Department of Chemistry

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Fourth Year Courses

CHEM/ENCH411 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Description

A discussion of recent advances in analytical chemistry and its applications to the environmental, materials and biomedical fields. At least four topics will be covered from sample preparation, separation methods, multidimensional chromatography, elemental spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, and surface analysis methods. Additional topics will be selected from the current literature.

Instructor

Dr. Diane Beauchemin
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 308
Phone: 613-533-2619
Email: diane.beauchemin@chem.queensu.ca

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CHEM/ENCH412 Statistical Mechanics

Description

The fundamentals of statistical mechanics with applications to thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids and solids and to chemical equilibrium in dilute gases.

Instructor

Dr. Natalie Cann
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 306
Phone: 613-533-2651
Email: natalie.cann@chem.queensu.ca

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CHEM/ENCH413 Computational Chemistry - not offered in 2017-2018

Description

The application of quantum mechanics to chemical structures, energetics, internal motions of molecules, and chemical reactions. An introduction to the use of modern electronic structure software in chemistry.

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CHEM/ENCH414 Catalysis - not offered in 2017-2018

Description

An advanced treatment of the concepts and applications of catalysis, including the kinetics of catalysis and topics selected from the areas of homogeneous, heterogeneous, and biocatalysis.

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CHEM/ENCH415 Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis

Description

The course covers concepts of equilibrium electrochemistry and examines the structure of the electrode-solution interface. It discusses the basics of electron transfer and derives electrochemical kinetics equations. It shows examples of several electrochemical reactions and overviews experimental methods used to study electrochemical phenomena.

Instructor

Dr. Gregory Jerkiewicz
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 311
Phone: 613-533-6413
Email: gregory.jerkiewicz@chem.queensu.ca

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CHEM/ENCH421 Advanced Methods in Physical Chemistry

Description

Modern spectroscopic methods for the structural and electronic characterization of molecules will be discussed, including: NMR, X-ray and synchrontron-based spectroscopies, laser spectroscopy, surface spectroscopic methods and scanning probe methods.

Instructor

Dr. Peter Loock
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 304
Phone: 613-533-2621
Email: peter.loock@chem.queensu.ca

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CHEM/ENCH422 Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Description

Modern synthetic methods in organic chemistry. Principles of strategy in planning organic syntheses based on simple classifications of reagents and reactions, and on the control of stereochemistry.

Instructor

Dr. P. Andrew Evans
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 504
Phone: 613-533-6286
Email: andrew.evans@chem.queensu.ca

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CHEM/ENCH423 Topics in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

Description

An examination of aspects of modern inorganic and organometallic chemistry. Topics will include metal-ligand bonding in organometallic complexes, applications of organometallics in organic synthesis, metal-metal bonding in dinuclear and polynuclear metal complexes, and may include reaction mechanisms of transition metal complexes, bioinorganic chemistry, and symmetry.

Instructors

Dr. Anne Petitjean
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 410
Phone: 613-533-6587
 
Dr. Kevin Stamplecoskie
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 505
Phone: 613-533-2649

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CHEM/ENCH424 Polymer Chemistry

Description

Specific properties of polymers (glass transition, crystallinity, polydispersity, etc.) and their dependence on macromolecular structure and isomerism. Polymer synthesis overview: step and chain polymerization (free-radical, ionic and insertion mechanisms) and reactions on polymers. Examples of polymers and their uses.

Instructor

Dr. Guojun Liu
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 411
Phone: 613-533-6996
 

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CHEM/ENCH425 Self-Assembly and Materials - not offered in 2017-2018

Description

Four topics covering a range of self-assembled molecular systems will be discussed: monolayers and bilayers, block co-polymers, nanoparticles, and liquid crystals. Material properties, synthetic methods and application of these systems in current and emerging technologies, including nanotechnologies, will be covered.

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CHEM497, CHEM498, CHEM499, ENCH417 Research Project I II

Description

A full-year research project on a topic in chemistry, supervised by a member of staff. Normally limited to students in the final year of a major or subject of specialization in Chemistry. May be taken in the Summer Term with permission. Additional restrictions may apply.

Course Coordinator

Dr. Gang Wu
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 408
Phone: 613-533-2644
Email: gang.wu@chem.queensu.ca

Website

OnQ

To view 2017-2018 project information, please self-enroll into the onQ course site.