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Second Year Courses

CHEM/ENCH211 Main Group Chemistry

Description

An introduction to chemistry of main group inorganic and organic compounds with the use of fundamental quantum mechanics, molecular orbital diagrams and Lewis structures to describe the structure and bonding. The stereochemistry and chirality of organic compounds, solid state inorganic chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of compounds of the main group elements will be covered. The laboratory will introduce skills in inorganic and organic synthesis.

Laboratory Supplies

The purchase of laboratory supplies is applicable to this course. Laboratory supplies, which could include goggles, lab coat, notebook, and lab manual are available through Science Stores (cash and debit only) during the first week of class. Proper laboratory supplies are required for students attending labs.

Instructor

Dr. Philip Jessop
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 412
Phone: 613-533-3212

Lab Coordinator

Dr. Jason Vlahakis
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 215
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77769
Email: jason.vlahakis@chem.queensu.ca

Lab Exemption

Are you retaking this course and have already completed all the labs? If so you may qualify for a lab exemption. If you would like to request a lab exemption, email ugadm@chem.queensu.ca and include your full name, student number, course, year and term taken. Please note that you must have successfully completed all labs from the course within the last 3 years with a lab mark of at least 65% for an exemption to be granted. Once the exemption is entered it will be confirmed by email and will appear on onQ. Registration in SOLUS will remain unchanged as you will still be required to attend tutorials.

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CHEM/ENCH212 Principles of Chemical Reactivity

Description

An introduction to the kinetics and mechanisms of reactions in gaseous and condensed phases, including acid-base and nucleophilic substitution reactions at carbon and other main group centers. Other topics will include molecular dynamics and reactions in solution. The laboratory illustrates measurement techniques and develops laboratory skills.

Laboratory Supplies

The purchase of laboratory supplies is applicable to this course. Laboratory supplies, which could include goggles, lab coat, notebook, and lab manual are available through Science Stores (cash and debit only) during the first week of class. Proper laboratory supplies are required for students attending labs.

Instructor

Dr. Avena Ross
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 407
Phone: 613-533-2618
Email: avena.ross@chem.queensu.ca

Lab Coordinator

Dr. Igor Kozin
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 124
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 74665
Email: igor.kozin@chem.queensu.ca

Lab Exemption

Are you retaking this course and have already completed all the labs? If so you may qualify for a lab exemption. If you would like to request a lab exemption, email ugadm@chem.queensu.ca and include your full name, student number, course, year and term taken. Please note that you must have successfully completed all labs from the course within the last 3 years with a lab mark of at least 65% for an exemption to be granted. Once the exemption is entered it will be confirmed by email and will appear on onQ. Registration in SOLUS will remain unchanged as you will still be required to attend tutorials.

Website

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CHEM/ENCH213 Introduction to Chemical Analysis

Description

Introduction to analytical chemical methods and science. Topics include statistical analysis of data, titrations and equilibrium theory, spectrophotometry and instrumental elemental analysis.

Laboratory Supplies

The purchase of laboratory supplies is applicable to this course. Laboratory supplies, which could include goggles, lab coat, notebook, and lab manual are available through Science Stores (cash and debit only) during the first week of class. Proper laboratory supplies are required for students attending labs.

Instructor

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

Lab Coordinator

Dr. Igor Kozin
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 124
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 74665
Email: igor.kozin@chem.queensu.ca

Lab Exemption

Are you retaking this course and have already completed all the labs? If so you may qualify for a lab exemption. If you would like to request a lab exemption, email ugadm@chem.queensu.ca and include your full name, student number, course, year and term taken. Please note that you must have successfully completed all labs from the course within the last 3 years with a lab mark of at least 65% for an exemption to be granted. Once the exemption is entered it will be confirmed by email and will appear on onQ. Registration in SOLUS will remain unchanged as you will still be required to attend tutorials.

Website

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CHEM221 Materials, Solutions, and Interfaces

Description

A survey of the thermodynamic properties of gases and liquids, including phase and chemical equilibria and electrochemistry. An introduction to the properties of materials, interfaces, surfaces and aqueous solutions. The laboratory uses modern software to facilitate equilibrium calculations, illustrates measurement techniques and develops laboratory skills.

Laboratory Supplies

The purchase of laboratory supplies is applicable to this course. Laboratory supplies, which could include goggles, lab coat, notebook, and lab manual are available through Science Stores (cash and debit only) during the first week of class. Proper laboratory supplies are required for students attending labs.

Instructor

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

Lab Coordinator

Dr. Igor Kozin
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 124
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 74665
Email: igor.kozin@chem.queensu.ca

Lab Exemption

Are you retaking this course and have already completed all the labs? If so you may qualify for a lab exemption. If you would like to request a lab exemption, email ugadm@chem.queensu.ca and include your full name, student number, course, year and term taken. Please note that you must have successfully completed all labs from the course within the last 3 years with a lab mark of at least 65% for an exemption to be granted. Once the exemption is entered it will be confirmed by email and will appear on onQ. Registration in SOLUS will remain unchanged as you will still be required to attend tutorials.

