CH1001 - Chemistry: A Central Science
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
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. A selective overview of major classes of organic
compounds (structure, properties, synthesis and reactions). Purification and characterization
of organic compounds. 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 and the importance of acid
base equilibria in industrial, environmental and biological/physiological systems.
- 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.
|It is assumed that students undertaking this subject will have successfully completed
MathsB, or will have completed MA1020 prior to enrolment.
||CH1020 or EG1010 or High School Senior Chemistry
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Professor Peter Junk
||Dr Murray Davies, Dr Mark Barnes, Dr Mark Robertson, Professor Peter Junk.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 39 hours lectures
- 29 hours practicals
- 12 hours workshops/Seminars
- 24 hours - Guided Learning Session
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (60%); laboratory work and reports (30%); assignments (10%).
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