1 x 1-hour lecture per semester
1 x 2-hour seminar per semester
1 x 3-hour supervised study weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 ^ CHEM1101 - Chemical Structure and Bonding
2 2 of CHEM1201, CHEM1202
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of CHEM1011, CHEM8102 has been successfully completed
Examinations, Key Competency Tests, Practicals, Tutorials/On-line Quizzes
Topic description

The topic discusses:

  1. Modern Applications of Chemistry
  2. Spectroscopy
  3. The first and second laws of thermodynamics, phase equilibrium
  4. Equilibrium
  5. Electrochemistry
  6. Kinetics
  7. Reactivity in organic chemistry
Educational aims

The topic aims to:

  • Reinforce and expand upon Year 12 Chemistry in South Australia while introducing students to new areas of chemistry
  • Together with related higher year topics, 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
  • Explore modern methods of molecular identification, redox and organic chemistry, kinetics and physical chemistry
  • Prepare students to undertake higher year studies in chemistry
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Develop independent study skills
  2. Have a sound knowledge of the material delineated by the topic description statement
  3. Develop useful generic and scientific skills in Chemistry and start to develop chemical intuition for type of reactions or chemical transformations that might occur
  4. Develop skills in handling chemicals, apparatus and instrumentation and, by working together with other students, will begin to develop teamwork and problem-solving skills in addition to strengthening their own self-learning skills
  5. Develop communication skills, skills in solving problems and build on their self-confidence

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.