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EENG 7211 - Chemistry & Organic Chemistry

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The major topics covered include the structure of atoms, compounds, stoichiometry, electrochemistry, solutions, acids and bases, salt and buffer solutions, and solubility of compounds. Some applications of precipitation reactions to water and wastewater treatment will also be examined as well as an introduction to nuclear chemistry and radon. The nomenclature, physical properties, and reactivities of the more common classes of organic compounds are discussed with special attention given to industrial chemicals and organics that are environmental hazards.


Diploma of Technology or Degree in Engineering, Science or Natural Resources.





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 36779

Tue Sep 04 - Tue Dec 11 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Dec 11 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 1025


Kevin Hoy

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Department approval required. Please contact Program Assistant 604-432-8539 for approval prior to registration.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the naming and properties of ionic and molecular compounds.
  • Solve stoichiometric problems involving mass-mass as well as mass-volume relationships.
  • Assess the relative strengths of oxidizing and reducing agents from standard reduction potential values.
  • Determine the voltage produced by electrochemical cells under standard and non-standard conditions.
  • Outline the corrosion process and methods of preventing corrosion of metals.
  • Determine the concentrations, vapour pressure, boiling point elevation and freezing point depression of solutions.
  • Carry out calculations involving acid-base titrations and pH of aqueous acid and base solutions.
  • Outline the mechanism by which buffer solutions operate in controlling pH.
  • Determine the solubility of slightly soluble salts from the solubility-product constants.
  • Explain the sources of alkalinity and water hardness.
  • Describe the precipitation reactions that are employed in the removal of hardness ions, phosphate ions and iron ions from water.
  • Write nuclear reactions involving radioactive decay by alpha and beta particles.
  • Discuss the chemical and nuclear properties of radon.
  • Draw structural formulas and give IUPAC or trade names of organic compounds for common industrial chemicals.
  • Describe the types of various intermolecular forces and their effect on physical properties of organic compounds.
  • Predict the products of common reactions of the major classes of organic compounds.
  • Discuss the environmental impact of various classes of organic compounds and industrial chemicals.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

EENG 7211 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering Technology
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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