IB Chemistry Medicines and Drugs Option

This wiki has been created by IB Chemistry students for IB Chemistry students to help them understand how medicine and drugs can influence the functioning of the body. Although the structures of complex molecules will be used you are not expected to memorize them for the IB Chemistry exam. You will however need to recognize fundamental structures and relevant functional groups.

Expectations

The pdf file below outlines the contribution expectations. Contributions can involve adding new content, and reading and modifying existing content. Your personal contribution will be assessed and monitored using the revision history tool. You are expected to spend 2 hours on each section.


Guidelines

1. Only one person can work/edit a single page at any one time.
3. Contributions should be an concise and directly relate to the verb used in the assessment statement.
4. Diagrams, images, video should be used as much as possible to enhance explanations. Be sure to check their credibility and chemical accuracy. Diagrams and structural formula from reference books can be scanned and inserted. Miss Mia the science assistant can help you with this.
5. Structural formula and equations you want to use in textbooks might need to be scanned and saved as a JPEG file so they can be inserted. Correct structural and molecular formula should be used whenever a molecule is being described
7. Information should be presented clearly and concisely under each assessment statement and have very few errors in grammar, sentence construction, spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Answer the assessment statement directly, because this wiki is going to be your class notes for this topic. Bullet or numbered points are encouraged. Remember Less is More.
8. Only use credible sources where you can rely on the factual accuracy of the information presented.
9. As with all wiki's the accuracy of your contributions will be reviewed and edited where necessary by an expert.

Editing

1. Don't change or delete any of the pages or assessment statements or change the color from blue.
2. Don't modify anything on the home page.
3. Text should only be in black
4. Don't delete another student's work without checking with them first or by making a notes in square brackets [ ] on the wiki that gives justification for why you think this information does not meet the assessment statement's requirements. It is the responsibility of the person who created the content to decide if it should be deleted or modified.
5. Permission does not need to be given to correct grammar, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation and factual errors.
6. Don't delete the "toc" at the top of each page. This is the code for the table of contents

Getting Started

1. Sign up as a member of the wiki
2. Bookmark the wiki on your computer. There is also a link on the Chemical Paradigms wikispace and blog. Alternatively you can sign on at www.wikispaces.com to see all the wiki's you are members of on the dashboard.
3. Learn the basics of how to build a wiki: adding text, bullets, and numbers ; inserting images ; embedding video ; making links to websites.
4. Make sure you have your IB Chemistry syllabus (page 100 - 105) and data booklet with you before you start. The syllabus hasdetails on the requirements for each assessments statement in the teacher notes sections. Be sure to read them. The data booklet has all the correct structural formulas.
5. Read the relevant pages from the three textbook resources provided before you start working on a page. They will give you a feeling for the depth and breadth of coverage needed.
-Neuss, Geoffrey. IB Study Guides, Chemistry for the IB Diploma. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
-Brown, Catrin and Mike Ford. Standard Level Chemistry. UK: Heinnemann Baccalaureate, 2008.
-Derry, Lanna, et al. Chemistry for use with the IB Diploma Options Course Book. Melbourne: Pearson Heinemann, 2009.
6. Search the internet for supporting information, media, simulations, images, structural formula, animations etc.

Citing Sources

All sources from the internet, textbooks and other printed sources need to be acknowledged either through linking or by a bibliography placed at the bottom of the page. Use MLA or APA format.

Sources regularly used:
Green, John and Sadru Damji. Chemistry for use with the International Baccalaureate Programme. Melbourne: IBID Press, 2007.
Neuss, Geoffrey. IB Diploma Programme Chemistry Course Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
—. IB Study Guides, Chemistry for the IB Diploma. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Organisation, International Baccalaureate. Online Curriculum Centre. <http://occ.ibo.org/ibis/occ/guest/home.cfm>.
—. "Chemistry Data Booklet." International Baccalaureate Organisation, March 2007.
—. "Chemistry Guide." International Baccalaureate Organisation, March 2007.
—. "IB Chemistry Examination Papers ." Cardiff: International Baccalaureate Organisation, 1999-2008.
Brown, Catrin and Mike Ford. Standard Level Chemistry. UK: Heinnemann Baccalaureate, 2008.
Clugston, Michael and Rosalind Flemming. Advanced Chemistry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Derry, Lanna, et al. Chemistry for use with the IB Diploma Programme Higher Level. Melbourne: Pearson Heinemann, 2009.
Derry, Lanna, et al. Chemistry for use with the IB Diploma Options Course Book. Melbourne: Pearson Heinemann, 2009.
Derry, Lanna, Maria Connor and Carol Jordan. Chemistry for use for the IB Diploma Standard level. Melbourne: Pearson Education, 2008.

Inserting Equations

To upload equations from Word:
1. Open Paint which you will find under the accessories part of the programs.
2. Select the equation and copy and paste into Paint. Re size as needed.
3. Save as a JPEG file
4. Click on the insert images and files icon on the wiki
5. Click on Browse and then upload the file
6. Place the cursor on your page where you want the file to be located.
7. Double click on the image and your file will be inserted.