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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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


Edition/Volume1ST EDITION



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Other descriptionN/A

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FSTE First Year Survival Guide

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFaculty of Science, Technology and Engineering


Edition/Volumesecond edition



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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

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.
02. Recognise functional groups on organic molecules by identifying structural features in organic molecules and identify these as acidic, basic or neutral.
03. Apply the concepts of chemical equilibrium to chemical systems and calculate the chemical composition of systems at equilibrium.
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.
05. Apply knowledge of the parameters important in chemical kinetics to calculate rates of reaction.
06. Demonstrate competence in the use of volumetric glassware by determining the concentrations of 'unknown' solutions.
07. Present written reports that summarise experimental results and demonstrate a capacity to critically analyse measured data.
08. Students will have become aware of the occupational health and safety requirements in laboratories, particularly in the safe-handling of chemicals.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Six 3.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 12
One 1.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Two tests 20 minute tests (500- word equivalents in total)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Practical work (5 practical reports, total 1500-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8