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CHM1011 - Chemistry

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr Phil Andrews


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2007 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)


Units CHM1011 and CHM1022 assume a background in VCE chemistry, or its equivalent, and are highly suited to students wishing to proceed further in chemistry, or those requiring a sound chemical knowledge for other units. CHM1011 introduces modern chemistry through biological, environmental and industrial examples. On completion students will have gained an understanding of how atoms and molecules interact with each other and how this affects their bonding, reactivity, 3-D structure and physical properties. The concepts developed within the lectures are strengthened in the laboratory, through small group tutorials, and supported with the aid of computer-based tutorials and tests.


On completion of this unit students should have a basic understanding of chemical stoichiometry, the gaseous state, condensed phases and solutions, the rates of chemical reactions, acid-base, dissolution, and precipitation equilibria and electrochemistry. In the second half of this unit students will develop insight and understanding into the bonding and structure of a variety of simple organic molecules, be able to demonstrate understanding of various aspects of isomerism, stereochemistry, the use of chemical nomenclature, and a knowledge of the classification, properties and reactions of a wide range of organic compunds according to the functional groups they contain. The laboratory program fosters acquisition of skills in broad range of basic practical techniques.


Examinations (3 hours): 60%
Laboratory work: 20%
Computer tests: 20%

Contact hours

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


CHM1031, CHM1731