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SLE155 - Chemistry for the Professional Sciences

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

K Lim

Prerequisite:

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

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

SLE152

Contact hours:

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

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

In this unit, you will build on your previous chemistry knowledge about atoms, molecules, properties, reactions, measurement and acidity. You will extend your knowledge to more advanced chemical naming, structures, and hypervalent bonding. You will be introduced to 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, forensic science, molecular biology and science education. This unit can also be taken as an elective unit for students who want a greater knowledge of chemistry to enhance their degree and broaden their sphere of employability.

Assessment

Examination 40%, online quizzes 20%, laboratory exercises and reports 30%, seminar group work 10%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the laboratory component.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$3750$3503

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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