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%.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to: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 AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Laboratory work (30%; LO 5)
- Exams (70%; LO 1-4)
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WorkloadA maximum of 33 hours of lectures/tutorials and 32 hours of laboratory classes.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsSchriver and Atkins' Inorganic Chemistry by Atkins, Overton, Rourke, Weller and ArmstrongOrganic Chemistry by Clayden, Greeves and Warren (2nd edition).
Assumed KnowledgeRecommended Course
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7637||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|