Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM*7100  Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Discussion of specialized topics related to the research interests of members of the Centre. Special topics could include, for example: bioinorganic chemistry; inorganic reaction mechanisms; synthetic methods in inorganic and organometallic chemistry; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; chemistry of polynuclear compounds.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7120  X-ray Crystallography  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Introduction: crystals, basic concepts; space groups: the reciprocal lattice; x-ray diffraction; the phase problem; structure factors; electron density; small molecule structure solution, structure refinement, structure results, journals and databases, paper writing.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7130  Chemistry of Inorganic Solid State Materials  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Introduction to solid state chemistry, common crystal structures, principles of solid state synthesis, theory and experimental methods for characterizing solids, including thermal analysis techniques, powder x-ray and neutron diffraction methods; special topics to include one or more of the optical, electronic, magnetic, or conductive properties of inorganic materials. A one semester-long undergraduate course (at least third-year level) in inorganic chemistry, preferably with content in structural and/or solid state must be taken prior to registering for this course.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7150  Structure and Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Free electron, Hueckel and extended Hueckel methods for molecules and clusters. Perturbation theory. Applications of group theory in inorganic chemistry; Jahn-Teller effects in molecules and solids. Energy bands in one, two and three dimensions. Three semester-long undergraduate courses in inorganic chemistry and one semester-long undergraduate course in quantum mechanics or group theory must be taken before registering for this course.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7170  Advanced Transition Metal Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Magnetochemistry of transition metal compounds. Electronic spectra of complex ions including applications of molecular orbital and ligand field theories. Stabilization of unusual oxidation states and co-ordination numbers. Bonding, structure and reactivity of certain important classes of metal complexes, e.g., metal hybrides, metal-metal bonded species, biologically significant model systems such as macrocycles.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7180  Advanced Organometallic Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Reactions, structure and bonding of organometallic compounds of transition and non-transition metals.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7200  Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Special topics could include, for example: trace analysis using modern instrumental and spectroscopic methods; advanced mass spectrometry (instrumentation and interpretation of spectra); analytical aspects of gas and liquid chromatography.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7240  Chemical Instrumentation  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Instrumental components and optimum application; rudiments of design; electrical, spectral, migrational and other methods.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7260  Topics in Analytical Spectroscopy  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Atomic emission and absorption spectroscopy; methods of excitation and detection; quantitative applications. Molecular electronic spectroscopy, UV, visible and Raman; instrumental characteristics; applications to quantitative determinations, speciation, measurements of equilibrium, etc. Sources and control of errors and interferences. Determination and description of colour.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7270  Separations  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Material to be covered is drawn from the following topics: diffusion; isolation of organic material from the matrix; chromatographic techniques - principles of chromatographic separation, gas (GLC, GSC), liquid (LLC, LSC, GPC, IEC), supercritical fluid (SFC) chromatographies; GC-MS, CG-FTIR; electrophoresis, flow field fractionation. Prerequisites: undergraduate level course in instrumental analysis.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7280  Electroanalytical Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