Website

OnQ

CHEM/ENCH222 Methods of Structure Determination

Description

A survey of practical spectroscopic and spectrometric methods for the determination of the structures of organic and inorganic compounds. Methods will include nuclear magnetic resonance, electronic, infrared/Raman spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. Tutorials will involve solving compound structures using spectroscopic data, and include an introduction to computational methods in spectroscopy.

Instructor

Dr. Donal Macartney
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 506
Phone: 613-533-2617
Email: donal.macartney@chem.queensu.ca

Website

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CHEM223 Organic Reactions

Description

Mechanistically oriented study of organic reactions with emphasis on applications to synthesis. The laboratory affords experience in organic synthesis.

Laboratory Supplies

The purchase of laboratory supplies is applicable to this course. Laboratory supplies, which could include goggles, lab coat, notebook, and lab manual are available through Science Stores (cash and debit only) during the first week of class. Proper laboratory supplies are required for students attending labs.

Instructor

Dr. Anne Petitjean
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 410
Phone: 613-533-6587
Email: anne.petitjean@chem.queensu.ca

Lab Coordinator

Dr. Jason Vlahakis
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 215
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77769
Email: jason.vlahakis@chem.queensu.ca

Lab Exemption

Are you retaking this course and have already completed all the labs? If so you may qualify for a lab exemption. If you would like to request a lab exemption, email ugadm@chem.queensu.ca and include your full name, student number, course, year and term taken. Please note that you must have successfully completed all labs from the course within the last 3 years with a lab mark of at least 65% for an exemption to be granted. Once the exemption is entered it will be confirmed by email and will appear on onQ. Registration in SOLUS will remain unchanged as you will still be required to attend tutorials.

Website

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ENCH245 Applied Organic Chemistry

Description

Offered to students in Engineering Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The course material builds upon concepts learned in ENCH 211 and 212; an introduction to a large number of organic reaction mechanisms will be the main focus of the course. This will be supplemented by examples of industrial chemical processes demonstrating the practical applications of these reactions.

Laboratory Supplies

The purchase of laboratory supplies is applicable to this course. Laboratory supplies, which could include goggles, lab coat, notebook, and lab manual are available through Science Stores (cash and debit only) during the first week of class. Proper laboratory supplies are required for students attending labs.

Instructor

Dr. Jason Vlahakis
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 215
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77769
Email: jason.vlahakis@chem.queensu.ca

Lab Coordinator

Dr. Jason Vlahakis
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 215
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77769
Email: jason.vlahakis@chem.queensu.ca

Lab Exemption

Are you retaking this course and have already completed all the labs? If so you may qualify for a lab exemption. If you would like to request a lab exemption, email ugadm@chem.queensu.ca and include your full name, student number, course, year and term taken. Please note that you must have successfully completed all labs from the course within the last 3 years with a lab mark of at least 65% for an exemption to be granted. Once the exemption is entered it will be confirmed by email and will appear on onQ. Registration in SOLUS will remain unchanged as you will still be required to attend tutorials.

Website

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CHEM281 General Organic Chemistry I

Description

An introduction to the basic principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on bonding, stereochemistry, reaction intermediates and reaction mechanisms, and structure-reactivity correlations. Intended for students in biological and life sciences. Students in chemistry or biochemistry programs should not enrol in this course.

Instructors

Dr. John Carran
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 511
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 79327
Email: john.carran@chem.queensu.ca

Website

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CHEM282 General Organic Chemistry II

Description

A continuation from CHEM281 intended for students in biological life sciences, life sciences, and other programs taking no further courses in organic chemistry. Students in chemistry or biochemistry programs should not enrol in this course. Organic molecules and their reactions; relevance to biological systems. Illustrations using biomolecules such as carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. The laboratory affords experience in elementary organic syntheses.

Laboratory Supplies

The purchase of laboratory supplies is applicable to this course. Laboratory supplies, which could include goggles, lab coat, notebook, and lab manual are available through Science Stores (cash and debit only) during the first week of class. Proper laboratory supplies are required for students attending labs.

Instructor

Dr. John Carran
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 511
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 79327
Email: john.carran@chem.queensu.ca

Lab Coordinator

Dr. Jason Vlahakis
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 215
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77769
Email: jason.vlahakis@chem.queensu.ca

Lab Exemption

Are you retaking this course and have already completed all the labs? If so you may qualify for a lab exemption. If you would like to request a lab exemption, email ugadm@chem.queensu.ca and include your full name, student number, course, year and term taken. Please note that you must have successfully completed all labs from the course within the last 3 years with a lab mark of at least 65% for an exemption to be granted. Once the exemption is entered it will be confirmed by email and will appear on onQ. Registration in SOLUS will remain unchanged as you will still be required to attend tutorials.

Website

OnQ