Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures, practicals, tutorials/workshops, independent learning tasks, computer-aided learning.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Summer semester: 5 x one hour lectures per week, 6 x three-hour practical activities per week, 2 x one-hour tutorial/workshop sessions per week, 6 hours of computer aided learning during semester, 8 hours of independent learning tasks during semester. Semester 2: 3 x one hour lectures per week, 6 x 3 hours of practical activities during semester, 1 x one-hour tutorial/workshop sessions per week, 6 hours of computer aided learning during semester, 8 hours of independent learning tasks during semester. |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. |
This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorDr Spencer Williams
|Subject Overview:||The subject provides an introduction to organic acids and bases; nucleophilic substitution reactions; elimination reactions; addition reactions; electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions; nucleophilic addition reactions; organic redox reactions; chemical kinetics; elementary quantum mechanics, atomic spectra and atomic structure; redox reactions and electrochemistry; and transition metal and coordination chemistry.|
The aim of the subject is to provide students with an understanding of the reactivity of organic molecules; the nature of chemical change; the structure of the atom; electrochemical processes and the structure and reactivity of metal compounds.In the practical component, students should develop basic laboratory skills (observation, analytical techniques, report writing); oral communication skills; independent learning skills; an appreciation of the health and safety issues associated with the safe handling and disposal of laboratory chemicals.
A 30-minute on-line mid-semester test (5%); ongoing assessment of practical work (20%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (75%). Satisfactory completion of practical work is necessary to pass the subject. Independent learning tasks need to be completed in order to pass the subject.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||This subject encompasses particular generic skills so that on completion of this subject students should have developed skills relating to: |
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
Students with a high level of achievement in 610-171 Fundamentals of Chemistry may be permitted to enrol in this subject in semester 2 upon successful completion of the computer aided learning modules of 610-101 Chemistry 1 during the winter recess.
A laboratory coat and safety glasses are required for laboratory activities.
It is recommended that students have access to a molecular model kit.
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