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Undergraduate | UNE-CHEM100 | 2024

Introductory Chemistry

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An introduction to fundamental chemical principles and concepts. You’ll cover chemical reactions, elements, lab techniques, and more. Learn to write up experiments. Build a foundation of chemistry skills to support you through further science study. 

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Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
24 June 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
16 weeks

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Introductory Chemistry

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. understand chemistry plays an essential role in society;
    2. demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical principles such as matter, elements, ions, molecules and compounds, atomic structure, measurements and chemical reactions;
    3. describe, interpret and explain basic chemical concepts including bonding, stoichiometry, solutions, acid-base and redox chemistry;
    4. describe and interpret types of hydrocarbons;
    5. solve simple mathematical and conceptual chemistry problems, and demonstrate a capability for self-directed learning; and
    6. communicate knowledge by interpreting the essential details of experimental procedures, key observations, results and conclusions; and applying theory.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers ( required to listen to lecture and other media provided in subjects, a USB style headset has proven to provide superior audio quality to the jack style headset when used for online teaching software). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended for participation in virtual classrooms). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete their subjects. UNE's minimum requirements for all students in relation to the hardware and software a student requires to support their learning are found at:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period. Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Textbook information may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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