CHEM 101: Structural Chemistry

This course studies relevant periodic trends and the various chemical reactions associated with the periodic table of the elements. Reactions characteristic of the s and p-block elements and molecules derived from these species are highlighted. Quantum theory of the atom and molecular bonding are discussed in addition to various models used for describing chemical compounds. Based on relevant bonding models, students will be able to predict basic properties of substances, such as boiling point, viscosity, and vapour pressure. Experience in the generation and interpretation of scientific data is gained through the laboratory component of this course.

Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C+ and Math 11 (C or better)

CHEM 102: Physical and Organic Chemistry

In this course students apply chemistry concepts towards the calculation of various parameters that describe chemical reactions. This involves calculations of equilibrium constants, pH values, enthalpy, entropy, and free energy. The practical application of these calculations are illustrated through discussions involving acid-base equilibria, and electrochemistry. The relative rates of chemical reactions are also discussed to illustrate that chemical reactions are not solely dependent on thermodynamic properties. Lastly, students are introduced to organic chemistry; particularly, the identification of functional groups, constitutional and stereoisomerism, and fundamental reactions of common organic molecules.