ADVANCED CHEMISTRY A

CHE3ADA

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Advanced Chemistry A is a core third year subject required for a chemistry major. The subject provides a series of specialised modules across a broad range of topics in chemistry. The flexible choice of modules enables students to tailor the subject to their interests and professional goals. Students undertake core modules in organic synthesis and techniques for chemical analysis (e.g.: nuclear magnetic resonance, separation science, atomic spectroscopy). Two additional module topics are selected from a selection of topics, including mass spectrometry, bonding and molecular structure, sustainability and environment chemistry, polymer chemistry and heterocyclic chemistry. Learning activities within the subject include lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory classes.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorYuning Hong

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have completed CHE2FCA and CHE2FCB and (CHE2NAC or CHE2MOC) or Students must be admitted in the following course: SMCHS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCHE3MCC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsElective modules may vary from year to year.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Organic Chemistry

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcMurry, J.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherThomson-Brookes/Cole

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Source locationN/A

Chemistry in Context

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAnderson, Middlecamp and Cann

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMcGraw-Hill

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

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Source locationN/A

Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSilverstein, Webster and Kiemle

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWiley

ISBNN/A

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Physical Chemistry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAtkins, P.W. and de Paula, J.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford University Press

ISBNN/A

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Quantitative Chemical Analysis

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHarris, D.C.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherFreeman

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate thorough understanding of "Key Principles of Chemistry" as defined by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and employ experimental methods of investigation of the defined principles.
02. Apply professional integrity and safe laboratory practices when designing and performing experiments, collecting data and reporting results, in order to satisfy the professional accreditation requirements of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
03. Apply relevant mathematical, graphical and computational methods to acquire, manipulate, interpret and evaluate chemical data and summarise results using appropriate significant figures and units.
04. Write coherent descriptions of chemical principles and report experimental results with well supported interpretations using correctly referenced professional prose.
05. Solve abstract, routine and real-world problems of chemical relevance by sourcing, collating and summarising legitimate scientific information.
06. Orally present chemistry matters, supported by legitimate evidence and appropriately defended to peers or professionals.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYuning Hong

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 5.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students attend 8 wet lab sessions and additional learning activities as required.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Five 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
All students attend 3 core topics and choose 2 additional topics from the electives offered.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Chemistry Department research seminars.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Two 5.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Week 10 and 22.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignments (equivalent to 2000 words)Tasks to be completed during semester which are designed to help students master concepts and solve chemistry problems.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Laboratory work, written reports and an oral report (equivalent to 2500 words)Develops and assess competency in practical skills, and in data handling and reporting. 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.

N/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Examinations (equivalent to 4500 words)A 2.5 hour paper on core topics, and 2 hour paper on the elective topics. A hurdle requirement of 50% applies to the exam component.

N/AN/AN/AYes45 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5