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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

General Principles of Chemistry is a cornerstone subject for students who have some previous knowledge or study in chemistry. The subject introduces and reinforces fundamental chemistry concepts, knowledge and skills that will enable students to apply chemical principles during their university study and future employment. Students will encounter atomic and molecular structure, bonding, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry including thermochemistry and equilibrium. .

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

Prerequisites Students must have completed Units 3 & 4 VCE chemistry or equivalent


Incompatible subjectsCHE1CHF OR CHE1C1A

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



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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 elements, organic and inorganic compounds in order that substances can be categorised and their behaviour predicted in specified chemical environments.
02. Predict the outcome of types of chemical reactions and describe the influence of factors affecting the progress of chemical changes.
03. Describe the individual properties of the three states of matter as well as how the different states interact with each other and explain how these properties are dependent on environmental conditions.
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.

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