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Unit description

Provides an introduction to basic chemical concepts in inorganic and organic chemistry. It includes atomic and molecular theory, bonding, the periodic table, and chemical reactions important in understanding the nature of geological materials, chemical processes in biological systems, water chemistry, and pollution. Laboratory classes complement lecture content, and provide experience in basic practical techniques.

Unit content

1. Atomic model, periodic table, elements, compounds

2. Constructing, balancing equations. Calculating moles and masses.

3. Molarity, Standard Solutions, Acid and Bases, pH, Titration

4. Electrons vs Nucleus: Reduction and Oxidation vs Nuclear Chemistry

5. Organic Chemistry — Basics

6. Applied and practical chemistry — water testing, corrosion, polymers

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1understand the basic concepts of chemistry including atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, reactions and equations, solutions, and acids and bases
2understand basic organic, nuclear and redox chemistry naming, tools and calculations
3apply introductory knowledge to an applied chemistry field, e.g. water chemistry, acid sulfate soil, corrosion cause and prevention, polymers
4use and care for basic laboratory equipment - including: titrations, gravimetric analysis and preparation of standard solutions.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the basic concepts of chemistry including atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, reactions and equations, solutions, and acids and bases
  2. understand basic organic, nuclear and redox chemistry naming, tools and calculations
  3. apply introductory knowledge to an applied chemistry field, e.g. water chemistry, acid sulfate soil, corrosion cause and prevention, polymers
  4. use and care for basic laboratory equipment - including: titrations, gravimetric analysis and preparation of standard solutions.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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