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The World of Chemistry I (6 points)


Leader: Dr Ian McKinnon

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: An introduction to chemistry and its role in society for students with little background in chemistry, physics and mathematics. Topics include: living in a world of chemistry, the chemical view of matter, atoms, the periodic table, nuclear reactions, primary and secondary chemical bonding in molecules and materials, gases, water and other liquids, solids, metals and solutions, chemical reactions, rates and equilibria, acids and bases, oxidants and reductants, air, sea and land as sources for gases, inorganic chemicals, fuels and oxidants, metals, ceramics and cement.See Joesten and Wood, World of Chemistry, Second Edition, Saunders College Publishing,1996, Chapters 1 to 11

Assessment: Examinations (3 hours): 60% + Practical work: 20% + Regular testing: 20%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour laboratory or tutorial per week

Prohibitions: CHM1011

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