CHEMICAL STRUCTURE AND CHARACTERIZATION

CHE5CSC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Chemical Structure and Characterization develops and extends knowledge and skills in understanding molecular structure, and the characterization techniques and tools used to determine molecular structure. Key concepts of bonding and molecular structure will be reinforced, together with structural characterization associated with the instrumental techniques of mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy, separation science and chromatography. The subject will combine lectures with workshop classes that focus on practical problem solving and real world applications.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: SMCHS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCHE5TMB OR CHE5TMA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Quantitative chemical analysis.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHarris, DC

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherFREEMAN

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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. Relate molecular structure to models of bonding, intermolecular forces, and chemical characterization techniques.
02. Describe and apply chemistry techniques and instrumental methods for chemical structural characterisation.
03. Analyse Mass Spectrometry, NMR Spectroscopy, infrared and UV-Vis spectra for the identification and characterisation of chemical species.
04. Interpret Infrared and Ultraviolet-Visible spectra in terms of the spectroscopic transitions that occur within vibrational and electronic energy levels.
05. Apply relevant mathematical, graphical and computational methods to acquire, manipulate, interpret and evaluate chemical data and summarise results using appropriate significant figures and units.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 hour End of Semester exam (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

1 hour Mid Semester exam (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

10 workshop tests/quizzes (2500 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 hour End of Semester exam (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

1 hour Mid Semester exam (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

10 workshop tests/quizzes (2500 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5