This course presents chemical concepts that are required for a fundamental understanding of the physical and life sciences. It explores the qualitative aspects of matter with such topics as: atomic structure, the periodic table and periodic trends; Lewis, valence bond and molecular orbital bonding models; bond polarity and intermolecular interactions; nomenclature of organic compounds, functional groups, and common organic reactions; and characterization of chemical compounds using spectroscopic methods. It briefly reviews nomenclature of inorganic compounds, dimensional analysis, chemical equations, stoichiometry, empirical and molecular formula, percent mass, and other foundational concepts. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours, regular tutorials) (Distribution: Natural Science-c) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Crabtree M10.
This course builds on CHEM 1001 and presents chemical concepts that are required for a fundamental understanding of the physical and life sciences. It explores the quantitative aspects of matter and topics such as: gases, the laws of thermodynamics; Gibbs energy; chemical reaction rates and mechanism; chemical equilibria; qualitative and quantitative descriptions of acid-base chemistry, redox reactions, and electrochemistry. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours, regular tutorials) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 113.
This course further develops the concepts taught in CHEM 2111. New topics include 13C NMR, aromatic chemistry, reactions of amines, chemistry of the carbonyl group, carboxylic acid derivatives, dienes/polyenes, and UV spectroscopy. It emphasizes mechanisms, synthesis, and the biological equivalents of certain organic reactions such as NaBH4/NADH and phosphate esters. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Barclay 021.
This course introduces the fundamental principles of thermodynamics, including the laws of thermodynamics and their applications to ideal systems, mixtures, and chemical equilibria. It also examines the historical development of quantum theory and the postulates of quantum mechanics and how they apply to simple physical systems, such as particle in a box and harmonic oscillator. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours, Tutorials) (Exclusion: Any version of CHEM 2211 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 1:20PM Crabtree M10.
This course introduces common spectroscopic techniques in the context of structure elucidation. Frontier Molecular Orbital Theory, and the application of synthetic reactions to total synthesis. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any verson of CHEM 3111 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 9:20AM Crabtree 223.
This course introduces the theoretical basis, scope and limitations of various instrumental methods of analysis, in the areas of Spectroscopy and Chromatography. Methods include GC/MS and HPLC for organic compounds, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) for metals and UV/VIS for both organic and inorganic compounds. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Avard Dixon G10.
This course examines the structure, bonding, and reactivity of organotransition metal complexes. Topics include: the 18-electron rule, the isolobal analogy, catalysis, and the role metals play in organic synthesis. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: CHEM 3331) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Ralph Pickard Bell Library 316.
This is a course for Honours students in Chemistry which critically evaluates a wide range of topics from the current literature in all branches of Chemistry. Students are expected to deliver seminars on topics outside of their thesis area and to present preliminary thesis results. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Hart Hall 319.