1 x 1-hour lecture once-only
1 x 3-hour laboratory weekly
1 x 98-hour independent study per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
^ CHEM8101 - Chemical Structure and Bonding GE
Enrolment not permitted
CHEM1102 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Practicals, Reflective piece
Topic description

This topic discusses modern applications of chemistry. Students will advance their knowledge in areas such as spectroscopy, thermodynamics, phase equilibrium, equilibrium, electrochemistry, kinetics and reactivity in organic chemistry. Students will apply this knowledge in practical experiments.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Reinforce and expand a student’s existing knowledge of chemistry while introducing students to new areas of chemistry
  • Together with related higher year topics, provide students with the full complement of theoretical 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
  • Meet the conditions for accreditation with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • 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 and apply independent study skills
  2. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the material delineated by the topic description statement in order to design, conduct and analyse appropriate experiments
  3. Develop and apply skills in handling chemicals, apparatus and instrumentation
  4. Demonstrate effective teamwork and effective communication skills