|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The subject provides an introduction to stoichiometry; gases; energy and thermochemistry; chemical equilibrium; acid-base chemistry; properties of solutions, aspects of main group chemistry: structure and bonding in elements and compounds of groups 14-18; solutions and pH equilibria; physical properties of solution. intermolecular forces and extended solid state structures; structure and bonding of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes; benzene and its derivatives; functional groups; and spectroscopy and determination of structure.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Understand the role of chemistry in biology, technology and the physical environment and describe the evolution of current theories;
- Explain the structure and bonding of hydrocarbon and main group molecules, classify important functional groups and name organic compound classes and molecules;
- Explain the nature of gas and solid states including the structure of metals and ionic solids, basic energy concepts, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases;
- Demonstrate independent learning skills;
- Perform a range of measurement techniques; identify sources of uncertainty in the measurements and the magnitude of these uncertainties;
- Execute basic laboratory experiments; analyse and interpret experimental data and write laboratory reports;
- Understand health and safety issues associated with the safe handling and disposal of laboratory chemicals.
This subject encompasses particular generic skills so that on completion of this subject students should have developed skills relating to:
- the organization of work schedules that permit appropriate preparation time for tutorials, practical classes and examinations;
- the use of electronic forms of communication;
- the utilisation of computer-aided learning activities to enhance understanding;
- the performance of basic manipulations with laboratory equipment;
- the recording of observations, the analysis of information and the interpretation of data within a laboratory setting;
- accessing information from the library employing both electronic and traditional means.
- working collaboratively with other students;
- the use of conceptual models;
- problem solving; and
- critical thinking.
Eligibility and requirements
- VCE Units 3/4 Chemistry, or equivalent
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|CHEM10007||Fundamentals of Chemistry||
- VCE Units 3/4 Mathematical Methods
- VCE Units 3/4 Further Mathematics
- Admission into the Bachelor of Science course
- Admission into the Bachelor of Commerce course
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|MAST10012||Introduction to Mathematics||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Three equally weighted 30 minute on-line tests conducted during the semester (6%)
- Ongoing assessment of practical work throughout the semester (20%)
- A three hour written examination in the examination period (74%)
Satisfactory completion of practical work is necessary to pass the subject. Independent learning tasks need to be completed in order to pass the subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Sonia Horvat Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 3 x one hour lectures per week, 6 x three hours of practical activities during semester, 1 x one hour tutorial/workshop session per week, 6 hours of computer aided learning during semester, 8 hours of independent learning tasks during semester. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Dr Sonia Horvat
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Sonia Horvat Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 3 x one hour lectures per week, 6 x three hours of practical activities during semester, 1 x one hour tutorial/workshop session per week, 6 hours of computer aided learning during semester, 8 hours of independent learning tasks during semester. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Dr Sonia Horvat
Time commitment details
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
Additional delivery details
This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities.
A. Burrows, J. Holman, A. Parsons, G. Pilling and G. Price, Chemistry3 3rd Ed, Oxford University Press, 2017.
- Subject notes
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
A laboratory coat and safety glasses are required for laboratory activities.
It is recommended that students have access to a molecular model kit.
It is recommended that students who plan to major in Chemistry also enrol in two semesters of first year mathematics, for example MAST10005 Calculus 1, MAST10006 Calculus 2 and/or MAST10007 Linear Algebra.
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.