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CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I

Stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical periodicity, gases, liquids, solids, and solutions.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 11.

CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry II

General and ionic equilibrium, solubility, thermodynamics. Introductory organic chemistry: stereochemistry; substitution, elimination, and oxidation-reduction reactions. Not open to students with CHEM 121. This course or CHEM 123 is prerequisite to all subsequent courses in Chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 111.

CHEM 121 Atomic and Molecular Chemistry

Stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical periodicity, gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Required course for all students needing a first-year Chemistry course who have Chemistry 12.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 12.

CHEM 123 Physical and Organic Chemistry

Principles of equilibrium and chemical thermodynamics. Introductory organic chemistry: stereochemistry; substitution, elimination, and oxidation-reduction reactions. This course or CHEM 113 is prerequisite to all subsequent courses in Chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 121.

CHEM 201 Introduction to Physical Chemistry

Principles of chemical kinetics, reaction mechanisms, and chemical thermodynamics.
Prerequisite: one of CHEM 113, CHEM 123. A minimum grade of 65% in CHEM 113 is strongly recommended.

CHEM 203 Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Structure, bonding, and physical properties of aliphatic and aromatic compounds; conformational analysis, stereochemistry, and NMR spectroscopy; substitution and elimination reactions of alkyl halides; ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones.
Prerequisite: One of CHEM 113, CHEM 123. A minimum grade of 65% in CHEM 113 is strongly recommended. For Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Environmental Chemistry majors. Other students should enrol in CHEM 213.

CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry

Mechanistic analysis of chemical reactivity of common functional groups, with focus on carbonyl chemistry; aromaticity and aromatic substitution; functional group transformations in organic synthesis; carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, heterocycles.
Prerequisite: CHEM 203. For Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Environmental Chemistry majors. Other students should enrol in CHEM 214.

CHEM 210 Physical Chemistry for Earth, Environmental, and Life Sciences

Intended for students in earth, environmental, and life sciences. Thermodynamics and kinetics as they apply to natural systems. This course cannot be used for credit by Chemistry Majors.
Prerequisite: one of CHEM 113, CHEM 123. A minimum grade of 65% in CHEM 113 is strongly recommended.

CHEM 211 Analytical Chemistry

Statistical analysis and errors of measurement, method development and validation, solution equilibria as applied to analysis, analysis of acids and bases, analytical electrochemistry, chemical separation, introduction to gas and liquid chromatography.
Prerequisite: One of CHEM 113, CHEM 123

CHEM 213 Organic Chemistry for Biological Sciences I

Structure, bonding, and physical properties of organic compounds; conformational analysis, stereochemistry, and chirality; reactions of alkenes, alkyl halides, and alcohols. Emphasis will be placed on biological applications.
Prerequisite: One of CHEM 113, CHEM 123. Not for Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Environmental Chemistry majors. Such students should enrol in CHEM 203.

CHEM 214 Organic Chemistry for Biological Sciences II

Mechanistic description of aromatic substitution, reactions of carbonyl compounds and amines, oxidation/reduction reactions. Chemistry of carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, lipids, nucleotides. Chemical principles of biological catalysis and metabolism.
Prerequisite: One of CHEM 203, CHEM 213. Not for Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Environmental Chemistry majors. Such students should enrol in CHEM 204.

CHEM 220 Atomic Structure and Molecular Bonding

Examination of various theories of atomic structure and molecular bonding, and their use to explain chemical and physical properties of atoms and molecules. Atomic wave mechanics, Lewis theory, valence bond theory, crystal field theory, symmetry and group theory, and molecular orbital theory of diatomic and polyatomic molecules and extended solids.
Prerequisite: One of CHEM 113, CHEM 123. A minimum grade of 65% in CHEM 113 is strongly recommended.

CHEM 301 Aqueous Environmental Chemistry

Properties of natural waters, including gas and solid equilibria, pH, redox, complexation analysis, corrosion treatment, ion exchange, colloids, and microbial transformations.
Prerequisite: one of CHEM 201, CHEM 210.

