SYNTHETIC TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY

CHE3STC

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Applying synthetic strategies from an understanding of reactivity is a critical skill for organic and organometallic chemists. In this subject you will learn about modern approaches to the synthesis of organic molecules, including carbonyl compounds and amines, and be introduced to the key concept of retrosynthetic analysis. You will also examine the structure, reactivity and applications of organometallic compounds, including bonding in transition metal complexes (valence bond theory and MO theory), common organometallic ligands, 'the eighteen electron rule'. Reaction mechanism is a key focus, including ligand substitution, insertion reactions, oxidative addition and reductive elimination, and olefin metathesis. In this subject, you will gain experience conducting and interpreting laboratory experiments related to the synthesis of organic and organometallic molecules.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMandeep Kaur

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have completed CHE2FCA and CHE2FCB or Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SBSSI or SBSCSI and have completed CHE2FCB and (CHE2CAN or CHE2MCA) or Students must be admitted in the following course: SMCHS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCHE3ADA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Inorganic chemistry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHousecroft CH and Sharp AG

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPearson

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Organic chemistry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcMurry J

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherThomson-Brooks/Cole

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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. Apply retrosynthetic analysis to design multi-step chemical syntheses of complex organic molecules showing an understanding of reaction mechanisms.
02. Employ the bonding models of valence bond theory and molecular orbital theory to explain the properties and reactivity of organometallic compounds.
03. Explain how organometallic reaction mechanisms can be used to account for the catalytic properties of organometallic compounds.
04. Exhibit professional integrity and safe laboratory practices when designing and performing experiments, collecting data and reporting findings.
05. Orally communicate chemical knowledge, supported by legitimate evidence and appropriately defended to peers or professionals.

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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMandeep Kaur

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 5.00 h laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The laboratory program consists of 4 classes (5hours each) over the semester. A schedule of the experiments and other learning activities will be made available to students on the LMS at the start of semester."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 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.
"Laboratory safety introduction and oral presentation workshop will be held in the first week of semester. Oral presentations will be held in the last week of semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Examination (equivalent to 1500 essay words))A 1.5hr paper scheduled for 2 hours in the central examination period.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written Tests(equivalent to 1500essay words)Two in class tests during semester.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Laboratory work, written reports, oral presentation (equivalent to 1500 words)Laboratory reports equivalent to 1500 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

N/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO4, SILO5

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term L6 , Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 45 - 51
Four 5.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 45 - 51
Twenty four 1.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 45 - 51
Two 5.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Examination (equivalent to 1500 essay words))A 1.5hr paper scheduled for 2 hours in the central examination period.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written Tests(equivalent to 1500essay words)Two in class tests during semester.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Laboratory work, written reports, oral presentation (equivalent to 1500 words)Laboratory reports equivalent to 1500 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

N/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO4, SILO5

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term L6 , Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 45 - 51
Four 5.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays at night from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 45 - 51
Twenty four 1.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 45 - 51
Two 5.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays at night from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Examination (equivalent to 1500 essay words))A 1.5hr paper scheduled for 2 hours in the central examination period.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written Tests(equivalent to 1500essay words)Two in class tests during semester.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Laboratory work, written reports, oral presentation (equivalent to 1500 words)Laboratory reports equivalent to 1500 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

N/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO4, SILO5