CHEMICAL STRUCTURE AND CHARACTERIZATION

CHE5CSC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Chemical Structure and Characterization develops and extends knowledge and skills in understanding molecular structure, and the characterization techniques and tools used to determine molecular structure. Key concepts of bonding and molecular structure will be reinforced, together with structural characterization associated with the instrumental techniques of mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy, separation science and chromatography. The subject will combine lectures with workshop classes that focus on practical problem solving and real world applications. 

 


SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SMCHS or Subject Coordinator approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHE5TMA, CHE5TMB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsQuantitative chemical analysis.RecommendedHarris, DC 2010 (8th edition or later)FREEMAN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Relate molecular structure to models of bonding, intermolecular forces, and chemical characterization techniques.

Activities:
Students will develop their knowledge of the key concepts of molecular structure, bonding and structural characterization through interactive participation in lectures and workshops.

02. Describe and apply chemistry techniques and instrumental methods for chemical structural characterisation.

Activities:
Students will develop their knowledge of the key concepts of structural characterization chemistry through interactive participation in lectures and workshops.

03. Analyse Mass Spectrometry, NMR Spectroscopy, infrared and UV-Vis spectra for the identification and characterisation of chemical species.

Activities:
During lectures students will answer short questions individually or as part of small groups, reinforcing lecture material. Students will work through problems that reinforce the concepts associated with this ILO. This material will be covered in workshops. The concepts associated with this ILO will be reinforced using online quizzes administered using the LMS. Written assignments will be used to reinforce and assess this ILO.

04. Interpret Infrared and Ultraviolet-Visible spectra in terms of the spectroscopic transitions that occur within vibrational and electronic energy levels.

Activities:
During lectures students will answer short questions individually or as part of small groups thereby reinforcing lecture material. Students will work through problems that reinforce the concepts associated with this ILO. The material will be covered in workshops. The concepts associated with this ILO will be reinforced using online quizzes administered using the LMS. Written assignments will be used to reinforce and assess this ILO.

05. Apply relevant mathematical, graphical and computational methods to acquire, manipulate, interpret and evaluate chemical data and summarise results using appropriate significant figures and units.

Activities:
Student calculations are submitted in subject workshops, assignments and exams and are assessed for accuracy of result and logical structure.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 hour End of Semester exam (1000 word equiv)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1 hour Mid Semester exam (1000 words equiv)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
10 workshop tests/quizzes (2500 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05