SLE214 - Organic Chemistry

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Madeleine Schultz


SLE152 or SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 4 x 4 hour practical classes per trimester


SLE214 encompasses the typical reactions of the common functional groups (alkenes, alkynes, benzene, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, amines, carboxylic acids and carboxylate derivatives) as well as theoretical aspects of organic chemistry (including structure, bonding, resonance, stereochemistry and the mechanisms that underpin the conversions).


Three in-class tests (20% each) 60%, scientific report 10%, series of practical reports 30%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the practical component.

Prescribed texts

McMurry, 2017, Organic Chemistry + OWLv2 Printed Access Card, 9th edition, Cengage Learning

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