Chemistry

 

CHEMISTRY

 

The Department of Chemistry offers two 6-credit courses and one 3-credit course at the 100-level (see course descriptions at the bottom of this page):

CHEM 100 – General Chemistry (6 credits)
CHEM 120 – Principles of Chemistry
(6 credits)
CHEM 151 – Fundamentals of General and Biological Chemistry
(3 credits)

 
CHEM 100 and 120
CHEM 100 and 120 are the primary foundation courses in the department.

CHEM 100 is intended for students planning to study the life sciences of biology, human kinetics and human nutrition. It is a required course for students in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health; the Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition; students intending to major in biology; and for some streams in the Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics.

CHEM 120 is intended for students planning further study in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics. It is a required course for students in the Diploma in Engineering, and for students intending to major in chemistry.

Students intending further study in Earth sciences or physics are required to take either CHEM 100 or 120, with 120 being the recommended choice for physics programs. 

CHEM 100 or 120 is a prerequisite for all upper-level courses in the department.

For initial registration purposes, these two courses are restricted to students in the Faculty of Science. Although students in all other programs may use chemistry courses as electives, students outside the Faculty of Science are not permitted to register in these courses until science students have completed registration. If there are then still seats available, interested students from other faculties may contact the chair of the department to inquire about possible overrides into the courses.

 

CHEM 151
CHEM 151 is a required first-year course for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and is normally restricted to students in this program.

This course cannot be used as a prerequisite for any other courses in the department.

 

Course Descriptions from the Current Academic Calendar:

100   General Chemistry
The fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, bonding, elementary thermo-chemistry and thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction reactions, kinetics and equilibrium reactions with particular reference to the behaviour of solutions, and an introduction to organic chemistry. This course emphasizes the application of chemical principles in areas of interest to students in the life sciences. Credit will be granted for only one of CHEM 100 and CHEM 120. Six credits and lab.

120   Principles of Chemistry
Reaction types and stoichiometry; applications of equilibria; principles of chemical thermodynamics; electrochemistry; atomic structure and models of chemical bonding; chemical kinetics; properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; chemistry of the representative elements; introduction to organic chemistry. The applications are in areas of interest to students contemplating further studies in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and the physical sciences. Credit will be granted for only one of CHEM 120 and CHEM 100. Six credits and lab.

151   Fundamentals of General Organic, Biological Chemistry
Topics include basic concepts of general chemistry; introduction to organic nomenclature and the reactivities of functional groups; coverage of the fundamentals of biological chemistry. May not be used as a prerequisite for any other chemistry course. Open to students in nursing, human kinetics, and arts; may not be taken for credit by other science students. Restricted enrolment. Three credits and a lab.

 

Please refer to Section 9.9 Chemistry in the Academic Calendar.

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