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CHEM 4900/4910 - Chemistry Research Projects

Next Offering: Continuous on a semester (F/W/S) basis.


Course Coordinator


TBA - please contact the Department Chair. Prof. Paul Rowntree, x 53061


Important Note


Students must independently find a research supervisor and consult the course coordinator prior to registration. Carrying out a 4900/4910 research project in a faculty member's laboratory is a privilege - not a right. The course instructor has no resources or legal recourse to guarantee participation in this course.


Some Rules and Advice regarding CHEM*4900 & CHEM*4910


Projects Seminar Dates, Times and Venue for both CHEM 4900 and CHEM 4910




Reports (2 hardcopies) due on




in course coordinators mailbox, Chemistry Main Office
(penalty for late submission: 5 % per day)


CHEM*4900 Chemistry Research Project I S,F,W (0-9) [1..00]


Research project and seminar in chemistry. This course is designed to provide senior undergraduates with an opportunity to conduct research in an area of chemistry. Students must make arrangements with both a faculty supervisor and the course coordinator prior to registration. Students cannot choose a supervisor with whom they already have research experience in another capacity (e.g. a summer research position). Students should note that most projects are of two semesters' duration, and should plan their studies on the expectation that they will also register in CHEM*4910 in a subsequent semester.


Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits in chemistry including 1.50 credits from CHEM*3430 , CHEM*3640, CHEM*3650, CHEM* 3750, CHEM*3760, CHEM*3870


Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.



  • Seminar: 30
  • Lab: 30
  • Report: 40


CHEM*4910 S,F,W(0-9) [1.00]


Prerequisite(s): CHEM*4900.



  • Seminar: 30
  • Lab: 35
  • Report: 35


Reading this will guide you to write your research report:


1. Writing a project report

2. Writing a scientific paper

3. Instructions to authors from the Canadian Journal of Chemistry


Reading this will guide you to prepare your seminar


Advice to the begining speaker