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Area/Catalogue
CHEM 1013

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101082

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Course aim

To introduce students to the basic principles of general physical, organic and inorganic chemistry in the context of
life and to provide students with a variety of practical experiences in laboratory techniques. 

Course content

The content of this course is presented in the context of questions relating to the composition and function of chemicals in life and foods.  Atoms, atomic properties, the Periodic Table, ionic bonding, physical properties of salts and their functions in foods.  Molecular structures, covalent bonding, shape and polarity of molecules, description and comparative strengths of intermolecular forces.  Structure and isomerism in carbon compounds, functional groups, introduction to alkanes, aldehydes, alcohols, organic acids and esters.  Essentials of sugar and carbohydate chemistry.  Fatty acids and lipids.  Stoichiometry, moles and molar mass, percentage composition.  Solution chemistry.  Reaction rates, effect of temperature and concentration on reaction rates, activiation energy, effect of catalysts.  Acid-base theory, definitions of pH, calculations of pH, ionisation contants strong and weak acids.

Textbook(s)

Franklin Ow 2016, General Chemistry: Top Hat Interactive Chemistry, II, Top Hat, -

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 5 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 5 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Practical Report Ongoing 15% -
Tutorial Quiz - 10% 50 minutes
Written Test - 15% 40
Examination - 60% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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