The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

Continues the introduction to Chemistry (CHEM1010, Introduction to Chemistry I), focusing 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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. describe and apply foundational concepts in inorganic chemistry;

2. recognise, identify, name and cite examples of organic compounds, their functional groups, their reactions and spectrometric characteristics;

3. describe and apply foundational physical chemical principles as they apply to kinetics, energy, acidity and electrochemistry;

4. apply the scientific method, namely, employ systematic observation, measurement and experimentation, and the formulation, testing and modification of hypotheses in the conduct and reporting of experiment results;

5. implement safe laboratory practice, including wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment, safe handling of chemicals and laboratory equipment and safe disposal of chemicals according to the relevant safety data sheets (SDS).


Content

The course involves study of the following topics, illustrated where appropriate with relevant examples from applicable areas:  

1. Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry: 

  1. the Periodic Table and inorganic chemistry
  2. elements and the periodic table
  3. alkali, alkaline earth and main group chemistry
  4. structure of inorganic solids
  5. transition metals and coordination chemistry
  6. bonding and molecular structure in inorganic compounds

 2. Concepts in Physical Chemistry II: 

  1. reaction kinetics
  2. acids and bases
  3. entropy and free energy
  4. electrochemistry

 

3. Concepts in Organic Chemistry II: 

  1. introduction to functional group chemistry
  2. spectroscopy
  3. haloalkanes
  4. alcohols
  5. amines;
  6. aldehydes and ketones (alkanals and alkanones)
  7. carboxylic acids and their derivatives

 


Assumed knowledge

CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry IIContinues the introduction to Chemistry (CHEM1010, Introduction to Chemistry I), focusing 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.FSCITFaculty of Science723School of Environmental and Life Sciences1010005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019The 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.The course involves study of the following topics, illustrated where appropriate with relevant examples from applicable areas:  1. Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry: the Periodic Table and inorganic chemistryelements and the periodic tablealkali, alkaline earth and main group chemistrystructure of inorganic solidstransition metals and coordination chemistrybonding and molecular structure in inorganic compounds 2. Concepts in Physical Chemistry II: reaction kineticsacids and basesentropy and free energyelectrochemistry 3. Concepts in Organic Chemistry II: introduction to functional group chemistryspectroscopyhaloalkanesalcoholsamines;aldehydes and ketones (alkanals and alkanones)carboxylic acids and their derivatives  YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1describe and apply foundational concepts in inorganic chemistry;2recognise, identify, name and cite examples of organic compounds, their functional groups, their reactions and spectrometric characteristics;3describe and apply foundational physical chemical principles as they apply to kinetics, energy, acidity and electrochemistry;4apply the scientific method, namely, employ systematic observation, measurement and experimentation, and the formulation, testing and modification of hypotheses in the conduct and reporting of experiment results;5implement safe laboratory practice, including wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment, safe handling of chemicals and laboratory equipment and safe disposal of chemicals according to the relevant safety data sheets (SDS). Formal Examination: Written exam covering foundation concepts of chemistryTutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Written or Online Laboratory Reports *Quiz: Online quizzes* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.CallaghanLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for8Weeks0LectureFace to Face On Campus36hour(s)per Term0Full Term0In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:General Course Requirements:Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.Students must attend and submit assessment items for seven (7) out of the eight (8) laboratory sessionsLaboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. Course Assessment Requirements:Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.Minimum of 7 experiments out of 8.Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.Students must achieve a pass mark of 50% or higher in this assessment item to pass the course


Assessment items

Formal Examination: Written exam covering foundation concepts of chemistry

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Written or Online Laboratory Reports *

Quiz: Online quizzes

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend and submit assessment items for seven (7) out of the eight (8) laboratory sessions
  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Minimum of 7 experiments out of 8.
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must achieve a pass mark of 50% or higher in this assessment item to pass the course

Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 36 hour(s) per Term Full Term