FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY B

CHE2FCB

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is a core second year chemistry subject and involves lectures and a laboratory component. This subject will expand student knowledge of stereochemistry and topics covered will include constitutional and conformational isomerism, chirality and diastereoisomerism. The chemistry of carbonyl compounds will be introduced, with a strong focus being placed on the use of organic reaction mechanisms. Analytical electrochemical instrumental techniques, including voltammetry, polarography and ion-selective electrodes will be introduced. Chemical kinetics and catalysis will be covered.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorConor Hogan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (CHE1BAS or CHE1CHF or CHE1GEN) and CHE1APL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHE2DEV

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOrganic Chemistry 8th edn 2008PrescribedMcMurry, J.THOMSON-BROOKS/COLE
ReadingsPhysical Chemistry 9th edn 2010PrescribedAtkins, P. W. & de Paula, J.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsQuantitative Chemical Analysis 7th edn 2007PrescribedHarris, D. C.FREEMAN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the key concepts of stereochemistry, including constitutional and conformational isomerism, chirality and diastereoisomerism.

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 individually. This material will be covered in tutorials and students will be required to orally explain their answers and participate in tutorial discussions. Written assignments will be used to reinforce and assess this ILO.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Use organic reaction mechanisms to describe the important reactions of carbonyl 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 assignments will be used to reinforce and assess this ILO.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Illustrate the use of electrochemical instrumental techniques (voltammetry, polarography and ion-selective electrodes) in analytical chemistry.

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 individually. This material will be covered in tutorials and students will be required to orally explain their answers and participate in tutorial discussions. Written assignments will be used to reinforce and assess this ILO.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

04. 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 quizzes administered using LMS. Written assignments will be used to reinforce and assess this ILO.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

05. 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 preperation of laboratory reports, including the use of correct and appropriate prose and presentation of experimental data and results and professional conduct in report presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConor Hogan

Class requirements

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.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
LMS Quiz10 01, 02, 03, 04
Laboratory reports (three written reports (300 words each) and three short reports)20 03, 05
Topic assignment (length ~500 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04
Topic exam (2 x 1.5-hr exams)60 01, 02, 03, 04