Year Course ID Course
2020-2021 CHEM 101

Elementary Elements

This course offers non-science majors a way to rekindle their love of science in an exciting, student-centered, integrative, hands-on approach in the classroom. It seeks to explore connections between an atom and the universe, matter and its properties, how living organisms exist and survive, and how the first people in Canada interacted with their environment. It also explores how to effectively evaluate and articulate core global and local scientific issues from a chemistry vantage point. CHEM101 is a Scientific Method and Lab Research option within TWU's Core Foundations. It is also recommended for students in Elementary streamed programs within Education.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0-2; 0-0-0)
2020-2021 CHEM 103

General Chemistry I

This course is intended for students with a background of high school chemistry less than Chemistry 12 (students with Chemistry 12 normally go into CHEM 111). As an introduction to chemical concepts, topics include stoichiometry, the nature of solutions, the gas laws, thermochemistry, the periodic table, bonding, and molecular structure.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None. (4-1-3; 0-0-0)
NB: Like CHEM 111, this course provides the prerequisite for other chemistry and biology courses needed in a science major at TWU. CHEM 103 includes one extra lecture per week compared to the alternative 111 course to allow students with less preparation in their background to develop adequate chemical skills over the first year.
2020-2021 CHEM 104

General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHEM 103. Topics include: chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, the nature of organic substances and some of their basic reactions. These concepts are discussed as far as possible in the context of their significance in life processes, in industrial process, and in the environment.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 103 or equivalent or instructor's consent. (0-0-0; 4-1-3)
NB: Chem 104 is the normal sequel to CHEM 103. Like CHEM 112, this course provides the prerequisite for other chemistry and biology courses needed in a science major at TWU. CHEM 104 includes one extra lecture per week compared to the alternative 112 course to aid development of adequate chemical skills over the first year.
2020-2021 CHEM 111

Principles of Chemistry I

This course considers modern concepts in the fundamental laws and principles of chemistry. Investigated topics include: stoichiometry, and chemical calculations, nature of solutions, thermochemistry, molecular bonding and structure, and descriptive inorganic chemistry.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 12 or instructor's permission.. (3-1-3; 0-0-0)
NB: Credit is not given for both CHEM 103 and CHEM 111.
2020-2021 CHEM 112

Principles of Chemistry II

Modern concepts in the fundamental laws and principles of chemistry: molecular bonding and structure, stoichiometry, and chemical calculations, thermochemistry, nature of solutions, introduction to chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids, bases and buffer systems, elementary energy concepts, introduction to organic chemistry, and descriptive inorganic chemistry.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111, CHEM 103 with mark > B, or Chemistry 12 or equivalent with instructor's permission.. (0-0-0; 3-1-3)
NB: Credit is not given for both CHEM 104 and 112. CHEM 111 normally precedes CHEM 112.
2020-2021 CHEM 221

Organic Chemistry I

An introduction to theoretical, physical, and descriptive organic chemistry. A study of the properties of aliphatic, alicyclic, and simple aromatic compounds is examined. Introductory spectroscopy. The laboratory course illustrates the operations, representative reactions, and syntheses of organic chemistry.

Course Credits: 3
NB: CHEM 221 should precede CHEM 222. Prerequisite(s): Students must have one of 103 or 111 and one of 104 or 112. (3 1-4; 3-1-4)
2020-2021 CHEM 222

Organic Chemistry II

An introduction to theoretical, physical, and descriptive organic chemistry. A study of the properties of aliphatic, alicyclic, and simple aromatic compounds is examined. Introductory spectroscopy. The laboratory course illustrates the operations, representative reactions, and syntheses of organic chemistry.

Course Credits: 3
2020-2021 CHEM 230

Inorganic Chemistry

This course studies the chemical and physical properties of the elements and inorganic compounds using atomic orbital theory and the theory of bonding in molecules and crystalline solids. Main group element chemistry and the structure of the periodic table are emphasized throughout.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Students must have one of 103 or 111 and one of 104 or 112.
2020-2021 CHEM 240

Physical Chemistry

An introduction to thermodynamics as applied to chemical reactions. Topics include: the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, free energy and equilibria, phase equilibria, and electrochemistry.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Students must have one of 103 or 111 and one of 104 or 112.; MATH 123, 124. (3-4 or 3-4)
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
Cross-listed: PHYS 240.
2020-2021 CHEM 321

