CHE220H1 F (2015-present): Applied Chemistry I – Inorganic Chemistry The Chemistry and physical properties of inorganic compounds are discussed. Topics include atomic models, electronic configuration, orbital theory, elements in the periodic table, theories of bonding, including Lewis dot symbols, localized bonding, delocalized bonding, and VSEPR theories, chemical reactions and chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, solubility and complexation equilibria, electrochemistry (batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis, corrosion), and the band theory and electrical properties.
MSE217H1 S (2017-present): Diffusion and Kinetics Topics in the Diffusion part include: diffusion mechanisms, steady-state and non-steady-state diffusion, Fick’s first and second laws, Kirkendall effect, short-circuit diffusions, diffusion in metallic, polymeric, ionic and semiconducting materials, Darken’s first and second equations, marker’s velocity, thin film diffusion. Topics in the Kinetics part include: experimental rate laws, reaction orders, determination of order of reaction, Arrhenius equation, elucidation of mechanism, fluid-particle reactions, kinetic models (progressive-conversion, unreacted core, shrinking core model), reactor design (batch, plug flow, and mixed flow reactors).
APS110H1 F (2017-present): Engineering Chemistry and Materials Science This is an introductory course in materials science and physical chemistry. Topics include: mechanical behavior and structure-property relationships in metals and ceramics, crystal structure and defects, polymers structure and properties, optical properties, electronic configuration, bonding, the band theory, semiconductors, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.
APS104H1 S (2015, 2016): Introduction to Materials and Chemistry This was an introductory course in materials science and physical chemistry. Topics include: fundamentals of atomic, structure, bonding, crystal structure and defects, the laws of chemical thermodynamics, reaction equilibrium, and phase equilibria. These basic principles provide the foundation for an exploration of structure-property relationships in metals, ceramics, and polymers, with emphasis on mechanical properties.