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VCP1071 - Pharmaceutical chemistry A

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Dr. Richard Prankerd


Parkville First semester 2007 (Day)


Overview of pharmaceutical chemistry, weights and measures. SI units and errors. Gases. Phase equilibria. Liquids. Rheology and flow of liquids and gases. Semi-solids. Gels. Crystalline solids. Physical properties of selected liquids, semi-solids and solids. Thermodynamics. Heat capacity. Solutions of non-electrolytes and non-electrolytes. Colligative properties of solutions. Isotonicity and electrolytes. Electrolyte calculations. Ionic equilibria. Buffers. Electrochemistry. Kinetics. Solubility and distribution. Surface properties. Liquid in liquid dispersions. Filtration. Solution formulation. Practical work designed to reinforce the theory and assist in understanding the principles.


Students will develop an:


Examination (3 hours)

Contact hours

33 lectures, 12 tutorials and 11 practical classes.