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CHEM1002 Notes

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Interesting unit that focuses mainly on organic chemistry and mechanisms. The lectures were extremely content heavy with quite a bit of superfluous information. The first lecturer, Charlie Bond, was phenomenal. He was very attentive and helpful in tutorials and lectures. The UC, Matthew Piggott, gave occasional live lectures and tutorials on BB collaborate with many not being recorded/missing. A lot of time in lectures was spent explaining practical applications and real life scenarios that wasn't assessed. He was very dismissive and tried to motivate on negative reinforcement. Fortunately, he was excellent at explaining the mechanisms and drawing them out. The last 2 lecturers, Alice and Scott, had minimal content and concentrated on biochemistry and transition metals. Their lectures were pretty good, but a bit lengthy. Assessments consisted of weekly quizzes, lab specimens and lab quizzes. The weekly quizzes and lab quizzes were pretty straight-forward, however, the labs required a lot of preparation and insanely good time management skills. The exam was mainly on mechanisms and wasn't too bad. Please only do this unit if it is a prerequisite and you are warned if you want to do it as an elective.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2020

Unit is interesting for the first few weeks, but then they introduce a ton of mechanisms and reactions which you are expected to remember. Very content heavy with 3 lectures per week on and probably 45 minutes for every lecture. The exam mainly focused on the mechanisms though so that's a plus. Would not recommend this rigorous unit unless you need it.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2020

a lot of content and i found that despite the content of the carbohydrate lectures alright, the lecturer (Alice) was very boring and went overtime on all her lectures. Throughout the unit there were a lot of recording difficulties like the lecture wasn't recorded or the boardwork was recorded..etc (just saying none of my other units had any of these problems, sooo). The labs were kinda stressful but very very doable if you prepare properly. Also you need to pay attention to the Sn1, Sn1, E1 & E2 mechanisms because they make up a lot of the exam.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2020

Really interesting unit with great lecturers, however, definitely a lot of content to get through so it's really important to stay up to date. The text book is quite helpful with practice questions and some brief model answers, so if you struggle with chemistry in general then it's definitely a worthwhile purchase.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2020

I found the unit interesting, but the workload and stress throughout it were quite high. As long as you keep up with it all, you will find it quite rewarding.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

A challenging but rewarding unit. I find it quite HDable as long as you are willing to work har and keep up with the workload. You will find the final exam fairly straightforward as you will be given practice exams that are very similar in content and structure to the final exam.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2019

labs are pretty fun but it’s high stress and high workload, and difficult to get high marks. You should only take this unit if you have to for your degree or if you’re really really interested in the topic

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

I found this unit quite enjoyable, at first I found the content boring and then it got really hard but the parts I didn't understand were reinforced often which made it easier. I do recommend going to the tutorials, even though they aren't overly helpful, they do ask questions and go back on the previous weeks content. They provided two practice exams which were almost identical to the actual exam but we weren't provided solutions for the practice exams. There were 9 quizzes based on the weekly content and then 6 pre-lab quizzes (which we had two shots at) which were quite easy. I really enjoyed the labs but it was really tough and stressful because it just felt like 3 hours was never enough time. I got the textbook but I didn't find it very useful, I wouldn't recommend it unless you're really struggling to understand the content. Keep up with the content and you should be able to very easily reach a distinction in this unit.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

Fun unit but easy to fall behind if start missing lectures. Do the past exams and you'll end up with an easy HD.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

This unit is relatively hard. It is content heavy with 3 lectures a week. If you fall behind it is really difficult to catch up. It was a drain on other units making the semester stressful with difficult weekly tests, as well as the prelabs. It is worth putting effort into understanding the past exams because they are pretty much the same as the actual exam. However, getting help with parts you don't understand for any part of the unit is also hard.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2018