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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses Chemistry Courses
Chemistry 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 degree programs unless otherwise indicated.

Chemistry 1010      Chemistry for Foresters
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Atomic and molecular structure, chemical reactions, periodic table, metals, acid-base equilibria, non-metals, properties of liquids and solutions, introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry.
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Notes: May only be taken by students in forestry programs.
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Chemistry 1050      Foundations of Chemistry I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A course in the basic principles of chemistry for students without Chemistry Grade 12U. Topics include: atomic structure, stoichiometry, the periodic table, chemical bonding, the states of matter. Note:
Offering: 3-2; 0-0
Notes: (Tutorial sessions in alternate weeks.) This course does not count as a credit in a degree with a major, specialization, or a minor in Chemistry.
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Chemistry 1070      Foundations of Chemistry II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1050
Description: A course in the basic principles of chemistry for students without Chemistry Grade 12U. Topics include: solutions, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, organic chemistry. Note:
Offering: 0-0; 3-2
Notes: (Tutorial sessions in alternate weeks.) This course does not count as a credit in a degree with a major, specialization, or a minor in Chemistry.
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Chemistry 1110      Modern Chemistry I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 12U or equivalent
Description: An introductory course in the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include: stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, introduction to organic chemistry, periodic properties of the elements.
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
Notes: (Three lectures weekly; laboratory and tutorial sessions in alternate weeks.)
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Chemistry 1130      Modern Chemistry II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1110
Description: A continuation of Chemistry 1110 with the introduction of the following topics: states of matter, solution chemistry, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions.
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Notes: (Three lectures weekly; laboratory and tutorial sessions in alternate weeks.)
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Chemistry 1210      Organic and Biochemistry for Health Sciences
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry Grade 12 U or equivalent or Chemistry 1050/1070
Description: An introductory course in organic and bio-organic chemistry for students in the Health Sciences. Topics include: brief review of general principles; the chemistry of hydrocarbons, functional groups; chemistry of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and some aspects of their metabolism; nucleic acids and the chemistry of heredity.
Offering: 3-2; 0-0
Notes: Students who have taken Chemistry 2010 previously may not take Chemistry 1210 for credit.
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Chemistry 2111      Analytical Chemistry I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1130
Description: Introduction to quantitative chemical analysis; acid-base, complexometric, precipitation and redox titrations; elementary spectrophotometry. Extensive applications to industrial and environmental problems.
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
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Chemistry 2211      Organic Chemistry I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1130
Description: Physical properties, chemical reactions, nomenclature and conformational properties of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes. Characteristic reactions of alcohols and alkyl halides. Reactions of various types of carbonyl compounds. Optical, geometric and diastereoisomerism. Introduction to the spectroscopic identification of organic compounds.
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
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Chemistry 2231      Organic Chemistry II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2211
Description: Further development of material introduced in Chemistry 2211. The course will continue to introduce the more important functional groups present in organic molecules as well as their physical and chemical properties. Reaction mechanism will be stressed. Topics will be chosen from: review of delocalization, carbocations, hybridization; nucleophilic additions to aldehydes and ketones; carboxylic acids and their derivatives; nucleophilic carbon; aromatic substitution reactions; oxidation and reduction; amines; and additional topics as time permits.
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
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Chemistry 2351      Inorganic Chemistry I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1130
Description: Review of atomic theory/structure and periodic trends; models of structure and bonding, including the covalent bond (emphasizing the molecular orbital approach), ionic bond (ionic structures and defects and the metallic bond (conductors, semi-conductors, insulators, alloys); chemistry of the main group elements; introduction to transitions metal chemistry, including Crystal Field Theory, structural distortions, colour and electronic spectra of transition metal complexes.
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Notes: Students who have taken Chemistry 3351 previously may not take Chemistry 2351 for credit.
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Chemistry 2411      Physical Chemistry I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1130
Description: Introduction to thermodynamics; basic principles of electrochemistry and chemical kinetics.
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
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Chemistry 2412      Physical Chemistry II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2411
Description: Recommended preparatory course: Math 2111 Consequences of the laws of thermodynamics; introduction to statistical thermodynamics; further discussion of reaction kinetics; introduction to colloid and surface chemistry.
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Notes: Students who have taken Chemistry 3411 previously may not take Chemistry 2412 for credit.
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Chemistry 2610      Northern Environmental Chemistry
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Designed primarily for non-science majors, this course will explore contemporary chemical environmental problems, particularly those that have an impact on the North. These problems will include acid rain, ozone depletion, global warming, pesticides and heavy metal deposition. The origins and fates of pollutants will be discussed using specific examples from the forest products, mining, oil, energy, and transportation industries.
