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Third Year Courses

CHEM/ENCH311 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry

Description

Fundamental mechanistic concepts of organic reactions, structure-activity relationships, solvent effects and catalysis. Mechanistic aspects of substitution, addition, elimination and pericyclic reactions.

Instructor

Dr. Cathy Crudden
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 503
Phone: 613-533-6755
Email: cathleen.crudden@chem.queensu.ca

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CHEM/ENCH312 Transition Metal Chemistry

Description

Introduction to the chemistry, bonding and structure of coordination compounds of the transition metals; transition metals in the solid state and in biological systems; industrial and environmental aspects of transition metal chemistry.

Instructors

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

Dr. Kevin Stamplecoskie
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 505
Phone: 613-533-2649
Email: kevin.stamplecoskie@queensu.ca

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CHEM/ENCH313 Quantum Mechanics

Description

Elementary principles and applications of wave mechanics with special reference to molecular orbitals and chemical bonding.

Instructor

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

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CHEM/ENCH321 Instrumental Chemical Analysis

Description

Overview of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Topics include gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometric detection, new separation methods, electrochemical analysis, inductively coupled plasma-based elemental analysis.

Instructor

Dr. Richard Oleschuk
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 305
Phone: 613-533-6704
Email: richard.oleschuk@chem.queensu.ca

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CHEM/ENCH322 The Chemical Bond: Computation and Spectroscopy

Description

The application of quantum mechanics to the structures and internal motions of molecules. The foundations of electronic, vibrational, rotational and NMR spectroscopy will be discussed together with their applications.

Instructor

Dr. Tucker Carrington
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 409
Phone: 613-533-2552

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CHEM/ENCH323 Biological Chemistry

Description

Introduction to the chemical basis of biological systems and biomolecules, protein structure and synthesis, enzyme catalysis, nucleic acids (DNA, RNA), carbohydrates, membranes, cell signaling, biosynthetic and metabolic pathways.

Instructor

Dr. Avena Ross
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 407
Phone: 613-533-2618
 

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CHEM/ENCH326 Environmental and Green Chemistry

Description

The first part examines chemical contaminants in the atmosphere, water, soils and sediments, including sources, behaviour, transport, and distribution among these environments. The second part introduces Green Chemistry, examining industrial sources of contaminants and the modification of industrial processes in order to minimize environmental impact.

Instructor

Dr. Stephen Brown
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 404
Phone: 613-533-2655
 

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CHEM347/CHEE460 Colloid and Surface Chemistry - not offered in 2017-2018

Description

The course covers four major topics. 1. The thermodynamic properties of interfaces (surface energy, wetting, surface area and porosity, capillary effects, work of adhesion/cohesion). 2. Models of adsorption/desorption phenomena. 3. The dynamics of phase transitions (meta-stability, nucleation, spinoidal decomposition). 4. The stability and characterization of colloidal systems. Student appreciation for the importance of these phenomena is cultivated using examples drawn from industrial processes/products including inks, paints, foods, polymer blends, and nanocomposites.

Instructor

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CHEM397, CHEM/ENCH398, CHEM/ENCH399 Experimental Chemistry I II

Description

Laboratory course introducing modern experimental methods in chemistry, including synthesis, analytical instrumentation and computational methods. The integration of several methods will be emphasized in the synthesis and characterization of molecules.

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

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