Provides an understanding of the fundamental chemical properties of aqueous systems. Key areas that will be reviewed include the language and laws of thermodynamics, especially the concepts of enthalpy and entropy and their determination. Understanding the kinetics of chemical reactions. The concepts of equilibrium will be examined including activities and their measurements. Calculation of thermodynamic properties of a solution from phase diagrams will be determined for both unary and binary systems. The use of chemical models will be examined to address some chemical problems.
Unit contentTopic 1: Language of thermodynamics
Topic 2: Entropy changes and irreversible processes.
Topic 3: Equilibrium between two phases of a pure substance.
Topic 4: Thermodynamics of solutions and thermodynamic properties
Topic 5: Calculation of thermodynamic properties of a solution from phase diagrams.
Topic 6: Gibbs phase rule.
Topic 7: Chemical modelling
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the fundamental chemical properties of aqueous systems.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of laws of thermodynamics including the concepts of enthalpy and entropy and their determination.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply the principles of phase equilibria to predict aqueous chemical processes.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of the kinetics of chemical reactions.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||apply chemical models to derive solutions to chemical problems.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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