CHEM111 - Molecular Architecture
CHEM 111 Chemistry: Molecular Architecture is an 18-point paper available in the second semester.
It is 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 and nanoparticles
There are four lectures and one three-hour laboratory class each week.
It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in CHEM 111 have a minimum of 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry (or equivalent).
Lecture times and venues
Semester 2 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 1:00pm (venue will be advised on PIMS at beginning of semester)
Lecture material is available on Blackboard
Laboratories times and venues
Semester 2 Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.00 am, or Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday at 2.00 pm (First-Year Chemistry Labs, Science I)
The terms requirement for CHEM 111 is satisfactory attendance and performance in the laboratory course.
One three-hour written examination at the end of the semester (70%)
Laboratory exit tests (30%)
Expectations at the completion of the course
• 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 apparatus to carry out chemistry reactions in the laboratory
Interdisciplinary perspective, self-motivation, lifelong learning, communication
Chemistry: The Central Science - Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, Langford, Sagatys & George
Students can purchase either the physical book, with access to MasteringChemistry (ISBN-13: 9781486042463)
An electronic version the text, readable on computers and tablets. Two versions of this are available:
- The first provides online 24 month access to the eText and MasteringChemistry (ISBN 9781442563896)
- The second allows for download of the eText (so you have it forever) and access to MasteringChemistry (ISBN 9781442559462 and 9781442563902)
Prices for these options are yet to be confirmed. Check with the University Bookshop firstname.lastname@example.org, 03 477 6976
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.
Dr David Warren
Dr Anna Garden
Assoc Prof James Crowley
Prof Dave Larsen
Dr Carla Meledandri