JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

CH1002 - Chemistry: Principles and Applications

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject builds on the content of CH1001 to provide broad exposure of students to the major principles and reactions of relevance to inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. A major emphasis will continue to be the applicability of chemistry in the wider scientific context, particularly in the biological biomedical, earth and environmental sciences. Organic Chemistry General features of organic reactions, reactive intermediates and energetics. Mechanisms and applications of major reaction types: radical substitution, electrophilic addition, nucleophilic substitution at saturated carbon, nucleophilic addition and substitution at carbonyl groups. Electrophilic aromatic substitution. Stereochemistry of hydrocarbons. Spectroscopy and structure determination. Physical Chemistry What controls reaction rates? Reactions, kinetics and mechanism. Electrochemistry. Fundamentals and applications in industry and nature. Phase equilibria, colligative properties and chemical partitioning applied to environmental, industrial, physiological and biological process. Atomic structure, Bonding and Periodicity Chemistry in nature and industry including metallurgy, chemical manufacturing and cycling of elements through the environment. Systematic chemistry of selected groups of the Periodic Table. Aspects of the chemistry of the transition metals including their role in biological systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the major principles and reactions of relevance to inorganic, organic and physical chemistry;
  • explain such chemical principles and reactions in a wider scientific context;
  • apply a range of common laboratory techniques in chemistry.
Prerequisites: CH1001 OR CH1011 AND ALLOW CONCURRENT FOR CH1011 AND CH1001
CH1012 PC1005


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller
Lecturers: Dr Murray Davies, Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller, Dr Mark Barnes, Professor Peter Junk.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - 12 x 2h guided learning tutorials
  • 30 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (10%); laboratory work and reports (30%).

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.