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Science and Engineering (SC) – Chemistry

Location: 124 Chemistry Building, Tel.: 416-736-5246
Chair: J. Rudolph
Distinguished Research Professor and Canada Research Chair: D.K. Bohme
Distinguished Research Professors Emeriti: A.B.P. Lever, C.C. Leznoff
Professor and Guy Warwick Rogers Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry: G.W. Harris
Professor and NSERC/MDS SCIEX Chair: K.W.M. Siu
Professors: D.R. Hastie, M. Mozurkewich, M.G. Organ, W.J. Pietro, P.G. Potvin, J. Rudolph
Professor and Canada Research Chair: S.N. Krylov
Associate Professors: G. Audette, R. Fournier, D. Golemi-Kotra, P. Johnson, G. Lavoie, R. McLaren, S. Morin, D.V. Stynes, V. Tsoukanova, M. Yousaf
Assistant Professors: D. Ifa, A. Orellana, D.K. Wilson
Associate Lecturer: M. Hempstead

Chemistry is the study of the structure and properties of matter including the energy changes that accompany chemical reactions. The understanding gained from these studies is applied in the prediction of the behaviour of matter and in the interpretation of a wide variety of phenomena. Chemistry is linked closely with a number of other subjects, ranging from astrophysics and earth science to the biological and medical sciences, which involve matter at various levels of complexity.

The Department of Chemistry offers undergraduate courses in all the major sub-disciplines of the subject, including physical, theoretical, analytical, inorganic, organic and biological chemistry. Specialized programs in Chemistry (see the Faculty of Science and Engineering Programs of Study section) include a required core of courses to ensure that the student acquires a broad knowledge of the subject, but also provide opportunities for the student to concentrate on areas of particular interest. In the applied chemistry area the Department of Chemistry also offers specialization in atmospheric chemistry (see the Faculty of Science and Engineering Programs of Study section).

Courses in Chemistry

The contact-hour information in the course outlines below specifies the number of hours per week when the course is taught in the daytime in a fall/winter session. If the course is offered in the evening and/or in a summer session, the format and scheduling may be different, though equivalent in credit value.