APPLICATIONS OF CHEMISTRY

CHE1APL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Applications of Chemistry further develops the foundation concepts and knowledge of the first semester chemistry subjects (CHE1BAS/CHE1CHF and CHE1GEN) with the aim of fully preparing students to advance to second year studies in chemistry or apply chemistry knowledge and skills within their chosen discipline. This subject includes specific applications of chemistry to the manufacture of synthetic materials, identifying and alleviating chemical pollution, and the chemistry of living organisms.

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 CHE1BAS 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, McMurry1ST CANADIAN EDITION; ISBN: 0-176-10437-2
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)RecommendedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012

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. Eamine the properties of water in an environmental and chemical context.

Activities:
Students are rquired to answer short question individually or as a part of small groups, within exam or tutorial conditions relating to knowlege 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, 2015, Week 27-32, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwen Silvester

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 27 - 32
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 27 - 32
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 27 - 32
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour mid-semester examination005 01, 05
one 2-hour final examination040 01, 03, 05
laboratory reportsThe laboratory course is compulsory and an attendance requirement applies as per study guide020 04, 05
and three written assignments (500 words each)015 01, 03
online quizzes and workshops020 01, 02, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class 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.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
workshops15 01, 02, 03, 05
one 2-hour examination50 01, 03, 05
laboratory reportsThe laboratory course is compulsory and an attendance requirement applies as per study guide20 04, 05
online learning15 01, 03, 05