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Chemistry
Unless stated otherwise, the minimum grade acceptable in all course prerequisites is a C-. In all cases, students will need the instructor’s written permission for waiver of a prerequisite.
Prerequisites must normally have been completed within the last five years; however, when circumstances warrant, the department head may waive this requirement.
Note: Students without high school Chemistry 12 can take Introductory Chemistry 110 as a prerequisite for Chemistry 113. If you are not adequately prepared for Chemistry 110 you should consider the Preparatory College Chemistry 083 described here.


English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

CHEM 0712 credits
Physical Science (Grade 10)
Prerequisite(s): Individual CCP assessment
This half-semester course consists of science and technology in the areas of introductory chemistry and physics. Laboratory exercises are included.

CHEM 0834 credits
Preparatory College Chemistry
(Chemistry 11)
Prerequisite(s): SCI 071 or Science 10
CHEM 083 is an introduction to chemistry for students who wish to prepare for entry into first-year courses in sciences, health sciences, or technology. Atomic structure, stoichiometry, and chemical properties of the elements are emphasized. Laboratory work is closely related to material covered in lectures.

CHEM 1054 credits
Introductory Chemistry for the Health and Environmental Sciences
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 11 or CHEM 083
CHEM 105 is intended for students who require a lab science course to fulfill the requirements for other UCFV programs. It is an introductory lab course for students with a high school science background, and relates important scientific principles to the chemistry of the environment and the body. CHEM 105 will satisfy part of the science requirements for a BA degree, but the course may not be used for credit by science or engineering majors. CHEM 105 provides important background material for students intending to enter a variety of health sciences programs, and other programs requiring general chemistry. The course will provide students with information on the origins, scientific background, and significance of many aspects of chemistry that are met in the workplace and in everyday life.
Note: CHEM 105 is not open for students with CHEM 110 or above.

CHEM 1104 credits
Introductory Chemistry
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 11 or CHEM 083; and Principles of Math 11, or MATH 084/085, or equivalent
This course covers the principles of chemical kinetics and thermodynamics, redox processes, electrochemistry, and chemistry of solutions, including solubility and acid-base equilibria. It can be used as a prerequisite to CHEM 113 for those missing secondary school Chemistry 12 and wishing to enrol in CHEM 113/114.

CHEM 1135 credits
Principles of Chemistry I
Prerequisite(s): One of Chemistry 12, or CHEM 110, plus Principles of Math 12 or equivalent
Note: For students entering in the 2007-8 academic year or later, Chemistry 12 and Principles of Math 12 must be provincially examined
An introduction to principles of chemistry with emphasis on the theory of atomic and molecular structures and bonding. Work performed in the laboratory complements lecture material. Along with Chemistry 114 (formerly Chemistry 112), this course will satisfy requirements for students wishing to pursue an honours or majors program in science.

CHEM 1145 credits
Principles of Chemistry II
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111 or CHEM 113
This course is an introduction to principles of chemistry thermodynamics with application to aqueous equilibria and electrochemistry; fundamentals of structure and nomenclature of organic compounds, and their isomerism and reactivity. Work performed in the laboratory complements lecture material. With Chemistry 113, this course will satisfy requirements for students wishing to pursue an honours or majors program in science.

CHEM 1504 credits
Introductory Forensic Science
Prerequisite(s): Any one of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, Physics 11, Earth Science 11, or Computer Studies 11
CHEM 150 is intended for students who are either (a) enrolled in the UCFV Criminal Justice diploma program, or (b) enrolled in the UCFV Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) degree program, or (c) require a lab science course to fulfil the requirements for other UCFV programs. It is an introductory lab course for students with little science background, and covers chemical, physical, and biological aspects of forensic science. CHEM 150 will satisfy the lab science requirement for UCFV's BA degree.
Warning: Some of the course material may be of a disturbing nature.
Note: CHEM 150 cannot be used to meet the requirements for the Chemistry major or minor programs. CHEM 150 is not open to students with CHEM 101 or above.

CHEM 2134 credits
Organic Chemistry I
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 113 and 114
Note: After April 2007, CHEM 101, 102, 111, and 112 will no longer be accepted as prerequisites for this course.
Organic Chemistry I provides students with an introduction to the subject of organic chemistry through a study of the characteristic reactions of the common functional groups. Study of the chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes is continued from first year. Alkyl halides, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, carbohydrates and ethers are also discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the study of reaction mechanisms, and the importance of stereochemistry is stressed throughout the course. The laboratory component of the course complements the lecture material and gives students experience in using some of the basic techniques that are employed in modern chemistry laboratories. This course is required for students pursuing careers in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, home economics, forestry, pre-medicine and pharmaceutical science.

CHEM 2144 credits
Organic Chemistry II
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 213
Organic Chemistry II continues the systematic examination of the reactions of common functional groups that were featured in CHEM 213. Aromatic compounds including phenols, carbonyl condensation reactions, carboxylic acids, and their derivatives are studied. Biological topics include amino acids, peptides, proteins, phospholipids, terpenes, steroids, nucleic acids and the Krebs Cycle. Spectroscopy is studied and the importance of spectroscopic techniques in the analysis of organic compounds is emphasized. These techniques will be used in the laboratory component of the course. With CHEM 213, this course satisfies organic chemistry requirements for students pursuing careers in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, home economics, forestry, pre-medicine, and pharmaceutical science.

