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CH1020 - Preparatory Chemistry

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject is a bridging chemistry subject designed to be equivalent of Queensland Senior high school chemistry (and its equivalents in other Australian states). Completion of this subject satisfies the chemistry entry requirements for many JCU degree programs. Content includes chemistry as a science discipline; matter and atoms; elements and the Periodic Table; chemical bonding; molecular shapes and polarity; introduction to organic compounds and structure; moles; reaction stoichiometry; limiting reagents; concentrations; intermolecular interactions; gases; phase transitions and heat capacity; reaction kinetics; enthalpy and entropy; fuels and energy; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases; redox reactions; introduction to chemical synthesis, analytical and separation techniques.

Learning Outcomes

  • Remember basic chemical principles in order to understand, classify, and apply chemistry concepts and to use scientific terminology;
  • Understand the central relevance in science of the discipline of chemistry;
  • Remember the use of simple laboratory equipment and to apply this knowledge to carry out laboratory based experiments and analyze data;
  • To be prepared to analyze more advanced chemistry concepts and theories as they relate to chemistry and other scientific disciplines;
  • Remember chemistry theory, methods and procedures in order to undertake level 1 chemistry in the discipline.
Assumed
Knowledge:
If you have a high achievement or better in Senior Chemistry it is not recommended that you enrol in this subject.

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 3
Census Date 07-Feb-2019
Face to face teaching 17-Jan-2019 to 11-Feb-2019
Coordinator: Dr Murray Davies
Lecturers: Dr Murray Davies, Dr Mark Payne.
Contact hours:
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 48 hours - This is a block workshop, which includes guided learning sessions and lectures
    Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); practical performance and reports (20%); on-course assessment (20%).

    Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coord/Lect: Dr Murray Davies.
    Contact hours:
    • 36 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials - Guided learning sessions
    • 12 hours practicals
      Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); practical performance and reports (20%); on-course assessment (20%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
      Census Date 28-Mar-2019
      Coordinator: Dr Mark Payne
      Lecturers: Dr Mark Payne, Assoc. Professor Michael Liddell.
      Contact hours:
      • 36 hours lectures
      • 12 hours tutorials - Guided learning sessions
      • 12 hours practicals
        Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); practical performance and reports (20%); on-course assessment (20%).

        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.