Department of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF

Chemistry

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Undergraduate Resources

The sections below provide a variety of online resources:

  • The Chemistry tutors section identifies chemistry graduate students interested in tutoring. TA contact information is provided there.
  • The References section provides descriptions of online resources for chemistry. These include IUPAC naming of molecules, units, conversion factors, and reference data.
  • The FAQ section provides answers to common questions.

The undergraduate safety manual (PDF, 779KB) should be carefully read by all chemistry students. Please print this document and read it carefully!

The People link will direct you to all faculty, staff, and graduate students working in the chemistry department. You can search this link if you need to contact your professor or TA. Keep in mind that contact info for your professor will also be available on the course onQ site.


Contacts

Undergraduate Chair

The Undergraduate Chair provides information and advice on academic programs in chemistry.

photo: Anne Petitjean

Dr. Anne Petitjean

Phone: 613-533-6587
Fax: 613-533-6669
Room: Chernoff Hall, Room 410
Email: ugchair@chem.queensu.ca

 

 

 

  • Assists students in establishing a program of study which suits their own distinct academic needs.
  • Signing authority for all lab/section changes, adding/dropping courses during the academic year after the registration process.
  • Reviews undergraduate curriculum and instructional assignments.
  • Reviews Restricted and Open Registration procedures to determine whether the needs of students and/or staff are being met, and if necessary, recommend changes to existing procedures and to develop new procedures.
  • Evaluates applications and makes recommendations for Chemistry Prizes and Scholarships.
  • Evaluates letters of permissions and transfers credits (although students must first go to the Faculty Office for the former and Admissions for the latter).

Undergraduate Assistant

For course registration, section changes and lab exemptions contact the Undergraduate Assistant.

photo: Meredith Richards

Meredith Richards

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 75518
Fax: 613-533-6669
Room: Chernoff Hall, Room 200
Email: ugadm@chem.queensu.ca

 

 

 

Program Contacts

Questions about the Environmental Science (ENSC) program contact:

Dr. Allison Goebel

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 75904
Room: Biosciences Complex, Room 3125
Email: goebela@queensu.ca

Questions about Engineering Chemistry (ENCH) or Chemical Engineering (CHEE) programs contact:

Liann Joanette

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 74829
Room: Dupuis Hall, Room 205
Email: liann.joanette@chee.queensu.ca

Chemistry Tutors

Tham Adhikari
613-533-6000 ext. 74660
tham.adhikari@chem.queensu.ca
CHEM 112, 221, 223, 281, 282
APSC 131, 132

Abu Affan
613-533-6000 ext. 75484
md.abu.affan@chem.queensu.ca
CHEM 112, 211, 212

Prashant Agrawal
12pa19@queensu.ca
CHEM 112, 213, 221

Zach Ariki
15zta@queensu.ca
CHEM 223, 281, 282
ENCH 245

Alaina Boyd
613-533-6000 ext. 77768
alaina.boyd@chem.queensu.ca
CHEM 112
APSC 131, 132

Joshua Clarke
14jjc3@queensu.ca
CHEM 112, 211, 222, 223, 281, 282

Alex Cormier
14ajc4@queensu.ca
CHEM 112, 223, 281, 282
ENCH 245

Eduardo de Barros Ferreira
16edbf@queensu.ca
CHEM 112

Matthias Hermann
m.hermann@queensu.ca
CHEM 213, 222, 321
APSC 131

Lily Huang
613-533-6000 ext. 75375
lily.huang@chem.queensu.ca
CHEM 112, 213, 222
APSC 131, 132

Timothy Hutama
t.hutama@queensu.ca
CHEM 112, 213, 321
APSC 100, 171

Ram Lamsal
ram.lamsal@chem.queensu.ca
CHEM 112

Andrew Lau
16aacl@queensu.ca
CHEM 112

Jennifer McLeod
15jfm1@queensu.ca
CHEM 112, 212, 221

Soren Mellerup
13sm4@queensu.ca
All CHEM courses

Adrian Nicolescu
anicolescu@yahoo.com
CHEM 281, 282

Anujan Poologaindran
anujan.poologaindran@gmail.com
CHEM 281, 282

Jiahui Shen
jiahui.shen@queensu.ca
CHEM 112, 211, 222, 397/8/9

Sadaf Tahmasebi
613-533-6000 ext. 74779
sadaf.tahmasebi@chem.queensu.ca
CHEM 112, 211, 212, 213, 221
APSC 131, 132

