Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A total of 21 three-hour practical classes at a rate of no more than 2 x three hour practical classes per week; 2 x one hour lectures per week for four weeks; 1 x one hour tutorial per week for two weeks. Total 73 hours. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours.
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(May be taken concurrently)
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Study Period Commencement:
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Students who have completed one of the following subjects may not also gain credit for this subject:
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProf Jonathan White
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 eight lectures, two tutorials, and a program of experiments. The lectures and tutorials provide instruction on the basis of different analytical and computational 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.
An online test (not exceeding 1.5 hours) 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 15 short (1 to 3 pages each) and 2 long reports (5 to 6 pages each) due during the semester, one week after completion of the experimental work (90%).
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The laboratory manual for this 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.
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Upon completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
A bound (preferably duplicate) laboratory note book, laboratory coat and safety glasses are required for laboratory activities.
It is recommended that students who plan to major in Chemistry to also have completed the following:
Environmental Science major
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Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
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