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SLE155 - Chemistry for the Professional Sciences

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Kieran Lim


Students, who have not successfully completed VCE Chemistry 3 and 4, or equivalent, are advised to first complete SLE131 or SLE133.



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Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.


SLE155 builds on the student’s previous chemistry knowledge about atoms, molecules, properties, reactions, measurement and acidity. Students will extend their knowledge to more advanced chemical naming, structures, and hypervalent bonding. They will be introduced to additional topics such as, chemical equilibria, solution chemistry, simple organic compounds, chirality and thermochemistry.

This unit will lead to further studies in biochemistry, chemistry, and related areas like food and nutrition, molecular biology and science education. This unit can also be taken as an elective unit for students who want a broader knowledge of chemistry to enhance their degree.


Practical reports 40%, 10 x online quiz (2% each) 20%, examination 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the practical component.

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