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Chemistry Major
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, 132, 133) or advanced stream (PHYS 125, 126, 132, 133). 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 noncompletion
The following will constitute noncompletion 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.
Continuance Requirement for Chemistry Majors
After a student has completed 20 units in Science, a Science cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.20 is required for continuance as a Chemistry Major. Students whose Science CGPA falls below 2.20, will be sent a warning letter and, if after the subsequent term of study the Science CGPA remains less than 2.20, the students shall be withdrawn from the Chemistry Major. This does not preclude reentry to the program if the CGPA subsequently recovers. If, after completing 90 or more units, a student’s Science CGPA falls below a 2.20, but remains above 2.00, the student will be allowed to complete the Major.
Program Requirements
Students complete 120 units, as specified below.
Mathematics and physics courses should be completed as early as possible.
For an example of a typical program schedule, visit http://www.sfu.ca/chemistry/undergraduate/advising/courseplanning.html#sequence.
Lower Division Requirements
Students complete 5657 units, including all of
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 125 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthScience.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Cameron Forde 
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
SSCC 9001, Burnaby 
D101 
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5007, Burnaby 

D102 
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5006, Burnaby 

D103 
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
AQ 5006, Burnaby 

D105 
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
BLU 10031, Burnaby 

D106 
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
BLU 10031, Burnaby 

D108 
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5030, Burnaby 

D109 
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5007, Burnaby 

D110 
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5016, Burnaby 

D200 
Garry Mund 
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
SRYC 2600, Surrey 
D201 
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
SRYC 2750, Surrey 

D202 
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
SRYC 2750, Surrey 

D203 
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
SRYC 2750, Surrey 

D204 
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
SRYC 2750, Surrey 

LA04 
Dev Sharma 
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSCC 7079, Burnaby 
LA06 
Dev Sharma 
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSCC 7079, Burnaby 
LB04 
Dev Sharma 
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSCC 7079, Burnaby 
LB06 
Dev Sharma 
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSCC 7079, Burnaby 
LC01 
Garry Mund 
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SRYC 2780, Surrey 
LE01  TBD  
LE02  TBD 
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 
Hogan Yu 
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
SSCC 9001, Burnaby 
D101 
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 5007, Burnaby 

D102 
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 5007, Burnaby 

D103 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
AQ 5007, Burnaby 

D104 
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
BLU 10655, Burnaby 

D105 
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5006, Burnaby 

D106 
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 5006, Burnaby 

D107 
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 5006, Burnaby 
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 
LA06 
Julie Lunniss 
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSCC 7071, Burnaby 
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. Coordination 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.
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.
Elements of physical chemistry from the molecular point of view. Introduction to quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 122, MATH 152, and PHYS 121, 126 or 141 (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B), all with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: MATH 232. PHYS 285 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 260. Quantitative.
Fundamental principles of experimental physical chemistry from the microscopic perspective. Modern experiments in atomic and molecular spectroscopy and structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 with a minimum grade of C.
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. Students with credit for CHEM 280 or CHEM 285 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Patty Somers 
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
WMC 3520, Burnaby 
D101 
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5006, Burnaby 

D102 
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5037, Burnaby 

D103 
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
RCB 5118, Burnaby 

D104 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
RCB 5118, Burnaby 

D105 
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
RCB 5118, Burnaby 

D106 
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5039, Burnaby 

D107 
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5039, Burnaby 

D108 
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
AQ 5039, Burnaby 

LA04 
Patricia Somers 
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSB 8120, Burnaby 
LA05 
Patricia Somers 
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
SSB 8120, Burnaby 
LB04 
Patricia Somers 
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSB 8120, Burnaby 
LB05 
Patricia Somers 
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
SSB 8120, Burnaby 
LB07 
Patricia Somers 
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSB 8120, Burnaby 
LE01  TBD 
An advanced treatment of Organic Chemistry II. Topics include dienes and their reactivity, conjugation and aromaticity, aromatic substitution reactions, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, ketones and aldehydes, biological molecules, radical reactions, organometallic reagents, pericyclic reactions and planning multistep synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for CHEM 282 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
M Khaled Arafeh 
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
SSCK 9500, Burnaby 
D101 
M Khaled Arafeh 
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
BLU 10655, Burnaby 
Laboratory work chosen to complement the lecture course. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite: CHEM 282 or 283. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

