CHEMY101-18C (HAM)

Structure and Spectroscopy

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper is a theoretical and practical course designed to provide a basic grounding in aspects of chemistry that are required for a Chemistry major, or students wanting to take higher level ‘core’ chemistry papers in Analytical or Inorganic Chemistry

There are two key themes to the paper:

In the first theme, analytical methods are explored, including the important role played by statistics and errors when the collection of data is involved. The analytical techniques are chosen to be those that have importance in modern chemistry, with a strong focus on spectroscopic techniques, including UV-visible spectroscopy, elemental analysis techniques, Infrared spectroscopy and NMR spectroscopy. As part of the course, students will gain hands-on experience in the operation of analytical instrumentation.

In the second theme, structure and bonding will be explored, including atomic and molecular structure, periodic properties of the elements, and chemical bonding. Following this, the most important structures adopted by metals will be covered, together with a selection of modern materials including siloxane polymers.

Students will develop skills in the writing of laboratory reports as part of this paper.

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Paper Structure

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This course is flip taught, that is you view recorded lectures on Panopto and tutorials are held to assist your understanding.

The laboratory component of this course is compulsory and will be taught as a block course over two weeks commencing in week 46.

The block laboratory course runs over ten days and on each day the students will undertake a practical laboratory experiment for three hours in the morning and in the afternoon write up the report of the morning's work and submit this report the same day.

Tutorials will be held throughout the C semester, as indicated in the timetable.

The first test will be held on Tuesday 11th December 2018.

The second test will be held on Thursday 24th January 2019 (week 4 of 2019).

There is a compulsory final examination during week 7 of 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain the origin of errors in analyses and describe the methodologies used to minimise or account for errors.
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  • Define the requirements to obtain absorption (UV & IR) and fluorescence spectra of organic compounds and to interpret these spectra in relation to structural features.
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  • Explain the molecular or atomic electronic (quantum mechanical) basis of UV, IR, AA and fluorescence spectroscopies.
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  • Show familiarity with the use of atomic absorption spectroscopy to analyse for metals and statistical treatment of the data from a class set of results
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  • Quantify results of spectroscopy experiments using calibration curves and use Excel spreadsheets to carry out calculations relating to these measurements.
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  • Explain the principles of NMR at a basic level
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  • Interpret introductory multinuclear NMR spectra of spin-1/2 nuclei, with an emphasis on, but not restricted to, 13C, 31P, 19F, 129Xe, 77Se and 199Hg and their applications
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  • Describe the electronic structure of atoms and ions using quantum mechanical principles and relate this to their chemical and physical properties.
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  • Account for periodic trends in sizes of atoms and ions, in ionisation energies, electron affinities, electronegativities, and hydration enthalpies, and in oxidation state and bonding patterns
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  • Describe the important features of intra- and inter-molecular bonding, including hybrid orbitals and molecular orbital theory
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  • Relate structure to function in a selection of modern materials such as polysiloxanes and metal oxides
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  • Define the features of important solid-state structures of metals (hcp, ccp, bcc and primitive cubic), and substitutional and interstitial alloys
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  • Describe and account for the structures and properties of ionic solids
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  • Work safely in the laboratory and to observe appropriate laboratory practices
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  • Demonstrate familiarity with the operation of instrumentation required for acquiring UV, IR, AA and NMR data.
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  • Safely carry out an analytical or inorganic experiment under instruction
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  • Demonstrate skills in common techniques used in chemical synthesis, including vacuum and gravity filtration and the analysis of products using IR, mass spectrometric and NMR spectroscopic data
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  • Demonstrate competence with interpreting spectra and quantitation where appropriate
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  • Produce a clear, computer-generated laboratory report that follows appropriate scientific protocols and including appropriate references from the relevant literature cited in an accepted manner and with appropriate analysis of numerical data
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Assessment

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Laboratory work

Requirements for the laboratory write-ups will vary for each experiment. Further details will be specified in the Laboratory Manual, and discussed in laboratory classes.

Tests

There are two tests in the course, please consult the detailed timetable below for scheduling.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
11 Dec 2018
12:30 PM
10
  • In Class: In Tutorial
2. Test 2
24 Jan 2019
1:00 PM
10
  • In Class: In Tutorial
3. Laboratory Assessments (10)
30
  • Email: Lecturer
4. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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For a list of books for this course available in the library either hard copy or electronic go to Waikato Reading Lists:

https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/7155566F-DA80-0B80-9BE9-7431A9389F17.html

Here, a number of textbooks are available in electronic form, free, so please ensure that you check this site to see if it meets your needs, before you decide to purchase a hard copy of a textbook.

For the analytical chemistry part of the paper: Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, by Skoog, West, Holler and Crouch (9th Edition, Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning) is required. This book is the only required text for all levels 1, 2 and 3 of analytical chemistry. If you are not intending to study chemistry for 3 years it is possible to purchase an e-edition which will remain current for two years or to purchase individual chapters. These can be found at:

http://www.cengagebrain.co.nz/shop/en/NZ/storefront/newzealand?cmd=CLHeaderSearch&fieldValue=skoog

Copies of the book are available in the Library at QD75.2 .S55 2004

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Recommended Readings

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For the second half of the paper:

Recommended: Inorganic Chemistry, by C. E. Housecroft and A. G. Sharpe (Pearson), available in the Library at QD151.3 .H68 2012

An alternative book is Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Langford, Sagaty Chemistry the Central Science, a Broad Perspective, any edition, and will be useful for much of the second half of the paper. Copies are available in the Library at QD31.2 .B79 2010.

Practical Skills in Chemistry, second Edition, J. R. Dean et al, Prentice Hall, 2001 is a very useful resource; several copies are available in the Library. This book contains material on general skills (study and examination skills, IT and library resources, communicating information and presenting data), together with information directly relevant to the paper (writing essays, reporting practical work, writing literature reviews. It also contains information on essential practical skills in chemistry (recrystallisation, reflux, evaporation, infrared spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry).

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Other Resources

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Lecture notes can either be downloaded and printed from the Moodle page, or alternatively a complete, bound set of lecture notes can be purchased from Waikato Print. The laboratory manual can likewise either be self-printed, or a bound copy purchased.

For those students planing to continue in Chemistry, to CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity, and CHEMY201 Organic Chemistry and CHEMY203 Inorganic Chemistry, a molecular model kit will be a valuable tool for the three-dimensional visualisation of molecules. These can be bought from internet trading companies, or alternatively the Chemistry Programme has a limited number for sale. To view and/or purchase one of these please contact Bill Henderson in the first instance.

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Online Support

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Lecture notes and Panopto recordings are available on Moodle.

Important announcements (including test advertisements) will be made on Moodle, and course participants are required to regularly access their relevant e-mail account to receive these messages.

For help with Moodle go to :

https://www.waikato.ac.nz/teaching-and-learning/student-learning/help-with-technology/moodle-for-students/

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Workload

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The total workload expected for this paper is 150 hours; students are required to manage their time to complete the course objectives accordingly.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper provides the background necessary for a study of chemistry at higher levels, including papers required as part of a major in Chemistry.

To major in Chemistry you must also take the B semester paper CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: 16 credits in NCEA chemistry at level 3 or by discretion of the Chemistry undergraduate convenor.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: CHEM101 and CHEM111

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