Introduction to Chemistry
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Undergraduate Level 1
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- Domestic student fee:
- $1,039.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $565.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,264.00 (AUD)
This unit is intended for students who have not studied chemistry beyond Year 10, (third year West Australian secondary school) or equivalent, but have an interest in biological, environmental, veterinary, medical science or everyday applications of chemistry. This unit covers the atomic and molecular structure of matter, chemical symbols and equations, valency, states of matter, gas laws, simple reaction types, acids and bases, the mole concept, molarity, pH, titrations, chemical equilibrium, organic nomenclature and properties relating to organic functional groups. You will need to have access to a basic non-programmable scientific calculator.
You should have some prior knowledge of chemistry at Year 10 level (third year in WA secondary schools) or equivalent and a reasonable grounding in basic mathematics.
- Assignment — 5 Online Assignments (20%)
- Invigilated Exam — 2 hour examination (60%)
- Mid Test 1 — Take Home Test (10%)
- Mid Test 2 — Take Home Test (10%)
This introductory unit caters for students who have not studied chemistry beyond Year 10 (third year West Australian secondary school) or equivalent. It provides a preparation for further studies in the physical, biological, environmental, veterinary and medical sciences and everyday applications of chemistry.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Measurements and calculations|
|4||Chemical foundations: elements, atoms and ions|
|7||Reactions in Aqueous solutions|
|10||Modern atomic theory|
|13||Liquids and solids|
|16||Acids and bases|
|17||Oxidation - reduction reactions and electrochemistry|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Web links
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Energy Management, Murdoch University
- Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences), RMIT University
- Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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