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Chemistry 1a (1516.8)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science


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  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165752) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (152344) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154115) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (141059) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145851) - View

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This unit assumes no prior knowledge of chemistry and provides a unified introductory course in chemistry as a framework for further studies in chemistry and biochemistry. Topics covered are atomic structure and chemical periodicity, measurement, bonding, oxidation and reduction, acids and bases, precipitation reactions, titrations, phase diagrams, solutions, and gas laws. These important basic principles and concepts are developed using pertinent examples and special topics that highlight the everyday applications of chemistry. This unit is co-taught with unit 6479 Chemistry 1A G. The Winter Term offering of this unit is only available for repeating students who have passed the laboratory component in Semester 1.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate good laboratory practice when working with chemicals either individually or in cooperation with others;

2. Perform and set-up simple experiments that demonstrate their understanding of some of the important basic chemical principles; and

3. Predict the chemical behaviour of a variety of elements and compounds from their understanding of the structure and reactivity of matter.

Contact Hours

2 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial, and 2 hour practical per week





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