FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY B

CHE2FCB

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will develop and expand your knowledge of key concepts and skills in 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 CHE1APL and (CHE1CHF or CHE1GEN) or (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, de Paula and Keeler, 2018Oxford 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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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. Written worksheets and in class testing will be used to reinforce and assess this ILO.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Determine experimental rate laws, infer reaction mechanisms, and assess how chemical reaction rates may be controlled.

Activities:
Students will work through problems that reinforce the concepts associated with this ILO individually. This material will be covered in tutorials in which students work on problems, ask questions and participate in tutorial discussions. The concepts associated with this ILO will be reinforced using online review and assessment quizzes administered using LMS.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, 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.
"The laboratory program consists of 6 classes and additional learning activities (3 hours each) over the semester. A schedule of experiments will be made available to students on the LMS at the start of semester."

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.
"Laboratory safety introduction will be held in the first week of semester."

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.
"The laboratory program consists of 6 classes and additional learning activities (3 hours each) over the semester. A schedule of experiments will be made available to students on the LMS at the start of semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 essay words)Two LMS quizzes during semester.10 03, 04
Laboratory work and reports (equivalent to 1500 essay words)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
Test (equivalent to 500 essay words)One in class test during semester.10 01, 02
Examinations (equivalent to 2000 essay words)Two 1 hour papers in the central examination period or equivalent assessment tasks during semester.50 01, 02, 03

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Practical Week: 21 - 31
Fifteen 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The laboratory program consists of classes and additional learning activities over the semester. A schedule of experiments will be made available to students on the LMS at the start of semester."

Tutorial Week: 21 - 31
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 essay words)Two LMS quizzes during semester.10 03, 04
Laboratory work and reports (equivalent to 1500 essay words)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
Test (equivalent to 500 essay words)One in class test during semester.10 01, 02
Examinations (equivalent to 2000 essay words)Two 1 hour papers in the central examination period or equivalent assessment tasks during semester.50 01, 02, 03

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Practical Week: 21 - 31
Fifteen 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The laboratory program consists of classes and additional learning activities over the semester. A schedule of experiments will be made available to students on the LMS at the start of semester."

Tutorial Week: 21 - 31
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 essay words)Two LMS quizzes during semester.10 03, 04
Laboratory work and reports (equivalent to 1500 essay words)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
Test (equivalent to 500 essay words)One in class test during semester.10 01, 02
Examinations (equivalent to 2000 essay words)Two 1 hour papers in the central examination period or equivalent assessment tasks during semester.50 01, 02, 03

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Practical Week: 37 - 47
Fifteen 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The laboratory program consists of classes and additional learning activities over the semester. A schedule of experiments will be made available to students on the LMS at the start of semester."

Tutorial Week: 37 - 47
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 37 - 47
Twenty four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 essay words)Two LMS quizzes during semester.10 03, 04
Laboratory work and reports (equivalent to 1500 essay words)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
Test (equivalent to 500 essay words)One in class test during semester.10 01, 02
Examinations (equivalent to 2000 essay words)Two 1 hour papers in the central examination period or equivalent assessment tasks during semester.50 01, 02, 03