Chemistry B

Subject 610-142 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Summer Term, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Presented over a six week period: 36 lectures (six per week), 25 hours of practical work, 12 hours tutorials, 6 hours problem-solving/computer-aided learning
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: 610-141 Chemistry A or 610-121 Chemistry A (Advanced Studies). Students with a high level of achievement in 610-171 Fundamentals of Chemistry or 202-101 Chemistry for Land and Food Resources may be permitted to enrol in 610-142 Chemistry B upon successful completion of additional computer-aided learning modules.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: Credit cannot be gained for this subject and 610-122 or 610-052.
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. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr B Abrahams
Subject Overview:

On completion of 610-142, the student should have an understanding of the reactivity of organic molecules; the nature of chemical change; the structure of the atom; 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.

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; atomic spectra and atomic structure; redox reactions and electrochemistry; and transition metal and coordination chemistry.

Assessment: A 30-minute written class test held mid-semester (5%); ongoing assessment of practical work throughout the semester (20%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (75%). Satisfactory completion of practical work is necessary to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: Chemical Principles (S. S. Zumdahl), 5th edn, Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Organic Chemistry (J. McMurry), 6th edn, Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2004.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.

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