The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

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 and 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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. discuss 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 and discuss basic concepts and knowledge central to chemical science;

5. display an understanding of the scientific methods employed in chemistry

6. demonstrate elementary skills in laboratory methods applied in analytical and experimental tasks involving chemistry;

7. demonstrate skills in the scientific method of conducting, reviewing and reporting experiments

8. display an understanding of 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

  1. Enthalpy, entropy, free energy & calorimetry
  2. Equilibrium
  3. acids & bases
  4. Reaction kinetics

Concepts in Bioorganic Chemistry

  1. carbohydrates & biopolymers
  2. amino acids & proteins
  3. chirality

Inorganic Chemistry

  1. Transition metals & Coordination chemistry
  2. metals in bioorganic systems

Requisite

This course has similarities to CHEM1020. If you have successfully completed CHEM1020 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

CHEM1120Chemistry for the Life Sciences IIFocuses 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 and 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.FSCITFaculty of Science723School of Environmental and Life Sciences1010005980Semester 2 - 2019CENTRALCSTOurimbah2019Fundamental 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.The course involves study of the following topics, illustrated as appropriate with relevant examples from applicable areas:Concepts in Physical Chemistry Enthalpy, entropy, free energy & calorimetry Equilibrium acids & bases Reaction kineticsConcepts in Bioorganic Chemistry carbohydrates & biopolymers amino acids & proteins chiralityInorganic Chemistry Transition metals & Coordination chemistry metals in bioorganic systems YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1discuss the basic concepts in chemistry relevant to the professional practice of chemistry, environmental sciences, food technology and human nutrition;2understand the breadth, established knowledge base and applicability of key concepts central to chemistry3appreciate the central role of chemistry in science and technology;4understand and discuss basic concepts and knowledge central to chemical science;5display an understanding of the scientific methods employed in chemistry6demonstrate elementary skills in laboratory methods applied in analytical and experimental tasks involving chemistry;7demonstrate skills in the scientific method of conducting, reviewing and reporting experiments8display an understanding of the safe practice and responsibilities residing in scientific and (especially) chemically-based work This course has similarities to CHEM1020. If you have successfully completed CHEM1020 you cannot enrol in this course.Formal Examination: Written exam covering foundation concepts of chemistry *Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory reports *Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Problem solving workshopsQuiz: Mid Semester Quizzes (2) ** This assessment has a compulsory requirement.OurimbahLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for6Weeks0LectureFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0WorkshopFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for4Weeks0In 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.Compulsory Attendance of 80% at scheduled laboratoriesWorkshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.Compulsory Attendance of 80% at scheduled workshopsLaboratory: 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. Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.Overall mark of 50 or more for laboratory sessions


Assessment items

Formal Examination: Written exam covering foundation concepts of chemistry *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory reports *

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Problem solving workshops

Quiz: Mid Semester Quizzes (2) *

* 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. - Compulsory Attendance of 80% at scheduled laboratories
  • Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Compulsory Attendance of 80% at scheduled workshops
  • 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.
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Overall mark of 50 or more for laboratory sessions

Contact hours

Ourimbah

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks