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The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar
2011-2012 Academic Year

Applied Science Courses of Instruction Chemistry

Chemistry
ENCH 211 Main Group Chemistry F 3-1.5-0 4.5
An introduction to chemistry of main group inorganic and organic compounds with the use of fundamental quantum mechanics, molecular orbital diagrams and Lewis structures to describe the structure and bonding. The stereochemistry and chirality of organic compounds, solid-state inorganic chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of compounds of the main group elements will be covered. The laboratory will introduce skills in inorganic and organic synthesis. NOTE: Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $20. (0/54/0/0/0) PREREQUISITES: APSC 131, APSC 132
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ENCH 212 Principles of Chemical Reactivity F 3-.75-0 3.75
An introduction to the kinetics and mechanisms of reactions in gaseous and condensed phases, including acid-base and nucleophilic substitution reactions at carbon and other main group centers. Other topics will include molecular dynamics and reactions in solution. The laboratory illustrates measurement techniques and develops laboratory skills. NOTE: Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $20. (0/45/0/0/0) PREREQUISITES:  APSC 111, APSC 112, APSC 131, APSC 132, APSC 172      
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ENCH 213 Introduction to Chemical Analysis F 3-1.5-0 4.5
Introduction to analytical chemical methods and science. Topics include statistical analysis of data, titrations and equilibrium theory, spectrophotometry and instrumental elemental analysis. NOTE: Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $20. (0/40/0/14/0) PREREQUISITES:  APSC 131, APSC 132      
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ENCH 222 Methods of Structure Determination W 3-0-.75 3.75
A survey of practical spectroscopic and spectrometric methods for the determination of the structures of organic and inorganic compounds. Methods will include nuclear magnetic resonance, electronic, infrared/Raman spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. Tutorials will involve solving compound structures using spectroscopic data, and include an introduction to computational methods in spectroscopy. (0/45/0/0/0) PREREQUISITES: ENCH 211 (CHEM 211) or ENCH 212 (CHEM 212)
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ENCH 245 Applied Organic Chemistry I W 3-1.5-0 4.5
A survey of organic functional group reactivity from a mechanistic perspective, including substitution, addition, elimination, rearrangement and redox reactions; extensive use of examples from industrial process chemistry. The laboratory provides experience in organic synthesis, including the preparation, purification and characterization of organic compounds. NOTE: Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $20. (0/38/0/16/0) PREREQUISITES: ENCH 211 (CHEM 211), ENCH 212 (CHEM 212)
EXCLUSION: CHEM 223
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ENCH 281 General Organic Chemistry I F 3-.75-.75 4.5
An introduction to the basic principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on bonding, stereochemistry, reaction intermediates and reaction mechanisms, and structure-reactivity correlations. Intended for students in biological and life sciences. Students in chemistry or biochemistry programs should not enrol in this course. Also offered as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.(0/54/0/0/0) PREREQUISITES: APSC 131,APSC 132
EXCLUSIONS: ENCH 211 (CHEM 211), ENCH 212 (CHEM 212)
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ENCH 311 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry F 3-0-.5 3.5
Fundamental mechanistic concepts of organic reactions, structure-activity relationships, solvent effects and catalysis.  Mechanistic aspects of substitution, addition, elimination and pericyclic reactions. (0/42/0/0/0) PREREQUISITES:  CHEM 223 or ENCH 245 (CHEM 245)
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ENCH 312 Transition Metal Chemistry F 3-0-.5 3.5
