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CHM1742 - Chemistry

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr Robert Lyall


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit continues on from the introductory chemistry subject CHM1731 and is designed to enhance the student's prior knowledge to a level which forms a basis for a variety of further studies at second level in the chemical, biological and environmental sciences. CHM1742 consists of selected topics in physical, inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry which are relevant to such programs while still providing a traditional first level chemistry course for students intending to major in chemistry. Laboratory exercises are used to extend theoretical understanding as well as develop practical skills.


On completion of this unit students will be able to display insight into the bonding and structure of a variety of simple inorganic and organic molecules; discuss the concepts of dynamic solution equilibria and apply the principles of equilibrium to a number of situations which are important to chemical analysis and biological science; demonstrate an understanding of introductory concepts within electrochemistry and reaction kinetics; calculate the energy changes occurring in chemical reactions and learn how these changes are measured; understand the concepts of entropy and free energy and how these relate to spontaneity; understand the structure and properties of hydrocarbons, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, organic nitrogen compounds and aromatic compounds; understand the principal reactions of these compounds and be able to predict products of their reactions be able to describe the chemical structure of biologically important compounds; demonstrate skills and confidence in the laboratory with chemical techniques and measurements in the above areas. Display a level of writing skills for laboratory practical reports which is appropriate to first year tertiary chemistry.


Two 2-hour examinations: 50%
eight computer tests: 30%
Practical work: 20%

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures, one 1-hour tutorial and three hours of laboratory work per week


CHM1731 or equivalent


CHM1022, CHM1042, CHM1639