Below is a list of chemistry courses. For a full description please visit the CBU calendar.

CHEM1104 – GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

A description of the properties of matter and their correlation with modern theoretical principles of chemistry. Topics include: atoms, molecules, and ions; formulas and equations; the Periodic Table; electronic structure of atoms; chemical bonding, and gases and change of state. Course includes lab component.

CHEM1104L – GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LAB

Lab component for CHEM1104. This lab focuses on an introduction to some of the fundamental concepts and experimental techniques used in chemistry. Lab will also supplement theory topics taught in the the course. Students will be introduced to such concepts and techniques as unit conversion, proper measurement techniques and the use of significant figures, the use of analytical balances, volumetric glassware, titration, nomenclature and molecular modelling.

CHEM1105 – GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

Topics include intermolecular forces in solids, liquids, gases and change of state; enthalpy; entropy, and free energy. Rates of reaction, reaction mechanisms, equilibrium, acid-base reactions, electrolytes and voltaic cells and overview of organic chemistry. Course includes lab component.

CHEM1105L – GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LAB

Lab component for CHEM1105. This lab continues on an introduction to some  of the fundamental concepts and experimental techniques used in chemistry. Students will be introduced to such concepts and techniques as calorimetry, spectrophotometric analysis, titration, measurement of rates and determination of reaction order, measurement of pH, study of buffer systems, and solubility.

CHEM1401 – PETROLEUM CHEMISTRY

This course examines the basic chemistry, characteristics and properties of hydrocarbons in the context of petroleum engineering technology. It covers the Basic chemical concepts. Atomic and molecular structure. Chemical bonding using inorganic and organic examples. A study of the states of matter. Composition and characteristics of petroleum: hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbon components. The basic laws of thermodynamics and their applications. Gas laws, changes of state and phase diagrams.

CHEM1401L – PETROLEUM CHEMISTRY LAB

Lab component for CHEM1401.

CHEM2201 – CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS

Cross-listed with PHYS2101
The theoretical basis of the fundamental principles of chemistry will be discussed. The emphasis is on derivations and the physical meaning of these. Topics include thermodynamics, solutions and phase equilibria. Students will be introduced to data handling by computer. Course includes lab component.

CHEM2201 – CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS

Lab component for CHEM2201. This lab focuses on the determination of some fundamental thermodynamic topics such as the heat capacity of gases, change in entropy, change in enthalpy, phase diagram determination for liquid-liquid or solid-liquid binary system, and molar mass of an unknown compound. Students will be introduced to such techniques as solution calorimetry, bomb calorimetry, conductivity, and freezing-point determination, and dilute solution viscosity. Other topics covered include a review of how to write an experimental lab report and basic computer and spreadsheet operation using assigned problems.

CHEM2203 – CHEMICAL KINETICS & EQUILIBRIUM

This course will examine the kinetics and equilibria of chemical systems. Topics include molecular kinetic theory of gases; rates of chemical reactions, both experimentally and theoretically; and the equilibria of chemical reactions. Laboratory experiments will focus on the techniques and instrumentation used to study chemical kinetics and equilibria. Students will be introduced to data handling by computer. Course includes lab component.

CHEM2203L – CHEMICAL KINETICS & EQUILIBRIUM LAB

Lab component for CHEM2203. This laboratory is similar in format to chem 2201 laboratory with lab curriculum focusing on kinetics and equilibria of chemical systems. Topics will focus on the techniques and instrumentation used to study chemical kinetics and equilibria such as: acid-base titrations, oxidation-reduction titrations, electrochemical measurement, UV spectroscopy, polarimetry, conductivity, and dilute solution viscosity. Other topics covered include a review of how to write an experimental lab report and basic computer and spreadsheet operation using assigned problems.

CHEM2301 – INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

This course is an introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds, both aliphatic and aromatic, and involves a survey of the major functional groups. Emphasis is placed on the close connections between modern organic, biology and biochemistry. Course includes lab component.

CHEM2301L – INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB

Lab component for CHEM2301.

CHEM2303 – INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

This course introduces the student to the major types of organic reactions. Reaction mechanisms and the role of intermediates are discussed, as are topics in stereochemistry and spectroscopy, IR, NMR, UV-VIS and mass spectroscopy. Course includes lab component.

CHEM2303L – INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB

Lab component for CHEM2303.

CHEM2401 – INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

The course covers practical applications of chemistry to industry. Review of typical chemical industries and modern production plants in Canada and around the world. Review of activities of and visits to chemical industries in Atlantic Canada. Chemical terms and nomenclatures, basic process calculations, and flowcharts. Basic principles of processing equipment, distillation units, reactors, heat exchangers, scrubbers, and driers. Introductory material and energy balances.

CHEM2401L – INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

Lab component for CHEM2401.

