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Major Chemistry - Materials (62 credits)

Offered by: Chemistry     Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

Program Prerequisites

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.

Required Courses (59 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 59 credits in chemistry, physics and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at the CEGEP level but the Chemistry courses must be replaced by courses in that discipline if students wish to be eligible for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the Academic Adviser.
See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

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 and MATH 315 during U1 is also strongly recommended. Physics PHYS 242 should be completed during U2.
* Denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.
** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

  • 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 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Youla S Tsantrizos, Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Mitchell Huot (Fall) Michel Daoust, Mitchell Huot, Laura Pavelka, Jean-Philip Lumb, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter) Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Mitchell Huot (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 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Dmytro Perepichka, Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Mitchell Huot (Fall) Michel Daoust, Mitchell Huot, Laura Pavelka, Karine Auclair (Winter) Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Mitchell Huot (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 223 Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    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 2013

    Instructors: David M Ronis (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 or equivalent, PHYS 142, or permission of instructor.
    • Corequisite: MATH 222 or equivalent.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 203 or CHEM 204.
    • Note: Chemistry Honours and Majors must take CHEM 223 and CHEM 253 simultaneously.
  • CHEM 243 Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    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 2014

    Instructors: Gonzalo Cosa (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 223 and CHEM 253.
    • 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 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 2013

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

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Corequisite: CHEM 223 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Amy Blum, Samuel Lewis Sewall, 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 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 2014

    Instructors: Audrey Moores-François (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 2013

    Instructors: Samuel Lewis Sewall (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 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jan Hamier, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Janine Mauzeroll (Fall) Jan Hamier, Samuel Lewis Sewall (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.
  • 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 2013, Winter 2014

    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 2013

    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 345 Molecular Properties and Structure 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : An introduction to quantum chemistry covering the historical development, wave theory, methods of quantum mechanics, and applications of quantum chemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Linda G Reven (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 213 or CHEM 223 and CHEM 243, MATH 315, and PHYS 142, or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: For Chemistry Honours and Majors only
  • CHEM 355 Molecular Properties and Structure 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A survey of the principles of electronic, vibrational and rotational spectroscopy. Magnetic resonance methods.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Linda G Reven (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 345, PHYS 242, or permission of instructor
  • CHEM 365 Statistical Thermodynamics (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    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 2014

    Instructors: Paul Wiseman (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 345
  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Janine Mauzeroll, 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 377 Instrumental Analysis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Spectroscopic methods of analysis will be studied with respect to fundamentals, operational aspects and instrument design. Topics will range from UV-visible to x-ray spectrometry. Methodologies will be evaluated with respect to their application in spectrometric systems. Laboratory automation will be studied and applied in the laboratory.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Eric Dunbar Salin, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 367
    • 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 2013

    Instructors: Bruce A Arndtsen (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 281.
    • Restriction: For Honours and Major Chemistry students
  • CHEM 392 Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A program of modules is selected in consultation with the laboratory staff. The experimental modules consist of projects related to the theoretical principles, synthetic techniques and instrumental methods used in modern organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry, including aspects of green chemistry and nanochemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Mitchell Huot, Tomislav Friscic (Fall) Mitchell Huot, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Tomislav Friscic, Samuel Lewis Sewall (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisite/corequisites: CHEM 381 and CHEM 302. Advanced laboratory for Chemistry Honours and Major students. Students enrolled in CHEM 392 are strongly advised to choose the D option.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 362.
  • CHEM 393 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Selected experiments to illustrate physico-chemical principles more advanced than those of CHEM 363, CHEM 253 and CHEM 263.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, William Claude Galley, Samuel Lewis Sewall (Fall) Jean-Marc Gauthier, William Claude Galley, Samuel Lewis Sewall (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 253 and CHEM 263 or CHEM 363 or permission of instructor.
    • Each lab section has limited enrolment.
    • It is strongly recommended that students take CHEM 345 prior to CHEM 393.
  • CHEM 574 Introductory Polymer Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A survey course on the structure of polymers, kinetics and mechanisms of polymer and copolymer synthesis; characterization and molecular weight distributions; polymer microstructure, the thermodynamics of polymer solutions; the crystalline and amorphous states, rubber elasticity and structure-property relationships.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Christopher Barrett (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites: CHEM 223 and CHEM 243 or CHEM 213 and CHEM 273, or CHEM 233 (for engineering students only), or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CHEM 455 or CHEM 674.
  • MATH 222 Calculus 3 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    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 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Nathan Grieve, Payman L Kassaei (Fall) Dmitry Jakobson (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MATH 141. Familiarity with vector geometry or Corequisite: MATH 133
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP course 201-303 or MATH 150, MATH 151 or MATH 227
  • MATH 315 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Charles Roth (Fall) Gantumur Tsogtgerel (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MATH 222.
    • Corequisite: MATH 133.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 325.
  • PHYS 242 Electricity and Magnetism (2 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    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 2013

    Instructors: Paul Wiseman (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours lectures
    • Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics, MATH 222

Complementary Course (3 credits)

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Mark P Andrews (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 381
  • CHEM 534 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Topics discussed include scanning probe microscopy, chemical self-assembly, computer modelling, and microfabrication/micromachining.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Mark P Andrews (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 334 or PHYS 334 or permission of instructor
    • Corequisites: one of CHEM 345, PHYS 357, or PHYS 446 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking PHYS 534
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Ashok K Kakkar (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 302 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
  • CHEM 585 Colloid Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Principles of the physical chemistry of phase boundaries. Electrical double layer theory; van der Waals forces; Brownian motion; kinetics of coagulation; electrokinetics; light scattering; solid/liquid interactions; adsorption; surfactants; hydrodynamic interactions; rheology of dispersions.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Theodorus G Van de Ven (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 345, MATH 233 and MATH 315, PHYS 241 and PHYS 242. Students who haven't taken CHEM 223 and CHEM 243 must have taken CHEM 273 or permission of instructor.
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