Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures, tutorials and practical classes
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week for 8 weeks (semester 1, weeks 5-12); 1 x one hour tutorial per week for 7 weeks (semester 1, weeks 6-12); 2 x 3 hour practical classes per week for six weeks (semester 2, weeks 5-10). Total 67 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| Students may not enrol in this subject and either 610-283 Reactions and Synthesis or 610-284 Practical Chemistry. |
Students who have completed any one of the following may not 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.
CoordinatorDr Stephen Best
The subject includes lecture and practical components. The lectures provide a formal introduction of thermodynamics and its application to phase and chemical equilibria and cover the reactions and properties of s-, p- and d- block elements. The practical component of the subject will include the synthesis of different classes of organic and inorganic compounds, characterization of chemical compounds using modern analytical techniques; 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.
This subject, together with prior completion of a second year level subject in Organic Chemistry (610-220 Organic Chemistry or 610-221 Organic & Bio-organic Chemistry), will provide the skills needed to permit enrolment in 610-285 Structure and Properties and thereby provide a path to a Chemistry major.
Upon completion of this subject students should
Three to five short tests of approximately 1 hour duration conducted online using the learning management system (LMS) for a total of 15%, Ongoing assessment of practical work (of technical competence, reporting and interpretative skills) in the form of approximately 10 short reports (three to four pages) due during the semester (35%) and a two-hour end of semester exam (50%)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will provide students with opportunities to develop the following generic skills:
|Notes:||This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 degree), BASc or a combined BSc course. |
A laboratory coat and safety glasses are required for laboratory activities.Subject materials will be disseminated via the learning management system (LMS). Students will be expected to be able to access the LMS for tests conducted through the semester.
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