University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Credit may be obtained in only 1 of 19-100, 19-110; 1 of 19-240, 19-248; 1 of 19-280, 19-288.

*A 1 hour tutorial is scheduled in the third hour of the time slot. Laboratory period extends 3 hours.

Laboratory Deposit: During the first week of classes, a refundable laboratory deposit of $10.00 will be collected from each student who registers in any of the courses in Chemistry, designated below by the symbol "+". Breakages will be charged against this deposit.

19-104 General Chemistry I F,W(3*-3)

An introductory course presenting specific aspects of organic and inorganic chemistry covering the principles of chemical bonding, reactions, and stoichiometry; chemical equilibrium; acids, bases and buffers.

Prerequisites: OAC or equivalent Chemistry or 19-106.
Exclusions: 19-100, 19-110, 19-130.
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19-105 General Chemistry II S,F,W(3*-3)

Thermochemistry: thermochemistry calculations; energy, enthalpy, and entropy: free energy; redox reactions; electrochemistry; chemical kinetics.

Prerequisites: 19-104 or 66-110.
Exclusions: 19-101, 19-130, 19-131.
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19-106 Introductory Chemistry F(3-0)

A course stressing fundamental principles of chemistry, designed for students without OAC 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 OAC Chemistry in order to proceed to 19-104 or 19-130.

Exclusions: OAC Chemistry.
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19-110 Chemistry Today F(3-0)

A chemistry course for non-scientists. This course 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.

Exclusions: 19-100, 19-104, 19-130.
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19-130 Introductory Environmental Chemistry F(3*-3)

This course presents the fundamentals of chemistry in the context of the environment in the modern industrial world. The core content includes general chemical principles such as stoichiometry, equilibrium and reaction energetics, illustrated with cases and examples that relate these principles to contemporary environmental problems.

Prerequisites: OAC Chemistry or 19-106.
Exclusions: 19-100, 19-104, 19-110.
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19-131 Introductory Environmental Chemistry II W(3*-3)

This course extends the foundation of general and physical chemistry for environmental sciences to provide a basis for the understanding of the dynamic behaviour of chemical systems in the external world. The core content includes principles of thermodynamics, photochemistry, electrochemistry and kinetics, illustrated with cases and examples that relate these principles to contemporary environmental problems.

Prerequisites: 19-130.
Exclusions: 19-100, 19-104, 19-179.
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19-206 Structure and Bonding F(3-2)

An introduction to the shapes and electronic structures of atoms, molecules, polymers, and solids.

Prerequisites: 19-105, 63-121, 76-101.
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19-207 Structure and Spectroscopy S,W(3-2)

An introduction to spectroscopy and its relationship to the nuclear and electronic structures of molecules. Vibrational, rotational, electronic, and magnetic resonance spectroscopies will be studied.

Prerequisites: 19-206.
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19-230 Chemical Reactivity F(3*-3) +

A general coverage of the reactivity of the elements and some of their compounds, with an emphasis on the compounds of carbon.

Prerequisites: 19-105 or 19-131.
Exclusions: 19-270.
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19-240 Analytical Chemistry I S,F,W(2-6) +

The theory and practice of quantitative analysis, emphasizing volumetric procedures.

Prerequisites: 1 of 19-101, 19-105, 66-120.
Exclusions: 19-248.
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19-248 Analytical Chemistry I S,F,W(2-3) +

Same as 19-240 with a 3 hour laboratory.

Prerequisites: 1 of 19-101, 19-105, 19-131, 66-120.
Exclusions: 19-240.
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19-258 Introductory Biochemistry S,F,W(3-3) +

The chemical structure and biological roles of proteins, nucleic acids, and some important lipids and carbohydrates; intermediary metabolism, with emphasis on catabolic processes and bioenergetics.

Prerequisites: 19-105 or 19-179 or 19-230.
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19-270 Organic Chemistry I S,W(3*-3) +

An introduction to organic chemistry covering the stereochemistry and mechanism of the main classes of organic reactions.

Prerequisites: 19-105.
Exclusions: 19-230.
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19-282 Thermodynamics and Kinetics F(3-3) +

The laws and applications of chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics.

Prerequisites: 19-105.
Exclusions: 19-288.
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19-288 Physical Chemistry F(3-2)

A one-semester survey of physical chemistry designed for students in the life sciences.

Prerequisites: (19-101 or 19-105), (63-100 or 63-108 or 63-120).
Exclusions: 19-280, 19-282.
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19-336 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology W(3-0)

The chemistry of the natural environment; the influence of pollutants upon the environment, including methods of introduction of pollutants to, and removal of pollutants from the environment. Also listed as 94-336.

Prerequisites: (19-101, 19-179) or 19-105.
Exclusions: 19-130, 19-131, 94-336.
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19-345 Analytical II: Signal Processing and Spectroscopy S,F(3-3)

A description of the basic principles of data collection and processing with an emphasis on spectroscopic instrumentation and techniques. Fourier transform and multichannel spectroscopy. (Offered every Fall semester. Offered in Spring semester of odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 19-207, 19-240.
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19-346 Analytical III: Separations and Electroanalytical Chemistry W(3-3)

A description of modern methods in electrochemistry and chromatography with an emphasis on trace analysis.

