Chemistry: Molecular Architecture

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Chemistry: Molecular Architecture

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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.

    CHEM 111 Chemistry: Molecular Architecture is an introduction to university chemistry with an emphasis on relating bulk properties to molecular architecture, and determining molecular structure. It consists of five lecture modules and a laboratory course.

    Learning Outcomes
    - 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 apparatuses to carry out chemical reactions in the laboratory

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