CHEMISTRY 1B

CHE1C1B

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to chemical hazards and the safe handling of inorganic and organic chemicals. The topics introduced are the chemistry of carbon compounds: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, halides, phenols, ethers, nitro compounds, amines, aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids. The stereochemistry and its implications are introduced in some detail. Some reaction mechanisms of organic compounds will be introduced in addition to the systematic chemical identification of organic molecules. In this subject, the practical component consists of seven experiments of three hours each. These experiments deal with  preparation of Aspirin, Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) analysis of analgesics drugs, molecular models and stereochemistry, relative rates of electrophilic aromatic substitution, the solubility and acid-base properties of organic compounds and functional group tests.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJasim Al-Rawi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOrganic ChemistryPrescribedBruice, P. Y., 2016 (8th edition)Pearson

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify the name of an organic molecule by observing its structure and draw the structure of an organic molecule from an appropriate common or systematic (IUPAC) name.

Activities:
Discussed in lectures and applied in tutorials and practicals. Will be involved in 3 lectures a week and one tutorial

02. Predict the outcome of a reaction between any given set of organic molecules and synthetic reagents using basic patterns of reactivity or identify appropriate starting materials to synthesize a simple organic molecule, which contains one of the common functional groups.

Activities:
Discussed in lectures and applied in tutorials and practicals .

03. Predict the overall three-dimensional structure of relatively simple organic molecules that contain the common functional groups by applying the basic principles of bonding, hybridization and conformation analysis.

Activities:
Discussed in lectures and applied in tutorials and practicals .

04. Safely handle laboratory glassware, equipment, and chemical reagents using general guidelines and basic knowledge about the common hazards associated with operations performed in an organic chemistry laboratory.

Activities:
Students have six labs, each of 3-hour duration.

05. Interpret laboratory results and data correctly within inherent limitations regarding precision and report findings in a scientific notebook using acceptable appropriate notational and descriptive content.

Activities:
Students have six of 3 hour practical labs and they are required to submit 6 written practical reports based on group work..

06. Apply critical thinking to solve problems involving quantitative responses.

Activities:
Students sit two tutorial short tests

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJasim Al-Rawi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Six 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18-hours of Lab-Based Practical Class per teaching period delivered face-to- face"

Tutorial Week: 32 - 42
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end-of-semester examinationThe final exam will be mixed of multiple-choice and short answer questions50 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
Five practical reports (equiv to 1500 words total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two in-class tests (equiv to 600 words in total)20 01, 02, 03, 06

Singapore, 2018, Term L1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 02 - 07
One 30.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30-hours of Blended Lectures or Interactive Online Activities per teaching period delivered via face-to-face or online."

Practical Week: 02 - 07
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"15-hours of Lab-Based Practical Class per teaching period delivered face-to-face or as directed online learning."

Tutorial Week: 02 - 07
One 10.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10-hours of Tutorial or Online Quizzes per teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end-of-semester examinationThe final exam will be mixed of multiple-choice and short answer questions50 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
Five practical reports (equiv to 1500 words total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two in-class tests (equiv to 600 words in total)20 01, 02, 03, 06

Singapore, 2018, Term L3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 19 - 23
One 30.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30-hours of Blended Lectures or Interactive Online Activities per teaching period delivered via face-to-face or online."

Practical Week: 19 - 23
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"15-hours of Lab-Based Practical Class per teaching period delivered face-to-face or as directed online learning."

Tutorial Week: 19 - 23
One 10.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10-hours of Tutorial or Online Quizzes per teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end-of-semester examinationThe final exam will be mixed of multiple-choice and short answer questions50 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
Five practical reports (equiv to 1500 words total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two in-class tests (equiv to 600 words in total)20 01, 02, 03, 06