Code
Course Credits
CHEM 101 CHEM 101 - Introduction to General Chemistry

An introduction to chemical concepts, such as: stoichiometry, thermochemistry, the periodic table, bonding, nature of solutions, the physical behaviour of gases, and acids and bases. Course lectures are concurrent with those of CHEM 103, but the term is shorter. This course is terminal and is provided for non-science majors wishing to fulfil a core scientific method and lab research requirement.

Prerequisite(s): None. (4-1-3; 0-0-0)

3.00
CHEM 103 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.

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 firsts year.

3.00
CHEM 111 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. NB: Credit is not given for both CHEM 103 and CHEM 111.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 12 or instructor’s permission.. (3-1-3; 0-0-0)

3.00
CHEM 221 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. Introductory spectroscopy. The laboratory course illustrates the operations, representative reactions, and syntheses of organic chemistry.NB: CHEM 221 should precede CHEM 222.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111, 112; or CHEM 103, 112; or CHEM 103, 104 with instructor's consent. (3-1-4; 3-1-4)

3.00
CHEM 230 CHEM 230 - Inorganic Chemistry

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.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111, 112; or CHEM 103, 112; or CHEM 103, 104 with instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
CHEM 240 CHEM 240 - Physical Chemistry

Introduction to thermodynamics as applied to chemical reactions. The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, free energy and equilibria, phase equilibria, and electrochemistry.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Cross-listed: PHYS 240.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111, 112; or CHEM 103, 112; or CHEM 103, 104 with instructor's consent; MATH 123, 124. (3-4 or 3-4)

3.00
CHEM 322 CHEM 322 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

Methods for spectroscopic determination of structures in organic chemistry. 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. Laboratory in synthetic methods and spectroscopic techniques.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221, 222. (3-4; 3-0)

3.00
CHEM 341 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.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Cross-listed: CHEM 341 is cross-listed as PHYS 341.Co-requisite: MATH 223.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 240. (3-4; 3-0)

3.00
CHEM 357 CHEM 357 - Modern Analytical Methods I

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, this course discusses a number of instrumental techniques, particularly those based on chromatographic, electromagnetic radiation, and electrochemical theories.NB: CHEM 357 should precede CHEM 358. Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111, 112; or CHEM 103, 112; or CHEM 103, 104; and a 200 level or above chemistry lab course. (3-4; 3-4)

3.00
CHEM 372 CHEM 372 - Molecular Genetics

This class considers modern developments and techniques in genetics, especially the basic and applied aspects of recombinant DNA technology.NB: CHEM 372 may only be applied to the Life Sciences Emphasis Program in Chemistry.Cross-listed: BIOL 372.Prerequisite(s): BIOL 113, 114; 223; CHEM 103, 104; or 103, 112; or 111, 112. CHEM 221, 222 recommended. (0-0; 3-3)

3.00
CHEM 384 CHEM 384 - Biochemistry II

The chemical structure, function, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. This class is continued as CHEM 386.Cross-listed: BIOL 384.Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 221, 222.Recommended: BIOL 113, 114; 223. (3-1-3 or 3-1-3)

3.00
CHEM 386 CHEM 386 - Biochemistry II

Two aspects of biochemistry are developed: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;An introduction to physiological biochemistry including vision, muscle contraction, and neuro-transmission.NB: CHEM 386 may only be applied to the Life Sciences Emphasis and Honours Programs in Chemistry.Cross-listed: BIOL 386.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221, 222.Recommended: BIOL 113, 114; 223. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
CHEM 400 CHEM 400 - Directed Studies

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

3.00
CHEM 409 CHEM 409 - Thesis Preparation

In consultation with a faculty advisor, the student will propose a chemical research project, which will actually be investigated in the follow-up course, CHEM 410. The student must first do a thorough search of the relevant chemical literature. A specific project proposal is then to be formulated and presented in a written report.

Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing in chemistry or instructor’s consent.

1.00
CHEM 410 CHEM 410 - Senior Thesis

The course follows up on CHEM 409; the research project that was proposed in CHEM 409 is actually carried out in CHEM 410. This is done under the supervision of a faculty member of the chemistry department. As a result, there are no lectures; rather the course is centered on the lab. In addition to the facilities at Trinity Western, other facilities may be utilized where possible and useful. The project will result in a written thesis and public presentation.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 409, a related directed study in preparation, or instructor’s consent.

2.00
CHEM 432 CHEM 432 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Chemistry of the transition metals. Emphasis during the first semester is on classical co-ordination chemistry, including stereochemistry, symmetry, theories of bonding and electronic structure in complexes. The second semester includes a variety of special topics in inorganic chemistry, such as organometallic chemistry, catalysis, and bioinorganic chemistry.NB: CHEM 431 should precede 432. Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 230. (3-4; 3-0)

3.00
CHEM 469 CHEM 469 - Polymer Chemistry

Organic and structural aspects of several polymer families, physical properties including molecular weight and distribution, solution properties of macromolecules, kinetics of polymerization in free radical, ionic, and condensation systems. Stereochemistry of polymers. Application to the properties of selected synthetic rubbers and plastics.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221, 222. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00