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Department of Chemistry | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

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: BC high school chemistry 12 or CHEM 109 or CHEM 111. Students may not count both CHEM 120 and 121 for credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tim Storr
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D104
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SECB 1013, Burnaby
D105
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D106
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D107
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D108
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D109
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D110
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D111
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D112
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
LA04 Cameron Forde
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06 Cameron Forde
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB04 Cameron Forde
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06 Cameron Forde
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LE01
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 121 or 120. Recommended: MATH 152 (or 155) and PHYS 121 (or 102) as a corequisite. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Canal
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D102
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D103
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D104
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D105
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D106
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
D107
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
D108
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D109
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D110
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D111
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D112
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D200 James Zhou
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D201
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D202
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D203
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D204
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D205
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D206
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D300 James Zhou
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D301
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 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. 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 James Zhou
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC02 James Zhou
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC05 James Zhou
We 9:00 AM – 12:50 PM
SUR 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. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bingyun Sun
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
BLU 9011, Burnaby
D101 Bingyun Sun
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9011, Burnaby
LA01 Dev Sharma
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
LA02 Dev Sharma
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
LA03 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 perodicity 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. Corequisite: students who expect to take further courses in inorganic chemistry should take the laboratory course CHEM 236 concurrently with 230. 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 122 and 126. 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. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Bennet
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D105
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D107
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D108
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D110
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D111
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, 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
LB03 Uwe Kreis
Tu 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
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 CHEM 260, or permission of the department. Students with credit for CHEM 416 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Byron Gates
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D101 Byron Gates
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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. Corequisite: CHEM 372 should be taken concurrently. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Dev Sharma
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. 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. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 George Agnes
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D101 George Agnes
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2104, 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 and 286, 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.

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.