CHEM2403 – INTRODUCTORY ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

An intensive study of chemical equilibria including acid/base, precipitation, complex and electrochemical as well as statistical methods for analyzing data and some instrumental methods of analysis. Laboratories involve the quantitative analysis of unknowns. Course includes lab component.

CHEM2403L – INTRODUCTORY ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LAB

Lab component for CHEM2403. This lab provides an introduction to the core techniques used in contemporary analytical chemistry and builds on many of the concepts introduced in 1st-year. It focuses on the study of chemical equilibria including acid/base, precipitation, complex and electrochemical analysis. It also focuses on the statistical methods for analyzing data. Several instrumental methods of analysis are introduced including spectrophotometric and atomic absorption. Laboratories will also involve the quantitative analysis of unknown samples.

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CHEM2404 – ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

The course begins with a review of the fundamental chemical principles relevant to aqueous systems. This is followed by an examination of the primary water quality parameters, analysis methods and treatment strategies presently utilized in the study of water/wastewater. The laboratory portion of the course involves specific sampling and analysis procedures. Course includes lab component.

CHEM2404L – ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LAB

Lab component for CHEM2404.

CHEM2501 – INTRODUCTORY INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

The fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry involving a study of the electronic structure, properties, reactivity and bonding characteristics of the main group elements. Laboratory experiments involve qualitative analysis of these elements and their compounds. Course includes lab component.

CHEM2501L – INTRODUCTORY INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

Lab component for CHEM2501. This lab provides an introduction to many of the techniques used in inorganic chemistry including the study of atomic theory, bonding, quantitative relationships, solutions, acids and bases, salts, and nuclear chemistry.  Instrumental techniques, such as ultra-violet and visible spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance will be used to analyze and characterize known and unknown compounds.  The principles behind the main group elements in the periodic table and the chemicals involved in fireworks will also be investigated.  This lab will also introduce you to the computer drawing software – ChemDraw.

CHEM2601 – INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY

A study of the unifying concepts of biochemistry, the structure of proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids and a brief introduction to their metabolism. Course includes lab component.

CHEM2601L – INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY LAB

Lab component for CHEM2601. The Chem 2601 lab is intended to introduce you to some of the most widely used experimental procedures in biochemistry, including protein purification, analysis and characterization, as well as a study enzyme assays and kinetics. You will also gain some familiarity with some of the types of equipment frequently used in biochemistry.

CHEM3201 – MATHEMATICS FOR CHEMISTRY I

Cross-listed with MATH2113

Topics covered will include the application of ordinary differential equations, vector algebra, matrices, determinants and operators to such areas of chemistry as point group theory, modern molecular orbital theory, factor analysis and eigenvalue problems. Course includes lab component.

CHEM3201L – MATHEMATICS FOR CHEMISTRY I LAB

Lab component for CHEM3201.

CHEM3203 – MATHEMATICS FOR CHEMISTRY II

Cross-listed with MATH2214
An overview of modern computer applications in chemistry. Topics will include use of software packages for molecular modeling, solution of simultaneous linear equations, linear and nonlinear least squares, regression on systems with two and three parameters and interpolation of experimental data. Course includes lab component.

CHEM3203L – MATHEMATICS FOR CHEMISTRY II LAB

Lab component for CHEM3203.

CHEM3204 – SYMMETRY & MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY

This course will introduce students to group theory and its application in molecular spectroscopy. The molecular basis of electronic, rotational and rotational-vibrational spectroscopies will be studied. Course includes lab component.

CHEM3204L – SYMMETRY & MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY LAB

Lab component for CHEM3204.

CHEM3301 – INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

A study of organic reaction mechanisms, condensation reactions, symmetry-controlled reactions and a survey of heterocyclic chemistry. Course includes lab component.

CHEM3301L – INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

Lab component for CHEM3301.

CHEM3401 – ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY

The principles of operation and selected applications of modern spectrochemical methods of analysis. Emphasis is placed on instrument components. Course includes lab component.

CHEM3401L – ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY LAB

Lab component for CHEM3401. This lab is intended to further reinforce the analytical instrumentation and techniques that were introduced during the second year course.  You will investigate  a wide range of spectroscopic techniques including infrared (IR), ultraviolet-visible (UV/Vis) , Raman, ultra-performance liquid chromatography mass spec (UPLCMSMS), inductively coupled plasma mass spec (ICPMS) as well as gas chromatography mass spec (GCMS).

CHEM3403 – ANALYTICAL SEPARATIONS

The applications of separation techniques to chemical analysis. The theoretical principles of various instrumental methods are explained and applications are examined. Emphasis is placed on HPLC and GC/MS. Course includes lab component.

CHEM3403L – ANALYTICAL SEPARATIONS LAB

Lab component for CHEM3403. The Chem 3403 lab component is designed to examine the applications of electrochemical and separation techniques as they are applied to chemical analysis.  Various instrumental methods will be examined and explained. Emphasis will be placed on analytical separation techniques with analysis by HPLC, UPLC, ICPMS and GC.

