JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

CH1001 - Chemistry: A Central Science

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

SP1 mixed mode offerings only available to Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) students.

Atomic structure, Bonding and Periodicity Chemistry as a central scientific discipline. Atomic and electronic structure. The Periodic Table and periodicity of the elements. Chemical bonding and molecular shape. Hydrogen and hydrogen bonding. Introduction to radiochemistry. Classification of chemical reactions. Chemical equations and stoichiometry. Organic Chemistry The diversity of carbon compounds. Functional groups and nomenclature. A selective overview of major classes of organic compounds (structure, properties). Chirality and its importance in biology and medicinal chemistry. Organic compounds of biological importance: Amino acids, peptides, proteins and carbohydrates. Physical Chemistry Elementary dimensional analysis and manipulation of chemical quantities. Introductory concepts in quantitative analysis. Spectroscopy. Fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics, including a general introduction to chemical equilibria. Acid-based equilibria, pH, buffers, carbonate equilibria. The importance of acid base equilibria and colligative properties in industrial, environmental and biological/physiological systems

Learning Outcomes

  • relate basic chemical principles and reactions to a range of scientific disciplines, including the biological, biomedical, earth and environmental sciences;
  • apply simple laboratory techniques in chemistry;
  • describe basic chemical principles and characteristic chemical reactions.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Mid-semester exams: 20% Online quiz participation: 5% - (25%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
It is assumed that students undertaking this subject will have successfully completed MathsB, or will have completed MA1020 prior to enrolment.
Prerequisites: CH1020, CH0020 or EG1010 or High School Senior Chemistry or admission to 71510 or 116910 or 70309 or 108209 or 70809 or 71809 or 115309 or 119209
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CH1011

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Face to face teaching (Combination of Online Learning activities, GLS, Workshops and Practicals)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 33 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Session
  • 14 hours practicals
  • 6 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Cairns, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Every week of semester including Lecture Recess)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 33 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Session
  • 14 hours practicals
  • 6 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Face to face teaching (Combination of Online Learning activities, GLS, Workshops and Residential)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 33 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Session
  • 14 hours practicals - Residential
  • 6 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 33 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Session
  • 14 hours practicals
  • 6 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Face to face teaching (Combination of Online Learning activities, GLS, Workshops and Practicals)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 33 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Session
  • 14 hours practicals
  • 6 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.