Courses

Currently or recently taught by Prof. Lee:

CHEM 120 :: Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter

The first semester of introductory general chemistry. Topics include the stoichiometry of compounds and chemical reactions; the properties of gases; periodicity and chemical bonding; energy changes in chemical systems; the electronic structure of atoms and molecules and its correlation with the chemical reactivity of common elements, inorganic and organic compounds.

Term : Winter 2011
Classes : DC 1350, MWF 10:30-11:20am
Website : http://science.uwaterloo.ca/~sclee/chem120

CHEM 212 :: Inorganic Structure and Bonding

An introduction to the principles of chemical structure and bonding, with emphasis on their application to inorganic systems. Topics include atoms, orbitals, and periodicity; localized bonding models; symmetry and group theory; and molecular orbital theory. The subjects treated in this course are foundational components for advanced studies in all branches of chemistry.

Term : Winter 2009
Classes : MC 2035, MWF 10:30-11:20am
Tutorials : RCH 110, T 1:30-2:20pm
Website : http://science.uwaterloo.ca/~sclee/chem212

CHEM 310 :: Transition Metal Chemistry

An introduction to the molecular chemistry of the transition elements, covering basic aspects of structure, bonding, physical properties, and chemical reactivity. Emphasis will be given to the conceptual and theoretical foundations that underlie and unify these topics.

Term : Fall 2010
Classes : MC 4040, MWF 10:30-11:20am
Website : http://science.uwaterloo.ca/~sclee/chem310

CHEM 310L :: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II

Synthesis of transition metal compounds.

Term : Fall 2010
Classes : C2 361, Th 1:30-2:20pm (seminars only)
Website : http://science.uwaterloo.ca/~sclee/chem310/lab

CHEM 313L :: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I

Introductory inorganic chemistry laboratory.

Term : Winter 2011
Classes : C2 361, M 1:30-2:20pm (seminars only)
Website : http://science.uwaterloo.ca/~sclee/chem313l

CHEM 410/710/7100 :: Bioinorganic Chemistry

A survey of the inorganic chemistry of life, with emphasis on the manifold roles of transition metals in biology. Attention will be given to the significance of fundamental and characteristic inorganic properties within a biological context. General aspects of, and interactions between, inorganic and biological chemistry will be surveyed.

Term : Fall 2009
Classes : C2 278, TTh 11:30am-12:45pm
Website : http://science.uwaterloo.ca/~sclee/chem410