OSAKA UNIV. CBCMP

OSAKA UNIVERSITY CHEMISTRY - BIOLOGY COMBINED MAJOR PROGRAM

Introductory Chemistry 2

Outline

CHEM-121

CHEM-122

 

This pair of courses aims to give first-year students a solid grounding in basic chemistry concepts, concentrating on looking at larger numbers of atoms than in the previous semester, so that they have the necessary mental tools to proceed to more specialized chemistry courses in their second year.  The two courses are taught together as a single unit; they may not be taken individually.

Learning outcomes

Detailed learning goals will be provided at the start of each lesson. In brief, students will learn how to:

  calculate equilibrium conditions such as pH;

  evaluate reaction orders and calculate reaction rates;

  apply MO theory to simple metal complexes;

  recognise the major constituents of biochemistry;

  use “arrow pushing” to illustrate radical addition polymerization;

  describe the mechanism of substitution and elimination reactions;

  identify whether a reaction is under kinetic or thermodynamic control;

  identify functional groups from IR spectra; and

  identify simple compounds from 1H NMR spectral data.

 

 

 

 

 

Textbook

The textbook is:

 

“Chemistry: a Molecular Approach”, by Nivaldo J. Tro, 3rd Edition (Pearson New International Edition).

 

Students should consult Dr. Ueda-Sarson before purchasing, as not all versions are the same.

 

Further, not all versions are suitable, due to the e-learning component of the course used in some homework and tutorial exercises.

 

Not all the course content is covered in this textbook.  Further materials will be provided in class; in particular, with regard to reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy.

Syllabus

Under construction...

Week    Date       Topic                                      Textbook chapter

   1       14 Apr.    Chemical Equilibria                             14

   1       15 Apr.    Non-equilibrium Conditions               14

   2       21 Apr.    Acidity                                                  15

   2       22 Apr.    Acids & Bases                                      15

   3       28 Apr.    Aqueous Ionic Equilibria                      16

   3       29 Apr.                            (holiday)

   4         5 May                             (holiday)

   4         6 May                             (holiday)

   5       12 May     The Laws of Thermodynamics           17

   5       13 May     Entropy & Gibbs Energy                     17

   6       19 May     Electrochemistry                                 18

   6       20 May     Applied Electrochemistry                    18

   7       26 May     Non-metals: H, B, C, Si                        22

   7       27 May     Non-metals: Groups 15 – 18               22

   8         2 Jun.     Metallurgy                                            23

   8         3 Jun.     Metals                                               23, 24

   9         9 Jun.     1st Test (up to Non-metals)

   9       10 Jun.     Coordination compounds                    24

 10       16 Jun.     Structure & Isomerism                     20, 24

 10       17 Jun.     Functional Groups                               20

 11       23 Jun.     Infra-red Spectroscopy                        n.a.

 11       24 Jun.     Organic Reactions: Addition                n.a.

 12       30 Jun.     Organic Reactions: Substitution          n.a.

 12         1 Jul.      Organic Reactions: Elimination            n.a.

 13         7 Jul.      Mass Spectrometry                              n.a

 13         8 Jul.      Green Chemistry                                  n.a.

 14       14 Jul.      Metabolites & Carbohydrates             21

 14       15 Jul.      Peptides & Proteins                            21

 15       21 Jul.      Nucleic Acids                                       21

 15       22 Jul.      2nd Test (up to Green Chemistry)

 16       28 Jul.      Bioinorganic Chemistry                      24

 16       29 Jul.      NMR Spectroscopy                            n.a.

 17         4 Aug     (catch-up & study time)

 17         5 Aug.    Final examination

Grading

CHEM-121 (2 credits)

  Participation:                                               6 %

  Test 1:                                                         22 %

  Test 2:                                                         22 %

  Final Exam:                                                50 %

 

CHEM-122 (2 credits)

  Participation:                                               7 %

  Computer-delivered exercises (x 16):    48 %

  Paper-based exercises (x 10):                 45 %

Instructor

Associate Professor

Luke Ueda-Sarson

Note that students will need to bring their laptop to each class to access the e-learning tutorials. CHEM-121 and CHEM-122 need to be taken together, as they are taught as an integrated whole.
Luke Dylan Ueda-Sarson