Line spectra, atomic orbitals, orbital shapes, electronic configurations, penetration and shielding. Lewis structures, valence bond theory, octet rule, dipole moment, VSEPR, molecular orbital theory, homo- and heteronuclear diatomics and s-p mixing.
Symmetry and Spectroscopy
Symmetry operations, point groups, character tables, IR spectroscopy, selection rules and chiral molecules. Proton and multinuclear NMR spectroscopy.
MO Theory: Ligand Group Orbital Approach
MO theory and the ligand group orbital approach applied to linear and bent triatomics as well as polyatomic molecules.
Introduction to Coordination Complexes
Properties of the d block metals, oxidation state, dn configuration, ligands, nomenclature, electroneutrality, coordination numbers 2-10, Kepert model of geometry, structural isomers, stereoisomers, enantiomers and diastereomers.
Bonding in Coordination Complexes
Spin states, crystal field theory for tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral structures, crystal field stabilization energy, electronic transitions, spectrochemical series, Jahn-Teller distortions, molecular orbital theory, electronic spectra, selection rules and magnetic properties.
Chemistry of the First Row Metals
Select examples of the chemistry of the metals from scandium to zinc will be used to illustrate addition, substitution, dissociation and redox reactions and the trans and chelate effects.
Unit cell, hexagonal, cubic and body-centred packing of spheres, NaCl, CsCl, CaF2, ZnS, SiO2 polymorphism in metals, alloys, bonding in metals and semiconductors, band theory, ionic lattices. Defects in lattices, electrical conductivity in ionic solids, colour pigments and chemical vapour deposition to form silicon for semiconductors.
Manufacture of integrated circuits, photovoltaic cells and light emitting diodes. Time permitting, additional topics will include gold nanoparticles, an introduction to thin films and self-assembled monolayers as well as current topics in materials chemistry.
Experiments will be selected from the following list and additional experiments may be introduced:
The course will be presented using lectures, classroom demonstrations, problem sessions and class discussions. Audio-visual materials will be used where appropriate. The laboratory course will be used to illustrate the practical aspects of the course material. Close coordination will be maintained between laboratory and classroom work whenever possible.
Lecture Material 70%
A student who misses three or more laboratory experiments will earn a maximum P grade.
A student who achieves less than 50% in either the lecture or laboratory portion of the course will earn a maximum P grade.
Consult the Douglas College Bookstore for the latest required textbooks and materials. Example textbooks and materials may include:
Online readings from LibreTexts Chemistry.
Douglas College, Chemistry 2330 Laboratory Manual.
CHEM 1110 (C or better)
Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
This course is not required for any other course.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU CHEM 3XX (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU CHEM 205 (4)||2013/09/01 to -|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR CHEM 2XX (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Columbia College (COLU)||COLU CHEM 2nd (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU CHEM 2410 (5)||2013/09/01 to 2018/12/31|
|North Island College (NIC)||NIC CHE 2XX (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Okanagan College (OC)||OC CHEM 221 (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CHEM 230 (3), Q||2013/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU CHEM 2XXX (3) & TRU CHEM 2X11 (0), *Lab||2013/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV CHEM 208 (3)||2017/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV CHEM 202 (3)||2013/09/01 to 2017/08/31|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC CHEM 2XX (4)||2019/05/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC CHEM 222 (1.5)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU CHEM 222 (3)||2013/09/01 to -|