School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Organic Chemistry
  • Unit Code

    SCC2211
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mrs Sharon Lisa GOUGH

Description

This unit provides students with an overview of organic chemistry. The structures, functions and reactions of various classes of organic compounds and biomolecules are investigated. Some important applications of organic substances are discussed. Laboratory work includes a range of organic preparative, spectroscopic and analytical techniques.

Prerequisite Rule

(Students must pass 1 unit from SCC1111 OR Students must pass 2 units from SCC1123, SCC1226)

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a range of laboratory technical skills in organic chemistry context (reflux, distillation, recrystallisation, extraction, and analysis of products by chromatography and spectroscopy) including handling and disposal of chemical reagents with respect to personal safety and sustainable practice.
  2. Demonstrate skill in writing scientific information such as experimental methods and data analyses and develop skill in the location and evaluation of scientific research information.
  3. Demonstrate team skills such as interpersonal communication and negotiation of team roles within a laboratory environment to complete collaborative work goals.
  4. Describe and evaluate some important applications of organic chemistry as used in chemical industries globally and discuss the current movement toward green chemistry initiatives.
  5. Describe the functional groups, properties and reactions of various classes of organic compounds, explain the relationship between structure and chemical behaviour, and predict outcomes of typical chemical reactions.
  6. Explain and apply principles involved in the synthesis of organic compounds.

Unit Content

  1. The content of this unit includes the nomenclature, properties and reactions of a broad range of organic compounds. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding bonding and reaction mechanisms and how this affects the reactivity, stability and isomerisation of molecules. The use of spectroscopic techniques to determine chemical structure is introduced and the the application of organic chemistry in industrial, pharmaceutical and biological contexts is investigated.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and laboratory work, including a site visit to an industrial plant.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

Due to the professional competency skill development associated with this Unit, student attendance/participation within listed in-class activities and/or online activities including discussion boards is compulsory. Students failing to meet participation standards as outlined in the unit plan may be awarded an I Grade (Fail - incomplete). Students who are unable to meet this requirement for medical or other reasons must seek the approval of the unit coordinator.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
TestMid-semester test25%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination45%
Laboratory WorkLaboratory work30%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Organic Chemistry
  • Unit Code

    SCC2211
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mrs Sharon Lisa GOUGH

Description

This unit provides students with an overview of organic chemistry. The structures, functions and reactions of various classes of organic compounds and biomolecules are investigated. Some important applications of organic substances are discussed. Laboratory work includes a range of organic preparative, spectroscopic and analytical techniques.

Prerequisite Rule

(Students must pass 1 unit from SCC1111 OR Students must pass 2 units from SCC1123, SCC1226)

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a range of laboratory technical skills in organic chemistry context (reflux, distillation, recrystallisation, extraction, and analysis of products by chromatography and spectroscopy) including handling and disposal of chemical reagents with respect to personal safety and sustainable practice.
  2. Demonstrate skill in writing scientific information such as experimental methods and data analyses and develop skill in the location and evaluation of scientific research information.
  3. Demonstrate team skills such as interpersonal communication and negotiation of team roles within a laboratory environment to complete collaborative work goals.
  4. Describe and evaluate some important applications of organic chemistry as used in chemical industries globally and discuss the current movement toward green chemistry initiatives.
  5. Describe the functional groups, properties and reactions of various classes of organic compounds, explain the relationship between structure and chemical behaviour, and predict outcomes of typical chemical reactions.
  6. Explain and apply principles involved in the synthesis of organic compounds.

Unit Content

  1. The content of this unit includes the nomenclature, properties and reactions of a broad range of organic compounds. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding bonding and reaction mechanisms and how this affects the reactivity, stability and isomerisation of molecules. The use of spectroscopic techniques to determine chemical structure is introduced and the the application of organic chemistry in industrial, pharmaceutical and biological contexts is investigated.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and laboratory work, including a site visit to an industrial plant.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

Due to the professional competency skill development associated with this Unit, student attendance/participation within listed in-class activities and/or online activities including discussion boards is compulsory. Students failing to meet participation standards as outlined in the unit plan may be awarded an I Grade (Fail - incomplete). Students who are unable to meet this requirement for medical or other reasons must seek the approval of the unit coordinator.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
TestMid-semester test25%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination45%
Laboratory WorkLaboratory work30%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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