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Unit description

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.

Unit content

  • Orbitals, hybridisation and bonding
  • Hydrocarbons: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds
  • Isomerism and stereochemistry
  • Organic chemical reactions and reaction mechanisms
  • Alcohols, phenols, ethers, and thiols
  • Aldehydes and ketones
  • Chemical structure of carbohydrates
  • Carboxylic acids and their derivatives
  • Amines and heterocyclic compounds

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify common organic functional groups and describe their chemical and physical properties.
2interpret and draw various structural formulas of organic compounds and when present, describe their stereochemistry
3solve problems related to organic chemical reactions and apply selected reaction mechanisms
4use laboratory equipment and methods to evaluate chemical and physical properties of organic compounds and report experimental data

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify common organic functional groups and describe their chemical and physical properties.
  2. interpret and draw various structural formulas of organic compounds and when present, describe their stereochemistry
  3. solve problems related to organic chemical reactions and apply selected reaction mechanisms
  4. use laboratory equipment and methods to evaluate chemical and physical properties of organic compounds and report experimental data

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Presentation30%
Workbook50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 6 hours per day (3 days)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Presentation30%
Workbook50%
Notice

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Fee information

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