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Department of Chemistry | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2020

Environmental Chemistry Minor

Program Requirements

Students complete all of

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 123 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Canal
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D105
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D107
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D108
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D109
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D110
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D111
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D112
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D113
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D200 Sessional
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYE 3016, Surrey
D201
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D202
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
LA04
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB04
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LC01
Th 3:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC02
Th 3:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LE01
TBD
LE02
TBD
CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Charles Walsby
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D102
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D105
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D106
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D107
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D108
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D109
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D110
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D111
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D112
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D113
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D200 Garry Mund
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D201
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D202
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D203
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D204
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D205
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D206
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D300 Garry Mund
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D301
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
CHEM 126 - General Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Experiments in chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 Julie Lunniss
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA04 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA06 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LC01 Garry Mund
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC02 Garry Mund
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC05 Garry Mund
We 9:00 AM – 12:50 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
CHEM 215 - Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (4)

The principles of analytical chemistry and their practical application to solution samples. Titrimetric and electrochemical methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and 126, both with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dev Sharma
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D101 Dev Sharma
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
LA01 Dev Sharma
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
LA02 Dev Sharma
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
CHEM 230 - Inorganic Chemistry (3)

The chemistry of the elements and their inorganic compounds in terms of fundamental concepts of periodicity of properties, valence, ionization potential, electron affinity, electronegativity, stability of oxidation states, bonding, structure and stereochemistry. Co-ordination complexes and organometallic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a minimum grade of C-. Students who expect to take further courses in inorganic chemistry should take CHEM 230 concurrently with CHEM 236W. Quantitative.

CHEM 236W - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (3)

An introduction to the synthetic and spectroscopic techniques used in the preparation and characterization of both main group and transition metal compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 126 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 230. Students with credit for CHEM 236 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D102
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D105
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D106
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D107
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D108
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
LA03 Uwe Kreis
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA04 Uwe Kreis
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA06 Uwe Kreis
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA07 Uwe Kreis
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB04 Uwe Kreis
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB06 Uwe Kreis
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB07 Uwe Kreis
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LE01
TBD
CHEM 316 - Introductory Instrumental Analysis (4)

Principles and applications of basic analytical instrumentation based upon spectroscopy, chromatography and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 215 and 260, both with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the Department. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Byron Gates
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D101 Byron Gates
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
LA01 Byron Gates
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
LA02 Byron Gates
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
CHEM 317 - Analytical Environmental Chemistry (2)

Principles and applications of the methodologies of analytical chemistry employed in the determination of substances in air, water, and soil, with particular emphasis upon sampling and sample preparation. Prerequisite: CHEM 316 and 371, both with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 372. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Rebecca Goyan
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
CHEM 371 - Chemistry of the Aqueous Environment (3) *

An introduction to chemical processes in the aqueous environment. Quantitative treatment of the variables determining the composition of natural systems. Chemistry of aqueous toxic agents, wastewater treatment, and related matters. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 and CHEM 360, both with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

CHEM 372 - Chemistry of the Atmospheric Environment (3) *

Quantitative treatment of chemical and physical processes in the atmospheric environment. Chemistry of the troposphere including air pollution and climate change. Chemistry of the stratosphere including ozone depletion. Environmental radioactivity. Current topics. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 and CHEM 360, both with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 George Agnes
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D101 George Agnes
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby

and at least one of

CHEM 380 - Chemical and Instrumental Methods of Identification of Organic Compounds (4)

Basic principles of infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy as applied to the identification of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 283 or 284, and CHEM 286, both with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the Department.

CHEM 419 - Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry (3)

Principles and applications of emerging techniques in analytical chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 316 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Bingyun Sun
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
NUSC 341 - Introduction to Radiochemistry (3)

Brief description of the nucleus and its decays and reactions; interaction of radiation with matter; nuclear instrumentation; radioisotopes in chemistry; activation analysis and related analytical techniques; other applications of nuclear techniques; nuclear reactors and nuclear fusion. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units in a science program, including first year calculus, chemistry and physics. Quantitative.

* CHEM 360 must be completed as a prerequisite

Students intending to Specialize in Chemistry

The point at which a high school or regional college student enters the chemistry program is governed by the student's subject knowledge. CHEM 110 and 111 are not required for the BSc degree but are available as electives to those with no chemistry knowledge or who are starting from BC high school chemistry 11. Those with BC high school chemistry 12 (or equivalent) normally start with CHEM 121. Major and honours students must fulfil program requirements below. Whether majoring in chemistry or not, students may not enrol in any CHEM course for which a D grade was obtained in any prerequisite.

Students are encouraged to complete the Department of Physics' standard stream (PHYS 120, 121, 131) or advanced stream (PHYS 125, 126, 131). Students may also choose to complete the studio physics stream (PHYS 140, 141). Students who complete the life sciences stream (PHYS 101, 102, 130, with a minimum B grade), which has a BISC 100 or 101 or 102 corequisite, should have sufficient preparation for the major program.

The following statements clarify and standardize the minimum requirements that a student must fulfil to complete a chemistry course as well as those to pass a combination lecture/laboratory course.

Course non-completion

The following will constitute non-completion of the required material in a chemistry course.

  • not writing the final examination or its equivalent

  • not completing the required minimum number of experiments in a laboratory course or the laboratory component of a course

  • not completing additional or alternative material specified by the instructor

The letter grade N will be awarded in these cases.

Students must pass both the lecture and laboratory components individually to obtain a passing grade in lecture/laboratory combination courses.