Nathaniel Tetteh
n.tetteh@queensu.ca
CHEM 112

Robert Teuma-Castelletti
r.teumacastelletti@queensu.ca
CHEM 213, 321, 411, 397

Abouzar Toubaei
613-533-6000 ext. 75018
abouzar.toubaei@chem.queensu.ca
CHEM 222

*Contact information for tutors is provided for the benefit of students seeking extra help in their undergraduate Chemistry courses. The list is provided only for your convenience.

References

CRC handbook of Chemistry and Physics

The content of the 89th Edition, 2008-2009, of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics may be read online.

IUPAC Nomenclature rules

Extensive listing of IUPAC rules with illustrated examples for naming organic compounds. From Advanced Chemistry Development Inc.

ChemIndustry.com search service

Index to over 30,000 web sites, representing over 5 million pages of technical, scientific and commercial information.

American Chemical Society ChemCenter

ChemCenter is a new WWW site initiated by the American Chemical Society. The goal of ChemCenter is to be an informative and valuable resource to the worldwide chemical community, be it an experienced researcher or simply someone with a chemistry question. The participation of other content providers and professional societies is actively sought in order to help us meet this goal.

NIST Chemistry Web Book

This comprehensive reference includes thermodynamic data for over 5,000 chemical compounds and on ion-energetics data for over 10,000 chemical compounds. Compounds can be searched by name, chemical formula, or CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number. Includes information on enthalpy of formation, heat capacity, entropy, ionization potential, and appearance potential.

NIST Physical Reference data

From the National Institute of Standards and Technology, this site links to physical constants, units, conversion factors, spectroscopic data, and much more.

WebElements

Point and click Live Periodic Table on the Web. Volumes of data on each element.

INFOMine

Scholarly Internet Resource Collections from University of California

Frequently Asked Questions
How will the department contact me?

The department will send emails to Queen's email account. Be sure to check your account regularly. Course instructors will also contact you using your Queen's email account, if you suspect that you are not receiving emails; contact the Undergraduate Assistant to verify.

SOLUS won’t allow me to add a course, how can I add it?

There are several reasons why you may not be able to add a course.  Please read the error message in SOLUS as this will usually indicate the issue.   Contact the Undergraduate Assistant with a detailed description of the attempted registration and any SOLUS error message you receive.

SOLUS won’t allow me to drop a course, how can I drop it?

Contact the Undergraduate Assistant for a permission number.

Why can't I register for a 2nd year course?

During Class Selection I (Restricted) registration in CHEM 211, 212, 213, 221, 222 and 223 is limited to students registered in one of the following plans: CHEM, BCHM, ECHM, ENCH or CHEE . Since there are enrolment limits for these courses imposed by limitations on lab space, we do not allow any students from other plans into these courses until Class Selection II (Open).

Why can't I register for CHEM112AB?

During Class Selection I (Restricted) registration in CHEM112AB is limited to incoming first year students registered in one of the following programs: BSCH, BCMPH or BPHEH. Since there are enrolment limits for these courses imposed by limitations on lab space, we do not allow any students from other degree programs into these courses until Class Selection II (Open).

Why can't I see all the course sections in a SOLUS class search?
The search default is to show open sections only.  Be sure to uncheck 'Show Open Classes Only' before performing your search. Once SOLUS displays the course, the first three sections appear on page 1. Select 'View All Sections'.
 
What type of calculator can I use in CHEM courses?

The Chemistry department does not have a sticker program for calculators. The recommendation is that students use a Casio 991 series calculator.

"Calculators acceptable for use during quizzes, tests and examinations are intended to support the basic calculating functions required by most Arts and Science courses. For this purpose, the use of the Casio 991 series calculator is permitted. Students may also use calculators with a Gold Applied Science approval sticker or a Blue Commerce approval sticker as they are considered to be comparable to the Casio 991. Calculators with advanced features or substantial text storage capacity are not permitted unless otherwise approved by the instructor. Communicating calculators are banned."

(Information taken from the Arts & Science Calendar )