Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
EPCHEM237 Chemistry aims to increase knowledge and awareness of the significant role that chemistry plays in everyday life. It strikes a balance between theory and real life examples. Students will be introduced to diverse ways of representing the physical world. Topics include analytical chemistry; the gas laws; chemical equilibria; thermodynamics; oxidation and reduction; electrochemistry; and organic chemistry. The course equips students with problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills and prepares them for undergraduate study at the University level. Resource materials are presented in ways which introduce students to different learning styles.
|Objectives||On completion of this course, students will demonstrate:
1. the ability to express chemical ideas in a logical, coherent fashion.
2. skills in working individually and in groups in both practical and theoretical contexts and in the verbal communication of scientific ideas.
3. the acquisition of skills in researching existing chemical theory and applying scientific method in practical contexts.
4. powers of critical analysis and their application in the interpretation of chemical data.
5. the ability to solve simple problems in both practical and theoretical contexts.
6. the ability to use relevant technology in support of chemical inquiry.
|Content||The course covers:
1. atomic structure and chemical bonding
3. analytical chemistry.
4. the gas laws.
5. chemical equilibria and oxidation and reduction.
7. organic chemistry and molecules of biological importance.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for EPCHEM237|