Prerequisites: 19-345.
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19-356 Structure and Function in Biochemistry F,W(3-0)

A system-oriented course where structure, function and some metabolism are presented in an integrated fashion.

Prerequisites: 19-258.
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19-357 Analytical Biochemistry S,F(3*-3) +

A study of the the tools and techniques by which biological molecules are isolated and identified.

Prerequisites: (19-240 or 19-248), 19-258.
Exclusions: 65-311.
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19-364 Chemistry of the Elements I S,F(3*-3) +

Thermodynamic and electronic aspects of the metallic and non-metallic elements. Theory of acids and bases. Bonding in main group inorganic compounds. (Offered every Fall semester. Offered in Spring semester of even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 19-207.
Exclusions: 19-261, 19-362.
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19-365 Chemistry of the Elements II W(3*-3) +

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.

Prerequisites: 19-364.
Exclusions: 19-363.
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19-375 Organic Chemistry II S,F(3*-3) +

A continuation of the coverage of fundamental aspects of organic chemistry including spectroscopy and applications in organic synthesis.

Prerequisites: 19-270.
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19-376 Organic Chemistry III W(3-3) +

An in-depth treatment of various aspects of organic chemistry. This will include such topics as the chemistry of heterocycles, bio-organic chemistry and a detailed discussion of spectroscopy.

Prerequisites: 19-375, 19-207.
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19-386 Quantum Chemistry F(3-1)

Elementary quantum mechanics for the understanding of the electronic structure of atoms and molecules.

Prerequisites: 19-207, 63-227.
Exclusions: 19-384.
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19-387 Symmetry and Spectroscopy W(2-3)

Elementary group theory with applications to molecular spectroscopy. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 19-207 or 19-281.
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19-401 Chemistry and Industry W(3-0)

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.

Prerequisites: (19-230 or 19-270), (19-343 or 94-330), (63-121 or 63-208).
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19-430 Polymer Chemistry F(3-0)

An introduction to the chemistry of polymers, and to the physicochemical principles of the polymerisation process.

Prerequisites: (19-372 or 19-375), (19-281 or 19-282 or 19-288).
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19-440 Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry W(3-0)

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.

Prerequisites: 19-343 or 19-345.
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19-452 Metabolic Processes F(3-0)

An in-depth study of the relationship of energy and chemical mechanisms in metabolism. The general strategies of catabolic and anabolic processes will be presented.

Prerequisites: 19-356 or 19-357.
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19-454 Enzymology W(2-4)

Classification, structure, assay, kinetics, reaction mechanisms and applications of enzymes.

Prerequisites: 19-356 (may be taken concurrently), 19-357.
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19-455 Biochemistry and Structure of Macromolecules F(3-0)

A study of the chemical composition, physical conformation and functional relationships in large biological molecules, especially proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids.

Prerequisites: (19-357 and 1 of 19-280, 19-282, 19-288) or (19-356, 76-323).
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19-457 Applied Biochemistry F(3-0)

Isolation, processing and application of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, enzymes, antibiotics, and vaccines in industry, medicine and scientific research. Emphasis will be placed on innovative procedures involving exploitation of living cells.

Prerequisites: 19-356 or 19-357.
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19-458 Membrane Biochemistry W(3-0)

An examination at the molecular level of structure and functions of cell membranes, cell surfaces and associated structures.

Prerequisites: 19-356 or 19-357.
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19-462 Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry F(3-0)

A contemporary treatment of subjects of current interest in modern inorganic chemistry.

Prerequisites: 19-363 or 19-365.
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19-463 Bioinorganic Chemistry W(3-0)

The role and importance of transition metal systems in biological processes. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 19-258, (19-261 or 19-365).
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19-472 Organic Reactivity W(3-0)

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.)

Prerequisites: 19-373 or 19-376 (may be taken concurrently).
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19-473 Synthetic Organic Chemistry F(3-0)

Introduction to synthetic organic chemistry, including discussion of retrosynthetic analysis, natural products and organic reactions. The integration of these topics for the rational design of synthetic schemes will also be discussed.

Prerequisites: 19-373 or 19-376.
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19-488 Topics in Advanced Physical Chemistry W(3-0)

Selected topics in advanced physical chemistry. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 19-384 or 19-386.
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19-490 Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Project I S,F,W(0-9)

Research project and seminar in chemistry and biochemistry. Registration is contingent on the availability of faculty to supervise the project. Supervisory arrangements should be made during the semester prior to commencing the course. Students are advised that most projects are of two semesters' duration, and should plan their studies on the expectation that they will also register in 19-491 in a subsequent semester.

Prerequisites: 10 chemistry or biochemistry course credits, including 3 from (19-343 or 19-345), 19-357, (19-362 or 19-364), (19-363 or 19-365), (19-373 or 19-376), 19-387, 19-454.
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19-491 Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Project II S,F,W(0-9)

Research project and seminar in chemistry or biochemistry.

Prerequisites: 19-490.
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