LEVEL II CHEMISTRY • Chemistry IIA (CHEM 2100)Chemistry IIB (CHEM 2200)Chemistry IIA (Mol Biol) (CHEM 2101)Chemistry IIB (Mol Biol) (CHEM 2201) Chemistry IIAE (CHEM 2104)Chemistry IIBE (CHEM 2204)
Course Coordinator • Professor Stephen F. LincolnRoom: 233 Badger LaboratoriesPhone: 8303 5559Fax: 8303 4358Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome • Chemistry is often called “the central science” as it underpins the biological, earth & physical sciences. • The Chemistry II course has been designed with an integrated “all of chemistry” approach where broad concepts are interleaved throughout the duration of the course.
Futures • Chemistry II will provide students that have an interest in chemistry with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake further studies in the discipline. • Chemistry II has also been designed for students that are interested in pursuing a pathway in the biological, environmental, earth & physical sciences (consult “Pathways to Success” for further details).
Futures • Chemistry IIMB is only available to students in the B.Sc. (Mol. Biol.) program. It encompasses the entire theory component of Chemistry II. • Chemistry IIE is an Engineering and Science course that is only available to Engineering students. It encompasses half the Chemistry II theory course together with specialist topics in Chemistry and Engineering Thermodynamics.
Focus –Chemistry II • “Molecular Architecture” (Semester 1) involves learning about the structure and reactions of molecules and will include discussion of the principles of synthesis, isolation and structure determination of molecules. • “Molecular Reactivity” (Semester 2) will illustrate both how and why some chemical reactions occur and the influence that chemical structure has on the properties of molecules.
Communication • It is important that all students maintain active communication channels with the Chemistry Department throughout the year. The primary communication channels from the Department to students are as follows: • MyUni • Email
MyUni • Students should regularly check the MyUni website (http://myuni.adelaide.edu.au) for important course-related announcements. • Teaching materials, past examination papers and course documentation will also be posted on this site. • Please let us know if you are having difficulty accessing a Chemistry site or course on MyUni.
Email • Each student should regularly check his or her University-provided email account (email@example.com) for information from members of the academic staff concerning course work matters and other announcements as they arise. • Please note that the Department will not directly send email to third party ISP email accounts.
Policy • We will regard an email message being sent by us or an announcement posted on the MyUni site as our having communicated with each member of the class. • Not reading one’s email or MyUni announcements will not be a valid excuse for missing important deadlines etc.
Lectures (Semester 1) • Chemistry II/IIMB (all semester) and Chemistry IIE (Weeks 1-8 only): • Lectures will be given on Monday 1.10 p.m. and Thursday 9.10 a.m. and 11.10 a.m. in the Rennie Lecture theatre. • Lecturers are Dr Pyke, Dr Taylor, and Prof. Lincoln. • Chemistry IIE (Weeks 9-12) • Lectures for will be given on Tuesday 4.10 p.m. and Wednesday 4.10 p.m. in Badger LG17 and on Thursday 3.10 p.m. in the Macbeth lecture theatre. • Lecturer is Dr Williamson.
Lectures (Semester 2) • Chemistry II/IIMB (Weeks 1-12) and Chemistry IIE (Weeks 1-4 only): • Lectures will be given on Tuesday 9.10 a.m. and Thursday 9.10 a.m. in the Rennie Lecture theatre and on Thursday 11.10 a.m. in the Bragg lecture theatre. • Lecturers are Assoc. Prof. Buntine, Dr Morris and Dr Williams. • Chemistry IIE (Weeks 1-12): • Lectures given by Chemical Engineering
Texts & References • ‘Pushing Electrons’Weeks, 3rd Edition, Saunders Publishers, 1998 • ‘Organic Chemistry’ McMurry, 5th Edition, Brooks/Cole Publishers, 2000 • ‘Inorganic Chemistry’ Shriver & Atkins, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press, 1999 • ‘Physical Chemistry’ Atkins, 7th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2002
Texts & References • Texts & references are available from UniBooks • You are expected to be familiar with the contents of ‘Pushing Electrons’ by the Semester 1 examination. • You are not expected to purchase the references (although they will be extremely valuable if you are proceeding on to Level 3 Chemistry). • The references are on reserve in the Barr Smith library.
Practical work – Chemistry II • Computer familiarization sessions will be held in Week 1 (Johnson Computing Suite). • The laboratories are then open in Weeks 2 – 11 from 12.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. • See Mr Gino Farese (Badger, Level 1, western end lab) to be allocated to one of these classes. • You are expected to arrive on time for the beginning of each session. • Normal laboratory rules apply.
Practical work – Chemistry II • There are 10 experiments to complete in Semester 1 (one each week). • More information and details of experiments may be found on the Chemistry CD-ROM. • On-line pre-work (see MyUni ) for each experiment must be completed before laboratory work commences (this IS checked!). • Laboratory reports must be handed in for marking at the beginning of the next practical session.
