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Foundations of Chemistry (CHE144)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides a foundation in the principles of general chemistry relevant to the study and practice of a range of scientific disciplines. Topics include: molecular structure, solubility, solution chemistry (including colligative properties and equilibrium), thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, organic compounds and concepts related to the interaction of radiation with matter. The laboratory component facilitates practical application of major principles and the development of safe laboratory practices.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials/workshops: a total of 4 x 1 hours per week; laboratories: 1 x 3 hours per week for 9 weeks; optional Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS): 1 hour per week.
External: compulsory attendance at a 5-day on-campus laboratory session.
Due to the nature of offering this unit students are recommended to seek confirmation of the exact attendance dates and requirements from the Unit Coordinator closer to commencement of the teaching period.
Prerequisites A thorough knowledge of WACE Stage 3 Chemistry is assumed. Students who did not achieve a WACE final scaled score of more than 60 percent in WACE Chemistry 3A/3B within the three years immediately preceding this enrolment are required to pass CHE140/PEC140 Introduction to Chemistry before enrolling in this unit.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed PEC114 Chemistry for Biological Sciences, PEC115 Chemistry for Environmental Sciences, PEC116 Chemistry for Physical Sciences, or PEC144 Chemical Principles may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: PEC144
2013: 'Chemical Principles'
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