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Current Chemistry Courses

1A03 | 1AA3 | 1E03 | 1R03
2AA3 | 2E03 | 2II3 | 2LA3 | 2LB3 | 2OA3 | 2OB3 | 2OC3 | 2OD3 | 2PC3 | 2PD3 | 2Q03
3AA33I03 |3LA3 | 3LB3 | 3OA3 | 3PA3 | 3PB3 | 3II3 | 3QA3
4IA3 | 4IB3 | 4IC3 | 4II3 | 4OA3 | 4OB3 | 4PA3 | 4PB3 | 4AA34G09

 

Current Chemical Biology Courses

2A03 | 2AA3 | 2L03 | 2OA3 | 2OB3 | 2P03 | 2Q03
3L03 | 3OA3 | 3OB3 | 3P03
4A03 | 4G03 | 4GG9 | 4IB3 | 4OA3 | 4OB3 | 4Q03 |

For the most current course outlines, click on the course name below. For past course outlines, email Linda Spruce at sprucel@mcmaster.ca


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Chemistry Course Descriptions

Chemistry 1A03

INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY I

A discussion of chemical fundamentals, including bonding, structure, reactivity and energetics, with emphasis on applications to health, energy and the environment. Laboratories highlight hands-on experimental techniques; tutorials support the development of problem solving skills. The textbook for Chem 1A03 is: General Chemistry: Principles & Modern Applications, by Petrucci, Harwood, Herring, and Madura; 10th Edition, Pearson, Prentice Hall. Three lectures, one tutorial, one lab (3 hours) every other week; 1 term.
Term 1 & Summer 1.

Chemistry 1AA3

INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY II

A discussion of organic chemistry, chemical kinetics, acid-base equilibrium and the energetics of phase transformations, with emphasis on relevant experimental techniques and solving real problems ranging from drug discovery to environmental chemistry. The textbook for Chem 1AA3 will be: General Chemistry: Principles & Modern Applications, by Petrucci, Harwood, Herring, and Madura; 10th Edition, Pearson, Prentice Hall. Three lectures, one tutorial, one lab (3 hours) every other week; one term.
Term 2 & Summer 2.

Chemistry 1E03

GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERING I

An introduction to chemical principles for Engineering students, including reactivity, bonding, structure, energetics and electrochemistry. The textbook for Chem 1E03 is: General Chemistry: Principles & Modern Applications, by Petrucci, Harwood, Herring, and Madura; 10th Edition, Pearson, Prentice Hall. Three lectures, one tutorial (one hour), one lab (three hours), every other week; one term.
Term 1 & Summer 1.

Chemistry 1R03

GENERAL CHEMISTRY

A general introduction to chemistry, suitable for students without OAC / Grade 12 chemistry. Three lectures; second term.
Term 2.

Chemistry 1A03 (or 1E03) and 1AA3 are prerequisites for all Chem 2xx3 courses. Chemistry 1E03 is a prerequisite for Chem 2WW2. Some second year courses are aimed at Chemistry Majors (Major) while others are service courses (Service) for students in other programs. Check the Calendar for specific requirements.

Chemistry 2AA3

(Major)

QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

The art and science of performing quantitative analysis on samples based on classical volumetric techniques and modern instrumental methods including electrochemistry, optical spectroscopy, and chromatography. Three lectures; one term.

Chemistry 2E03

(Service: Eng.)

2013 Course Outline(Word) or (Pdf)

INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

An introduction to the chemistry of monofunctional aliphatic and aromatic compounds with emphasis on reactions and their mechanisms. Special topics will include synthetic and natural polymers. Three lectures, one tutorial; one term.

Chemistry 2II3

(Major)

IINTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: STRUCTURE AND BONDING

The basic theories and models of bonding and structure that explain the combination of elements across the periodic table, with primary emphasis on the main-group elements. Three lectures, one tutorial; one term.

Chemistry 2LA3

(Major)

TOOLS FOR CHEMICAL DISCOVERY I

Selected experiments that introduce and develop the basic techniques and skills associated with the synthesis of organic and inorganic molecules; characterization and analysis of molecules, materials and solutions. Two lectures, two labs; one term.

Chemistry 2LB3

(Major)

TOOLS FOR CHEMICAL DISCOVERY II

Advanced techniques for synthesis and characterization of organic and inorganic molecules and materials, and the use of modern instrumentation in chemistry. Two lectures, two labs; one term.

Chemistry 2OA3 and Chemistry 2OB3 are a sequence of introductory courses in organic chemistry for scientists not majoring in chemistry. Emphasis is placed on the structure of organic compounds and on the reactivity associated with functional groups.

Chemistry 2OA3

(Service: Bio)

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

An introduction to organic chemistry, with emphasis on the reactions of functional groups and an introduction to spectroscopic techniques for structure determination. Three lectures, one lab (3 hours) every other week, one tutorial (2 hours) every other week; one term.

Chemistry 2OB3

(Service: Bio)

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

Nucleophilic substitutions and carbonyl centres, aromatic chemistry, carbohydrates, applications of spectroscopic techniques in organic chemistry. Three lectures, one lab (3 hours) every other week, one tutorial (2 hours) every other week; one term.

Chemistry 2OC3

(Major)

STRUCTURE AND REACTIVITY OF ORGANIC MOLECULES

Examines how structure affects properties and chemistry of organic molecules important for life, health, and advanced technologies. Fundamentals of organic reaction mechanisms and structure determination. Three lectures, one tutorial; one term.

Chemistry 2OD3

(Major)

SYNTHESIS AND FUNCTION OF ORGANIC MOLECULES

Survey of fundamental reactions used to construct organic molecules, with emphasis on reaction mechanisms. Introduction to functional group interconversions, and construction of complex organic molecules. Three lectures, one tutorial; one term.

Chemistry 2PC3

(Major)

MATHEMATICAL TOOLS FOR CHEMICAL PROBLEMS

An introduction to vector calculus, differential equations and linear algebra - including solving linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors - motivated by problems of chemical equilibrium and kinetics. Three lectures; one term.

Chemistry 2PD3

(Major)

EQUILIBRIA AND KINETICS

Thermodynamics and its application to physical transformations and equilibria. Microscopic and macroscopic aspects of chemical kinetics. Three lectures, one tutorial; one term.

Chemistry 2Q03

 

INQUIRY IN CHEMISTRY

An introduction to the tools of inquiry and their use in the investigation of modern issues of chemical and societal importance, with emphasis on central applications of chemistry and the role chemistry plays in addressing problems of societal relevance. Three lectures; one term.

 

Third and fourth year courses are open to all students with the appropriate prerequisites, but are generally aimed at Chemistry majors, unless otherwise noted.

Chemistry 3AA3

INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS

Modern instrumental analytical techniques will be examined, including atomic molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and chromatography with emphasis on analytica design and data interpretation. Three lectures; one term.

Chemistry 3I03

(Service: Eng.)

INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

A systematic study of modern processes in chemical, petrochemical and polymer industries, as well as their environmental impact and the role of emerging green chemistry technologies. Three lectures; one term.

Chemistry 3LA3

STRADEGIES FOR CHEMICAL DISCOVERY

An advanced laboratory course that emphasizes the principles of inquiry and the development of advanced experimental techniques. Two lectures, two labs; one term

Chemistry 3LB3

APPLICATIONS OF CHEMICAL INQUIRY

 Advanced experimental inquiry projects in molecular science and advanced materials. Two lectures, two labs; one term.

Chemistry 3OA3

ORGANIC SYNTHESIS

A survey of organic synthesis, including functional group manipulations, use of protecting groups, and strategic carbon-carbon bond forming reactions.  Applications involving multistep syntheses of complex organic molecules will be presented. Three lectures; one term.

Chemistry 3PA3

QUANTUM MECHANICS AND SPECTROSCOPY

An introduction to quantum chemistry and its applications in spectroscopy and structure and unusual phenomena at the nanoscale. Three lectures, one tutorial; one term.

Chemistry 3PB3

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF ADVANCED MATERIALS

 Microscopic origins of macroscopic properties with applications to nanomaterials, optical and magnetic materials, and green chemistry. Three lectures; one term.

Chemistry 3II3

INTRODUCTION TO TRANSITION METAL CHEMISTRY

The chemistry of the transition elements with emphasis on bonding, electronic spectra and magnetic properties of the transition metal complexes. An introduction to metal-metal bonding, organometallic chemistry and chemistry of f-elements.

Chemistry 3QA3

RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY

A 12-16 week research project undertaken in a chemistry laboratory during the summer following completion of Level III of an Honours Chemistry program, requiring the submission of a formal report.  Students are responsible for arranging a suitable project, location, and agreement of the supervisor and the Department by May 1st.

Chemistry 4G09

SENIOR THESIS

A thesis based on a project under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology. Occasion seminar/discussion; two terms.

Chemistry 4IA3

PHYSICAL METHODS OF INORGANIC STRUCTURE DETERMINATION

Structure methods such as multi-NMR, NQR, EPR, Mossbauer and vibrational spectroscopy are covered.  Inquiry directed problems and topics illustrate applications in contemporary inorganic chemistry. Three lectures, one tutorial; one term.

Chemistry 4IB3

BIO-INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Inorganic elements and their behaviour in biological systems.  Topics for study include metalloenzymes, bio-redox agents, transport proteins, biomimetric inorganic complexes, metallodrugs, and radiopharmaceuticals. Three lectures, one tutorial; one term.

Chemistry 4IC3

SOLID STATE INORGANIC MATERIALS: STRUCTURES, PROPERTIES, CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATIONS

Structure-property relationships that form the basis for the technological applications of non molecular inorganic solids, including oxides, metals and intermetallic compounds. Three lectures, one tutorial; one term.

Chemistry 4II3

TRANSITION METAL ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY AND CATALYSIS

Organometallic complexes and their reactivity, with a view towards catalyst design.  An inquiry project is included. Three lectures, one tutorial; one term.

Chemistry 4OA3

NATURAL PRODUCTS

A description of basic building blocks and reaction mechanisms involved in the biosynthesis of naturally occurring compounds. Three lectures; one term.

Chemistry 4OB3

POLYMERS AND ORGANIC MATERIALS

Fundamental and modern polymerization methods, industrially and biomedically relevant polymers and their uses, will be covered.  Emphasis will be placed on structure-property relationships. Three lectures; one term.

Chemistry 4PA3

MOLECULAR DRIVING FORCES

The microscopic underpinnings of chemical, biological and physical processes are explored using statistical thermodnamics, affording a deeper understanding of chemical and phase equilibria and kinetics. Three lectures; one term.

Chemistry 4PB3

COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE AND CHEMICAL BONDING

Modern computational methods for studying atoms, molecules, and materials. Three lectures; one term.

Chemistry 4AA3

RECENT ADVANCES IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Recent advances in Analytical chemistry will include and introduction to chemometrics and multivariate analysis, as well as new developments in separation science and mass spectrometry. Three lectures; one term.

 

 


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Chem Bio 2A03

INTRODUCTIONTO  BIO-ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

An introductory course covering basic principles of quantitative analysis of biological samples based on classical volumetric techniques and modern instrumental methods including spectroscopy and chromatography. Three lectures, one lab; one term.

Chem Bio 2AA3

INTRODUCTION TO BIO-ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

An introductory course covering basic principles of quantitative analysis of biological samples based on classical volumetric techniques and modern instrumental methods including spectroscopy and chromatography. Three lectures, one lab; one term.

Chem Bio 2L03

CHEMICAL BIOLOGY LAB I

Introduction to the standard tools and techniques employed in Chemical Biology research. One lecture, one lab; one term.

Chem Bio 2OA3

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

An introduction to organic chemistry with emphasis on the reactions of functional groups and an introduction to spectroscopic techniques for structure determination. Three lectures, one lab (3 hours) every other week, one tutorial (2 hours) every other week; one term.

Chem Bio 2OB3

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

Nucleophilic substitutions at carbonyl centres, aromatic chemistry, carbohydrates, applications of spectroscopic techniques in organic chemistry. Three lectures, one lab (3 hours) every other week, one tutorial (2 hours) every other week; one term.

Chem Bio 2P03

BIO-PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

A survey of thermodynamic and kinetic principles and their application to biological and environmental systems. Three lectures, one tutorial; one term.

Chem Bio 2Q03

INQUIRY FOR CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

Systematically investigate issues in Chemical Biology while developing skills in formulating and refining questions, searching and analyzing the scientific literature, and written and oral presentation. Three lectures; one term.

Chem Bio 3L03

CHEMICAL BIOLOGY LAB II

A research project will be formulated and addressed using the tools of Chemical Biology. One lecture, one lab; one term.

Chem Bio 3OA3

BIO-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Chemistry and biology of primary metabolism. Synthesis, biosynthesis and degradation of carbohydrates, nucleotides, and proteins are compared and contrasted by studying reaction mechanisms and catalysis. Three lectures, one lab; one term.

Chem Bio 3OB3

APPLICATIONS OF SPECTROSCOPY: STRUCTURAL ELUCIDATION

Applications of spectroscopy detailing the use of NMR, MS, IR, and UV in determining structures of small molecules and biomolecules with a particular focus on natural products. Three lectures; one term.

Chem Bio 3P03

BIOMOLECULAR INTERACTIONS

Principles of interactions between macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids), and macromolecules with small ligands. Techniques for characterizing and quantifying biomolecular interactions in vitro and in vivo. Three lectures; one term.

Chem Bio 4A03

BIO-ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY & ASSAY DEVELOPMENT

Advanced separation and detection principles for high-throughput bio-assays for drug targets, as well as recent global analytical strategies for genomic, proteomic and metabolomic analyses. Three lectures; one term.

Chem Bio 4G03

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RESEARCH PROJECT IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

A project supervised by a member or associate member of the Department of Chemistry involved in the Chemical Biology program.

Chem Bio 4GG9

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SENIOR THESIS IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

A thesis based on a major research project supervised by a member or associate member of the Department of Chemistry involved in the Chemical Biology program.

Chem Bio 4IB3

BIO-INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Inorganic elements and their behaviour in biological systems. Topics for study include metalloenzymes, bio-redox agents, transport proteins, biomimetic inorganic complexes, metallodrugs, and radiopharmaceuticals. Three lectures; one term.

Chem Bio 4OA3

NATURAL PRODUCTS

A description of basic building blocks and reaction mechanisms involved in the (bio)synthesis of naturally occurring compounds. Three lectures; one term.

Chem Bio 4OB3

MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY: DRUG DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Topics will include lead compound discovery strategies; high-throughput screening and "in silico" screening; exploration of structure-activity relationships; drug targets and molecular mechanisms of drug action; strategies for drug optimization. Three lectures; one term.

Chem Bio 4Q03

PEER TUTORING IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

Provides students with theoretical and practical experience with teaching methods in Chemical Biology and focuses on effective presentaton and scientific writing skills. One lecture (3 hours), tutorial; one term.