2 x 50-minute lectures weekly
1 x 3-hour workshop fortnightly
1 x 3-hour laboratory fortnightly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of CHEM1010, CHEM8101 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Chemistry or equivalent.
Examination, Laboratory, Workshops, Project Work, Maths Competancy Test.
Topic description

Review of atomic and molecular structures.

Nuclear and electronic structure of atoms.

Periodic table trends.

Chemical bonds.

Intermolecular forces.

States of matter.

Properties of gases, liquids and solids.

Spectroscopy to determine structures.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Reinforce and expand upon Year 12 Chemistry in South Australia whilst introducing students to new areas of chemistry
  • Provide students with the full complement of theorectical and practical skills that are essential to a career as a professional chemist
  • Provide the necessary grounding in basic chemistry for students who will eventually major in other disciplines
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Explain atomic and molecular structures
  2. Analyse thermodynamic and kinetic properties of chemical reactions
  3. Explain different states of matter
  4. Study independently
  5. Handle chemical and various chemical apparatus and instrumentation
  6. Work in teams
  7. Develop problem solving strategies and communicate results efficiently