Introduction to the chemistry, bonding and structures of coordination compounds of the transition metals; transition metals in the solid state and in biological systems; industrial and environmental aspects of transition metal chemistry. (0/42/0/0/0) PREREQUISITE: ENCH 211 (CHEM 211)
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ENCH 321 Instrumental Chemical Analysis W 3-0-0 3
Overview of instrumental methods of chemical analysis.  Topics include gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometric detection, new separations methods, electrochemical analysis, inductively coupled plasma-based elemental analysis. (0/36/0/0/0) PREREQUISITE: ENCH 213 (CHEM 213)
EXCLUSION: ENSC 471
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ENCH 322 The Chemical Bond: Computation and Spectroscopy W 3-0-.5 3.5
The application of quantum mechanics to the structures and internal motions of molecules. The foundations of electronic, vibrational, rotational and NMR spectroscopy will be discussed together with their applications.  (0/42/0/0/0) PREREQUISITES: CHEM 313 or ENCH 346 (CHEM 346)
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ENCH 323 Biological Chemistry W 3-0-0 3
Introduction to the chemical basis of biological systems and biomolecules; protein structure and synthesis, enzyme catalysis, nucleic acids (DNA, RNA), carbohydrates, membranes, cell signalling, biosynthetic and metabolic pathways. (0/36/0/0/0) PREREQUISITE: ENCH 311 (CHEM 311)
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ENCH 326 Environmental and Green Chemistry W 3-0-0 3
The first part examines chemical contaminants in the atmosphere, water, soils and sediments, including sources, behaviour, transport, and distribution among these environments. The second part introduces Green Chemistry, examining industrial sources of contaminants and the modification of industrial processes in order to minimize environmental impact. (0/24/0/12/0)  PREREQUISITES: ENCH 211 (CHEM 211), ENCH 212 (CHEM 212), ENCH 245 (CHEM 245)
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ENCH 345 Applied Organic Chemistry II W 3-0-0 3
A detailed study of organic reactions and processes of industrial and economic importance, with application of the principles developed in CHEM 245.  Case studies involving process development in the pharmaceutical industry are used extensively.  (0/24/0/12/0) PREREQUISITES: ENCH 245 (CHEM 245) or permission of the instructor
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ENCH 346 Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Simulation F 3-0-.5 3.5
This course introduces quantum mechanics and molecular simulation as engineering tools for the understanding and design of molecular structure and properties. It is aimed at providing an overview of the principles of quantum mechanical theory and molecular simulation with strong emphasis on applications to engineering problems. Key mathematical concepts will be discussed and applied using state-of-the-art modeling software. (0/21/0/21/0) PREREQUISITES: CHEE 210, MTHE 225 (MATH 225)
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CHEM 347 Colloid and Surface Chemistry
The properties of colloidal systems and of surfaces.  Topics include measurement techniques for interfacial and surface tension, the properties of industrial and consumer products and the thermodynamics of surfaces. (0/8/0/28/0)
~COURSE DELETED in 2010/11~
PREREQUISITES: CHEE 210 or CHEM 244, or permission of the instructor
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ENCH 398 Experimental Chemistry I F 0-3-.5 3.5
Laboratory course. In consultation with the course coordinator, and subject to availability, students may select experiments as are relevant to their degree program including synthesis, analytical instrumentation and computational methods. The integration of several methods will be emphasized in the design and characterisation of molecules . NOTE: Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $40.  (0/42/0/0/0) PREREQUISITES: At least 6 units at the 200-level in ENCH/CHEM or permission of the Department.
COREQUISITES: At least 3 units at the 300-level in ENCH/CHEM or permission of the Department.
