Liberal Program - Core Science Component Chemistry - Biological (47 credits)

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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 Basic Core Courses (26 credits)

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.mcgill.ca/chemistry/current-undergraduate-students/advising/.

The Liberal Program: Core Science Component in Chemistry - Biological 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 strongly recommended.

* 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Hanadi Sleiman (Fall) Jean-Philip Lumb, Mitchell Huot, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Danielle Vlaho (Winter) Danielle Vlaho, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Summer)

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Dmytro Perepichka (Fall) Nicolas Moitessier, Mitchell Huot, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Danielle Vlaho (Winter) Mitchell Huot, Michel Daoust, 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 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 2017

    Instructors: Amy Blum (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 204.

    • Note: Chemistry Honours and Majors must take CHEM 283 either simultaneously or the semester following CHEM 223.

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Gonzalo Cosa (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisites: CHEM 223.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 203 or CHEM 204. Permission of instructor.

    • Note: Chemistry Honours and Majors that have not taken CHEM 283 should do so concurrently with CHEM 243.

  • CHEM 253 Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Illustrative experiments in physical chemistry.

    Terms: Winter 2018

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

    • Fall Note: For students in non-Chemistry programs and Chemistry Minors students only. Chemistry Honours and Majors must take CHEM 283.

    • Prerequisite: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 or equivalent.

    • Corequisite: CHEM 203 or CHEM 204 or 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • CHEM 267 Introductory Chemical Analysis (3 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. The laboratory component includes introductory experiments in analytical chemistry emphasizing classical and instrumental methods of quantitative analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Jan Hamier, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Janine Mauzeroll (Fall)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Ashok K Kakkar (Winter)

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: David Bohle (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: CHEM 281.

    • Restriction: For Honours and Major Chemistry students

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Stephen W Drury, Niko Laaksonen (Fall) Stephen W Drury (Winter) Ibrahim Al Balushi (Summer)

Biological Option Courses (21 credits)

18 credits:

  • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The physical and chemical properties of the cell and its components in relation to their structure and function. Topics include: protein structure, enzymes and enzyme kinetics; nucleic acid replication, transcription and translation; the genetic code, mutation, recombination, and regulation of gene expression.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Kenneth E M Hastings, Paul Lasko, Tomoko Oyama, Richard D W Roy, Thomas E Bureau (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 112 or equivalent

    • Corequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent

  • BIOL 201 Cell Biology and Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : This course introduces the student to our modern understanding of cells and how they work. Major topics to be covered include: photosynthesis, energy metabolism and metabolic integration; plasma membrane including secretion, endocytosis and contact mediated interactions between cells; cytoskeleton including cell and organelle movement; the nervous system; hormone signaling; the cell cycle.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gary Brouhard (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ANAT 212 or BIOC 212

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: James L Gleason, Masad J Damha (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 222, or permission of the instructor.

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Mitchell Huot, Laura Pavelka (Fall) Mitchell Huot, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Danielle Vlaho (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 482 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 2018

    Instructors: Youla S Tsantrizos (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CHEM 302

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CHEM 382.

    • Winter

  • CHEM 502 Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : This course will cover biologically relevant molecules, particularly nucleic acids, proteins, and their building blocks. In each case, synthesis and biological functions will be discussed. The topics include synthesis of oligonucleotides and peptides; chemistry of phosphates; enzyme structure and function; coenzymes, and enzyme catalysis; polyketides; antiviral and anticancer agents.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Christopher Thibodeaux, Alexander Wahba (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: CHEM 302

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 402.

3 credits from any CHEM course at the 300 or higher level.

Faculty of Science—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)