Minor Chemistry (25 credits)

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Offered by: Chemistry     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Please consult the program coordinator, Dr. Gonzalo Cosa, for more information about this minor.

A passing grade for courses within the Minor is a C.

Required Courses

10 credits

  • CHEE 310 Physical Chemistry for Engineers (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introduction to statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, surface and colloid chemistry, spectroscopy, and electrochemistry from an engineering viewpoint. Topics emphasize applications of physical chemistry for chemical engineers.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Omanovic, Sasha (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 220 or MIME 212.
    • Restriction: Not open to students having taken CHEM 233.
  • 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 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Daoust, Michel; Tsantrizos, Youla S; Moitessier, Nicolas (Fall) Daoust, Michel; Fenster, Ariel; Schirrmacher, Ralf (Winter) Daoust, Michel; Fenster, Ariel (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 233 Topics in Physical Chemistry (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Faculty of Engineering

    Overview

    Chemistry : Introduction to chemical kinetics, surface and colloid chemistry and electrochemistry. The topics to be discussed will be of particular interest to students in chemical engineering.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Power, Joan F (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: For Engineers only.
  • CHEM 234 Topics in Organic Chemistry (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Faculty of Engineering

    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 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Gleason, James L (Fall) Auclair, Karine (Winter) Schwarcz, Joseph A (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter, Summer
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent
    • Restriction: For Chemical Engineers only or Permission of Department.

* Students choose either CHEM 233 or CHEE 310
** or CEGEP equivalent

Complementary Courses

15 credits from the following lists, two courses of which must be laboratory courses (* indicates lab).

Note that CHEM 212 is a prerequisite for most of the courses listed below, and CHEM 223 (Introductory Physical Chemistry 1) and CHEM 243 (Introductory Physical Chemistry 2) or their equivalents are prerequisites for the physical chemistry courses. If students take CHEM 222 (Introductory Organic Chemistry 2), which includes a lab, instead of CHEM 234, they will receive credit for one of the two required laboratory courses, but they must complete a total of 25 credits in chemistry for the Minor.

Inorganic Chemistry

  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Moores-Francois, Audrey (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 371 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Modular format incorporating self-paced and self-guided instructions. In consultation with the instructors, a program of experimental modules is chosen covering projects related to theoretical principles, synthetic techniques and those instrumental methods used in modern inorganic and organometallic chemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Sleiman, Hanadi; Sewall, Samuel Lewis; Moores-Francois, Audrey; Huot, Mitchell (Fall) Sleiman, Hanadi; Sewall, Samuel Lewis; Huot, Mitchell (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 362; prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 381.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 392
  • 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 2010

    Instructors: Arndtsen, Bruce A (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 281.
    • Restriction: For Honours and Major Chemistry students
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Bohle, David (Winter)

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

Analytical Chemistry

  • CHEM 307 Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Description of current analytical practices in air and water pollution; critical evaluation of the reliability of the methods, with particular emphasis on interfering substances; rudiments of automated instrumentation; toxicological analysis as it relates to pollution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: One course in analytical chemistry
  • 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 2010

    Instructors: Power, Joan F; Sewall, Samuel Lewis; Gauthier, Jean-Marc (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 2011

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

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 367
    • Each lab section is limited enrolment

Organic Chemistry

  • 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 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Damha, Masad J (Fall) Sleiman, Hanadi (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 222, or permission of the instructor.
  • CHEM 352 Structural Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Modern spectroscopic methods of structure determination of organic and organometallic compounds.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Moores-Francois, Audrey (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 302
  • CHEM 362 Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : An advanced laboratory with experiments related to the theoretical principles and synthetic methods of modern organic chemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Daoust, Michel; Gleason, James L (Fall) Daoust, Michel; Gleason, James L (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 302. Not open to Honours or Majors in Chemistry
  • 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 2011

    Instructors: Tsantrizos, Youla S (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 302

Physical Chemistry

  • 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 2010

    Instructors: Reven, Linda G (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 2011

    Instructors: Kambhampati, Patanjali (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 345, PHYS 242, or permission of instructor
  • 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 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Sleiman, Hanadi; Sewall, Samuel Lewis; Huot, Mitchell (Fall) Gauthier, Jean-Marc; Sewall, Samuel Lewis (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 253 and CHEM 263 or CHEM 363 or permission of instructor.
    • Each lab section has limited enrolment.
  • 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 2010

    Instructors: Barrett, Christopher (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.
Faculty of Engineering—2010-2011 (last updated Jan. 19, 2011) (disclaimer)