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CH1020 - Preparatory Chemistry

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - Individual.
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, Intensive, Study Period 3
Census Date 04-Feb-2021
Face to face teaching 11-Jan-2021 to 15-Feb-2021 (Classes begin week commencing 11 January and will run until week ending 12 February. Final exam will be in week commencing 15 February.)
Coord/Lect: Dr Murray Davies.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours practicals
  • 48 hours - This is a block workshop, which includes guided learning sessions and lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Murray Davies.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials - Guided learning sessions
  • 12 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 12 hours workshops - Guided learning sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Michael Liddell.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials - Guided learning sessions
  • 12 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.