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Methods for spectroscopic determination of structures in organic chemistry. The course covers functional chemistry of organic substances that have particular relevance to the life sciences; modern synthetic techniques for functional group transformation; principles involved in the planning and execution of multi-step synthesis of organic molecules; and, laboratory in synthetic methods and spectroscopic techniques.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221, 222. (3-4; 3-0)
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2020-2021 CHEM 322

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Methods for spectroscopic determination of structures in organic chemistry. The course covers functional chemistry of organic substances that have particular relevance to the life sciences; modern synthetic techniques for functional group transformation; principles involved in the planning and execution of multi-step synthesis of organic molecules; and, laboratory in synthetic methods and spectroscopic techniques.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221, 222. (3-4; 3-0)
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2020-2021 CHEM 341

Advanced Physical Chemistry

The fundamental concepts of matter and its structure in relation to energy. Quantum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, spectroscopy, kinetics, and the solid state are considered.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 240. (3-4; 3-0)
Co-requisite(s): MATH 223
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
Cross-listed: PHYS 341
2020-2021 CHEM 342

Advanced Physical Chemistry

The fundamental concepts of matter and its structure in relation to energy. Quantum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, spectroscopy, kinetics, and the solid state are considered.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 240. (3-4; 3-0)
Co-requisite(s): MATH 223.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
Cross-listed: CHEM 341 is cross-listed as PHYS 341.
2020-2021 CHEM 357

Modern Analytical Methods

Introduction to the theory and practice of analytical chemistry. After a review of the basic laboratory techniques used in pure and applied chemistry and in biological chemistry, the course discusses a number of instrumental techniques, particularly those based on chromatographic, electromagnetic radiation, and electrochemical theories.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Students must have one of 103 or 111 and one of 104 or 112; and a 200 level or above chemistry lab course. (3-4; 3-4)
NB: CHEM 357 should precede CHEM 358. Not offered every year See department chair
2020-2021 CHEM 358

Modern Analytical Methods

Introduction to the theory and practice of analytical chemistry. After a review of the basic laboratory techniques used in pure and applied chemistry and in biological chemistry, the course discusses a number of instrumental techniques, particularly those based on chromatographic, electromagnetic radiation, and electrochemical theories.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Students must have one of 103 or 111 and one of 104 or 112; and a 200 level or above chemistry lab course. (3-4; 3-4)
NB: CHEM 357 should precede CHEM 358. Not offered every year See department chair
2020-2021 CHEM 370

Environmental Chemistry

The study of chemical reactions as they relate to the environment. The course takes a biogeochemical approach with emphasis placed on the deleterious effects that human activities and technologies have had on atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial systems. Methods to alleviate environmental problems are considered.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Students must have one of 103 or 111 and one of 104 or 112. CHEM 221, 222 recommended. (0-0; 3-4)
2020-2021 CHEM 372

Molecular Genetics

This course considers modern developments and techniques in genetics, especially the basic and applied aspects of recombinant DNA technology.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 113, 114; a minimum C grade in 223; students must have one of 103 or 111 and one of 104 or 112. CHEM 221, 222 recommended. (0-0; 3-3)
NB: CHEM 372 may only be applied to the Life Sciences Emphasis Program in chemistry.
Cross-listed: BIOL 372
2020-2021 CHEM 384

Principles of Biochemistry

The study of chemical structure, function, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. This class is continued as CHEM 386.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221, 222.
Cross-listed: BIOL 384
2020-2021 CHEM 386

Biosynthesis

In this course, two aspects of biochemistry are developed: (1) The modern understanding of the biochemical transfer of genetic information: DNA structure and synthesis, transcription, and translation. These are related to developments in recombinant DNA technology. (2) An introduction to physiological biochemistry including vision, muscle contraction, and neurotransmission.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221, 222.
NB: CHEM 386 may only be applied to the Life Sciences Emphasis and honours programs in chemistry.
Cross-listed: BIOL 386
2020-2021 CHEM 400

Directed Studies in Chemistry

Students are required to produce an outline of the topic to be studied in consultation with the instructor. A course of reading and/ or experimentation is pursued according to the approved outline. Assessment may be via examination and/or a final written report.

Course Credits: 2, 3
Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing in chemistry or instructor's consent.
NB: This course with the appropriate choice of topics can be used as a preparation for the senior thesis (CHEM 410).