University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Credit may be obtained in only 1 of CHEM*1040, CHEM*1100; 1 of CHEM*2400, CHEM*2480; 1 of CHEM*2820, CHEM*2880.

*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.

CHEM*1040 General Chemistry I F,W(3*-3) [0.50]

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 CHEM*1060
Exclusions: CHEM*1000, CHEM*1100, CHEM*1300

CHEM*1050 General Chemistry II S,F,W(3*-3) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*1040 or IPS*1100
Exclusions: CHEM*1010, CHEM*1300, CHEM*1310

CHEM*1060 Introductory Chemistry F(3-0) [0.50]

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 CHEM*1040 or CHEM*1300.

Exclusions: OAC Chemistry

CHEM*1100 Chemistry Today F(3-0) [0.50]

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: CHEM*1000, CHEM*1040, CHEM*1300

CHEM*1300 Introductory Environmental Chemistry F(3*-3) [0.50]

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 CHEM*1060
Exclusions: CHEM*1000, CHEM*1040, CHEM*1100

CHEM*1310 Introductory Environmental Chemistry II W(3*-3) [0.50]

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: CHEM*1300
Exclusions: CHEM*1000, CHEM*1040, CHEM*1790

CHEM*2060 Structure and Bonding F(3-2) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*1050, MATH*1210, PHYS*1010

CHEM*2070 Structure and Spectroscopy S,W(3-2) [0.50]

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: CHEM*2060

CHEM*2300 Chemical Reactivity F(3*-3) [0.50] +

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*1050 or CHEM*1310
Exclusions: CHEM*2700

CHEM*2400 Analytical Chemistry I S,F,W(2-6) [0.75] +

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

Prerequisites: 1 of CHEM*1010, CHEM*1050, IPS*1200
Exclusions: CHEM*2480

CHEM*2480 Analytical Chemistry I S,F,W(2-3) [0.50] +

Same as CHEM*2400 with a 3 hour laboratory.

Prerequisites: 1 of CHEM*1010, CHEM*1050, CHEM*1310, IPS*1200
Exclusions: CHEM*2400

CHEM*2580 Introductory Biochemistry S,F,W(3-3) [0.50] +

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: 1 of CHEM*1050, CHEM*1790, CHEM*2300

CHEM*2700 Organic Chemistry I S,W(3*-3) [0.50] +

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*1050
Exclusions: CHEM*2300

CHEM*2820 Thermodynamics and Kinetics F(3-3) [0.50] +

The laws and applications of chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics.

Prerequisites: CHEM*1050, (MATH*1200 or MATH*2080)
Exclusions: CHEM*2880

CHEM*2880 Physical Chemistry F(3-2) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: (CHEM*1010 or CHEM*1050), (1 of MATH*1000, MATH*1080, MATH*1200)
Exclusions: CHEM*2800, CHEM*2820

CHEM*3360 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology W(3-0) [0.50]

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 TOX*3360.

Prerequisites: (CHEM*1010, CHEM*1790) or CHEM*1050
Exclusions: CHEM*1300, CHEM*1310, TOX*3360

CHEM*3430 Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis W(3-3) [0.50]

Methods for the separation identification and quantification of substances in the solid, liquid and vapour states. Emphasis will be placed on modern instrumental methods and trace analysis. (First offering Winter 2000.)

Prerequisites: CHEM*1790, CHEM*2070, (CHEM*2400 or CHEM*2480)
Exclusions: CHEM*3460, TOX*3300

CHEM*3440 Analytical Chemistry III: Analytical Instrumentation F(3-3) [0.50]

Analytical Instrumentation, data acquisition, processing and applications in Chemistry and Biochemistry. (First offering Fall 2000.)

Prerequisites: CHEM*3430
Exclusions: CHEM*3450, CHEM*3460

CHEM*3450 Analytical II: Signal Processing and Spectroscopy S,F(3-3) [0.50]

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.) (Last offering Spring 1999.)

