CHM198 - Advanced Chemistry

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Subject Title
Advanced Chemistry

Subject Description
In this advanced course in chemistry, students examine organic chemistry, biochemistry, energy changes and rates of reaction, chemical systems and equilibrium electrochemistry and atomic/molecular structure. Emphasis is also placed on interpretation of data, problem solving and communicating scientific information.
Laboratory exercises and/or computer simulations and/or classroom demonstrations, will provide opportunities to consolidate concepts in a hands-on approach.
This course contains equivalent content to SCH4U, but it is not a Ministry approved credit.

Credit Status

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1.      Analyze the structure of various organic compounds and of chemical reactions involving these compounds.
2.      Calculate energy changes for physical and chemical processes and rates of reaction.
3.      Investigate the behaviour of chemical equilibrium, Le Chatelier's Principle and solution equilibrium.
4.      Analyze the concepts related to oxidation-reduction, the interconversion of chemical and electrical energy, galvanic and electrolytic cells, and battery/fuel cells in order to solve quantitative problems related to electrolysis.
5.      Explain the significant implications of electrochemical processes for industry, health and safety, and the environment.
6.      Explain how nutrients, enzymes and nucleic acids relate to cellular metabolism and genetics.
7.      Describe the application and use of nuclear chemistry in medicine.
8.      Evaluate personal, ethical, sociocultural, economic and environmental impacts of the changes being brought about by chemical research.
9.      Explain lab safety protocols to ensure a safe environment for self and others.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

CHM091 (Grade B or higher)  or Grade 11C/U Chemistry

Topic Outline
1. Organic Chemistry

  • classes of organic compounds
  • physical properties of classes of organic compounds
  • organic reactions
  • process of addition and condensation polymerization
  • organic compounds in living organisms (i.e. proteins).
2. Biochemistry
  • organic compounds in living organisms (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins.)
  • enzymes and nucleic acids
3. Energy Changes and Rates of Reaction
  • energy changes:  physical, chemical, and nuclear
  • rates of reaction
  • energy diagrams of chemical and nuclear
4. Chemical Systems and Equilibrium
  • dynamic equilibrium
  • law of chemical equilibrium
  • Le Chatelier's principle
  • entropy, ionic solutes; constant expressions; strong; weak acids; buffer solutions.
5. Electrochemistry
  • oxidation and reduction
  • galvanic and electrolytic cells
  • electrolytic process (Faraday's Law)
  • corrosion.

 6. Nuclear Chemistry

  • Rutherford and Bohr - hydrogen atom
  • quantum mechanical model of the atom
  • s, p, d, f blocks of elements
  • solids and liquids
  • VSEPR model.

Mode of Instruction
1. In-class: Students attend classes on campus each week. All instruction is delivered in a face to face environment.

2. On-Line: All class work is completed in a fully online environment. Students do not attend any classes on campus; however, the final exam must be written in-person at the Test Centre.

Teaching and Learning Methods:
To ensure that students are engaged as much as possible in the learning process, instructors can use such teaching methods as class and small group discussions, essays and research, individual and group presentations, readings, lectures, workshops, in-class exercises, and/or web-based instruction. The mode of delivery will dictate the most appropriate teaching methods available to an instructor.

Prescribed Texts
Basic Chemistry Plus MasteringChemistry with Pearson eText 5th Edition 
Timberlake and Timberlake
Pearson Publisher 
ISBN: 9780134074306

Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry, Books a la Carte Plus Mastering Chemistry with eText --Access Card Package 8th Edition
McMurray, Ballantine, Hoeger & Peterson

Reference Material
Web Elements -
Chemistry Directory -

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

To be successful in this course, you must complete all course work as specified and achieve an overall grade of 50% or higher.

Please note:  to satisfy the Pre-health graduation requirements, student's must obtain a minimum grade of 60% if wishing to pursue a BSCN or 65% if wishing to pursue the RPN program.

In-Class Sections On-Line
3 Assignments 15% 6 Tutorials Online (1.6% each) 10%
3 Tests 40% 6 Assignments Online (4.2% each) 25%
2 Labs 10% 3 Tests Online (10% each) 30%
Final Exam 35% Final Exam In person 35%
Term Work:
The term work for In-Class sections will constitute 65% of the final grade. The term work for Online sections will constitute 65% of the final grade. In all cases, the instructor’s class schedule will indicate the nature of the weekly activities as well as the assignments, their due dates, and their value. All assignments must be correctly documented and follow the criteria established by the instructor, unless otherwise notified.
All term work assignments must be completed prior to the time of the final exam or last class.  Students must contact faculty in advance of the assignment due date to discuss the possibility of an extension.  Late assignments may be subject to the awarding of a penalty resulting in a lower grade assigned. 

Make-up opportunities for assignments must also be made in advance of the scheduled due date.  If an assignment is missed due to class absence, official documentation must be submitted to the faculty member on or before the next scheduled class. Make-up opportunities may not apply to all graded assignments.

Final Examination:
The final examination for In-Class sections will constitute 35% of the final grade. The final examination for Online sections will constitute 35% of the final grade.
The final exam for Online sections must be written, in-person, at the Test Centre.

Student Success:

Please come prepared to participate in class. Make sure you bring your course text to each class, participate in class discussions, hand in any assigned work on time and attend each and every class. Following these suggestions will increase your chances of success.

Please access the course at least twice every week (or more) and keep up with assigned readings. Make sure you participate in online discussions and hand in any assigned work on time. Following these suggestions will increase your chances of success.

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood