Chemistry Course Descriptions -
   Pre-entry & 1st Year

CHEM 0010 - Introductory Applied Chemistry

Covers those chemistry topics which are essential for success in BCIT programs with Grade 11 Chemistry as a prerequisite. Topics include basic atomic structure, elements and compounds, chemical reactions, solutions, acids and bases, and oxidation reduction reactions. This course meets the Chemistry 11 entrance requirement for BCIT programs.

6.0 hrs/wk; Noncredit


CHEM 1101 - Chemistry 1 for Chemical Sciences

Includes stoichiometry, nomenclature, chemical equilibrium, acid-base titrations, pH, buffer solutions, solubility product, atomic structure and bonding. The application of chemical principles to industrial processes is emphasized. The lab work includes gravimetric, volumetric and qualitative analysis.

6.0 hrs/wk; 6.0 credits

Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 required (Chemistry 12 recommended).


CHEM 1102 - Chemistry 1 for Mining/Petroleum

Provides the necessary background for chemical calculations and analysis. Included are stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding, solution preparation and acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions and titrations. Simple chemical equilibrium leads to a good working knowledge of pH, buffer solutions, solubility products, selective precipitation and industrial processes involving equilibria.

Lab work teaches good lab technique, and consists of simple qualitative and quantitative analysis.

6.0 hrs/wk; 6.0 credits

Prerequisite: Physics 11 or Chemistry 11 is required.


CHEM 1103 - Chemistry 1 for Biological Sciences

Introduces basic inorganic chemistry. Topics include chemical bonding, stoichiometry, formula writing, solution preparation, oxidation and reduction, acid-base theory, titration calculations and buffer solutions.

Laboratory exercises consist of qualitative and quantitative analysis. Good laboratory techniques including WHMIS are emphasized.

6.0 hrs/wk; 6.0 credits

Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 with C standing is required.


CHEM 1108 - Chemistry 1 for Environmental Health

Presents a general chemistry course for environmental formulae, acid-base reactions, calculations based on formulae and chemical equations. Theory of volumetric analysis molarity, normality calculations based on concentration of solutions. Acid base equilibria solution, pH and pOH, buffers and hydrolysis.

6.0 hrs/wk; 6.0 credits

Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 is required.


CHEM 1115 - Chemistry 1 for Occupational Health and Safety

Introduces basic inorganic chemistry. Topics include chemical bonding, stoichiometry, formula writing, solution preparation, oxidation and reduction, acid-base theory, titration calculations and buffer solutions.

6.0 hrs/wk; 6.0 credits

Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 is required.


CHEM 1116 - Chemistry 1 for Nuclear Medicine Technology

Covers basic general chemistry. It includes stoichiometry, nomenclature, concentrations of solutions (molarity, molality, equivalent weight, ppm, percent), acid-base chemistry (strong and weak electrolytes, buffers, hydrolysis of salts) and electrochemistry (oxidation, reduction, voltaic cells, Nernst equation).

The laboratory part of the course, which runs parallel with the lectures consists of both gravimetric and volumetric quantitative analysis.

4.0 hrs/wk; 4.0 credits

Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 is required.


CHEM 1117 - Chemistry for Electrodiagnostics

Covers basic general chemistry. This course includes stoichiometry, nomenclature, concentrations of solutions (molarity, molality, equivalent weight, ppm, percent), acid-base chemistry (stron and weak electrolytes, buffers, hydrolysis of salts) and electrochemistry (oxidation, reduction, voltaic cells, Nernst equation).

The laboratory part of the course, which runs parallel with the lectures, consists of gravimetric and volumetric quantitative analysis.

3.0 hrs/wk; 6.0 credits

Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 is required.


CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry for Plastics

Reviews the general principles of chemistry leading to an understanding of matter, plastic or otherwise. Includes physical and chemical change, atomic structure and bonding. Equations, molar weights and stoichiometry provide the tools necessary to carry out reaction calculations and quantitative anaylsis. Also includes solution chemistry (mechanism preparation acid-base and redox), corrosion and the behaviour of gases, liquids and solids.

Laboratory exerciese are designed to teach safe working techniques and correct attitude, and include analysis and aqueous reactions.

4.0 hrs/wk; 4.0 credits

Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 or Physics 11 is required.


CHEM 1205 - Chemistry for Biomedical Engineering Technology

Covers basic general chemistry. The course includes stoichiometry, nomenclature, concentrations of solutions (molarity, molality, equivalent weight, ppm, percent), acid-base chemistry (strong and weak electrolytes, buffers, hydrolysis of salts) and electrochemistry (oxidation, reduction, voltaic cells, Nernst equation).

The laboratory part of the course, which runs parallel with the lectures, consists of gravimetric and volumetric quantitative analysis.

5.0 hrs/wk; 6.5 credits