|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences|
Offered in SP1, every year
The synthesis and characterisation of molecules is central to modern chemistry, and underpins a host of topics including understanding biological processes, drug manufacture, catalysis, biotechnology, nanotechnology and chemical industry. This subject address both the organic and inorganic components of this topic. Organic Chemistry - Electronic effects in organic chemistry, aromatic and heteroaromatic chemistry. The synthesis of organic compounds including C-C bond forming, nucleophilic addition and substitution, Michael addition, Diels-Alder and pericyclic reactions as well as redox reactions applied to organic chemistry. The use of protecting groups is discussed as is the selectivity of reagents and methods for stereoselective synthesis. Inorganic Chemistry - Introduction into the nature of metal complexes (coordination compounds) including nomenclature, isomerism, stereochemistry of the metal complexes and classes of ligands (metal binding groups). The colours of metal complexes and their magnetic behaviour are explained in terms of bonding theories (Valence Bond, Crystal/Ligand Field Theory, MO Theory). The stability and reactivity of metal complexes are discussed. Aspects of the chemistry of the lanthanide and Main Group elements. Organometallic Chemistry - Introduction to bonding, structure and reactivity in organometallic compounds, particularly with respect to compounds involving carbonyls, alkenes, cyclopentadienyls, alkynes, etc. The use of metal complexes to facilitate organic syntheses.
|Prerequisites:||(CH1001 OR CH1011) AND (CH1002 OR CH1012)|
|CH2022 CH2032 CH3022 CH3032|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Coordinator:||Dr Murray Davies|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller, Dr Dana Roberts, Assoc. Professor Bruce Bowden.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60% - 80%); practical component (20% - 40%).|
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