ESSENTIALS OF CHEMISTRY

CHM111

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Essentials of Chemistry is an introductory subject for students with minimal background or no previous study in chemistry. The subject introduces chemistry topics with a real-world focus to prepare students for further studies in chemistry and related fields of science. The subject will introduce and reinforce chemistry concepts, knowledge and skills in chemistry to enable students to apply chemical principles and practice during their studies and in future employment. Module 1: General Chemistry (6 weeks) covers matter, atoms, the periodic table, chemical bonding, naming compounds, molecular geometry, atomic masses, the mole and chemical reactions. Module 2: Organic Chemistry (3 weeks) covers alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and arenes, functional groups and reaction types. Module 3: Physical Chemistry (3 weeks) covers gases, energy in chemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPallavi Sharma

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: HCFN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCHE1GEN OR CHE1CHF

Equivalent subjectsCHM101

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Basic Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorVancik, Hrvoj

Year2014

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PublisherSpringer

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Chemistry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFlowers, Theopold, Langley, Robinson

Year2019

Edition/Volume2e

PublisherOpenStax

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Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMahaffy Bucat Tasker Kotz Treichel Weaver

YearN/A

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PublisherCengage

ISBN0-176-10437-2

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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 (including read and write in the language of chemistry; interpreting and using chemical symbols, conventions and nomenclature.
02. Apply concepts of chemical structure to explain the properties of matter, exploit different types of chemical reactions to create new molecules, and evaluate the extent to which reactions may occur.
03. Employ the scientific method that supports evidence-base practice.
04. Manipulate quantitative relationships to solve chemistry problems.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2020, OUA study period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPallavi Sharma

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 48
Ten 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Module Assessment Quizzes (1600 word equiv)Four separate quizzes, to be completed halfway through module 1 and at the end of modules 1, 2, 3.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Scenario-based Problems (1200 word equiv)Sets of problems, related to the topics presented in each of the three modules

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Practical Exercises (1000 word equiv)A report on activities to be conducted in a home context for each of the three modules

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3

Topic discussions (200 word equiv)Participation in online discussion forums

N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2