CHM216 Organic Chemistry (8)
CSU Discipline Area: Chemistry (CHEMI)
This subject is a further development of the elementary topics concerning carbon chemistry and functional group reactions from CHM107 Chemistry 1B. Greater detail and emphasis is given to molecular properties such as isomerism, tautomerism, bonding theory, conformations, configurations, reaction mechanisms and electronic theory, together with applications of organic products to modern society.
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Appreciate the role of the element carbon as central to the field of organic chemistry;
Understand the essential differences between inorganic mineral-related chemistry and the chemistry of bio-related organic substances;
Grasp some of the important principles and theories which help to rationalise the myriad of chemical facts into coherent patterns more easily memorised;
Acquire a repertoire of standard organic functional group transforming reactions for synthetic design;
Develop familiarity with a wide range of commonly used organic compounds, and to appreciate the value of artificial synthesis in meeting the demand for reagents and materials in a modern society;
Understand the basic operating principles of infra-red, ultra-violet and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry.
The subject will cover the following topics:
The element carbon, its catenation and three-dimensional tetrahedral nature; Covalent molecular compounds of carbon; Bonding, sigma and pi bonds, hybridisation, resonance, bond polarity; Electron flow mechanisms; Significance of, and information contained in molecular formulae; Unsaturation, formal charge, carbonium ions, carbanions, free radicals, electrophiles, nucleophiles, electron delocalisation; Types of isomerism, writing stereoformulae, R,S and E,Z systems, chirality and symmetry, diastereoisomerism; Reaction chemistry, elimination, substitution, combustion, inductive and mesomeric effects, steric hindrance, relative acidity, hydrogen bonding, tautomerism; Important industrial applications of organic synthesis; A brief introduction to the basis of and applications for infra-red, ultra-violet and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry.
This subject contains a compulsory 4 day residential school.
The information contained in the 2013 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 February 2013. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.