CHEM 2214 credits
Inorganic Chemistry
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 113 and CHEM 114
This course concentrates on the chemistry of non-transition elements and their compounds, with emphasis on symmetry, bonding, periodic properties and the descriptive chemistry of selected groups. The experiments performed in the laboratory component of the course will be directly related to the topics discussed during lectures.

CHEM 2244 credits
Atoms, Molecules, Spectra
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 113 and CHEM 114; plus PHYS 111, and PHYS 112 or PHYS 105; plus MATH 111 and MATH 112
(MATH 211 is recommended)
An introduction to quantum mechanics and its applications to chemistry and spectroscopy. This course covers basic concepts of quantum mechanics and its applications to atomic and molecular systems. A computer lab illustrates lecture material.

CHEM 2414 credits
Analytical Chemistry
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 113 and CHEM 114
An introduction to analytical chemistry with an emphasis on analysis of solutions. Lecture material includes data and sample handling, principles of titrimetry and electrochemical methods, as well as an introduction to chromatography. Laboratory experiments illustrate lecture material.

CHEM 3114 credits
Intermediate Organic Chemistry I
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 213 and CHEM 214
An intermediate level Organic Chemistry course involving a detailed study of
condensation reactions, dienes and heterocyclic compounds. The spectroscopic techniques first introduced in CHEM 212 or 214 are examined in more detail, both in theory and in practice. The laboratory component of the course involves the
synthesis of a variety of compounds and qualitative analysis by both spectroscopic and chemical methods.

CHEM 3124 credits
Intermediate Organic Chemistry II
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 213 and CHEM 214
The topics covered in CHEM 312 include an introduction to the chemical literature, the investigation of reaction mechanisms, industrial organic chemistry, photochemistry, and the chemistry of selected compounds of biological interest, e.g., steroids. Laboratory work will illustrate a selection of the topics covered during lectures and may involve a short research project.

CHEM 3214 credits
Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221 or equivalent
This course concentrates on the coordination chemistry of the transition metals. Topics covered include isomerism, group theory, molecular orbital theory, uv-visible spectroscopy, and the kinetics and mechanisms of ligand substitution and redox reactions.

CHEM 3244 credits
Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 113 and CHEM 114; plus PHYS 111, and PHYS 112 or PHYS 105; plus MATH 111 and MATH 112
(MATH 211 is recommended.)
An introduction to thermodynamics with applications to phase and chemical equilibria. Topics include principles of chemical kinetics, including enzyme kinetics and reaction rate theory. Laboratory experiments illustrate lecture material.

CHEM 3414 credits
Instrumental Analysis/Applied Spectroscopy
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 213 and CHEM 241
An introduction to instrumental analysis with the emphasis on spectroscopic methods. Lecture material covers principles of chromatography and applied spectroscopy. Laboratory experiments illustrate lecture material.

CHEM 4083 credits
Directed Studies in Chemistry
Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in three chemistry courses numbered 300 or above and
permission of the department head will be required
This course is for students pursuing a major in chemistry and involves directed reading and/or literature research in an area of chemistry chosen in consultation with a supervisor. Normally this course will be taken during the fourth year of
study.

CHEM 4096 credits
Undergraduate Research in Chemistry
Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in three 300-level chemistry courses and permission of the
department head will be required.
The course is designed for students pursuing a major in Chemistry and represents a project in chemistry designed in consultation with a supervisor. Normally this course will be taken during the fourth year of study. It can be completed either in one or two consecutive semesters.

CHEM 4124 credits
Topics in Organic Chemistry
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 311 or CHEM 312
In Chemistry 412, students will study a variety of topics that are of current interest to organic chemists. Whenever possible, these topics will be related to one another and to topics which have been introduced in other organic chemistry courses. Details of topics to be covered in a given semester will be posted on the Chemistry department website approximately one year before the course is offered.

CHEM 4214 credits
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 321 or the equivalent
This course concentrates on organo-transition metal chemistry, with emphasis on bonding theories, the 18-electron rule and cluster compounds. Emphasis is also placed on the role of organometallic complexes in organic syntheses. The experiments performed in the laboratory component of the course will be directly related to the topics discussed during lectures.

CHEM 4224 credits
Conformations of Molecules and Introduction to Computer-aided Drug Design
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 213; CHEM 224; MATH 111 and 112; and one of PHYS 105 or PHYS 111
This course covers modern computational techniques currently used in the conformational analysis of organic and biological molecules and includes an introduction to computer-aided drug design. Lectures are supplemented by computer-laboratory sessions during which students obtain practical experience in applying the techniques that have been discussed.

CHEM 4513 credits
Bio-inorganic Chemistry
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221 and CHEM 321
Bio-inorganic chemistry is a rapidly expanding area and provides an important bridge between chemistry and biology. Students will study a variety of biological systems involving both main-group and transition metals.

CHEM 4553 credits
Chemistry of Biological and Synthetic Polymers
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 213 and CHEM 214
The course concentrates on (a) the chemistry of synthetic organic, inorganic and biomedical polymers, with emphasis on polymerization reactions; the characterization, structure and properties of polymers; and their role in industrial processes and (b) the chemistry of naturally occurring organic and inorganic polymers, with emphasis on the extraction and purification, characterization, structure, and properties of proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides, cellulose, chitin, rubber and lignin, and their role in biological processes.

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