GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

CHE1GEN

2021

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCHE1C1A OR CHE1CHF

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

YearN/A

Edition/Volume2nd International Edition

PublisherN/A

ISBN0-176-10437-2

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. 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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Start date between: and    Key dates

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*

Two-hour exam (2000 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Laboratory reports (900 words equivalent)Hurdle: Students must complete a 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/AN/AN/AYes25 SILO4, SILO5

Tests and Online quizzes (1600 word equivalent)Workshop written tests and weekly online quizzes.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5