2010-2011
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PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.
The required courses in this program consist of 26 credits in chemistry and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at CEGEP. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the Academic Adviser.
See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.
The Liberal Program: Core Science Component Chemistry - Physical Option is not certified by the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students interested in pursuing a career in Chemistry in Quebec are advised to take an appropriate B.Sc. program in Chemistry.
A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 during U1 is also strongly recommended.
* Denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.
** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.
Chemistry : A survey of reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds including modern concepts of bonding, mechanisms, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.
Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011
Instructors: Michel Daoust, Youla S Tsantrizos, Nicolas Moitessier (Fall) Michel Daoust, Ariel Fenster, Ralf Schirrmacher (Winter) Michel Daoust, Ariel Fenster (Summer)
Fall, Winter, Summer
Prerequisite: CHEM 110 or equivalent.
Corequisite: CHEM 120 or equivalent.
Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 211 or equivalent
Each lab section is limited enrolment
Note: Some CEGEP programs provide equivalency for this course. For more information, please see the Department of Chemistry’s Web page (http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/outside/equivalent.htm).
Chemistry : Modern spectroscopic techniques for structure determination. The chemistry of alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, and amines, with special attention to mechanistic aspects. Special topics.
Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011
Instructors: Michel Daoust, James L Gleason (Fall) Karine Auclair, Michel Daoust (Winter) Michel Daoust, Joseph A Schwarcz (Summer)
Fall, Winter
Prerequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent.
Restriction: Not open to students who have taken an equivalent Organic 2 at CEGEP (see McGill University Basic Math and Sciences Equivalence Table at www.mcgill.ca/mathscitable) or who have or are taking CHEM 234.
Chemistry : Kinetics 1: Gas laws, kinetic theory of collisions. Thermodynamics: Zeroth law of thermodynamics. First law of thermodynamics, heat capacity, enthalpy, thermochemistry, bond energies. Second law of thermodynamics; the entropy and free energy functions. Third law of thermodynamics, absolute entropies, free energies, Maxwell relations and chemical and thermodynamic equilibrium states.
Terms: Fall 2010
Instructors: William Claude Galley (Fall)
Chemistry : Heterogeneous equilibrium: phase rule and phase diagrams. Ideal solutions, colligative properties, solubility. Electrochemistry, Debye-Hückel Theory. Kinetics 2: Transition State Theory, complex reactions, free-radical reactions, chain reactions, catalysis, reactions at surfaces, ionic effects of reactions in solution, photochemistry.
Terms: Winter 2011
Instructors: William Claude Galley (Winter)
Chemistry : Illustrative experiments in physical chemistry. Laboratory section of CHEM 243.
Terms: Winter 2011
Instructors: Amy Blum, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter)
Chemistry : Basic concepts of electronic structure and molecular bonding will be developed and applied to the understanding of common materials. Acid-base chemistry. Survey of the chemistry of the main group elements. Introduction to coordination and organometallic chemistry.
Terms: Winter 2011
Instructors: Audrey Moores-Francois (Winter)
Chemistry : Qualitative and quantitative analysis. A survey of methods of analysis including theory and practice of semimicro qualitative analysis and representative gravimetric, volumetric and instrumental methods.
Terms: Fall 2010
Instructors: David H Burns, Eric Dunbar Salin (Fall)
Fall
Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120, or CHEM 115, or equivalent.
Corequisite: Students in CHEM 287 are required to take the laboratory, CHEM 297, either simultaneously with CHEM 287 or in the term following CHEM 287.
Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 257D1/D2 or CHEM 277D1/D2.
Chemistry : Introductory experiments in analytical chemistry emphasizing classical and instrumental methods of quantitative analysis.
Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011
Instructors: David H Burns, Jan Hamier (Fall) Jan Hamier, Eric Dunbar Salin (Winter)
Fall, Winter
Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120, or CHEM 115, or equivalent.
Pre- or Co-requisite: CHEM 287.
Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 257D1/D2 or CHEM 277D1/D2.
Chemistry : Introduction to transition metal chemistry, coordination numbers and geometry, and nomenclature will be followed by a discussion of crystal field theory and its applications to problems in spectroscopy, magnetochemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics. Several aspects related to applications of organometallic compounds in catalysis and bioinorganic systems will be discussed.
Terms: Fall 2010
Instructors: Bruce A Arndtsen (Fall)
Fall
Prerequisite: CHEM 281.
Restriction: For Honours and Major Chemistry students
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.
Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011
Instructors: Wilbur Jonsson, Neville G F Sancho (Fall) Wilbur Jonsson (Winter)
Chemistry : An introduction to quantum chemistry covering the historical development, wave theory, methods of quantum mechanics, and applications of quantum chemistry.
Terms: Fall 2010
Instructors: Linda G Reven (Fall)
Chemistry : Molecular basis of thermodynamics with applications to ideal gases and simple solids. Topics to be covered will include: calculation of thermodynamic functions, chemical equilibrium constants, Einstein and Debye models of solids, absolute reaction rate theory, Debye-Hückel theory of strong electrolytes.
Terms: Winter 2011
Instructors: Paul Wiseman (Winter)
Winter
Prerequisite: CHEM 345
Chemistry : Selected experiments to illustrate physico-chemical principles more advanced than those of CHEM 363, CHEM 253 and CHEM 263.
Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011
Instructors: Hanadi Sleiman, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Mitchell Huot (Fall) Jean-Marc Gauthier, Samuel Lewis Sewall (Winter)
Computer Science (Sci) : Introduction to computer systems. Concepts and structures for high level programming. Elements of structured programming using FORTRAN 90 and C. Numerical algorithms such as root finding, numerical integration and differential equations. Non-numerical algorithms for sorting and searching.
Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011
Instructors: Nathan Friedman, Amin Ranjbar, Amir Hossein Rabbani (Fall) Nathan Friedman, Amir Hossein Rabbani, Seyed Sina Meraji (Winter)
3 hours
Prerequisite: differential and integral calculus.
Corequisite: linear algebra: determinants, vectors, matrix operations.
Restrictions: COMP 202 and COMP 208 cannot both be taken for credit. COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students interested in scientific computations. Credits for either of these courses will not count towards the 60-credit Major in Computer Science. COMP 208 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250.
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, linear operators and their matrix representations, orthogonality. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of Hermitian matrices. Applications.
Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011
Instructors: James G Loveys, Hongnian Huang (Fall) James G Loveys (Winter)
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.
Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011
Instructors: Neville G F Sancho (Fall) Jian-Jun Xu (Winter)
Physics : Properties of electromagnetic fields, dipole and quadropole fields and their interactions, chemical binding of molecules, electromagnetic properties of materials, Maxwell's equations and properties of electromagnetic waves, propagation of waves in media.
Terms: Fall 2010
Instructors: Shaun MacDonald Lovejoy (Fall)
Winter
2 hours lectures
Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics, MATH 222