• Offered by Research School of Chemistry
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Chemistry
  • Areas of interest Chemistry
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Anthony Hill
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course will assume a knowledge and understanding of the material presented in Chemical Structure and Reactivity 1 and the methods of structural elucidation covered in Structural Elucidation in Chemistry (CHEM2210). The course will continue to develop an integrated approach to chemical education through instruction in theoretical and practical aspects of inorganic and organic chemistry. The organic component of the course will be centred on the important area of carbonyl chemistry and highlight the significance and applications of this area of chemistry. In particular the significance of carbonyl chemistry in biological systems and medicine will be developed. The inorganic chemistry component of the course will provide an introduction to organometallic chemistry from both fundamental (structure and bonding) and applied (reactivity, synthesis , catalysis) perspectives. Topics to be covered will include the wide variety of carbon based ligands, the various processes that allow for their interconversion and the inclusion of such transformations in catalytic processes for the metal mediated synthesis of both fine and bulk chemicals. Laboratory experiments are designed to provide augmentation and/or complementation of the material taught in lectures. Students will be exposed to important techniques in synthetic chemistry and become adept at their implementation whilst further developing their skills in the spectroscopic characterisation of compounds.

Honours pathway option (HPO):

Entry to this option is subject to the approval of the course convener.  Students who take this option will undertake 6-8 lectures at a more advanced level in place of 6-8 hours of tutorials/lab.  It is expected that all students in the PhB (Hons) or direct entry Honours degree programs enrolled in this course will complete the HPO.

Proposed Assessment Honours Pathway Option: The standard course will count 90% towards the final grade and the HPO 10%.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. assess organic reactions and place them into reaction categories
2. understand organic reaction mechanisms and be able to evaluate reaction outcomes
3. critique structure and reactivity of main group organometallic reagents
4. evaluate structure and reactivity of organotransition metal complexes
5.Work to a professional level of skills in a chemical laboratory demonstrating effective laboratory safety and etiquette, especially in the areas of handling of chemicals and usage of lab-based glassware and equipment.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:
  • Laboratory work (30%; LO 5)
  • Exams (70%; LO 1-4)

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Workload

A maximum of 33 hours of lectures/tutorials and 32 hours of laboratory classes.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHEM2202

Prescribed Texts

Schriver and Atkins' Inorganic Chemistry by Atkins, Overton, Rourke, Weller and ArmstrongOrganic Chemistry by Clayden, Greeves and Warren (2nd edition).

Assumed Knowledge

Recommended Course
CHEM2210

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7637 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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