Prerequisites: CHEM*2070, CHEM*2400
Exclusions: TOX*3300

CHEM*3460 Analytical III: Separations and Electroanalytical Chemistry F(3-3) [0.50]

A description of modern methods in chromatography (GC, GCMS, HPLC) and electroanalytical chemistry (ion selective electrodes, biosensors and voltametric determinations). Emphasis will be placed on trace analysis. (Last offering Fall 1999.)

Prerequisites: CHEM*3450

CHEM*3560 Structure and Function in Biochemistry F,W(3-0) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*2580

CHEM*3570 Analytical Biochemistry S,F(3*-3) [0.50] +

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

Prerequisites: (CHEM*2400 or CHEM*2480), CHEM*2580
Exclusions: MICR*3110

CHEM*3640 Chemistry of the Elements I S,F(3*-3) [0.50] +

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: CHEM*2070
Exclusions: CHEM*2610, CHEM*3620

CHEM*3650 Chemistry of the Elements II W(3*-3) [0.50] +

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: CHEM*3640
Exclusions: CHEM*3630

CHEM*3750 Organic Chemistry II S,F(3*-3) [0.50] +

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*2700

CHEM*3760 Organic Chemistry III W(3-3) [0.50] +

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: CHEM*3750, CHEM*2070

CHEM*3860 Quantum Chemistry F(3-1) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*2070, MATH*2170
Exclusions: CHEM*3840

CHEM*3870 Symmetry and Spectroscopy W(2-3) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*2070 or CHEM*2810

CHEM*4010 Chemistry and Industry W(3-0) [0.50]

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: (CHEM*2300 or CHEM*2700), (CHEM*3430 or TOX*3300), (MATH*1210 or MATH*2080)

CHEM*4300 Polymer Chemistry F(3-0) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: (CHEM*3720 or CHEM*3750), (1 of CHEM*2810, CHEM*2820, CHEM*2880)

CHEM*4400 Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry W(3-0) [0.50]

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: CHEM*3430 or CHEM*3450

CHEM*4520 Metabolic Processes F(3-0) [0.50]

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: CHEM*3560 or CHEM*3570

CHEM*4540 Enzymology W(2-4) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*3560 (may be taken concurrently), CHEM*3570

CHEM*4550 Biochemistry and Structure of Macromolecules F(3-0) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: (CHEM*3570 and 1 of CHEM*2800, CHEM*2820, CHEM*2880) or (CHEM*3560, PHYS*3230)

CHEM*4570 Applied Biochemistry F(3-0) [0.50]

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: CHEM*3560 or CHEM*3570

CHEM*4580 Membrane Biochemistry W(3-0) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*3560 or CHEM*3570

CHEM*4620 Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry F(3-0) [0.50]

A contemporary treatment of subjects of current interest in modern inorganic chemistry. Possible topics include solid state chemistry and organometallic chemistry.

Prerequisites: CHEM*3630 or CHEM*3650

CHEM*4630 Bioinorganic Chemistry W(3-0) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*2580, (CHEM*2610 or CHEM*3650)

CHEM*4720 Organic Reactivity W(3-0) [0.50]

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: CHEM*3730 or CHEM*3760 (may be taken concurrently)

CHEM*4730 Synthetic Organic Chemistry F(3-0) [0.50]

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: CHEM*3730 or CHEM*3760

CHEM*4880 Topics in Advanced Physical Chemistry W(3-0) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: CHEM*3840 or CHEM*3860

CHEM*4900 Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Project I S,F,W(0-9) [0.75]

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 CHEM*4910 in a subsequent semester.

Prerequisites: 5.00 credits in chemistry or biochemistry including 1.50 credits from (CHEM*3430 or CHEM*3450), CHEM*3570, (CHEM*3620 or CHEM*3640), (CHEM*3630 or CHEM*3650), (CHEM*3730 or CHEM*3760), CHEM*3870, CHEM*4540

CHEM*4910 Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Project II S,F,W(0-9) [0.75]

Research project and seminar in chemistry or biochemistry.

Prerequisites: CHEM*4900

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