CHEM 303

Industrial Chemistry: Earth, Air, Fire, Water

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Introduction to the principles and processes used in the chemical and energy industries of Western Canada: petroleum production and refining, petrochemical, pulp and paper, mining and smelting, and fermentation industries. Water and air quality, water and air emission problems and their control. Introduction to analyses of embodied energy and virtual water.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of CHEM 303, CHEM 306, CHEM 478.
  • Primarily designed for students who are not majoring in Chemistry.
  • Requires familiarity with stoichiometry calculations, including the concepts of limiting reactant, yield, and concentration; and with calculations involving the ideal gas law and heats of reaction; and with the concepts of energy and power.


Undergraduate course in Chemistry offered by the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science.

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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