CHEMISTRY 1B

CHE1C1B

2017

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 determination of alcohol content in wine, preparation of Aspirin, 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

Prerequisites CHE1C1A

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
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)RecommendedFaculty of Science, Technology and Engineering, 2012La Trobe University

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Students sit two tutorial short tests in week 6 and 12 and submit an assignment in week 13. Seven practical reports are marked in addition to final exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
Students sit two tutorial short tests in week 6 and 12 and submit a written assignment in week 13. Eight practical reports are marked in addition to final exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
Students sit two tutorial short tests in week 6 and 12 and submit an assignment in week 13. Seven practical reports are marked in addition to final exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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 are required to submit 7 written practical reports based on group work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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 are required to submit 7 written practical reports based on group work, in addition to final exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Students sit two tutorial short tests in week 6 and 12 and submit an assignment in week 13. Seven practical reports are marked in addition to final exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJasim Al-Rawi

Class requirements

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.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
Six practical reports (equiv to 800 words total)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One quiz (equiv to 300 words)10 01, 02, 03, 06
Tutorial problems (equiv to 300 words total)10 01, 02, 03, 06

Singapore, 2017, Term L1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJasim Al-Rawi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 03 - 08
One 30.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 03 to week 08 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: 03 - 08
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 03 to week 08 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: 03 - 08
One 10.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 03 to week 08 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 3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
Six practical reports (equiv to 800 words total)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One quiz (equiv to 300 words)10 01, 02, 03, 06
Tutorial problems (equiv to 300 words total)10 01, 02, 03, 06

Singapore, 2017, Term L3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJasim Al-Rawi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 20 - 24
One 30.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 24 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: 20 - 24
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 24 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: 20 - 24
One 10.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 24 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 3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
Six practical reports (equiv to 800 words total)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One quiz (equiv to 300 words)10 01, 02, 03, 06
Tutorial problems (equiv to 300 words total)10 01, 02, 03, 06