Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures, tutorials and practical classes
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 x three hour practical classes per week; 1 x one hour lecture per week for six weeks; 1 x one hour tutorial per week for two weeks. Total 72 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.
|Prerequisites:|| One of |
Study Period Commencement:
January, Semester 2
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Students who have completed two or more of the following subjects may not also gain credit for this subject:
|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.
Students will be required to conduct themselves in a manner that is safe to themselves and those around them in a chemical laboratory environment.
CoordinatorProf Muthupandian Ashokkumar
This subject allows students to develop skills in the synthesis of different classes of organic and inorganic compounds; analysis of samples with single and multiple components; determination of the kinetic and thermodynamic properties of molecules; measurement and interpretation of the spectroscopic and magnetic properties of inorganic and organic compounds. Students will have the opportunity to obtain expertise in the operation of modern analytical and spectroscopic techniques (including chromatography, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry).
The subject consists of six lectures, two tutorials, and a program of experiments. The lectures and tutorials provide instruction on the basis of different analytical techniques, spectroscopic identification of unknown compounds and cover various aspects of chemical safety, reporting of experimental data, data and error analysis and the use of chemical databases.
The subject aims to develop students' skills in the synthesis, analysis and characterisation of organic, main group and transition metal compounds. Important aspects of the training provided in this subject include the acquisition of skills needed to conduct chemical synthesis, perform a range of methods used for chemical analysis, interpret the results of spectroscopic or analytical measurements and to know the procedures that allow the safe handling of chemicals and conduct of chemical reactions.
Two short assignments (not exceeding six pages) or online tests (not exceeding 1 hour) due mid-semester based on the material developed in lectures (10%); Ongoing assessment of practical work (of technical competence, reporting and interpretative skills) in the form of 16 short reports (one to three pages each) and three long reports (5 to 6 pages each) due during the semester (90%).
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
The laboratory manual for this subject
|Breadth Options:|| |
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|
Upon completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
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.
A laboratory coat and safety glasses are required for laboratory activities.
Bachelor of Science |
Environmental Science |
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