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Chemistry 1 (CHEM10003)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeCHEM10003
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject 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.

Generic skills

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

Prerequisites

Chemistry

One of:

  • VCE Units 3/4 Chemistry, or equivalent

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CHEM10007 Fundamentals of Chemistry
Semester 1
12.5

Mathematics

One of:

  • 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
Summer Term
Semester 1
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

Description

  • 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 coordinatorSonia Horvat
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours3 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 commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Dr Sonia Horvat

    shorvat@unimelb.edu.au

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorSonia Horvat
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours3 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 commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Dr Sonia Horvat

    shorvat@unimelb.edu.au

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.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    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.

  • 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.

Last updated: 10 August 2019