CHEM3501 – INTERMEDIATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

This course is a continuation of CHEM2501 with an emphasis on the transition metals, lanthanides, and actinides. The chemical and physical properties of their compounds are discussed using modern bonding theories. The lab component will involve the preparation and characterization of compounds discussed in class. Course includes lab component.

CHEM3501L – INTERMEDIATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

Lab component for CHEM3501.

CHEM3601 – INTERMEDIATE BIOCHEMISTRY

The metabolism of the substances studied in CHEM2601 is discussed in more detail. Course includes lab component.

CHEM3801 – DIRECTED STUDY IN CHEMISTRY

Research in an area not covered by other chemistry courses. See the Department Chair for details.

CHEM3803 – DIRECTED STUDY IN CHEMISTRY

Research in an area not covered by other chemistry courses. See the Department Chair for details.

CHEM4201 – ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

The theoretical basis of chemistry will be derived and discussed. Students are introduced to quantum theory and its application in atomic and molecular electronic structure. Course includes lab component.

CHEM4203 – NANOCHEMISTRY

This course will examine the emerging field of nanoscience, through the lenses of physical chemistry, physics and biology to enable students to understand the characteristics of matter at the nanoscale. Topics will include they synthesis, characterization and applications of nanoscale structures and materials with an emphasis on their application in health spheres, electronic, energy and environmental technologies.

CHEM4203L – NANOCHEMISTRY

Lab component for CHEM4203 compliments the lectures, by facilitating student’s visualization of phenomena discussed in class. The lab is approached using group or individual projects that esxplores topics of synthesis, analysis and characterisation of nanomaterials as well as computational methods in nanochemistry. Students are exposed to methods based on interaction of nanostructured matter with light that gives rise to some of its most important observable properties such as scattering processes involving X-rays, visible light, electrons, and neutrons. They are also introduced to selected computational procedures with emphasis on quantum molecular dynamics and Density Functional Theory simulations.

CHEM4301 – ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

A survey of developments in current organic chemistry. This course will both round out the student’s knowledge of carbon chemistry and integrate that knowledge with the other disciplines of chemistry, particularly physical organic chemistry. Course includes lab component.

CHEM4401 – POLYMER CHEMISTRY

Involves the chemistry of macromolecules, definitions of polymeric materials, different examples of synthetic and natural polymers and rubber elasticity, monomer and polymer nomenclature, polymerization reactions, techniques, reactivity and kinetics, molecular weight distribution, measurements and control, and synthesis, analysis, structure-property characterization and rheological behaviour of polymers.

CHEM4403 – ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

The application of techniques such as Atomic Absorption (AA), Mass Spectrometry (MS), and Polarography to trace analyses. Students examine recent peer-reviwed literature and prepare critical reviews for class discussion. Reducing interferences, using blanks, performing replicate analyses, and recovery studies will be emphasized.

CHEM4404 – CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTATION DESIGN/TROUBLESHOOTING

The basic design and working principles of chemical instrumentation (AA, NMR, IR, UV/visible, ICP-MS, pH, ISE, GC-FID, GC-ECD, GC-MS, HPLC-UV, UPLC-PDA, UPLC-qTOF) will be discussed with respect to operation, routine maintenance and serviceability. Topics will include signal-to-noise ratio, detection limits, basic electronics, (esp. shielding and component isolation), parameter optimization, firmware, and software. Students will tune and calibrate instruments.

CHEM4403 – ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

The application of techniques such as Atomic Absorption (AA), Mass Spectrometry (MS), and Polarography to trace analyses. Students examine recent peer-reviwed literature and prepare critical reviews for class discussion. Reducing interferences, using blanks, performing replicate analyses, and recovery studies will be emphasized.

CHEM4501 – ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY

A detailed look at concepts used in modern organometallic chemistry for synthetic laboratory research and current industrial processes. Topics that will be covered include the carbon-metal bond, heterogeneous catalysis and homogeneous catalysis, high vs. low density polyethylene, transition metal catalyzed polymerizations, asymmetric catalysis and Pd catalyzed organic transformations.

CHEM4801 – INDEPENDENT PROJECT IN CHEMISTRY

Normally this course will be completed in the student’s final year.

CHEM4900 – HONOURS THESIS IN CHEMISTRY

This course includes the preparation of an original research proposal, completion of the proposed research project, analysis of the data, preparation of a written thesis and oral defence of this thesis. Students planning to register in this course must consult the Department Chair in the term preceding the expected start date of the project. Consult the Department Chair for details. A three member panel (the faculty supervisor, a second chemistry faculty member and a third member agreed upon by the student.

 

 

 

Adango Miadonye
Professor, Chemistry

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Phone: 902.563.1210

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