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Chemistry 1050 Foundations of Chemistry I View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
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. An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 1070 Foundations of Chemistry II View Details
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:
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1050
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.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 1110 Introductory Chemistry I View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 12U or equivalent
Offering: Three one-hour lectures weekly; and three-hour laboratory sessions in alternate weeks.
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 1111 Introductory Chemistry I View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 12U or equivalent
Offering: 3-3; 0-0 (Three one-hour lectures weekly; three-hour laboratory and tutorial sessions in alternate w
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course. This course is restricted to Chemistry and Biology/Chemistry Majors.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 1112 Fundamentals of Chemistry View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 12U or equivalent
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: This course is restricted to students enrolled in programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences and does not serve as a prerequisite to any of the further chemistry courses.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 1130 Introductory Chemistry II View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1110 or Chemistry 1111
Offering: Three one-hour lectures weekly; and three-hour laboratory sessions in alternate weeks.
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 1131 Introductory Chemistry II View Details
A continuation of Chemistry 1111 with the introduction of the following topics: states of matter, solution chemistry, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1111
Offering: 0-0; 3-3 (Three one-hour lectures weekly; three-hour laboratory and tutorial sessions in alternate w
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course. This course is restricted to Chemistry and Biology/Chemistry Majors.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 1210 Organic and Biochemistry for Health Sciences View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Chemistry Grade 12 U or equivalent or Chemistry 1050 and 1070

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May not be taken for credit by students majoring in Applied Life Sciences, Physics with Major Concentration in Applied Bio-Molecular Science, Bioinformatics, Biology, or Chemistry.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 2111 Analytical Chemistry I View Details
Introduction to quantitative chemical analysis; acid-base, complexometric, precipitation and redox titrations; elementary spectrophotometry. Extensive applications to industrial and environmental problems.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1130 or Chemistry 1131
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 2211 Organic Chemistry I View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1130 or Chemistry 1131
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 2231 Organic Chemistry II View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2211
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 2351 Inorganic Chemistry I View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1130 or Chemistry 1131
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Chemistry 3351 may not take Chemistry 2351 for credit. An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 2411 Physical Chemistry I View Details
Introduction to thermodynamics; basic principles of electrochemistry and chemical kinetics.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1130 or Chemistry 1131
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 2412 Physical Chemistry II View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2411
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Chemistry 3411 may not take Chemistry 2412 for credit. An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 2610 Northern Environmental Chemistry View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Environmental Studies 2610/Northern Studies 2610
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 3131 Analytical Chemistry II View Details
Instrumental methods of analysis. Separation, detection, and quantification techniques are covered, using eletrochemical, spectrochemical, and chromatographic methods.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2111 or 2411
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Chemistry 2131 may not take Chemistry 3131 for credit. An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 3210 Genes and Genomics View Details
Topics covered include: genomic technologies; locating genes within a genome sequence and determining their function; transcriptomes and proteomes; eukaryotic nuclear genomes; the human genome; epigenomics; pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine; behavioural and nutritional genomics; ethical and social implications of genomics.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3251/Biology 3252
Offering: 3-3; or 3-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 3231 Organic Chemistry III View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2231
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 3251 Biochemistry I View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2231
Cross-List(s): Biology 3252
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 3271 Biochemistry II View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3251
Cross-List(s): Biology 3272
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 3371 Inorganic Chemistry II View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2351
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 3431 Polymer Chemistry View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2411 or Engineering 2330
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 3451 Physical Chemistry III View Details
Quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and photochemistry.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2412 and Mathematics 2111
Offering: 3 lecture hours per week and 3 laboratory hours per week alternating with 1 tutorial hour per week
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 3711 Bioinformatics View Details
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Bioinformatics 3711
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4011 Environmental Geochemistry View Details
See Department of Geology, Courses, Geology 4011, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Environmental Studies 4011/Geology 4011
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4111 Research Seminars View Details
Seminars 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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s): Chemistry 4901
Notes: Open only to candidates for an Honours degree in Chemistry in their fourth year who have a 70% (B) average in their Chemistry courses, except with permission of the Chair of the Department.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4131 Special Topic View Details
Course content to be determined by instructor.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Chair of the Department
Special Topic: Yes
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4191 Special Topics in Biological Chemistry View Details
Selected topics in biological chemistry such as: computational tools in the discovery of medicinal drugs; biologically active inorganic compounds; drug design.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3251/Biology 3252 and permission of the Department
Cross-List(s): Bioinformatics 4191
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4210 Principles of Medicinal Chemistry View Details
Fundamental aspects and current methodologies in drug discovery, including: development processes, basic principles of drug action and pharmacology, and current experimental and computational methodologies used in drug discovery.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3251/Biology 3252
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Chemistry 4191 prior to fall 2014 may not take Chemistry 4210 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4211 Organic Chemistry IV View Details
Special topics in modern organic chemistry with an emphasis on stereochemistry and organic synthesis.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3231
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4212 Protein Biochemistry View Details
Fundamental concepts and molecular mechanisms of protein function, including enzyme catalysis, receptor activation and transport proteins. Additional topics will include regulatory mechanisms, bionconjugation chemistry and molecular recognition with a focus on drug design, aberrant protein activity in disease, and medical diagnostics.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3271/Biology 3272
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4213 Molecular Imaging View Details
The course content will explore the trend towards personalized medicine using molecular imaging techniques including optical, SPECT, PET and MRI. Discussions on the chemical and biochemical principles underlying the design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel imaging probes in both the preclinical and clinical settings, as well as its future role in guiding and evaluating targeted therapeutics.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3271/Biology 3272
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4214 Carbohydrate Chemistry View Details
Carbohydrate structure, characterization, synthesis, biosynthesis, and biological functions. Key topics include saccharide structures and fundamental chemistry, classical and instrumental methods for carbohydrate analysis, protecting group strategy, glycoside synthesis, survey of glycoconjugate structure and biosynthesis, carbohydrate recognition and their biological functions, altered carbohydrate metabolism and diseases, and glycomedicine.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3271/Biology 3272
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4311 Inorganic Chemistry III View Details
A survey of recent developments in inorganic chemistry.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3371
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4411 Physical Chemistry IV View Details
Selected topics in advanced physical chemistry.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4412 Cyclotron and Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry View Details
Principles of cyclotron operation and radiopharmaceutical production through in-class and in-lab production and testing of radiolabeled compounds. Students will have the opportunity to operate the cyclotron and learn the design principles and synthetic methods required to create a radiopharmaceutical for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Chemistry 2412 or Chemistry 2231

Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4455 Computational Quantum Chemistry View Details
Using high performance computers and available software packages, students will examine the use of quantum chemistry to explore chemical systems and reactions. Topics will include potential energy surface exploration, stationary point characterization and property assessment.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Chemistry 3451 or permission of the instructor and Chair of the Department

Offering: 0-0; 3-3

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Chemistry 4515 Introduction to Medical Imaging View Details
Covers the basics and medical applications of various medical imaging modalities including magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, X-ray, computed tomography, positron emission tomography and single photon emission computed tomography.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1110 and 1130, one FCE in Physics, and four FCEs chosen from: Chemistry, Physics, Biology
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4516 MRI Physics and Medical Applications View Details
Will cover the physics and physical chemistry of nuclear magnetic resonance, signal acquisition, image formation, image artifacts and image contrast. Advanced medical applications may include a focus on the lungs, the heart, the musculoskeletal system and functional MRI of the brain.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1110 and 1130, one FCE in Physics, and four FCEs chosen from: Chemistry, Physics, Biology
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4571 Electroanalytical Chemistry View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2411 or 3131
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4710 Advanced Research Methodology View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department
Cross-List(s): Applied Bio-Molecular Science 4710
Offering: 1.5-1.5; 1.5-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Chemistry 4901 Honours Thesis View Details
A research project and the accompanying written thesis concerning the research investigation which has been undertaken will be submitted to the Department.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Corequisite(s): Chemistry 4111
Notes: Open only to candidates for an Honours degree in Chemistry in their fourth year who have a 70% (B) average in their Chemistry courses, except with permission of the Chair of the Department.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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