CHEM302 Organic Structure and Reactivity

Updated: 15 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
24 August 2019 27 August 2019 Mandatory The intensive school is mandatory for online students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale.
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites CHEM204 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CHEM302A or CHEM402 or CHEM502
Notes None
Combined Units CHEM502 - Organic Structure and Reactivity
Coordinator(s) Zhongfan Jia (zjia2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit provides the basis for elucidation of organic structure by advanced 1H NMR, 13C NMR and mass spectrometry. It also provides a basis for understanding organic reactivity and organic reaction mechanisms. Reactivity principles that are dealt with include kinetics, transition state theory, methods of determining reaction mechanisms, pericyclic reactions and properties and reactivity of free radical and carbene intermediates.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Introduction to Spectroscopy

ISBN: 9781285460123
Pavia, D.L., Lampman, G.M. and Kriz, G.S., Brooks/Cole 5th ed. 2013

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Organic Chemistry

ISBN: 9780199270293
Claydon, J., Greeves, N. and Warren, S., Oxford University Press 2nd ed. 2012

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

March's Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms and Structure

ISBN: 9780470462591
Smith, M.B. and March, J., Wiley-Interscience 7th ed. 2015

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Reactive Intermediates

ISBN: 9780198556725
Moody, C.J. and Whitham, G.H., OUP 1st ed. 1992

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 10%
Assessment Notes

Problem based assignment requiring short answers and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 2 10%
Assessment Notes

Problem based assignment requiring short answers and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 3 10%
Assessment Notes

Problem based assignment requiring short answers and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 4 20%
Assessment Notes

Open book quiz during the trimester. Students must obtain an overall pass grade in the quiz component to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 5 10%
Assessment Notes

Problem based assignment requiring short answers and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 6 40%
Assessment Notes

Laboratory/Practical work plus associated reports. Seven practicals. Students must submit all practical reports and gain an overall pass in the practical component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. display broad and coherent understanding of more advanced aspects of 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry in the determination of the structure of complex organic molecules;
  2. apply well-developed techniques and technical strategies for the determination of organic reaction mechanisms;
  3. demonstrate broad and coherent cognisance in the theoretical basis of pericyclic cycloaddition, electrocyclisation and sigmatropic rearrangement reactions involved in advanced pericyclic reactivity;
  4. analyse and evaluate the relationship between the structure and typical reactivity of important reactive intermediates such as free radicals and carbenes and use well-developed understanding of ESR spectroscopy in the determination of structure of free radicals; and
  5. apply well-developed practical skills and autonomous learning abilities through an integrated and relevant laboratory program.