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CH1020 - Preparatory Chemistry

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
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Chemistry as a science discipline; chemistry and matter; Periodic Table; stoichiometry; bonding; acids and bases; kinetics; chemical equilibrium; chemistry and energy; redox reactions; carbon compounds.

Learning Outcomes

  • to acquaint students with basic chemical principles and terminology;
  • to give students an appreciation of the central relevance in science of the discipline of chemistry;
  • to introduce students to simple laboratory skills in chemistry;
  • to prepare students with limited background (or in need of remedial assistance) in the discipline to be able to undertake level 1 chemistry.
Assumed
Knowledge:
If you have a sound achievement or better in Senior Chemistry it is not recommended that you enrol in this subject.

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2014
Face to face teaching 23-Jan-2014 to 19-Feb-2014
Coordinator: Dr Murray Davies
Lecturers: Dr Murray Davies, Assoc. Professor Bruce Bowden.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (30%); practical performance and reports (20%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Murray Davies
Lecturers: Dr Murray Davies, Assoc. Professor Bruce Bowden.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours practicals - The practical sessions will be run as a block in the mid Study Period break.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (30%); laboratory performance and write-ups (20%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 6
Census Date 26-Jun-2014
Face to face teaching 23-Jun-2014 to 24-Jul-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Michael Liddell.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (30%); laboratory performance and write-ups (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.