• 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 Michael Sherburn
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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From designed structures to natural products, medicinal agents to functional materials to biological targets, organic substances are everywhere! The purpose of this course is to teach how to analyse structures and devise ways to make them. The lecture material will focus on the most important structures, reactions and mechanisms, topics and themes of contemporary Organic Chemistry and highlight applications of organic compounds in medicine. Synthesis design and strategy, the latest methods, the most up-to-date biologically active compounds and other fascinating molecules will all be covered.

Learning Outcomes

 

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

 

1. Develop a high level understanding of structure, reactions and mechanism in organic chemistry. (LO1)

2. Understand and explain principles of synthesis design.(LO2)

3. Devise chemical syntheses of organic compounds. (LO3)

4. Work to a professional level of skills in a chemical synthesis laboratory demonstrating effective laboratory safety and etiquette especially in the areas of handling of air sensitive reagents, chromatographic techniques and spectroscopic characterization. (LO4)

5. Demonstrate effective report writing, experimental design and data analysis. (LO5)

Indicative Assessment

Written Exams 70% (LO1 - LO3)

Lab Reports 30% (LO4 - LO5)

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Workload

65 hours of lectures/tutorials/laboratory plus a further 65 hours of independent learning.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHEM2202 and CHEM2210

Prescribed Texts

Clayden et al, Organic Chemistry.

Assumed Knowledge

Synthetic laboratory based skills at the second year chemistry level and a background in organic / organometallic chemistry at the second year level.

Specialisations

Fees

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

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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

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3340 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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