Introduces students to the basic principles of organic chemistry through study of the structure-function relationships of organic compounds, the chemistry of functional groups, and reactions of organic compounds. The principles of laboratory techniques and methods used to manipulate and analyse organic compounds will be studied.
Topic 1: Orbitals, Hybridisation, and Bonding
Topic 2: Alkanes and Cycloalkanes; Conformational & Geometric Isomerism
Topic 3: Stereochemistry
Topic 4: Organic chemical reactions
Topic 5: Alkenes and Alkynes
Topic 6: Aromatic Compounds
Topic 7: Mass, infrared & UV spectrometry; NMR
Topic 8: Reaction mechanisms: Substitution and Elimination
Topic 9: Alcohols, phenols, ethers, and thiols
Topic 10: Aldehydes and ketones
Topic 11: Carboxylic acids and their derivatives.
Topic 12: Amines and Heterocyclic Compounds
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify common organic functional groups and describe their chemical and physical properties||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||explain the chemistry, the reactions, the methods of analysis, and the biological significance of selected organic compounds||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||solve organic chemical reaction problems and delineate the mechanism of substitution reactions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||describe and employ laboratory methods and techniques to evaluate chemical and physical properties of organic substances||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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