APPLICATIONS OF CHEMISTRY

CHE1APL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Applications of Chemistry builds on the foundation concepts and knowledge of the first semester chemistry subjects (CHE1CHF and CHE1GEN) to prepare students to advance to second year studies in chemistry and related disciplines, or apply chemistry knowledge and skills within their chosen discipline. The subject is focused on applications of chemistry to a broad range of fields, including the manufacture of synthetic materials, identifying and alleviating chemical pollution, and the chemistry of living organisms. Learning activities include lectures, tutorials, online learning activities, workshops and laboratory classes.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHE1GEN or CHE1CHF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsChemistry: Human Activity, Chemical ReactivityPrescribedMahaffy, Bucat, Tasker, Kotz, Treichel, Weaver, McMurry2nd International Edition; ISBN: 0-17-668408-5

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise chemical and physical properties of chemical reactions, including equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics and their relationship to industrial, biological and environmental chemical processes.

Activities:
Students are required to answer short questions individually or as a part of small groups, within exam or tutorial conditions relating to knowledge, conceptual understanding and calculations. Students will be required to make observations, orally explain their understanding and take, record, display and interpret measurements in laboratory sessions.

02. Examine the properties of water in an environmental and chemical context.

Activities:
Students are required to answer short question individually or as a part of small groups, within exam or tutorial conditions relating to knowledge conceptual understanding and calculations. Students will be required to make observations, orally explain their understanding and take, record, display and interpret measurements in written laboratory reports.

03. Choose appropriate methods of analysis for the detection and quantification of elements and compounds.

Activities:
Students are required to interpret analytical data from actual laboratory procedures or artificial examples within exams or tutorials. Practical sessions will require written reports and formal questions will require written explanations of concepts.

04. Use practical techniques and tools to observe and measure the outcomes of laboratory procedures to recognise connections between theoretical and practical phenomena.

Activities:
Working in small groups, students will complete a number of practical sessions and write practical reports relating to making observations, taking measurements, displaying and interpreting data using computers, solving problems and testing predictions. Students will be required to explain their understanding of the outcomes of procedures and express independent thoughts relating to their work.

05. Employ mathematical tools to solve chemical problems.

Activities:
Students will be required individually or as part of small groups to solve calculational problems in a chemical context.Students will be required to apply mathematical tools to record, display and interpret the outcome and the accuracy of practical procedures

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Nine 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Access is available on LMS."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3 Workshop tests (700 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 05
Exam - End of Semester (2000 words equivalent).50 01, 02, 03, 05
Laboratory Reports (900 word equivalent)Hurdle: Students must complete at minimum of 75% of lab assessment as required by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Students must also obtain a score of at least 50% for the laboratory component of the subject.20 04, 05
Online Learning Activities (900 words equivalent)Students complete weekly online learning activities related to the textbook (Cengage publishing).15 01, 02, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Nine 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Access is available on LMS."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3 Workshop tests (700 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 05
Exam - End of Semester (2000 words equivalent).50 01, 02, 03, 05
Laboratory Reports (900 word equivalent)Hurdle: Students must complete at minimum of 75% of lab assessment as required by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Students must also obtain a score of at least 50% for the laboratory component of the subject.20 04, 05
Online Learning Activities (900 words equivalent)Students complete weekly online learning activities related to the textbook (Cengage publishing).15 01, 02, 03, 05