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SLE214 - Organic Chemistry

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Fred Pfeffer


One of SLE152, SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 4 x 4 hour practicals  per trimester.


This unit encompasses the typical reactions and interconversions 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 interconversions).


Three class tests (20% each) 60%, practical work 30%, literature based assignment 10%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the practical component.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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