During the semester, the CHEM3601 iLearn site will be used to communicate important information to you. It is your responsibility to regularly check the iLearn site for important announcements and updates
There are no formal office hours for this unit. The teaching staff are happy to receive students outside of the formal lecture and practical times, but please be aware that we are not always to be found in our offices. It is generally wise to organise an appointment in advance, generally via email (using your university email address).
Recommended Text Books
"Organic Chemistry", 9th Edition (2016) by John McMurry; Cengage Learning (this is the same book as for CHEM2601). Online copies may be available.
"The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals", 6th Edition (2014) by Robert H. Crabtree. QD411.8.T73 C73
"Aromatic Heterocyclic Chemistry", (1992) by David T. Davies; Oxford Chemistry Primer QD411.8.T73 C73
"Pericyclic Reactions", (1999) by Ian Fleming; Oxford Chemistry Primer QD281.R5 F58
"Polar Rearrangements", (1992) by Laurence M. Harwood; Oxford Chemistry Primer QD281.R35.H37/1992
"Introduction to Organic Spectroscopy", (1996) by Laurence M. Harwood and Timothy D. W. Claridge; Oxford Chemistry Primer QD272.S6.H37
"Organometallics 2: Complexes with Transition Metal-Carbon π bonds: (1994) by Manfred Bochmann; Oxford Chemistry Primer. QD411.8.T73 B63 1994 V.2
Suggested Reading for Organometallic Chemistry
"Applied Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis" (2001) by Robin Whyman; Oxford Chemistry Primer. QD411.W48 2001
"Organometallics 1: Complexes with Transition Metal-Carbon α-bonds" (1994) by Manfred Bochmann; Oxford Chemistry Primer. QD411.8.T73 B63 1994 V.1
Suggested Reading for Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds
“Structural identification of organic compounds with spectroscopic techniques” (2005) Yong-Cheng Ning QD272.S6 N56
“Introduction to spectroscopy: A guide for students of organic chemistry” 2001 Donald L. Pavia, Gary M. Lampman, George S. Kriz QD272.S6.P38 2001
“Practical spectroscopy: The rapid interpretation of spectral data: For McMurry's Organic Chemistry, fifth edition” 2000 Paul R. Young QD95.Y68
Textbooks can be purchased from Booktopia (https://www.booktopia.com.au/).You can also find a number of textbooks with “Organic Chemistry” and "Inorganic Chemistry" in the title in the University library. All cover similar material, but often use different notation. You may find that some of these other books explain certain topics more clearly. There also many web resources, but material placed on the web is not necessarily checked for accuracy, so be careful when using it.
Technology Used and Required
You must regularly check the unit web page for course related information. The web page for this unit can be found at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures will be presented as a combination of formal lectures (or recordings of lectures) and interactive Q&A sessions. Historically, non-attendance at lectures has had a significant deleterious effect that is ultimately reflected in poor final exam performance. It is your responsibility to manage your own study/work/life balance.
Class Timetable: Please check http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au for the official timetable of the unit.
Laboratory sessions: You should use the allocated session in Week 1 to familiarise yourselves with the requirements of the practical component of the unit, to watch the essential lab technique videos provided on Echo360 and to complete all relevant prelab exercises, hazard identification and risk assessments for the first experiment. Before commencing each new experiment, you are required to complete the prelab component in your laboratory notebook. This includes completing ALL risk assessments, flowcharts and answering any associated prelab questions. Failure to do so will result in your exclusion from the practical, with consequences for the successful completion of the course. You MUST read each experiment carefully before attending the lab.
Postlab questions and Practical Reports: Postlab questions and practical reports must be submitted through iLearn by the posted due dates. Penalties for late submissions will accumulate at the rate of 10% per day overdue unless special consideration has been approved through AskMQ.