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 you 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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarmel Abrahams

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsCHE1C1B

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorMahaffy, Bucat, Tasker, Kotz, Treichel, Weaver, McMurry


Edition/Volume2nd International Edition



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

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.
02. Examine the properties of water in an environmental and chemical context.
03. Choose appropriate methods of analysis for the detection and quantification of elements and compounds.
04. Use practical techniques and tools to observe and measure the outcomes of laboratory procedures to recognise connections between theoretical and practical phenomena.
05. Employ mathematical tools to solve chemical problems.
06. Safely employ the scientific method to observe and measure chemical phenomena in the laboratory, and communicate findings by written report.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarmel Abrahams

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Nine 3.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Three 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Access is available on LMS.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Workshop Tests and Online Learning Activities (1600 words equivalent)
Each workshop has a 10-15 minute written test. Weekly online activities.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

2 hour exam (2000 words equivalent).

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

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.

N/AReportIndividualYes25 SILO6