AQUATIC CHEMISTRY

CHE2AQC

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an overview of chemical processes that occur in water. The importance of kinetic, thermodynamic and equilibrium behaviour in aquatic systems is discussed. Practical work introduces experimental techniques for investigating and assessing the behaviour of chemical components and species in aquatic systems.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHE1C1A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHE2RWD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnvironmental Soil & Water ChemistryRecommendedEvangelou, V.P. (1998)WILEY
ReadingsPhysical ChemistryRecommendedAtkins, PW7TH ED. OXFORD 2002

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret solution behaviour by contrasting the influence of themodynamic phenomena and the different properties of solutions.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials, text book questions, practical work. Assessed in the written exam and practical oral exam. Questions on these assessments contain chemical structures and physiochemical information that must be used to predict the behavior of a solution system. This might include issues in solubility, osmotic effects, degradation, preservation and viscosity control. On the exam such questions will lead onto equilibrium and other thermodynamic calculations, and students must be able to use their knowledge of solution chemistry to complete the problems.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Demonstrate and appreciate the link between the thermodynamic and kinetic processes that occur in aquatic systems by solving and predicting speciation of soluble and insoluble spedies in aqueous systems.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials, text book questions, practical work. Assessed in some prac work, workshop tasks and written exam. In all these assessments students must make calculations and predict speciation in complex equilibrium systems, and identify the different components.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Employ the laws of thermodynamics and their implications by solving problems, deriving equations and commenting on these results.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials, text book questions, practical work. Assessed in some prac work, workshops and written exam. In all these assessments students are required to deal with equations in thermodynamics and equilibrium. They are required to make comments on their results to show that they understand the implications and use of a series of equations. In some cases students will be asked to derive more complex equations from the fundamental equations in thermodynamics.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

04. Demonstrate an understanding of the experimental methods used to evaluate solution properties and composition by completing experiments, processing data, and commenting on results.

Activities:
Taught in practical classes. Assessed in prac work where marks are allocated to the quality of the results, how results are presented and interpreted. Analysis of uncertainty and errors are expected.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial 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.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Exam (3hr)60 01, 02, 03
Laboratory reports20 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop problems20 01, 02, 03