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The World of Chemistry II (6 points)


Leader: Dr Ian McKinnon

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: Continuation of the study of the role of chemistry in life and living. Energy and hydrocarbons, alternate energy sources, organic chemicals and polymers, chemistry of life, consumer chemistry, nutrition, medicines and toxic substances, water quality, air quality and the role of chemistry in food supply. Practical work will include such experiments as measuring energy changes, modelling and testing organic compounds, forming emulsions and analysis for vitamin C. See Joesten and Wood, World of Chemistry, Second Edition, Saunders College Publishing,1996, Chapters 12 to 22.

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: CHM1022

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