Introductory Chemistry II
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Introduces Chemistry, focussing 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 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 Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the school.
On 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
The 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
3. Concepts in Organic Chemistry II:
a) introduction to functional group chemistry -
iv) aldehydes and ketones (alkanals and alkanones)
b) stereoisomerism and optical activity
c) introduction to polymer chemistry
The 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 Delivery
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term