CH1001 - Chemistry: A Central Science
|Student Contribution Band:
Available to all students who have satisfied the pre-requisite requirements.
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 spectroscopic methods. Classification of chemical reactions. Chemical
equations and stoichiometry. Organic Chemistry The diversity of carbon compounds.
Functional groups and nomenclature. Purification and characterisation of pure organic
compounds; chromatography. A selective overview of major classes of organic compounds
emphasising the relationship between structure and function - topics addressed will
include: chirality and its importance in biology; issues surrounding the use of non-renewable
hydrocarbon resources; molecular recognition and its role in sensors and drug-receptor
interactions. 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 and the importance
of acid base equilibria in industrial, environmental and biological/physiological
- appreciate the application and relevance of these principles and reactions to a range
of scientific disciplines, including the biological, biomedical, earth and environmental
- be familiar with, and competent in the application of, simple laboratory techniques
- have been introduced to basic chemical principles and characteristic chemical reactions.
|It is assumed that students undertaking this subject will have successfully completed
senior Chemistry and MathsB, or will have completed MA1020 and CH1020 or equivalent,
prior to enrollment.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller
||Dr Chris Glasson, Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller, Dr Rosalie Hocking, Dr George Vamvounis, Dr Ioana Bowden, Professor Peter Junk.
- 36 hours lectures
- 12 hours tutorials
- 30 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (60%); laboratory work and reports (30%); assignments (10%).
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and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest