|Student Contribution Band:||Band|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
Organic chemistry is the study of compounds based on carbon. These compounds can exist as simple hydrocarbons or combined with other elements such as nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus or halogens. These types of compound are extremely important as they are produced by living organisms or manufactured synthetically. The range of organic chemistry is our lives is enormous and includes pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paints, food, explosives and petrochemicals and this will be important for our future prosperity. In this subject you will learn the basic principles of organic chemistry including mechanism and reactivate intermediates as well as relevant spectroscopic methods. Specific themes will include a review of nucleophilic and electrophilic chemistry; enols and enolates, reactions with the carbonyl group, oxidation/reduction, reactive intermediates, and physical organic chemistry. The practical component of the course will be geared towards providing the student with synthetic skills and purification techniques that will allow them to successfully complete model chemical reactions.
|Students should have taken first year subjects that contain some organic chemistry|
|CH2101, CH2102, CH3101, CH3320|
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021|
|Coordinator:||Dr Mark Robertson|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller, Dr Mark Robertson.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.