A study of electroanalytical techniques and their role in modern analytical chemistry. The underlying principles are developed. Techniques include chronamperometry, chronocoulometry, polarography, voltammetry, chronopotentiometry, coulometric titrations, flow techniques, electrochemical sensors and chemically modified electrodes.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7290  Surface Analysis  Unspecified  [0.50]  
Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7300  Proteins and Nucleic Acids  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Determination of protein sequence and 3-dimensional structure, protein anatomy; prediction of protein structure; intermolecular interactions and protein-protein association; effects of mutation. Nucleic acid structure and anatomy; DNA and chromatin structure; RNA structure; snRNPs and ribozymes; protein-nucleic acid interactions.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7310  Selected Topics in Biochemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Discussion of specialized topics related to the research interests of members of the Centre: for example, recent offerings have included peptide and protein chemistry, biochemical toxicology, medical aspects of biochemistry, glycolipids and glycoproteins, redox enzymes, biological applications of magnetic resonance, etc.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7360  Regulation in Biological Systems  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Mechanisms of regulation of metabolism - enzyme clusters; phosphorylation and protein kinases/phosphatases, repression and induction, protein turnover. Regulation of transcription, translation and mRNA processing. Cell cycle and control of cell division.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7370  Enzymes  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Mechanisms of rate enhancement. Enzyme kinetics - steady state; inhibitors; bisubstrate enzymes; fast reaction kinetics. Enzyme reaction mechanisms. Structural and genetic modification of enzymes. Catalytic antibodies. Binding processes. Multiple sites and co-operativity. Allosteric enzymes and metabolic control. Catalysis by RNA.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7380  Cell Membranes and Cell Surfaces  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Membrane proteins and lipids - structure and function; dynamics; techniques for their study; model membrane systems. Membrane transport. The cytoskeleton. Membrane protein biogenesis, sorting and targeting. Signal transduction across membranes. The cell surface in immune responses.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7400  Selected Topics in Theoretical Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Discussion of specialized topics related to the research interests of the members of the Centre. Special topics could include for example: theory of intermolecular forces; density matrices; configuration interaction; correlation energies of open and closed shell systems; kinetic theory and gas transport properties; theory of the chemical bond.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7450  Statistical Mechanics  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Review of classical and quantum mechanics; principles of statistical mechanics; applications to systems of interacting molecules; imperfect gases, liquids, solids, surfaces and solutions.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7460  Quantum Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Approximate solutions of the Schrodinger equation and calculations of atomic and molecular properties.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7500  Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Discussion of specialized topics related to the research interests of the members of the Centre. Special topics could include for example: principles of magnetic resonance in biological systems; collisions, spectroscopy and intermolecular forces, surface chemistry; catalysis; electrolyte theory; non-electrolyte solution theory, thermodynamics of biological systems; thermodynamics.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7550  Kinetics - Dynamics  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Empirical analysis. Kinetic theory of gases. Potential energy surfaces. Unimolecular rates. Relaxation and steady state methods. Diffusion rates. Rates between polar molecules. Energy transfer.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7560  Spectroscopy  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Aspects of electronic vibrational and rotational spectroscopy of atoms, molecules, and the solid state. Relevant aspects of quantum mechanics, Dirac notation, and angular momentum will be discussed. Group Theory will be presented and its implications for spectroscopy introduced. Prerequisites: one semester-long undergraduate course in quantum mechanics or the approval of the instructor.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7600  Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Two or three topics from a range including: bio-organic chemistry; environmental organic chemistry; free radicals; heterocyclic molecules; molecular rearrangements; organometallic chemistry; photochemistry; natural products.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7640  Synthetic Organic Reactions  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Named organic reactions and other synthetically useful reactions are discussed. The mechanism, stereochemical implications and use in organic synthesis of these reactions will be presented. Examples from the organic literature will be used to illustrate these aspects.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7650  Strategies in Organic Synthesis  Unspecified  [0.50]  

The synthesis of organic compounds is discussed and emphasis is placed on the design of synthetic routes. Examples drawn from the literature are used to illustrate this synthetic planning.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM*7640  
Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7660  Organic Spectroscopy  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Ultraviolet, infrared, resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry, with emphasis on applications to studies of organic molecules.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7690  Physical Organic Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Linear free energy relationships; substituent effects and reactive intermediates.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7700  Principles of Polymer Science  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Introduction to the physical chemistry of high polymers, principles of polymer synthesis, mechanisms and kinetics of polymerization reactions, copolymerization theory, polymerization in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, chemical reactions of polymers. Theory and experimental methods for the molecular characterization of polymers.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7710  Physical Properties of Polymers  Unspecified  [0.50]  

The physical properties of polymers are considered in depth from a molecular viewpoint. Rubber elasticity, mechanical properties, rheology and solution behaviour are quantitatively treated.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM*7700  
Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7720  Polymerization and Polymer Reactions  Unspecified  [0.50]  

The reactions leading to the production of polymers are considered with emphasis on emulsion and suspension polymerization and polymerization reaction engineering. Polymer degradation, stabilization and modification reactions are also considered in depth.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM*7700  
Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7730  Selected Topics in Polymer Chemistry  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Discussion of specialized topics of polymer chemistry related to the research interests of the faculty or prominent scientific visitors. Special topics could include, for example: polymer stabilization and degradation; mechanical properties; polymer principles in surface coatings; organic chemistry of synthetic high polymers; estimation of polymer properties; reactions of polymers; polymerization kinetics.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph, Waterloo Campus  
CHEM*7840  Foundations of Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Literature Review  Fall and Winter  [0.50]  

Students will prepare a written literature review on a topic relevant to their research proposal. Incoming MSc thesis students are required to take this course within the first two semesters of their program and are strongly encouraged to take it in their first semester.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7940  Master's Seminar  Summer, Fall, and Winter  [0.50]  

A public seminar and defence of a research proposal, required to be given by all MSc thesis students within two terms of entering this program.

Co-requisite(s): CHEM*7840  
Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7950  PhD Seminar  Unspecified  [0.00]  
Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7970  MSc Research Paper  Unspecified  [0.50]  

An experimental project normally based on the CHEM*7940 research proposal, supervised by the advisor, taking three to four months to complete. This project may be completed at any time during the student's program, but it must follow CHEM*7940. A written report is required, and a seminar based on the content of the report will be presented. The report must be completed as per the project/thesis guidelines of the University campus on which the student is registered. This course normally will follow the course CHEM*7940 Master's Seminar.

Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7980  MSc Thesis  Unspecified  [0.00]  
Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph  
CHEM*7990  PhD Thesis  Unspecified  [0.00]  
Department(s): Department of Chemistry  
Location(s): Guelph