LA03 
M Khaled Arafeh 
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSB 8120, Burnaby 
LA06 
M Khaled Arafeh 
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSB 8120, Burnaby 
Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. Firstorder separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151, with a minimum grade of C; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Randall Pyke 
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
SSCB 9200, Burnaby 
OP01  TBD 
Rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Vectors, lines, planes, cylinders, quadric surfaces. Vector functions, curves, motion in space. Differential and integral calculus of several variables. Vector fields, line integrals, fundamental theorem for line integrals, Green's theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 152 with a minimum grade of C; or MATH 155 or MATH 158 with a grade of at least B. Recommended: It is recommended that MATH 240 or 232 be taken before or concurrently with MATH 251. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Hansol Park Razvan Fetecau 
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SSCC 9001, Burnaby 
D200 
Imeri Kthim Kthim Imeri Nilima Nigam 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
SRYC 3090, Surrey 
OP01  TBD  
OP02  TBD 
The structure, function and synthesis of proteins, RNA and DNA and their interrelated biological functions within the cell. An introduction to molecular biology techniques and methods of protein purification and analysis. Prerequisite: or Corequisite CHEM 281.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Edgar Young 
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
SSCB 9201, Burnaby 
D101 
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
BLU 10655, Burnaby 

D102 
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
RCB 5120, Burnaby 

D103 
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
AQ 5005, Burnaby 

D105 
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
BLU 9655, Burnaby 
and one of
Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: PreCalculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Seyyed Aliasghar Hosseini 
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SSCK 9500, Burnaby SSCK 9500, Burnaby 
OP01  TBD 
Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: PreCalculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.
and one of
Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Introduction to vector spaces and linear transformations and bases. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. An emphasis on applications involving matrix and vector calculations. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or MACM 101, with a minimum grade of C; or MATH 154 or 157, both with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 240 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D200 
Nadish de Silva 
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SRYE 1002, Surrey 
OP01  TBD 
Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Real and abstract vector spaces, subspaces and linear transformations; basis and change of basis. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. Applications. Subject is presented with an abstract emphasis and includes proofs of the basic theorems. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or MACM 101, with a minimum grade of C; or MATH 154 or 157, both with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 232 cannot take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Hanmeng Zhan Hanmeng Zhan Bojan Mohar 
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 3005, Burnaby 
D101 
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5030, Burnaby 

D102 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 5007, Burnaby 

D103 
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
AQ 5007, Burnaby 
and all of
A general calculusbased introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthScience.
A general calculusbased introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140, with a minimum grade of C, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthScience.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Michael Chen 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
SWH 10041, Burnaby 
D101 
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D102 
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D103 
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D104 
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D105 
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D106 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D107 
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D108 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 
Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in mechanics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Corequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125. Students with credit for PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.
Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions), with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite: PHYS 102 or 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

LA01 
Simin Bagheri Najmi 
Th 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM 
SSCP 9412, Burnaby 
or all of
An enriched course in mechanics for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Special relativity and classical topics such as translational and rotational dynamics and conservation laws will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other firstyear courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 151. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 120 or PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 125 for further credit. Quantitative.
An enriched course in electromagnetism for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Classical topics such as waves, electricity and magnetism, as well as wave particle duality and the birth of Quantum Mechanics, will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first year courses. Prerequisite: PHYS 125 or permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 152. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in mechanics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Corequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125. Students with credit for PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.
Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions), with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite: PHYS 102 or 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

LA01 
Simin Bagheri Najmi 
Th 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM 
SSCP 9412, Burnaby 
or both of
A general calculusbased introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecturelaboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthScience.
A general calculusbased introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecturelaboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or MATH 155. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthScience.
Upper Division Requirement
Students complete 34 units, including all of
Elements of physical chemistry from the macroscopic point of view. Thermodynamics, and its applications to chemical equilibrium. Chemical kinetics and reaction rate theories. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: MATH 251. MBB 323 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 360. Quantitative.
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.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Nabyl Merbouh 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
WMC 2532, Burnaby 
LA01 
Nabyl Merbouh 
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSB 8120, Burnaby 
and an additional 15 units of upper division credit in CHEM, MBB or NUSC courses (maximum of three units MBB and three units NUSC), including at least six units of 400 division CHEM courses. A maximum of 5 units from the research courses CHEM 481, 483 and 484 may be used to satisfy the aforementioned 15 units of upper division credit and six units of 400 division CHEM courses.
Electives
In addition to the above, students complete 2930 elective units, including
 courses chosen to fulfil the WQB requirements
 upper division courses chosen from any faculty to total a minimum of 44 upper division units
 electives at any division from any faculty to provide 120 units as is required for the degree.
Specialization in physical or theoretical chemistry requires more mathematics and physics courses than specified above, and a computer programming course.
University Degree Requirements
Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.
Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements
Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for universitywide information.
WQB Graduation Requirements
A grade of C or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit
Requirement 
Units 
Notes  
W  Writing 
6 
Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject  
Q  Quantitative 
6 
Q courses may be lower or upper division  
B  Breadth 
18 
Designated Breadth  Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division 6 units Social Sciences: BSoc 6 units Humanities: BHum 6 units Sciences: BSci 
6 
Additional Breadth  6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be Bdesignated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements) Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas. 
Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit
 At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
 At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
Elective Courses
In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.