Cross-List(s): Environmental Studies 2610/Northern Studies 2610
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Chemistry 3131      Analytical Chemistry II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2111 or 2411
Description: Instrumental methods of analysis. Separation, detection, and quantification techniques are covered, using eletrochemical, spectrochemical, and chromatographic methods.
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Notes: Students who have taken Chemistry 2131 previously may not take Chemistry 3131 for credit.
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Chemistry 3231      Organic Chemistry III
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2231
Description: The major theme for this course will be organic reaction mechanisms. Material will be presented from a physical organic perspective. Emphasis will be placed on relating structure to reactivity. Topics will be chosen from: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure; Pericyclic Reactions; Kinetic vs. Thermodynamic Control of Reaction Pathways; Neighbouring Group Participation; Linear Free Energy Relationships; Reactive Intermediates; Organic Photochemistry; additional topics as time permits.
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
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Chemistry 3251      Biochemistry I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2231
Description: Chemistry and metabolism of monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides. Chemistry of amino acids and proteins. Structure and reaction of fatty acids, triacylglycerols and phospholipids. Structure and properties of nucleotides and polynucleotides of DNA and RNA.
Cross-List(s): Biology 3252
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
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Chemistry 3271      Biochemistry II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3251
Description: Enzyme kinetics. Mechanism of enzyme reactions. Biosynthesis of terpenes and steroids. Sequence determination of DNA and RNA using electrophoretic methods. Chemical synthesis of polynucleotides. DNA replication. Protein synthesis.
Cross-List(s): Biology 3272
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
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Chemistry 3371      Inorganic Chemistry II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2351
Description: Organometallic chemistry of the transition metal elements. Basic principles of organometallic chemistry, including structural geometry and the various forms of structural isomerism, hard/soft acid/base theory, electron counting and the "18-electron" rule and discussions on metal-ligand interactions using a molecular orbital approach; common classes of ligands observed in organometallic chemistry; reactions of organometallic compounds, including ligand substitution reactions, insertion/elimination reactions, and nucleophilic/electrophilic attack on coordinated ligands; parallels between main group and organometallic chemistry, including the isolobal analogy and metal-metal bonds.
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
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Chemistry 3431      Polymer Chemistry
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2411 or Engineering 3233
Description: Introduction to macromolecules; natural and synthetic polymers; free radical and ionic polymerization; molecular weights - distribution and control; characterization of polymers; mechanical and viscoelastic properties; polymer structure in relation to utilization.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Chemistry 3451      Physical Chemistry III
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2412
Description: Recommended preparatory course: Mathematics 2111 Quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and photochemistry.
Offering: 3-1; 0-0
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Chemistry 3711      Bioinformatics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Interdisciplinary Programs in Bioinformatics, Courses, Bioinformatics 3711, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Bioinformatics 3711
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Chemistry 4011      Environmental Geochemistry
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Geology, Courses, Geology 4011, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Environmental Studies 4011/Geology 4011
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Chemistry 4111      Research Seminars
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s): Chemistry 4901
Description: Seminar s scheduled over fall and winter terms Course content is variable but closely related to the research project undertaken in Chemistry 4901. Students are required to present their research to the Department on a regular basis and to attend all seminars sponsored by the Department.
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Chemistry 4131      Special Topic
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Course content to be determined by instructor.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Chemistry 4191      Special Topics in Biological Chemistry
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3251/Biology 3252 and permission of the Department
Description: Selected topics in biological chemistry such as: computational tools in the discovery of medicinal drugs; biologically active inorganic compounds; drug design.
Cross-List(s): Bioinformatics 4191
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Chemistry 4211      Organic Chemistry IV
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3231
Description: Special topics in modern organic chemistry with an emphasis on stereochemistry and organic synthesis.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Chemistry 4311      Inorganic Chemistry III
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3371
Description: A survey of recent developments in inorganic chemistry.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Chemistry 4411      Physical Chemistry IV
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
Description: Selected topics in advanced physical chemistry.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Chemistry 4551      Topics in Reaction Mechanisms
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Methods used in the investigation of Inorganic, Organic and Polymer reaction mechanisms will be surveyed.
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Chemistry 4571      Electroanalytical Chemistry
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2411 or 3131
Description: Electroanalytical techniques and their roles in modern analytical chemistry; fundamentals of electrode kinetics and reaction mechanisms; electrochemical methods; spectroscopic and microscopic techniques will be surveyed.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Chemistry 4710      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.
Cross-List(s): Applied Bio-Molecular Science 4710
Offering: 1.5-1.5; 1.5-1.5
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Chemistry 4901      Honours Thesis
Credit Weight: 1
Corequisite(s): Chemistry 4111
Description: A research project and the accompanying written thesis concerning the research investigation which has been undertaken will be submitted to the Department.
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