CHEMISTRY 1A

CHE1C1A

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject aims to expand student knowledge in the areas of laboratory safety, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics and kinetics and some fundamentals of organic chemistry. Topics include: -Chemical hazards and the safe handling of chemicals including acids and bases, Stoichiometric relationships and concentrations, Introduction to atomic and molecular structure, Introduction to organic and functional group chemistry, Chemical equilibrium for gas and solution phase reactions, Acids and base reactions, Chemical thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have completed VCE units 3 & 4 Chemistry or equivalent

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. Demonstrate an understanding of the stoichiometric relationships that determine the quantitative behaviour of chemical systems by calculating compositions of chemical systems.

Activities:
Assessed in lab questions, tutorial tests, exam. Assessments contain questions where students must demonstrate their aptitude at dealing with mass-to-mole, stoichiometry and mole-to-mass calculations. Most elements of problem-based assessments require students to interchange between units before completing the rest of the problem.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Recognise functional groups on organic molecules by identifying structural features in organic molecules and identify these as acidic, basic or neutral.

Activities:
Assessed in tutorial test and exam. Questions on these assessments contain chemical structures where students need to be able to identify functional group chemistry and predict acidity, basicity etc. On the exam such questions will lead onto, say, an equilibrium calculation, so students must be able to use their knowledge of structural and functional group chemistry to complete the problem.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply the concepts of chemical equilibrium to chemical systems and calculate the chemical composition of systems at equilibrium.

Activities:
Assessed in tutorial tests, some prac work and exam. Exam questions in this area are challenging and require a deep understanding to answer well - they are multi-step, and rely on knowledge of other areas of the course. These are often more advanced than text-book questions. The tutorial tests and prac questions are similar to those in the text.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Apply the principles of the first law of thermodynamics to chemical systems to calculate the energy changes and transformations that occur during chemical processes. Apply the concepts of entropy and free energy to predict the spontaneous nature of a chemical process.

Activities:
Assessed in tutorial tests, some prac work and exam. As above with some exam questions being very challenging in nature to test deep learning and more advanced interconnected problem solving. The tutorial tests and prac questions are similar to those in the text
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Apply knowledge of the parameters important in chemical kinetics to calculate rates of reaction.

Activities:
Assessed in exam and prac work. The questions on assessments are quite straight forward, involving the application of relatively simple equations. Some interpretation is required, but not to the same extent as in the area of equilibrium and thermodynamics.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Demonstrate competence in the use of volumetric glassware by determining the concentrations of 'unknown' solutions.

Activities:
Assessed in prac work. Some of the marks in pracs is apportioned to the accuracy of the result, and so 'competency' is part of the assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Present written reports that summarise experimental results and demonstrate a capacity to critically analyse measured data.

Activities:
Assessed in prac work. Some marks are given in prac work based on the clarity and logic of writing and expression, of the ability of the students to present coherent analysis of the experiment they performed. Referencing is also graded.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Students will have become aware of the occupational health and safety requirements in laboratories, particularly in the safe-handling of chemicals.

Activities:
The assessment to the first prac requires students to answer a series of OH&S questions and complete a chemical risk assessment. Subsequent pracs also include questions pertaining to OH&S issues.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Six 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 12
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two tests 20 minute tests, (250-word equivalents each)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Practical work (5 practical reports, total 1000-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Singapore, 2017, Term L6, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 49
One 30.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30-hours of Blended Lectures or Interactive Online Activities per teaching period delivered via face-to-face or online."

Practical Week: 45 - 49
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"15-hours of Lab-Based Practical Class per teaching period delivered face-to-face or as directed online learning."

Tutorial Week: 45 - 49
One 10.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10-hours of Tutorial or Online Quizes per teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two tests 20 minute tests, (250-word equivalents each)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Practical work (5 practical reports, total 1000-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Singapore, 2017, Term L6, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 49
One 30.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30-hours of Blended Lectures or Interactive Online Activities per teaching period delivered via face-to-face or online."

Practical Week: 45 - 49
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"15-hours of Lab-Based Practical Class per teaching period delivered face-to-face or as directed online learning."

Tutorial Week: 45 - 49
One 10.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10-hours of Tutorial or Online Quizes per teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two tests 20 minute tests, (250-word equivalents each)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Practical work (5 practical reports, total 1000-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Singapore, 2017, Term L2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 16
One 30.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30-hours of Blended Lectures or Interactive Online Activities per teaching period delivered via face-to-face or online."

Practical Week: 12 - 16
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"15-hours of Lab-Based Practical Class per teaching period delivered face-to-face or as directed online learning."

Tutorial Week: 12 - 16
One 10.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10-hours of Tutorial or Online Quizes per teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two tests 20 minute tests, (250-word equivalents each)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Practical work (5 practical reports, total 1000-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08