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Major Concentration Chemistry (36 credits)

Offered by: Chemistry     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

The Major Concentration Chemistry 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.

The Major Concentration Chemistry, which is restricted to students in the B.A. & Sc. or B.Sc./B.Ed., is a planned sequence of courses designed to permit a degree of specialization in this discipline.

Required Courses* (18 credits)

* Required courses taken at CEGEP or elsewhere that are not credited toward the B.A. & Sc. or B.Sc./B.Ed. must be replaced by courses from the Complementary Course List equal to or exceeding their credit value. Regardless of the substitution, students must take at least 36 credits in this program.

  • CHEM 203 Survey of Physical Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : The fundamentals of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics with applications to biomolecular systems. Thermodynamic and kinetic control of biological processes.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Bryan Clifford Sanctuary (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Restrictions: Intended for students in biological science programs requiring only one course in physical chemistry. Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 204 or CHEM 213 or CHEM 223 and CHEM 243.
  • CHEM 212 Introductory Organic Chemistry 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A survey of reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds including modern concepts of bonding, mechanisms, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Youla S Tsantrizos, David Noble Harpp, Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall) Jean-Philip Lumb, Mitchell Huot, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter) Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (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).
  • CHEM 222 Introductory Organic Chemistry 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, David Noble Harpp, Dmytro Perepichka (Fall) Karine Auclair, Michel Daoust, Mitchell Huot, Laura Pavelka (Winter) Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (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.
  • CHEM 253 Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Illustrative experiments in physical chemistry. Laboratory section of CHEM 223.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Amy Blum, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Corequisite: CHEM 223 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
  • CHEM 281 Inorganic Chemistry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    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 2013

    Instructors: Audrey Moores-François, Laura Pavelka (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: For Honours and Major Chemistry students
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or plan to take CHEM 201
  • CHEM 287 Introductory Analytical Chemistry (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    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 2012

    Instructors: Janine Mauzeroll (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.
  • CHEM 297 Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Introductory experiments in analytical chemistry emphasizing classical and instrumental methods of quantitative analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jan Hamier, Janine Mauzeroll (Fall) Jan Hamier, Janine Mauzeroll, Jean-Marc Gauthier (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.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected from:

  • CHEM 219 Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : An introduction to the basic topics in atmospheric chemistry. The fundamentals of the chemical composition of the atmosphere and its chemical reactions. Selected topics such as; a smog chamber, acid rain, and the ozone hole, will be examined.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120, and one of MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150, or a CEGEP DEC in Science, or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ATOC 219, CHEM 419, or ATOC 419
    • Offered in even years. Students should register in ATOC 219 in odd years
  • CHEM 263 Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Illustrative experiments in physical chemistry. Laboratory section of CHEM 243.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Amy Blum, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 223 and CHEM 253.
    • Corequisite: CHEM 243 or equivalent.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 203 or CHEM 204. Permission of instructor.
    • Note: Chemistry Honours and Majors must take CHEM 243 and CHEM 263 simultaneously.
  • CHEM 302 Introductory Organic Chemistry 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Topics covered may include the following: Aromatic compounds, heterocyclic chemistry, sulfur and phosphorus chemistry, organosulfur and organophosphorus compounds, and biomolecules such as lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, polypeptides, DNA and RNA.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: James L Gleason (Fall) Hanadi Sleiman (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 222, or permission of the instructor.
  • CHEM 334 Advanced Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : The physicochemical properties of advanced materials. Topics discussed include photonics, information storage, 'smart' materials, biomaterials, clean energy materials, porous materials, and polymers.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Tomislav Friscic (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110/CHEM 120 and PHYS 101/PHYS 102 or PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or CEGEP Physics and Chemistry, or equivalent. Prerequisite or Corerequisite: one of CHEM 203, CHEM 204, CHEM 223 and CHEM 243, CHEM 214 or equivalent; or one of PHYS 230 and PHYS 232, or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking PHYS 334.
  • CHEM 367 Instrumental Analysis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : An introduction to modern instrumental analysis emphasizing chromatography, electrochemical methods and computational data analysis. Analytical methods to be examined in detail include gas-liquid and high performance liquid chromatography, LC mass spectrometry, and advanced electro-analysis techniques

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Joan F Power, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 257 or CHEM 277 or CHEM 287 and CHEM 297.
    • Each lab section is limited enrolment
  • CHEM 381 Inorganic Chemistry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    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 2012

    Instructors: Bruce A Arndtsen (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 281.
    • Restriction: For Honours and Major Chemistry students
  • CHEM 382 Organic Chemistry: Natural Products (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Structure, synthesis, stereochemistry and biosynthesis of terpenes, alkaloids, antibiotics and selected molecules of medicinal interest.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Youla S Tsantrizos (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 302
  • CHEM 531 Chemistry of Inorganic Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Structure, bonding, synthesis, properties and applications of covalent, ionic, metallic crystals, and amorphous solids. Defect structures and their use in synthesis of specialty materials such as electronic conductors, semiconductors, and superconductors, and solid electrolytes. Basic principles of composite materials and applications of chemistry to materials processing.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Mark P Andrews (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 381
  • CHEM 571 Polymer Synthesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A survey of polymer preparation and characterization; mechanisms of chain growth, including free radical, cationic, anionic, condensation and transition metal-mediated polymerization, and the effects of these mechanisms on polymer architecture; preparation of alternating, block, graft and stereoblock copolymers; novel macromolecular structures including dendrimers and other nanostructures.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ashok K Kakkar (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 302 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
  • CHEM 582 Supramolecular Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Introduction to supramolecular organization will be followed by discussions on the nature of interactions and methodologies to create ordered aggregates of high complexity. Potential of supramolecular chemistry in fabricating smart materials will be explored using specific topics including inclusion chemistry, dendrimers, molecular self-assembly and crystal engineering.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hanadi Sleiman (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 222, CHEM 381
  • CHEM 591 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : The roles of transition and main group elements in biology and medicine will be examined with an emphasis on using tools for structure and genome searching as well as becoming acquainted with experimental spectroscopic methods useful for bioinorganic chemistry such as macromolecular X-ray diffraction, EPR and EXAFS.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: David Bohle (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 381
    • Restriction: For Honours and Major Chemistry students or with permission
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