University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

CHEM 3620 - Organic Chemistry III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: up to 9 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: CHEM 2545 or equivalent; high-achieving students without pre-requisite may be granted exemption on application to Head of Chemistry
Incompatible: CHEM 3111
Assessment: assignments, practical reports, final examination
Syllabus:

Organic chemistry provides the capabilities to replicate some of nature's most intriguing molecules and develop strategies and technologies to construct compounds that widely influence society. As part of the study of organic chemistry, we ask: how do we elucidate the structure of a molecule? Can we prove a reaction mechanism? How can we explain unusual organic chemical reactions? Can we use our mechanistic understanding to design efficient syntheses of complex organic molecules? This course firstly showcases the application of powerful physical methods, including nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry, to the structural analysis of organic molecules. Other tools of physical organic chemistry are then introduced to explain how fundamental reaction mechanisms are elucidated. The student's knowledge of simple reaction mechanisms is then extended to help rationalise more complex, multi-step transformations involving unstable intermediates such as carbocations, carbenes and radicals. Finally, this course shows how principles of organic reactivity can be used to design logical syntheses of complex organic compounds using retrosynthetic analysis.

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
15712 WR01 60 24 28 Feb - 7 Mar Monday 9am - 10am Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
4 Mar - 8 Apr Friday 10am - 12pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
21 Mar - 4 Apr Monday 9am - 10am Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 10 Jun Friday 10am - 12pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
2 May - 6 Jun Monday 9am - 10am Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14512 PR04 13 2 11 Mar - 25 Mar Friday 12:30pm - 6pm Schulz, 215, Teaching Room
8 Apr - 8 Apr Friday 12:30pm - 6pm Badger, 115, Laboratory
29 Apr - 27 May Friday 12:30pm - 6pm Badger, 115, Laboratory
14514 PR02 13 1 9 Mar - 23 Mar Wednesday 1pm - 6:30pm Schulz, 215, Teaching Room
6 Apr - 6 Apr Wednesday 12:30pm - 6pm Badger, 115, Laboratory
27 Apr - 25 May Wednesday 12:30pm - 6pm Badger, 115, Laboratory
14515 PR01 13 FULL 8 Mar - 22 Mar Tuesday 12:30pm - 6pm Schulz, 215, Teaching Room
5 Apr - 5 Apr Tuesday 12:30pm - 6pm Badger, 115, Laboratory
26 Apr - 24 May Tuesday 12:30pm - 6pm Badger, 115, Laboratory
Note: This course is not available for remote study.