|Course code CHEM2210||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences|
There are some ninety-two naturally occurring elements as well as a handful of man-made radioactive elements. When in combination, these elements constitute all of our food, shelter, energy sources and everything we manufacture and use in our lives. This course provides a foundation for the understanding of the varying chemistries of the elements of the Periodic Table, with emphasis on inorganic materials. The course includes the descriptive chemistry of many of the most common elements and their compounds, integrating such topics as symmetry and structure, bonding models, reactions and the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds. An understanding of the behaviour of elements and their compounds is central to
Chemistry and borders the Earth and Life Sciences, as well as Engineering.
The main spectroscopic (infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy) techniques for the characterisation of organic compounds are taught separately in the first 3 weeks before the lab sessions start.
The course forms part of the accredited degree program required for Membership of Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inc. and Chartered Chemist qualifications.
This course has a compulsory course component in its laboratory component. Students must participate in and submit reports for the established minimum requirements and obtain a passing grade of at least 50%. In addition, an overall passing grade of at least 50% for the entire course must be gained.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the school.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On completion of this course, students will be able: |
1. to develop expertise relevant to the professional practice of chemistry
2. to develop an understanding of the range and chemistry of elements in the periodic table and their compounds
3. to establish an appreciation of the role of inorganic chemistry in the chemical sciences
4. to develop an understanding of the role of the chemist in measurement and problem solving in inorganic chemistry
5. to provide an understanding of chemical methods employed for problem solving involving inorganic systems
6. to provide experience in some scientific methods employed in inorganic chemistry
7. to develop skills in procedures and instrumental methods applied in analytical and synthetic tasks of inorganic chemistry
8. to develop skills in the scientific method of planning, developing, conducting, reviewing and reporting experiments
9. to develop some understanding of the professional and safety responsibilities residing in working with inorganic systems
|Content||The course involves study of:|
1) Introduction to structure determination and characterisation of compounds: infrared (IR) spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy.
2) Periodicity and the Chemistry of the Elements
a) elements and the Periodic Table
3) Main Group Chemistry
a) non-metals: chemistry of phosphorus and the halogens
b) metalloids: chemistry of boron and silicon
c) metals: chemistry of aluminium
4) Transition Metal Coordination Chemistry
a) introduction to coordination number and shape of metal complexes
b) ligands and ligand preferences
c) physical properties of octahedral complexes - colour and magnetism,
d) stability of complexes, introducing inorganic reactions and mechanisms
5) Molecular Symmetry and Structure
a) symmetry elements and operations, point groups, and applications
6) Solid State Chemistry
a) ionic bonding in solids
7) Bonding Models
a) molecular orbital theory in simple molecules and metal complexes
b) metal-ligand bonding theory
|Assumed Knowledge||CHEM1010 and CHEM1020|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Workshop: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for CHEM2210|