Chemistry for the Life Sciences II
|Course code CHEM1120||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences|
Focuses on the foundation concepts of chemistry central to an understanding of the discipline and underpinning concepts in life and environmental sciences. It examines basic chemistry of carbon compounds, illustrates basic physical concepts, explores the periodic table and introduces inorganic compounds and their structures.
This is one of two foundation subjects in the key central scientific discipline of chemistry, providing core knowledge in science (including marine science and sustainable resource management), human nutrition and food technology.
This course is not to be counted with CHEM1020.
This course has a compulsory course component. As well as an overall passing grade (50%) students must meet the established minimum requirements relating to attendance at laboratories and the submission of laboratory reports.
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.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will:|
1. Understand the basic concepts in chemistry relevant to the professional practice of chemistry, environmental sciences, food technology and human nutrition;
2. Understand the breadth, established knowledge base and applicability of key concepts central to chemistry;
3. Appreciate the central role of chemistry in science and technology;
4. Understand the elements of chemical language, representations, structures and symbolism;
5. Have an introductory experience of the scientific methods employed in chemistry;
6. Develop elementary skills in laboratory methods applied in analytical and experimental tasks involving chemistry;
7. Develop skills in the scientific method of conducting, reviewing and reporting experiments;
8. Understand the safe practice and responsibilities residing in scientific and (especially) chemically-based work.
|Content||The course involves study of the following topics, illustrated as appropriate with relevant examples from applicable areas:|
Concepts in Physical Chemistry
(a) Enthalpy, entropy, free energy & calorimetry
(c) acids & bases
(d) Reaction kinetics
Concepts in Bioorganic Chemistry
(a) carbohydrates & biopolymers
(b) amino acids & proteins
(c ) chirality
(a) Transition metals & Coordination chemistry
(b) metals in bioloogical systems
|Assumed Knowledge||Fundamental concepts developed in CHEM1110 are extended in CHEM1120. It is assumed that students undertaking CHEM1120 have taken CHEM1110 (or equivalent), or are familiar with concepts and calculations involving moles. Students with prior learning in high school chemistry (or equivalent alternate study, such as Open Foundation) will have sufficient background to undertake this course.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for CHEM1120|