This is one of the two core units of study for students considering majoring in chemistry, and for students of other disciplines who wish to acquire a good general background in chemistry. The unit considers fundamental questions of molecular structure, chemical reactivity, and molecular spectroscopy: What are chemical reactions and what makes them happen? How can we follow and understand them? How can we exploit them to make useful molecules? This course includes the organic and medicinal chemistry of aromatic and carbonyl compounds, organic reaction mechanisms, molecular spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, and molecular orbital theory.
Three 1-hour lectures per week, seven 1-hour tutorials per semester, eight 4-hour practicals per semester
Quizzes, lab reports and final examination (100%)
This is a required chemistry unit of study for students intending to major in chemistry.
(CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1XX2 or CHEM1904)Prohibitions
CHEM2001 or CHEM2101 or CHEM2301 or CHEM2311 or CHEM2502 or CHEM2901 or CHEM2903 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915