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.
CHEM111 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|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Schedule C
- It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in CHEM111 have a minimum of 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry (or equivalent).
It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in CHEM111 have a minimum of 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry (or equivalent).
Dr Dave Warren
Tel +64 3 479 4102
Location: Science II, 1N8c
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Dave Warren
Lecturers: Professor James Crowley
Associate Professor Bill Hawkins
- Teaching Arrangements
Four 50-minute lectures per week and one 3-hour lab per week.
Chemistry: The Central Science - Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, Langford, Sagatys & George.
Students can purchase either the physical book
An electronic version of the text, readable on computers and tablets. Two versions of this are available:
- The first provides online 24-month 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)
Note that the textbook is highly recommended for CHEM191 and CHEM111, but not essential. You are not required to have a copy of the book, but it will be referred to in lectures.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Self-motivation.
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- 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.