CHEM 1005 Essential Chemistry 2
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300803
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Description This subject introduces an investigation of the reactivity of covalent molecules, in particular, of carbon-based compounds. Focusing on introductory chemical dynamics and thermodynamics, students will develop an in-depth understanding of the structure, nomenclature and reactivity of the principal organic functional groups, extending their basic principles of chemistry. They will also understand how molecules are synthesised and the ways they react being important in the function and role of chemistry in biological systems in our domestic and industrial worlds.
Discipline Chemical Sciences, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Equivalent Subjects CHEM 1002 - Chemistry 2 CHEM 1010 - Medicinal Chemistry CHEM 1006 - Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
Incompatible Subjects LGYB 6352 - Biological Chemistry 12D
An understanding and competence with basic chemical principles including SI units, chemical symbols, formulas and equations, nomenclature, stoichiometry, the mole concept, bonding, molecular shape and polarity, states and properties of matter, thermodynamics, equilibria, acids and bases, pH and electrochemistry. General Mathematics bands 5 and 6 or Mathematics band 4 or equivalent.
- Explain the structure and function relationship between organic molecules and their physical and chemical properties
- Recognise and predict the product of the following organic reactions: a) Elimination reaction of alcohols and alkyl halides, b) Addition reactions of alkenes, alkynes, aldehydes and ketones, c) Substitution reactions of alcohols, alkyl halides and carboxylic acid derivatives, d) Redox reactions of alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and esters
- Use experimental data to find the rate law and propose a mechanism for a chemical reaction
- Explain the basic thermodynamic principles that govern chemical systems
- Demonstrate competence in the manipulative laboratory skills and deductive skills involved in organic synthesis, thermodynamics and reaction kinetics
- Record the results of their investigations demonstrating awareness of the conventions of scientific writing and graphical presentations
- Apply and transfer chemical principles to other contexts such as biological systems
Introduction to Chemical Thermodynamics; Spontaneity of reaction; Entropy; Enthalpy; Hess?f Law
Organic chemistry: structure of principal organic functional groups, nomenclature, physical properties and structure; reaction types - addition, substitution, elimination, redox
Setup and performance of a chemical synthesis, including setup and conducting a reflux, and distillation, use of separating funnel and recrystallisation, measurement of melting point, refractive index
Measurement, graphing and analysis of data
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Laboratory work including post-lab online quiz
|6 x 3 hour oncampus practicals; offshore international students 6 x online practicals
|Lecture and Tutorial Participation
|6 x 1 hour
- Burrows, Andrew; Holman, John; Parsons, Andrew; Pilling, Gwen; Price, Gareth; Chemistry3, introducing Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry; 3rd Edition Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-873380-5