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Molecular Reactivity and Spectroscopy - CHEM2401

Year - 2019

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%)


Additional information
This is a required chemistry unit of study for students intending to major in chemistry.

Assumed knowledge


(CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1XX2 or CHEM1904)


CHEM2001 or CHEM2101 or CHEM2301 or CHEM2311 or CHEM2502 or CHEM2901 or CHEM2903 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915


Faculty: Science

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Chemistry Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Siegbert Schmid
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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