ESSENTIALS OF CHEMISTRY

CHM101

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Essentials of Chemistry is an introductory subject for students with minimal background or no previous study in chemistry. The subject introduces chemistry topics with a real-world focus to prepare students for further studies in chemistry and related fields of science. The subject will introduce and reinforce chemistry concepts, knowledge and skills in chemistry to enable students to apply chemical principles and practice during their studies and in future employment. Module 1: General Chemistry (6 weeks) covers matter, atoms, the periodic table, chemical bonding, naming compounds, molecular geometry, atomic masses, the mole and chemical reactions. Module 2: Organic Chemistry (3 weeks) covers alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and arenes, functional groups and reaction types. Module 3: Physical Chemistry (3 weeks) covers gases, energy in chemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases.


SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHE1CHF, CHE1GEN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsChemistry: Human Activity, Chemical ReactivityPrescribedMahaffy, Bucat, Tasker, Kotz, Treichel, Weaver,2nd International EDITION; ISBN: 0-176-10437-2.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Communicate (including read and write) in the language of chemistry; interpreting and using chemical symbols, conventions and nomenclature.

Activities:
Online activities, quizzes, scenario based problems, home-based practicals

02. Apply concepts of chemical structure to explain the properties of matter, exploit different types of chemical reactions to create new molecules, and evaluate the extent to which reactions may occur.

Activities:
Online activities, quizzes, scenario based problems, discussion forum

03. Employ the scientific method that supports evidence-base practice.

Activities:
Home-based practicals and associated reports

04. Manipulate quantitative relationships to solve chemistry problems.

Activities:
Online activities, quizzes, scenario based problems.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 48
Ten 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Module Assessment Quizzes (1500 word equiv)Four separate quizzes, to be completed halfway through module 1 and at the end of modules 1, 2, 3.40 01, 02, 04
Scenario-based Problems (1250 word equiv)Sets of problems, related to the topics presented in each of the three modules30 01, 02, 04
Practical Exercises (750 word equiv)A report on activities to be conducted in a home context for each of the three modules20 01, 03
Topic discussions (500 word equiv)Participation in online discussion forums10 01, 02

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 09 - 21
Ten 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Module Assessment Quizzes (1500 word equiv)Four separate quizzes, to be completed halfway through module 1 and at the end of modules 1, 2, 3.40 01, 02, 04
Scenario-based Problems (1250 word equiv)Sets of problems, related to the topics presented in each of the three modules30 01, 02, 04
Practical Exercises (750 word equiv)A report on activities to be conducted in a home context for each of the three modules20 01, 03
Topic discussions (500 word equiv)Participation in online discussion forums10 01, 02

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 22 - 34
Ten 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Module Assessment Quizzes (1500 word equiv)Four separate quizzes, to be completed halfway through module 1 and at the end of modules 1, 2, 3.40 01, 02, 04
Scenario-based Problems (1250 word equiv)Sets of problems, related to the topics presented in each of the three modules30 01, 02, 04
Practical Exercises (750 word equiv)A report on activities to be conducted in a home context for each of the three modules20 01, 03
Topic discussions (500 word equiv)Participation in online discussion forums10 01, 02

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 47
Ten 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Module Assessment Quizzes (1500 word equiv)Four separate quizzes, to be completed halfway through module 1 and at the end of modules 1, 2, 3.40 01, 02, 04
Scenario-based Problems (1250 word equiv)Sets of problems, related to the topics presented in each of the three modules30 01, 02, 04
Practical Exercises (750 word equiv)A report on activities to be conducted in a home context for each of the three modules20 01, 03
Topic discussions (500 word equiv)Participation in online discussion forums10 01, 02