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Foundations of Chemistry RENR 7000

Renewable Resources Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This course covers basic principles of chemistry. The major topics are atomic structure, nomenclature, stoichiometry, redox reactions, and electrochemistry. Additional material includes chemical bonding, solutions, neutralization and solubility of compounds. The importance of precipitation reactions for the treatment of water and wastewater will also be examined.


  • Acceptance into the Ecological Restoration degree program or by departmental approval.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of RENR 7000 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 47014


Wed Sep 06 - Wed Dec 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 47014
  • Domestic fees $851.66
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 13 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3190

Maria Tirado

Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. This course is reserved for Ecological Restoration program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Please Contact Giti Abouhamzeh at or 778-331-1392

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe atomic structure, main features of subatomic particles, and the importance of isotopes.
  • Describe the general location of metals, metalloids, and nonmetals in the periodic table, and their main characteristics.
  • Explain the difference between ionic bond and covalent bond.
  • Identify ions, ionic compounds, molecular compounds, and correctly derive their names and formula.
  • Calculate the number of moles of a compound from its mass.
  • Derive molar ratios and use them to solve problems involving mass-volume or mass-mass relationships.
  • Determine the limiting reactant and calculate actual and percent yield.
  • Assign oxidation numbers to identify the oxidizing and reducing agent in a redox reaction.
  • Calculate the cell potential under standard and non-standard conditions.
  • Describe kinds of intermolecular forces and their influence on the solubility of compounds.
  • Solve problems relating concentrations of solutions.
  • Describe the characteristics of strong and weak acids and bases, and the role of buffer solutions.
  • Calculate the pH and pOH of a solution.
  • Solve problems involving acid-base titrations.
  • Predict the formation of a precipitate.
  • Carry on calculations to determine alkalinity and water hardness.
  • Describe the chemical reactions involved in the precipitation of hardness ions, phosphate ions, and iron ions from water.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

Foundations of Chemistry (RENR 7000) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Ecological Restoration
    Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time


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