University of Calgary

CHEM 579 - Surface and Colloid Chemistry for Engineers - Winter 2024

Introduces the fundamental and applied aspects of interfacial phenomena including capillarity, surface and interfacial tension, films, wetting and contact angles, adsorption, micellization, solubilization and emulsification. Examples drawn from colloids, foams, aerosols and macromolecules.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Chemistry 209 or Engineering 204; and Chemistry 357 or 379; and Chemical Engineering 427.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2025.
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