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CHEM 720/7200 - Electron Transfer Initiated Reactions: Techniques, Fundamental and Practical Aspects

Semester: Fall 2018 Professor: A. Houmam | Discipline: Analytical | Campus: Guelph
This course is an overview of electron transfer initiated reactions.  It includes an introduction aimed at describing a number of well-known electron transfer reactions with a focus on organic reactions. The main electron transfer theories will be reviewed and the thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanisms of electron transfer reactions as well as factors controlling them will be studied through use of examples from the literature. Various techniques and methods will be discussed including ...

CHEM 740/7400-01 - Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry

Semester: Fall 2018 Professor: M. Nooijen | Discipline: Theoretical | Campus: Waterloo
In the Fall 2018 term, the focus of the course will be electronic structure theory. The course will cover a description of the basic electronic structure problem introducing an atomic orbital basis set, Slater determinants and the Slater-Condon rules. Then we will cover Hartree-Fock theory in fair detail, and briefly discuss density functional theory, in analogy to Hartree-Fock. In 2018 the course will also include a discussion of mean field methods for periodic systems (solids). We will ...

CHEM 750/7500-02 - Advanced Spectroscopy

Semester: Fall 2018 Professor: S. Hopkins | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
Molecular spectroscopy is our most powerful tool for determining molecular structure. Very subtle physical interactions in molecules can give rise to very distinct spectral features. Chemistry 750 will explore many of these interactions from a first principles angular momentum coupling perspective. The course will build from microwave spectroscopy, through to high resolution vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. Topics that will be included in chemistry 750 are: Angular ...

CHEM 760/7600 - Advanced Carbohydrate Chemistry

Semester: Fall 2018 Professor: F.I. Auzanneau | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Guelph
Chemistry CHEM*7600 is a one-semester course in covering the chemistry and biological chemistry of carbohydrates. This course will apply concepts learned in Chem*2700 and Chem*3750 to carbohydrate molecules and cannot be taken if the student has already taken Chem*4740 with Prof Auzanneau in a previous offering. Specific Learning Objectives: To learn about the structural fundamentals of carbohydrates. To learn the basic biological importance of ...

CHEM 766/7660 - Organic Spectroscopy

Semester: Fall 2018 Professor: J.M. Chong | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
This course will deal with aspects of organic spectroscopy from the perspective of an organic chemist.  There will be an emphasis on fundamental principles relevant to different spectroscopic techniques but with a minimum of quantum mechanics and mathematics.  Applications of spectroscopic methods to the elucidation of organic structures will be stressed. Some basic organic chemistry knowledge (e.g. usually 4 bonds to a neutral carbon atom, common ...

CHEM 770/7700 - Principles of Polymer Science

Semester: Fall 2018 Professor: M. Gauthier | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
Basic definitions: Monomers, polymers, polymerization reactions. Polymer structure, nomenclature. Molecular weight distributions and average molecular weights. Molecular weight measurements: Colligative properties, osmometry, light scattering, viscosity, gel permeation chromatography. Step-growth polymerization. Types of reactions. Reactivity, kinetics. Molecular weight distribution and control, branching and cross-linking. Polymerization equilibria. Preparation of ...

CHEM 773/7730 - Polymer Synthesis and Self-Assembly

Semester: Fall 2018 Professor: X. Wang | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
The course will introduce the synthesis and supramolecular chemistry of polymers. Living polymerization techniques for designed synthesis of block copolymers will be discussed first, including anionic and living free radical polymerization. Subsequently, we will discuss the assembling behavior of block copolymers in bulk and solution. This discussion includes how to design nanostructures and the potential applications of them as nanomaterial. Finally, we will learn the current research ...

CHEM 720/7200 - TBA

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: W. Gabryelski | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 731/7310 - Biochemical Pharmacology

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: M. Palmer | Discipline: Biochemistry | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 750/7500-01 - Atomic and Molecular Clusters

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: S. Hopkins | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 750/7500-02 - Electroanalysis at the Nanoscale

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: A. Chen | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 7500-03/NANO 701&702 - Nanoscale Surfaces/Interfaces & Spectro-Microscopy

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: P. Radovanovic | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo
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CHEM 760/7600 - Heteroatoms in Organic Synthesis

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: A. Schwan | | Campus: Guelph
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CHEM 773/7730 - Polymer Properties and Polymerization

Semester: Winter 2019 Professor: M. Gauthier | Discipline: Polymer | Campus: Waterloo
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