FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY B

CHE2FCB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Fundamentals of Chemistry B is a core second year chemistry subject. The subject expands student knowledge of organic and physical chemistry. The organic chemistry component has a strong focus on stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms. The physical chemistry component covers chemical kinetics, catalysis and their relationship with reaction mechanism, with a focus on applications in organic chemistry. Learning activities include lectures, tutorials, online learning activities, workshops and laboratory classes.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBelinda Abbott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must complete CHE1APL and one of (CHE1CHF or CHE1GEN), OR students must complete both of CHE1C1A and CHE1C1B

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOrganic ChemistryPrescribedMcMurry, J. 2016Thomson-Brookes/Cole
ReadingsPhysical ChemistryPrescribedAtkins, P.W. & de Paula, J., 2014Oxford University Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and describe key stereochemistry elements in organic compounds, and the changes to stereochemistry that occur during chemical reactions.

Activities:
Students will work through problems that reinforce the concepts associated with this ILO individually. During lectures students will answer short questions individually or as part of small groups. This material will also be covered in workshops and students will be required to orally explain their answers and participate in discussions. Written worksheets and in class testing will be used to reinforce and assess this ILO.

02. Use reaction mechanisms to describe the important reactions of organic compounds.

Activities:
During lectures students will answer short questions individually or as part of small groups, reinforcing lecture material. The concepts associated with this ILO will be reinforced using online quizzes, administered using LMS. Written worksheets and in class testing will be used to reinforce and assess this ILO.

03. Determine a reaction rate expression and relate rates of reactions to reaction variables (including catalysis) and the reaction mechanism.

Activities:
Students will work through problems that reinforce the concepts associated with this ILO individually. This material will be covered in tutorials and students will be required to orally explain their answers and participate in tutorial discussions. The concepts associated with this ILO will be reinforced using online review and assessment quizzes administered using LMS.

04. Demonstrate practical skills needed to conduct chemical synthesis, chemical analysis and be able to interpret and report the results of spectroscopic measurements.

Activities:
Working individually or in small groups students will acquire practical skills required for the manipulation of chemicals for chemical synthesis. Working individually or in small groups students will learn techniques (chemical and instrumental) used in modern chemical analysis. Working individually or in small groups students will learn how to make spectroscopic measurements. Students will develop skills in the preparation of laboratory reports, including the use of correct and appropriate prose and presentation of experimental data and results and professional conduct in report presentation.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBelinda Abbott

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 32 - 35
One 3.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Needs to be scheduled at the time as the laboratory class"

Seminar Week: 31 - 31
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Needs to be scheduled at the time as the laboratory class"

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

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weekly 3hr class. Includes 6 wet lab sessions and 6 additional learning activities (seminar and computer laboratory exercises) as required."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
LMS online quizzes (300 words equivalent)10 03, 04
Laboratory work and reports (1400 words equivalent)Hurdle for accreditation with RACI. Students must complete a minimum 75% of lab assessment, and must obtain a score of at least 50% for the laboratory component of the subject.30 01, 02, 03
In-class test during semester (300 words equivalent)10 01, 02
Examinations (2 x 1.25 hour exams) or equivalent assessment tasks during semester (2500 word equiv)50 01, 02, 03

Singapore, 2018, Term L1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Practical Week: 02 - 07
One 18.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 02 - 07
One 12.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 02 - 07
One 24.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
LMS online quizzes (300 words equivalent)10 03, 04
Laboratory work and reports (1400 words equivalent)Hurdle for accreditation with RACI. Students must complete a minimum 75% of lab assessment, and must obtain a score of at least 50% for the laboratory component of the subject.30 01, 02, 03
In-class test during semester (300 words equivalent)10 01, 02
Examinations (2 x 1.25 hour exams) or equivalent assessment tasks during semester (2500 word equiv)50 01, 02, 03