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CHEM111 Chemistry: Molecular Architecture

An introduction to modern structural chemical science covering: states of matter: gas, liquid, solid, solutions; atomic structure; chemical bonding: stereochemistry, isomerism, conformational analysis; methods of structural determination: spectroscopy (electronic absorption, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance), mass spectrometry; colloids.

CHEM 111 Chemistry: Molecular Architecture is an introduction to university chemistry with an emphasis on relating bulk properties to molecular architecture and determining molecular structure. It consists of five lecture modules and a laboratory course.

Paper title Chemistry: Molecular Architecture
Paper code CHEM111
Subject Chemistry
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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Schedule C
Science
Notes
It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in CHEM111 have a minimum of 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry (or equivalent).
Eligibility
It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in CHEM 111 have a minimum of 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry (or equivalent).
Contact
Dr Carla J. Meledandri
Tel 64 3 479 5378
Location: Science II, 5N2
cmeledandri@chemistry.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Carla Meledandri
Lecturers: Dr Anna Garden, Dr David McMorran, Assoc Prof James Crowley and Prof Dave Larsen
Teaching Arrangements
Four 50-minute lectures per week and one 3-hour lab per week
Textbooks
Chemistry: The Central Science 3rd Edition - Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, Langford, Sagatys & George, Pearson, 2015. Highly Recommended

Students can purchase either the physical book, with access to Mastering Chemistry (ISBN-13: 9781486042463)
Or
An electronic version of the text, readable on computers and tablets.
Two versions of this are available:
  • The first provides 24-month online access to the eText and Mastering Chemistry (ISBN 9781442563896)
  • The second allows for download of the eText (so you have it forever) and access to Mastering Chemistry (ISBN 9781442559462 and 9781442563902)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing this paper students will be able to
  • Demonstrate knowledge of bonding models
  • Use knowledge of molecular forces to explain bulk properties of matter
  • Apply an understanding of how bonding affects the 3D structure of molecules and resulting properties
  • Demonstrate the ability to use spectroscopic techniques for the structural identification of compounds
  • Understand the nature of colloids, their key properties and forces affecting colloid stability
  • Safely handle chemicals and safely use appropriate apparatuses to carry out chemical reactions in the laboratory

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 09:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41
A2 Monday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A3 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41
A4 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A5 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41
A6 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A7 Thursday 09:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41
A8 Thursday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41

An introduction to modern structural chemical science covering: states of matter: gas, liquid, solid, solutions; atomic structure; chemical bonding: stereochemistry, isomerism, conformational analysis; methods of structural determination: spectroscopy (electronic absorption, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance), mass spectrometry; colloids.

CHEM 111 Chemistry: Molecular Architecture is an introduction to university chemistry with an emphasis on relating bulk properties to molecular architecture and determining molecular structure. It consists of five lecture modules and a laboratory course.

Paper title Chemistry: Molecular Architecture
Paper code CHEM111
Subject Chemistry
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Science
Notes
It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in CHEM111 have a minimum of 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry (or equivalent).
Eligibility
It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in CHEM 111 have a minimum of 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry (or equivalent).
Contact

Associate Professor Carla Meledandri
Tel 64 3 479 5378
Location: Science II, 5N2
cmeledandri@chemistry.otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Carla Meledandri
Lecturers: Dr Anna Garden
Dr David McMorran
Professor James Crowley
Associate Professor Carla Meledandri

Teaching Arrangements

Four 50-minute lectures per week and one 3-hour lab per week.

Textbooks

Highly Recommended: Chemistry: The Central Science 3rd Edition - Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, Langford, Sagatys & George, Pearson, 2015.

Students can purchase either the physical book, with access to Mastering Chemistry (ISBN-13: 9781486042463)
Or
An electronic version of the text, readable on computers and tablets.
Two versions of this are available:

  • The first provides 24-month online access to the eText and Mastering Chemistry (ISBN 9781442563896)
  • The second allows for download of the eText (so you have it forever) and access to Mastering Chemistry (ISBN 9781442559462 and 9781442563902)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing this paper students will be able to
  • Demonstrate knowledge of bonding models
  • Use knowledge of molecular forces to explain bulk properties of matter
  • Apply an understanding of how bonding affects the 3D structure of molecules and resulting properties
  • Demonstrate the ability to use spectroscopic techniques for the structural identification of compounds
  • Understand the nature of colloids, their key properties and forces affecting colloid stability
  • Safely handle chemicals and safely use appropriate apparatuses to carry out chemical reactions in the laboratory

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 09:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41
A2 Monday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A3 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41
A4 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A5 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41
A6 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A7 Thursday 09:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41
A8 Thursday 14:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41