CHEMISTRY

CHEMISTRY

CHEMISTRY 0500
Introduction to Modern Chemistry

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Selected subjects in Chemistry, with emphasis on material necessary as background preparation for Chemistry 1000.

Recommended background: Chemistry 20 (or Science 30); and Mathematics 30 or Pure Mathematics 30, or Applied Mathematics 30 and at least 75% standing in Athabasca University's Mathematics 101.

Note: Credit for Chemistry 0500 will not be granted to those with Chemistry 30 or equivalent.

CHEMISTRY 1000
Atoms, Molecules and Chemical Reactions

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Gas laws; solutions and colligative properties; atomic and molecular structure; chemical reactions and energetics. Scientific models; their utility and relationship to experiment. Chemical applications of contemporary concern.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 30 or 0500; and Mathematics 30 or Pure Mathematics 30, or Applied Mathematics 30 and at least 75% standing in Athabasca University's Mathematics 101.

Recommended background: Mathematics 31.

CHEMISTRY 2000
Chemical Equilibrium and Electrochemistry

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

The principles of chemical equilibrium, with particular emphasis on solutions and reactions in solutions. Electrochemistry and its relation to chemical equilibrium. Brief discussion of chemical kinetics.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 1000.

CHEMISTRY 2100
Elements of Organic Chemistry I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Survey of organic compounds; their preparation, properties, reactions and significance.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 30 or 0500.

Recommended background: Chemistry 1000.

Note: Chemistry 2100 cannot be used to meet the requirements for the major in Chemistry.

Credit is not allowed for Chemistry 2100 and 2500.

CHEMISTRY 2200
Elements of Organic Chemistry II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Organic chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids in relation to biological function and metabolism.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2100.

CHEMISTRY 2310
Chemistry and Biochemistry in Society

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A course designed for non-Chemistry or non-Biochemistry majors. The course will examine the history of basic chemistry and its impact on society. This will include energy, synthetic materials, pollution, consumer chemistry, drugs and other current topics of interest.

Note: Credit is not allowed for Chemistry 2310 and Chemistry 4000 or Biochemistry 4200 or Chemistry 2850 (Chemistry and Biochemistry in Society).

CHEMISTRY 2410
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Principles of quantitative analysis: gravimetric and volumetric analysis; acid-base, complexation and oxidation-reduction titrations; statistical treatment of data.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2000.

CHEMISTRY 2500
Organic Chemistry I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Chemistry of organic compounds, with emphasis on relation of chemical reactions to structure and bonding; mechanisms of organic reactions.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2000.

Note: Credit is not allowed for Chemistry 2100 and 2500.

CHEMISTRY 2600
Organic Chemistry II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Carbohydrates, amino acids, applications of spectroscopy and selected subjects of contemporary importance.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2500.

CHEMISTRY 2710
Chemical Kinetics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Basic theories and experimental methods of chemical kinetics; relationships of reaction rate to mechanism.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 2000 and Mathematics 1560.

CHEMISTRY 2720
Physical Chemistry I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Basic thermodynamic theory with applications in chemistry and the life sciences. Elements of quantum mechanics emphasizing their applicability to molecular science, including spectroscopy.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 2000, Mathematics 1560, and Physics 1000 or 1050 or Engineering 2060.

CHEMISTRY 2810
Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

The chemistry of the elements. Examples of applications in chemistry, industry, mineralogy, biology and the solid state. Laboratory experiments will illustrate the lecture topics with emphasis on properties of the elements.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2000.

CHEMISTRY 3410
Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Introduction to the major instrumental methods of analytical chemistry; atomic and molecular spectrophotometry; gas and liquid chromatography.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2410.

Recommended background: Chemistry 3730.

CHEMISTRY 3420
Electroanalytical Chemistry

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Introduction to electrochemical methods of analysis; potentiometry, voltammetry and coulometry. Computer interfacing and automation in the chemical laboratory.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2410.

Recommended background: Chemistry 3710.

CHEMISTRY 3510
Practical Spectroscopy

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Practical organic and inorganic spectroscopy (infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy) with attention to structure determination.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2600.

CHEMISTRY 3550
Organic Chemistry III

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Theory and application of modern synthetic and analytical methods of organic chemistry. Steroids, chemistry of carbonyl compounds and rearrangements. Laboratory experiments demonstrate techniques in synthesis, purification and characterization.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2600.

CHEMISTRY 3710
Physical Chemistry II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

A second course in physical chemistry with an emphasis on experimental methods. Advanced chemical thermodynamics, including calorimetry and solution thermodynamics. Other topics may include phase equilibria, colligative properties, transport of heat and matter, electrochemistry, nonequilibrium thermodynamics, surface science and advanced spectroscopy.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2720.

CHEMISTRY 3730
Quantum Principles and Spectroscopy

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Principles of quantum mechanics and elementary quantum models relevant to chemistry and spectroscopy; theory of rotational and vibrational spectra of simple molecules; elements of electronic spectroscopy; use of the computer in data analysis and scientific computation.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 2720, Mathematics 2560 and Physics 2000.

CHEMISTRY 3810
Chemistry of the Main Group Elements

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

A survey of the main group elements and their inorganic and organometallic compounds with an emphasis on structure and bonding. Laboratory experiments illustrate the lecture topics with emphasis on chemical synthesis and characterization.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 2600, 2720 and 2810.

CHEMISTRY 3820
Chemistry of the Transition Elements

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

A survey of the transition elements and their inorganic and organometallic compounds with an emphasis on structure and bonding. Laboratory experiments illustrate the lecture topics with emphasis on chemical synthesis and characterization.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 2600, 2720 and 2810.

CHEMISTRY 4000
Advanced Chemistry (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

In each offering, an area of Chemistry will be explored in depth. Recent examples include solid-state chemistry, biological chemistry and mathematical modelling.

Prerequisites will vary with offerings.

Note: Credit is not allowed for Chemistry 4000 and Chemistry 2310.