Introductory Chemistry II

Course code CHEM1020Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

Introduces Chemistry, focusing on the foundation concepts. Chemistry is regarded in this course as the science that is central to much of our modern living. The course examines basic atomic and molecular structure, introduces the chemistry of carbon compounds and illustrates basic physical concepts that are essential to understand Chemistry.

This is one of the two foundation subjects in the key central scientific discipline of Chemistry, and provides core knowledge in science, engineering and life sciences. This course is not to count with CHEM1120.

This course has compulsory course components and students must:
1. participate in and submit laboratory reports for a minimum of eight (8) experiments and obtain a minimum passing grade of 50%; and
2. obtain a minimum passing grade of 40% in the final, end-of-semester examination for the course.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. basic concepts in chemistry relevant to the professional practice of chemistry, environmental science, biotechnology, biomedical science and engineering
2. developed an understanding of the breadth, established knowledge base and applicability of chemistry
3. established an appreciation of the central role of chemistry in science and technology
4. developed an understanding and knowledge of basic key concepts central to chemical science
5. an understanding of the elements of chemical language, representations, structures and symbolism
6. introductory experience of the scientific methods employed in chemistry
7. developed elementary skills in laboratory methods applied in analytical and experimental tasks involving chemistry
8. developed skills in the scientific method of conducting, reviewing and reporting experiments
9. developed some understanding of the safe practice and responsibilities residing in scientific and chemically-based work
ContentThe course involves study of the following topics, illustrated where appropriate with relevant examples from applicable areas:

1. Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry II:
a) The Periodic Table and Inorganic Chemistry
i) elements and the periodic table
ii) alkali, alkaline earth and main group chemistry
iii) structure of inorganic solids
iv) transition metals and coordination chemistry
v) bonding and molecular structure in inorganic compounds

2. Concepts in Physical Chemistry II:
a) reaction kinetics
b) acids and bases
c) entropy and free energy
d) electrochemistry

3. Concepts in Organic Chemistry II:
a) introduction to functional group chemistry -
i) haloalkanes;
ii) alcohols;
iii) amines;
iv) aldehydes and ketones (alkanals and alkanones)
b) stereoisomerism and optical activity
c) introduction to polymer chemistry
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThe completion of CHEM1010 (Introductory Chemistry I) (or equivalent) is considered highly desirable. Students without this level of knowledge are highly recommended to read the advice given under Assumed Knowledge for CHEM1010, Introductory Chemistry I.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalThis has a compulsory course component. Students must obtain a minimum passing grade of 40% in the final, end-of-semester examination for the course in order to demonstrate that they have fulfilled course objectives relating to the understanding of the material expounded during lectures and/or described in assigned readings.

On achieving a passing grade, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student has satisfied the compulsory course component. Students who fail to satisfy the compulsory course component will be awarded a zero mark and a FF grade, irrespective of their final numeric mark. In such case, the normal avenues of appeal open to them.
Laboratory ExercisesThis has a compulsory course component. Students must participate in and submit laboratory reports (written or on-line, as required)for a minimum of eight (8) experiments and obtain a passing grade of at least 50% in order to demonstrate that the student has fulfilled course objectives relating to appropriate laboratory skills and professional and safety responsibilities. On achieving the passing grade, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student satisfied the compulsory course component. Those students who fail to satisfy the compulsory course component will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them.

Make-up provisions
Students who are unable to complete the required number of laboratory exercises for reasons beyond their control will be offered the opportunity to make up at least one experiment at the discretion of the Discipline of Chemistry.
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Compulsory Course ComponentIn order to meet course objectives aligned with the students' understanding of, and ability to manipulate and apply the theoretical concepts which form the core of the material expounding during lectures and/or described in assigned readings, students must:
1. participate in and submit laboratory reports for a minimum of eight (8) experiments and obtain a minimum passing grade of 50%; and
2. obtain a minimum passing grade of 40% in the final, end-of-semester examination for the course.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CHEM1020