Chemistry

Course code EPCHEM237Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentThe course covers:
1. atomic structure and chemical bonding
2. solutions
3. analytical chemistry.
4. the gas laws.
5. chemical equilibria and oxidation and reduction.
6. thermodynamics.
7. organic chemistry.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPCHEM137
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassTests (20%)
Demonstrate the ability to express chemical ideas in a logical, coherent fashion. Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of basic chemical principles.
Examination: FormalFinal examination (50%)
Demonstrate the ability to express chemical ideas in a logical, coherent fashion as required in various scientific applications. Demonstrate and apply powers of critical analysis in the interpretation of chemical data.
Laboratory ExercisesPractical laboratory exercise x 2 (20%)
To develop fundamental laboratory skills, critical analyses of experimental data. Demonstrate skills in working in groups using appropriate technology in support of chemical enquiry.
Quiz - On-lineOn-line Quizzes x 10 items (10%)
Demonstrate a developing knowledge of chemical principles.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPCHEM237