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CHEM1310F11_syllabus - CHEM 1310 Syllabus Fall 2011 Faculty...

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CHEM 1310 Syllabus Fall 2011 -- 1 -- Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry CHEM 1310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry (Chemical Reactivity) Course Syllabus, Fall 2011 Course Instructor: Professor Kathleen Gough Classes: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:15, room: E2-110, EITC Questions For general questions about the course material: Contact your course instructor. Visit the Chemistry Help Centre, 256 Parker Building, Monday–Friday and consult with any of the lecturers or TAs on duty; the office hour schedule will be posted. For questions about the laboratory program: Contact Krystyna Koczanski ( [email protected] ) for laboratory administration questions. Contact James Xidos ( [email protected] ) for questions about laboratory content. For technical questions (ANGEL, Late Nite Labs, WebMO, WileyPLUS): Contact James Xidos. ( [email protected] ) Course description Chemistry involves the study of matter and its changes. In your first chemistry course (CHEM 1300), you studied the structure of matter (atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, solid state, etc .). In CHEM 1310, we shall more specifically study the reactivity of matter, including real world applications. The course is subdivided in five sections: 1. Thermodynamics ( energy involved in chemical and physical processes and reaction spontaneity ) 2. Chemical Kinetics ( rates of reactions and reaction mechanisms ) 3. Chemical Equilibrium ( reversible reactions ) 4. Acids and Bases ( structural and equilibrium factors that determine acidity and basicity ) 5. Electrochemistry ( reduction-oxidation reactions, galvanic cells, and cell potentials )
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CHEM 1310 Syllabus Fall 2011 -- 2 -- Role of CHEM 1310 CHEM 1310 is the second part of the fundamental chemistry courses that are offered to students who specialized in health, natural, or physical sciences. This course will put more emphasis on quantitative methods and mathematical tools than CHEM 1300. Many of the covered topics will be applicable in other courses, regardless of which program you will follow. Apart from the fact that this course is a necessary prerequisite, it can also be seen as an opportunity to improve your problem-solving skills. Together, CHEM 1300 and 1310 courses constitute the basic chemistry requirements of many non-chemistry programs (Microbiology, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biosystems and Mechanical Engineering) and they also form the basis of a Chemistry or Biochemistry major. Prerequisites All students entering CHEM 1310 have completed CHEM 1300 and should also have a minimum of two years of previous chemistry study or its equivalent. Elementary math skills, like setting up and solving linear and quadratic equations, using logarithm and exponential functions, are assumed and not explicitly taught in class (see Math Skills section of the e-book in WileyPLUS).
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