Chemistry of Materials 2
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Undergraduate Level 2
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- Domestic student fee:
- $1,539.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,759.00 (AUD)
This unit is designed for students who have completed Year 12 chemistry or the OUA unit SCI18 Introduction to Chemistry; as well, students should have also completed Chemistry of Materials 1, or be taking it concurrently. Students will study: acid-base equilibria; periodic trends of the elements; transition metals; alkenes and alkynes; aromatics; chemistry of carbonyl compounds: aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and acid derivatives; addition and condensation polymerisation; phase equilibria and solution chemistry; conductance and kinetics.
Students will need to attend for two days of laboratory exercises at RMIT University, Melbourne
Please note: The unit fee includes $550 as this unit includes on-campus lab work.
You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
- Invigilated Exam (60%)
- Report — Laboratory Reports (16%)
- Test (24%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- describe chemical equilibria and its application to acid-base properties
- describe the solid-state structures of metals and ionic compounds
- describe periodic trends in chemical properties in the elements
- understand the chemistry of the transition metals
- describe the reactions of organic functional groups including aromatics, alkenes and alkynes, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, and carboxylic acid derivatives
- apply an understanding of phase equilibria to ideal and real solutions
- describe the use of conductance in the study of chemical systems
- describe chemical kinetics and apply the integrated rate law
- undertake university-level chemistry experiments in a scientific and safe fashion.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|3||Periodic trends of the elements|
|4||Transition metal chemistry|
|5||Functional group chemistry of unsaturated hydrocarbons and carbonyl compounds; addition and condensation polymerisation|
|6||Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy|
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- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
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