Successful completion of this topic together with CHEM1101 Chemical Structure and CHEM1102 Modern Chemistry provides a one year pathway to second year programs in chemistry.
This topic has been designed specifically for students who have not studied chemistry beyond elementary levels at secondary school or who have not studied Chemistry at stage 2 SACE (Year 12) level in recent years. It may not be taken by students who have already passed CHEM1101 Chemical Structure and Bonding and/or CHEM1102 Modern Chemistry.
The subject matter in the topic has been chosen and organised to provide students with a background of chemical knowledge. It will be of special value to students who are insufficiently prepared in chemistry to enter CHEM1101 Chemical Structure and Bonding and who intend to proceed to a degree in chemistry, another area of science or social science.
The topic deals with classification of matter, chemical symbols, formulae and equations, laws of chemical combination, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, relationships between bond type and physical properties, intermolecular forces, acids and bases, molarity, gas laws, liquids and their vapour pressures, elementary kinetics and thermodynamics.
This topic aims to provide students with a little or no chemistry background enough information to be able to continue studies in chemistry and to assist in other topics offered within the university.
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