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Semester 2 - Dual-Delivery
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This subject provides the continuation of the introduction to the basic concepts of General Chemistry, including chemical kinetics; a revision of carbon-based acids and bases; nucleophilic substitution reactions; elimination reactions; addition reactions; electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions; nucleophilic addition reactions; redox reactions in carbon compounds; spectroscopy and determination of structure; redox reactions and electrochemistry; isolation processes of metals; transition-metal compounds and their nomenclature; coordination chemistry; molecular orbital theory and band structures; properties and structures of solids; aspects of main-group chemistry.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Define the role of chemistry in biology, technology and the physical environment, including the evolution of current theories;
- Illustrate how the individual concepts taught throughout this subject connect with each other and with the concepts learned in Chemistry 1 to form a fundamental basis of the chemical sciences;
- Execute basic laboratory experiments; analyse and interpret experimental data and write laboratory reports;
- Apply safe handling and disposal of laboratory chemicals associated with health and safety issues;
- Describe the kinetics of chemical reactions; synthetic strategies to obtain carbon-based molecules and pure metals; concepts of redox chemistry; the connection between molecular orbital theory and band structures; typical characteristics of structures of solids;
- Determine chemical structures through the analysis of spectroscopic data;
- Outline the unique characteristics of main-group and transition-metal compounds;
- Identify the general scientific research process and how to critically analyse scientific data.
This subject encompasses particular generic skills so that on completion of this subject students should have developed skills relating to:
- the organization of work schedules that permit appropriate preparation time for tutorials, practical classes and examinations;
- the use of electronic forms of communication;
- the utilisation of computer-aided learning activities to enhance understanding;
- the performance of basic manipulations with laboratory equipment;
- the recording of observations, the analysis of information and the interpretation data within a laboratory setting;
- accessing information from the library employing both electronic and traditional means;
- working collaboratively with other students;
- the use of conceptual models;
- problem solving; and
- critical thinking.
Last updated: 20 February 2024