemistry and organometallic chemistry.

CHEM 4630 - Bioinorganic Chemistry W (3-0) [0.50]
This course covers the role and importance of transition metal systems in biological processes. (Offered in odd numbered years.)

CHEM 4720 - Organic Reactivity W (3-0) [0.50]
This course is an introduction to physical organic chemistry, including discussion of reactive intermediates, substituent effects, medium effects, the mechanisms of organic reactions and the theoretical description of the bonding in organic molecules. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

CHEM 4730 - Synthetic Organic Chemistry F (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides an introduction to synthetic organic chemistry, including discussion of retrosynthetic analysis, modern synthetic methods, organic reaction, and syntheses of natural products. The integration of these topics for the rational design of synthetic schemes will also be discussed.

CHEM 4740 - Topics in Bio-Organic Chemistry F (3-0) [0.50]
This course covers the principles, methods and techniques of current bio-organic chemistry with emphasis on modern synthetic and analysis methods applied to biological molecules, a molecular based approach to structure recognition, and an introduction to molecular modeling and drug design.

CHEM 4880 - Topics in Advanced Physical Chemistry W (3-0) [0.50]
This course will cover selected topics in advanced physical chemistry. Possible topics include statistical thermodynamics, advanced quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and magnetic resonance. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

CHEM 4900 - Chemistry Research Project I S,F,W (0-9) [0.75]
This research project and seminar in chemistry is designed to provide senior undergraduates with an opportunity to conduct research in an area of chemistry. Students must make arrangements with both a faculty supervisor and the course coordinator prior to registration. Students cannot choose a supervisor with whom they already have research experience in another capacity (e.g. a summer research position). The project supervisor must be a faculty member of the Chemistry Department. Students should note that most projects are of two semesters' duration, and should plan their studies on the expectation that they will also register in CHEM*4910 in a subsequent semester.

CHEM 4910 - Chemistry Research Project II S,F,W (0-9) [0.75]
Research project and seminar in chemistry . Students must make arrangements with both a faculty supervisor and the course coordinator prior to registration.