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Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Graduate Courses (Masters and PhD) Chemistry Graduate Courses
Chemistry Graduate Courses


Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

The following courses are offered for Master's programs.

Chemistry 5151      Special Topics in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Topics may be chosen from: recent advances in bio-inorganic chemistry; transition metal and main group cluster chemistry; transition metals in polymer synthesis; recent advances in organometallic chemistry; heterogeneous catalysis.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Chemistry 5171      Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Recent developments in instrumental methods of chemical analysis; topics to be chosen from the areas of electro-analysis, surface analysis, laser applications in chemical analysis.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Chemistry 5230      Special Topics in Advanced Organic Chemistry
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Topics may be chosen from: organic photochemistry; structure-reactivity relationships; qualitative MO theory; asymmetric reactions; natural product chemistry.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Chemistry 5251      Special Topics I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Subject matter determined by the needs and interests of the participating students and faculty.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Chemistry 5271      Physical Organic Chemistry
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Transition state theory, substituent effects on rates, isotope effects, solvent effects, structure and reactivity, free energy relationships (Hammett and Taft). Reactivity of free radicals. Theoretical aspects of reactivity based on molecular orbital theory. Woodward-Hoffman formalism and symmetry controlled reactions.
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Chemistry 5311      Advanced Research Methodology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department
Description: A cross-disciplinary course in instrumental analysis and research methodology, primarily intended for students who are concurrently enrolled in a research course. Students choose three modules from a series of offerings that can include cell culture techniques, DNA sequencing, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, optical microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, paper testing, sample/data management, scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction spectroscopy.
Offering: 1.5-1.5; 1.5-1.5
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Chemistry 5490      Special Topics in Advanced Physical Chemistry
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Topics may be chosen from: equilibrium thermodynamics and irreversible thermodynamics; electrochemistry; kinetics - emphasizing theories of chemical kinetics; surface and colloid chemistry; electrical and optical aspects of molecular behaviour.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Chemistry 5901 (9901)      Master's Thesis
Description: Topic determined in consultation with departmental advisors.
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