Practical work – Chemistry II • Occupational health and safety is at all times a primary concern when carrying out practical work. Accordingly: • Safety glasses, laboratory coats and closed toe shoes must be worn in the laboratory. • Students not complying with these requirements will not be permitted to enter the laboratory.
Practical work – Chemistry II • In general each experiment will be assessed on both laboratory results (yield, appearance of product, melting point etc.) as well as the laboratory report. • Specific details of practical assessment criteria will be handed out at the beginning of each experiment. • Practical work is compulsory and constitutes 25% of the total assessment for the year.
Practical work – Chemistry IIE • Practical work in Semester 1 will take place in the Badger Labs (Level 2). • The laboratories are open in Weeks 7 – 11 from 12.00 to 5.30 p.m. on Friday. • Laboratory reports must be handed in for marking at the beginning of the next practical session. • More information and details of experiments may be found on the Chemistry CD-ROM.
Practical work – Chemistry IIE • Practical work is compulsory and constitutes 25% of the total assessment for the year. • Details of practical assessment criteria will be handed out at the beginning of each experiment. • Details for Semester 2 practicals will be distributed later in Semester 1.
Absence - Chemistry II/IIE • Students who are unable to attend practical classes for medical reasons should present a medical certificate to that effect to the staff member in charge of the laboratory: • Semester 1: Mr Gino Farese • Semester 2: Mr Graham Bull)
Practical work – Chemistry IIMB • There is no practical component for Chemistry IIMB. Advanced Molecular Biology II contains a chemistry practical component. Details may be obtained from Dr Whitelaw in Molecular Biosciences.
Tutorials – Chemistry II/IIMB • Tutorials are held each week (Weeks 2-12) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9.10 a.m. (Semester 1) and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11.10 a.m. (Semester 2) - venues TBA. • Tutorial discussion will be based on a set of formative problems posted on MyUni in the week prior to the tutorial. • On Wednesdays at 12:00 a set of summative problems will be posted on MyUni.
Tutorials – Chemistry II/IIMB • Answers to summative tutorial problems should be written in an exercise book kept for this purpose and are to be placed in the labeled post boxes in the foyer of the Badger Laboratories or handed to the tutor concerned by Friday 4.00 p.m. • Answers submitted after this time will not be marked (i.e. recorded mark = 0)
Tutorials – Chemistry II/IIMB • Submitted answers to the tutorial questions will be marked and returned to students in the next tutorial. • Tutorial assessment constitutes 10% of the total assessment for the year.
Tutorials – Chemistry IIE • Tutorials will be held weekly on Wednesday at 9:10 in the Badger Seminar Room (Badger LG17) during Semester 1 (Weeks 2-12). • Same system as used for Chemistry II/IIMB. • Tutorial assessment constitutes 10% of the total assessment for the year.
Exams – Chemistry II/IIMB • There will be one three hour written examination at the end of both Semester 1 and Semester 2. • Each examination will be mainly concerned with the material covered in that semester. • It must be emphasized, however, that since the lectures in the second semester build on the material from the previous semester the second examination will not necessarily be concerned solely with the lecture material of that semester.
Exams – Chemistry IIE • Semester 1 • Paper 1: 3 hour exam (all Semester 1 topics). 30% of final mark. • Semester 2 • Paper 2: 1 hour exam (Phys. Chem. topic).10% of final mark • Paper 3: 3 hour exam (Chem. Eng. Thermodynamics)30% of final mark
Assessment – Chemistry II • The total assessment consists of: • examinations (65%) • practical work (25%) • tutorial assessment (10%) • In order to obtain a Pass grade, you must obtain a mark of at least 45/100 in each examination, an overall tutorial mark for the year of at least 5/10 and an overall practical mark of at least 65/100.
Assessment – Chemistry II • An unsatisfactory mark (< 65/100) for the practical component of the course will result in an Incomplete Fail grade in the subject regardless of examination results.
Assessment – Chemistry IIMB • The total assessment consists of: • examinations (80%) • tutorial assessment (20%) • In order to obtain a Pass grade, you must obtain a mark of at least 50/100 in each examination, an overall tutorial mark for the year of at least 5/10.
Assessment – Chemistry IIE • The total assessment consists of: • examinations (70%) • practical work (20%) • tutorial assessment (10%) • In order to obtain a Pass grade, you must obtain a mark of at least 45/100 in each examination, an overall tutorial mark for the year of at least 5/10 and an overall mark of at least 65/100 in your practical work.
Assessment – Chemistry IIE • An unsatisfactory mark (< 50/100) for the tutorial component of the course will result in an Incomplete Fail grade in the subject regardless of examination results.
Supplementary examinations • Applications for supplementary examinations on Medical or Compassionate grounds must be lodged via the Faculty Office within 7 days of the primary examination. • The mark gained in the supplementary exam will replace that gained in the previous exam.
Supplementary examinations • Academic supplementary examinations will only be granted where student’s final mark is between 45 and 49 and the student’s examination mark is ≥ 45. • Applications for supplementary examinations must be lodged via the Faculty Office within 7 days of the University informing the student of primary examination result.