Chemistry for the Life Sciences II

Course code CHEM1120Units 10Level 1000Faculty 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 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentThe 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
(b) Equilibrium
(c) acids & bases
(d) Reaction kinetics

Concepts in Bioorganic Chemistry
(a) carbohydrates & biopolymers
(b) amino acids & proteins
(c ) chirality

Inorganic Chemistry
(a) Transition metals & Coordination chemistry
(b) metals in bioloogical systems
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeFundamental 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 DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practical
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Laboratory ExercisesThis course has a high emphasis on laboratory competency. Students undertaking the course are required to demonstrate practical and theoretical competency in laboratory chemistry by participating in a minimum of 80% of the scheduled laboratory sessions and obtaining an overall grade of at least 50% in the laboratory component of the course. A final mark will be determined in the course based on all assessment items and it will be recorded whether the student has satisfied the compulsory course component. Students who fail to satisfy the compulsory course component (regardless of their final mark) will automatically have a failure recorded against their name.
Quiz - Class
Quiz - Tutorial- Online self directed
Contact HoursLaboratory: 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
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWH-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Compulsory Course ComponentAs 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.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CHEM1120