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.
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.
This course stresses fundamental principles of chemistry and is designed for students without Grade 12 or 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 Grade 12 or 4U Chemistry in order to proceed to CHEM*1040.
This course introduces fundamental concepts related to molecular and supramolecular structure, models of chemical bonding and intermolecular interactions. Specific topics include: symmetry operations, symmetry elements and point groups; chirality and polarity; atomic electronic structure, ionization potential, electron affinity, and electronegativity; electrostatic interactions, including permanent and induced dipole moments; hydrogen-bonding; models of ionic bonding, ionic solids, crystal structures, and defects; introductory quantum mechanical concepts describing atomic structure and bonding; covalent bonding models; introductory VB theory and MO theory.
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.
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.
This course consists of a lecture portion that is the same as CHEM*2400 and a 3 hour laboratory component.
This course provides an introduction to organic chemistry through the discussion of stereochemistry and major reaction mechanisms such as nucleophilic substitution and elimination, electrophilic addition, free radical reactions, electrophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic addition and nucleophilic acyl substitution. This course is intended for students who plan to enroll in additional organic chemistry courses.
This course provides an introduction to organic chemistry through the discussion of stereochemistry and major reaction mechanisms such as nucleophilic substitution and elimination, electrophilic addition, free radical reactions, electrophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic addition and nucleophilic acyl substitution. This course is not acceptable for BSCH students in CHEM, BPCH, or BIOC, or for students in MBG or BTOX majors who intend to enroll in CHEM*3750 as a restricted elective. This course is intended for students who do not plan to enroll in any further organic chemistry courses.
This course examines the laws and applications of chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics.
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.
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.)
This course is designed to introduce students to modern methods of instrumental analysis in analytical chemistry. The focus of the course is on trace analysis, and therefore methods for the identification, separation and quantification of trace substances in solids, liquids and vapors will be described. The course is intended to build the foundations of good laboratory practice with good understanding of new concepts and principles of instrumental chemical analysis.
Analytical Instrumentation, data acquisition, processing and applications in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry.
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 fine structure of atoms, symmetry, VSEPR, VB and MO theory, theory of acids and bases, structure of solids, trends in the periodic system, survey of typical main group elements compounds and their reactivity.
This course will cover the chemistry and structure of transition metal compounds; electronic, spectral and structural properties of transition metal complexes; VB and MO theory of metal complexes; mechanisms of their substitution and redox reactions. Students will also be introduced to organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis, principles of metallurgy and technical applications of transition metals.
This course provides continued 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.
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.
This course provides an introduction to quantum chemistry and how it applies to the understanding of the electronic structure of atoms and molecules, as well as the geometric structure of molecules. The theoretical background needed to understand molecular spectroscopy is also provided. An integral part of this course is the use of commercial software for the computation of molecular properties.
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.
The supply chain and industrial processes for the production of organic and inorganic chemicals, fuels and metals will be examined using salient examples. The environmental, economic and geopolitical aspects and challenges of large-scale operations will be considered, and the actual chemistry and engineering of the processes discussed.
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.
This course provides a contemporary treatment of subjects of current interest in general and inorganic chemistry. Possible topics include solid state chemistry, polymers, catalysis, main group chemistry, lanthanide and actinide chemistry, metallurgy, ceramics and glasses, and organometallic chemistry.
This course covers the role and importance of transition metal systems in biological processes.
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.
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.
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.
This course will cover selected topics in advanced physical chemistry. Possible topics include statistical thermodynamics, advanced quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and magnetic resonance.
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.
This is a research project and seminar in chemistry . Students must make arrangements with both a faculty supervisor and the course coordinator prior to registration.