Supervised employment in a Chemistry related company or agency. Placement is arranged through the Department and the Cooperative Education Program office. Requires completion of a 3-6 month work assignment and a written report.
Open only to upper division students and consent of Department Chair. Units may not be applied toward a major in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Qualified graduate students may be hired for a limited number of positions as teaching associates (TA). TAs teach undergraduate chemistry laboratories and discussions. Eligibility requirements include: classified status, minimum cumulative GPA 3.0, good English communication skills, passing score on a general chemistry examination. Continuing students desiring support as a TA will be evaluated on the basis of past performance as a TA and academic record as a graduate student in the program. Contact the Department Chair for current employment information.
Due to the potential hazards some chemicals may present, safety is an essential element of all Chemistry laboratory classes, including independent research. All students must adhere to the Department of Chemistry Laboratory Safety Policies (). Failure to adhere to the Safety Policies may constitute grounds for withdrawal from a course and/or dismissal from the graduate program.
Students enrolling in chemistry laboratory courses or supervisory courses involving laboratory research are required to pay a laboratory fee for each course. In addition, if a student breaks an item in a laboratory, s/he is required to replace it or pay a breakage cost. An administrative hold is placed on a student's academic record if either is not paid. Details are given at the first class meeting.
Modern instrumentation and methods for chemical analysis. Function of electronics and computers in instruments. Theory and use of instruments in the areas of electrochemistry, spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and chromatography. Lecture two hours, laboratory six hours.
Continued discussion of the principals of organic chemistry, including nomenclature, properties, and reactions of various classes of organic compounds and spectroscopic analysis. Reaction mechanisms will be emphasized.
students from the Beauchemin group each won a poster prize at the 2018 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, which was held in Amelia Island, Florida, January 7-13, 2018.
Application of atomic structure, the periodic law, molecular structure and bonding principles, electrochemical principles and other selected models and concepts to theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Physical and chemical properties of selected elements and inorganic compounds are studied.
(ii) For students who complete CM4199A (Honours Project in Chemistry) not in the area of Materials Chemistry or CM4299 (Applied Project in Chemistry)
Principles and concepts of chemistry with applications in the home and environment. Satisfies the upper division chemistry requirement for the multiple-subject teaching credential. Lecture one hour, discussion and activity four hours. Does not fulfill credit requirements for the major or minor in chemistry.
Introduction to the basic principals of organic chemistry, including nomenclature, properties and reactions of various classes of organic compounds. Reaction mechanisms will be emphasized.
Introductory presentation of the theoretical and practical aspects of thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and kinetics. As time permits, other topics will be: solution chemistry, hydrodynamics, electrochemistry, and crystallography.
Basic organic experimental techniques. Experimental topics include: melting points, purification of solids, distillation, chromatography, extraction, and functional group qualitative analysis. Specifically designed for Biological Sciences majors and others who want to meet the Chemistry minor requirements for a lower division organic laboratory. Laboratory three hours.
Their donation is only the most recent contribution to our department – Barry was one of the founders of the Queen’s Chemistry Innovation Council (QCIC).