FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY B

CHE2FCB

2016

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 organic chemistry with a strong focus on reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry as applicable to organic chemistry. Chemical kinetics, catalysis and their relationship with reaction mechanism will be covered. Analytical electrochemical instrumental techniques, including voltammetry, polarography and ion-selective electrodes will be introduced.

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 (CHE1BAS or CHE1CHF or CHE1GEN), OR students must complete both of CHE1C1A and CHE1C1B

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHE2DEV

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

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

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)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBelinda Abbott

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.

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.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
LMS Quiz (equivalent to 500 words)10 03, 04
Laboratory reports (equivalent to 1200 essay words)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Test (0.5 hr)10 01, 02
Topic exams (2 x 1.5-hr exams) or equivalent assessment tasks during semester50 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2016, Week 03-09, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBelinda Abbott

Class requirements

Practical Week: 03 - 09
One 18.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 03 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 03 - 09
One 12.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 03 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 03 - 09
One 24.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 03 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
LMS Quiz (equivalent to 500 words)10 03, 04
Laboratory reports (equivalent to 1200 essay words)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Test (0.5 hr)10 01, 02
Topic exams (2 x 1.5-hr exams) or equivalent assessment tasks during semester50 01, 02, 03, 04