CHEM404 Biological and Organic Chemistry

Updated: 08 January 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
23 April 2019 27 April 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 a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CHEM204
Notes None
Combined Units CHEM204 - Biological and Organic Chemistry
Coordinator(s) Brendan Wilkinson (bwilkin7@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Introduction to spectroscopic methods appropriate to structural elucidation of organic compounds such as proton nuclear magnetic resonance, uv-visible, and infrared spectroscopies; structure, properties and selected syntheses of functionalised aromatic compounds, particularly those which display biological activity; introduction to heterocyclic aromatic compounds with particular reference to their important role in biology; structure and properties of DNA bases and function of DNA; stereochemistry of aliphatic compounds; synthesis and reactivity of selected multifunctional compounds with particular reference to conjugated dienes, dicarbonyl compounds and biologically important substances such as amino acids and carbohydrates.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Shrink Wrapped Package(s):

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

Organic Chemistry

ISBN: 9780170276733
McMurry, J., Brooks/Cole 9th ed. 2015

Note: OPTION 2: Organic Chemistry text plus OWL Notification Card.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Text(s):

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

Organic Chemistry

ISBN: 9781305080485
McMurry, J., Brooks/Cole 9th ed. 2015

Note: OPTION 1: Organic Chemistry - TEXT ONLY.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, 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 7.5%
Assessment Notes

Assignment requiring multiple choice, short answers, structure/ mechanisms and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 2 7.5%
Assessment Notes

Assignment requiring multiple choice, short answers, structure/ mechanisms and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 3 10%
Assessment Notes

Assignment requiring multiple choice, short answers, structure/ mechanisms and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 4 5%
Assessment Notes

Assignment requiring multiple choice, short answers, structure/ mechanisms and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 5 25%
Assessment Notes

Eight laboratory experiments, four oral assessments and eight written laboratory reports. It is mandatory to achieve an overall pass in the laboratory assessments to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 4, 5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 45%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass the final examinaton in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 4, 5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. discuss, using advanced theoretical and technical knowledge, the structure, reactivity and biological roles of conjugated systems, aromatic compounds, heterocycles, carbohydrates and amino acids;
  2. use advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to relate the scientific principles behind organic synthesis and laboratory techniques to a range of practical experiments;
  3. describe configurations and conformations using Newman and Fischer projections and apply knowledge and skills to designate the stereochemistry of compounds containing two or more stereocentres;
  4. apply advanced technical knowledge, advanced cognitive skills and problem solving skills to predict reaction products, identify unknown compounds from spectroscopic data and relate spectroscopic data to known sctructures; and
  5. apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility towards problem solving processes, arguments, critical and creative thinking, while working individually or as part of a team.