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ENCH 399 Experimental Chemistry II W 0-3-.5 3.5
Laboratory course. In consultation with the course co-ordinator, and subject to availability, students may select experiments as are relevant to their degree program including synthesis, analytical instrumentation and computational methods. The integration of several methods will be emphasized in the design and characterization of molecules. NOTE: Laboratory consumables: estimated cost $40. (0/42/0/0/0) PREREQUISITE: At least 6 units at the 200-level in ENCH/CHEM
COREQUISITE: At least 3 units at the 300-level in ENCH/CHEM
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ENCH 411 Advanced Analytical Chemistry F 3-0-0 3
A discussion of recent advances in analytical chemistry and its applications to the environmental, materials and biomedical fields. At least four topics will be covered from sample preparation, separation methods, multidimensional chromatography, elemental spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, and surface analysis methods. Additional topics will be selected from the current literature. (0/36/0/0/0) PREREQUISITES: ENCH 321 (CHEM 321)
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ENCH 412 Statistical Mechanics W 3-0-0 3
The fundamentals of statistical mechanics with applications to thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids and solids and to chemical equilibrium in dilute gases. Offered alternating years with CHEM 413. (0/36/0/0/0)
PREREQUISITES: CHEM 313 or ENCH 346 (CHEM 346) (or ENPH 343/PHYS 343 and PHYS 372)
EXCLUSION: CHEM 435
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ENCH 413 Computational Chemistry F 3-0-0 3
The application of quantum mechanics to chemical structures, energetics, internal motions of molecules, and chemical reactions. An introduction to the use of modern electronic structure software in chemistry. Offered alternating years with CHEM 412. (0/36/0/0/0)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012
PREREQUISITES: ENCH 346 (CHEM 346)
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ENCH 414 Catalysis F 3-0-0 3
An advanced treatment of the concepts and applications of catalysis, including the kinetics of catalysis and topics selected from the areas of homogeneous, heterogeneous, and biocatalysis. (0/36/0/0/0) Offered in alternating years.
PREREQUISITES: CHEM 223, ENCH 312 (CHEM 312) or ENCH 245 (CHEM 245)
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ENCH 417 Research Project F 0-4.5-0 W 0-4.5-0 9
In this course, projects will be assigned requiring design and synthesis in the solution of problems in engineering chemistry, using principles and concepts discussed in previous courses. Originality and innovation are encouraged. Students are required to significantly contribute to the design of original experiments, and independently analyze, interpret and communicate the results, both orally and in writing. (0/76/0/32/0)
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ENCH 421 Advanced Methods in Physical Chemistry W 3-0-0 3
Modern spectroscopic methods for the structural and electronic characterisation of molecules will be discussed, including: NMR, X-ray and synchrontron-based spectroscopies, laser spectroscopy, surface spectroscopic methods, and scanning probe methods. (0/36/0/0/0) PREREQUISITES: ENCH 346 (CHEM 346)
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ENCH 422 Synthetic Organic Chemistry W  3-0-.5  3.5
Modern synthetic methods in organic chemistry. Principles of strategy in planning organic syntheses based on simple classifications of reagents and reactions, and on the control of stereochemistry. (0/42/0/0/0)
PREREQUISITE: ENCH 311 (CHEM 311)
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ENCH 423 Topics in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry W 3-0-0 3
An examination of aspects of modern inorganic and organometallic chemistry. Topics will include metal-ligand bonding in organometallic complexes, applications of organometallics in organic synthesis, metal-metal bonding in dinuclear and polynuclear metal complexes, and may include reaction mechanisms of transition metal complexes, bioinorganic chemistry and symmetry. (0/36/0/0/0)
PREREQUISITE: ENCH 312 (CHEM 312)
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ENCH 424 Polymer Chemistry W 3-0-0 3
Specific properties of polymers (glass transition, crystallinity, polydispersity, etc) and their dependence on macromolecular structure and isomerism. Polymer synthesis overview: step and chain polymerization (free-radical, ionic and insertion mechanisms) and reactions on polymers. Examples of polymers and their uses. Offered alternating years with CHEM 425. (0/36/0/0/0)
PREREQUISITES: CHEM 223 or ENCH 245 (CHEM 245)
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ENCH 425 Self-Assembly and Materials W 3-0-0 3
Four topics covering a range of self-assembled molecular systems will be discussed: monolayers and bilayers, block co-polymers, nanoparticles, and liquid crystals. Material properties, synthetic methods and application of these systems in current and emerging technologies, including nanotechnologies, will be covered.
Offered alternating years with CHEM 424. (0/36/0/0/0)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012
PREREQUISITES: CHEE 210 and ENCH 245 (CHEM 245), or CHEM 221 and CHEM 223
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