CHEM 302 Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry

Introduction to structure, composition, and chemical processes occurring in Earth’s atmosphere including interactions with solar radiation, stratospheric ozone layer, photochemical smog, and acid rain.
Prerequisite: one of CHEM 113, CHEM 123. One of CHEM 210, 211 is recommended.

CHEM 304 Advanced Physical Chemistry

Review of thermodynamics concepts; solution thermodynamics; electrochemistry; chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, colloid science. Emphasis on applications of thermodynamics to both chemical and biochemical systems.
Prerequisite: CHEM 201.

CHEM 305 Biophysical Chemistry

Diffusion and transport phenomena of biomolecules. Interaction of radiation and matter in biochemical systems. Methods to determine molar mass, size, and shape of biomolecules in solution.
Prerequisite: One of CHEM 201, CHEM 210. Third-year standing.

CHEM 311 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry

Overview of instrumental methods of chemical analysis, including spectroscopic methods, mass spectrometry, surface analysis, and chromatography.
Prerequisite: CHEM 211. One of BIOL 202.

CHEM 312 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy

Principles of quantum mechanics, atomic wavefunctions, angular momentum, spin, atomic term symbols.
Prerequisite: CHEM 201.

CHEM 317 Environmental Organic Chemistry

Basic physiochemical processes governing the fate, transport, distribution, properties, and reactions of anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment including pesticides and herbicides. Includes aspects of the photochemistry, structure-activity relationships, detection, toxicology, remediation, and social impact of such compounds.
Prerequisite: one of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

CHEM 319 Topics in Computer Application

Introduction to the use of computers, digital acquisition systems, exploratory data analysis, and numerical methods in chemistry. Emphasis is on enhancing the skills required to develop or use new tools to analyze new types of data.
Prerequisite: CHEM 201.

CHEM 321 Environmental Chemical Analysis

Methods of analysis, experimental design, sampling, and statistics for environmental and biological samples. Emphasis on chromatography, spectrometry, and quantitative chemistry. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: Either (a) CHEM 211 or (b) one of CHEM 201, CHEM 210.

CHEM 322 Methods in Forensic Chemical Analysis

Concepts in the forensic chemical analysis of materials. Sampling protocols, sample preparation and clean up, instrumental techniques, chemical tracers, chemical fingerprinting, drug and toxin analysis, complex statistical analysis. Specific case studies with emphasis on environmental forensic issues will be presented.
Prerequisite: Either (a) CHEM 211 or (b) CHEM 321 or (c) CHEM 123; and one of BIOL 202.

CHEM 330 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Application of carbonyl group chemistry, cyclisation reactions, conformational analysis, and rearrangement reactions in organic synthesis.
Prerequisite: One of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

CHEM 333 Spectroscopic Techniques in Organic Chemistry

Application of mass spectrometry, and NMR, UV/visible, and IR spectroscopies to organic chemical problems.
Prerequisite: One of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

CHEM 335 Bioinorganic Chemistry

Examination of the involvement of inorganic chemistry in biological systems; structure and chemistry of metalloproteins and metalloenzymes. Nature of proteins, biomolecules, and simple bonding models of d-block compounds; iron and copper proteins involved with electron and oxygen transport and oxygen and nitrogen activation, various proteins of zinc and nickel.
Prerequisite: One of CHEM 204, CHEM 214 and one of CHEM 201, CHEM 210.

CHEM 337 Coordination Chemistry

Analysis of the coordination chemistry of d– and f-block metals including structure, bonding descriptions, spectroscopic and magnetic properties, and kinetics and mechanism of substitution and redox reactions.
Prerequisite: CHEM 220 and one of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

CHEM 338 Organometallic Chemistry

Examination of the structure, bonding, reactivity, and catalysis of organometallic compounds of thed-block metals. A survey of ligands unique to organometallic chemistry is followed by an examination of the mechanisms of common reactions and important catalytic cycles.
Prerequisite: CHEM 220 and one of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

CHEM 339 Main Group Chemistry

Descriptive chemistry and periodic trends in physical properties and chemical behaviour of s-block and p-block compounds, including aspects relevant to polymer and industrial chemistry involving such compounds.
Prerequisite: CHEM 220 and one of CHEM 204, CHEM 214.

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