CHEMISTRY FOUNDATIONS

CHE1CHF

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Chemistry Foundations is an introductory subject designed for students who have no or little previous experience or study in chemistry. Students will be introduced to foundation concepts, knowledge and skills that will enable these students to apply chemical principles during their university degree and future employment. This one-semester subject covers topics common to senior high-school chemistry and introductory university chemistry, that prepares students to advance to second semester chemistry. Students will encounter atomic and molecular structure, bonding, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.

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

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCHE1C1A OR CHE1GEN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is for students who have not taken VCE Chemistry

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Year2015

Edition/Volume2nd International Edition

PublisherN/A

ISBN9780176684082

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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. Communicate in written form using the language of chemistry; interpreting and using chemical symbols, conventions and nomenclature.
02. Manipulate quantitative mathematical relationships to solve chemistry problems such as the stoichiometric relationships that determine the quantitative behaviour of chemical systems
03. Explain the properties of matter using concepts of chemical structure.
04. Classify types of chemical reactions and predict the chemical products.
05. Interpret thermochemistry data to determine whether reactions will occur and if they do, to what extent.
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

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeith White

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
5 wet-lab classes and 4 workshop classes

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.

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.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2-hour Exam (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Laboratory reports (900 words equivalent) Hurdle: Students must complete a minimum 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/AN/AN/AYes25 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Tests and Online quizzes (1600 word equivalent) Workshop written tests and weekly online quizzes.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarmel Abrahams

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
5 wet-lab classes and 4 workshop classes

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.

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.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2-hour Exam (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Laboratory reports (900 words equivalent) Hurdle: Students must complete a minimum 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/AN/AN/AYes25 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Tests and Online quizzes (1600 word equivalent) Workshop written tests and weekly online quizzes.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5