Organic Chemistry is the study of covalently bonded molecules with a carbon backbone. Organic molecules are the vast majority of compounds making up living systems. This includes DNA, RNA, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins drugs and poisons. This course introduces you to the structure and reactivity of organic molecules in sufficient detail to better understand biochemistry as well as predict reactivity and synthetic pathways. The practical component demonstrates hands on synthesis, purification and identification of organic compounds.
|Learning materials – 2x1hr of learning materials weekly.||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – 1 hour fortnightly||1hr||Week 2||6 times|
|Laboratory 1 – 3 hour fortnightly||3hrs||Week 1||7 times|
The course covers a broad foundation in organic chemistry, including: covalent bonding,stereochemistry, reaction pathways, reaction of functional groups, synthetic strategies and infred spectroscopy.
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Plan and conduct laboratory experiments||Empowered|
|2||Analyse and assign structure from Infrared spectra||Empowered|
|3||Describe, explain and apply organic chemistry theory including | bonding and reactivity in organic molecules||
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SCI105 or SCI505
Students should have a sound knowledge of general chemistry
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
In week 4, your tutorial participation and progress on basic Organic bonding concepts will be informally assessed, and the opportunity given for student feedback.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Practical / Laboratory Skills||Individual||30%||
Three times 1000 words
|Refer to Format||To Supervisor|
|All||2||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled||Individual||30%||
|Week 8||In Class|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||40%||
|Exam Period||Exam Venue|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Laboratory Component|
Laboratory work is a critical part of the skills and knowledge in this field. The laboratory component is designed to develop your advancing knowledge on planning and safely conducting organic experiments, and writing scientific reports
|Product:||Practical / Laboratory Skills|
Submit: One week after completing the practical. Standard Scientific Report Format:Title, Abstract, Experimental Procedure, Discussion, References
|All - Assessment Task 2:Organic bonding and reactivity exam|
This exam will focus on the application of organic bonding and reactivity
|Product:||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled|
Individual written exam covering the first six weeks of learning material
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final Exam|
Demonstrate and apply knowledge to organic chemistry problems
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
Individual examination during central exam period
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Paula Yurkanis Bruice||2017||Organic Chemistry, Global Edition||8th Edition||Pearson|
Safety glasses, laboratory coat and covered shoes must be brought to laboratory classes
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