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CHM1022 - Chemistry

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr Phil Andrews


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


Usually, students would need either CHM1011 or CHM1031 to progress to CHM1022. Within CHM1022, students will gain an understanding of the structure of atoms and molecules from the perspective of kinetics and equilibria through to their involvement and reactivity in biologically important molecules e.g. carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids. Along the way, students will encounter the importance of nuclear and radiochemistry, and how to use modern spectroscopic techniques to solve structural problems in chemistry. The concepts developed within the lectures are strengthened in the laboratory and with the aid of computer-based tutorials and tests.


On completion of this unit students should understand the properties of atomic nuclei; have gained some understanding of wave-particle duality and the Schrodinger equation; be able to interpret the relationships between electronic structure and bonding; have achieved some understanding of the principles of spectroscopy; understand the properties of transition elements; be able to describe coordination compounds and their structures, reactions and applications; be able to interpret properties of solids; have learnt some applications of inorganic compounds; be able to extend the understanding of organic compounds to include a range of biologically important compounds; have learnt to use modern spectroscopic methods to deduce the structures of simple organic molecules; have learnt how to use basic laboratory skills in chemical analysis and have verified some of the theoretical principles learnt in coursework through laboratory applications.


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


CHM1042, CHM1742