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Fundamentals of Chemistry

Undergraduate | MUR-SCI18 | 2024

Tally and compound simple ideas to get prepared for your chemistry studies. Learn language and symbols, and describe matter and chemical reactions. Calculate ways to solve problems about chemical quantities, processes and reactions. 

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
27 May 2024,
26 Aug 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Fundamentals of Chemistry

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. describe the nature of matter at the atomic and molecular level using appropriate language, symbols and representations
    2. use chemical equations to describe chemical reactions
    3. carry out calculations related to chemical quantities, processes and reactions.

Entry requirements


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.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    1. The textbook is customised for the unit and is an essential resource. An ebook version is available from the publisher: Fundamentals of Chemistry
    2. This unit uses an online learning platform, Mastering Chemistry. System requirements for Mastering Chemistry can be found at System Requirements
    3. You will need to have access to a basic non-programmable scientific calculator.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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