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SLE235 - Chemical Systems

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Kieran Lim


One of SLE152, SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Intensive: Students are required to attend an intensive mode short course (classes and seminars) taught in first three weeks of Trimester 3 at Burwood (Melbourne) 4 x 3 hour class per week (first 3 weeks only), 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.


Chemical systems are governed by the interactions between molecules, their bonding and their reactivity. This unit will build on concepts introduced in level-1 chemistry. Topics will include the nature of chemistry, green chemistry, bonding, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium and control of chemical reactions. Examples will be drawn from biomedical science, food science and industrial applications.


Minor assignment 10%, laboratory reports (5 x 10% each) 50%, major assignment 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the laboratory component. Most assessments are due throughout the weeks after the intensive short unit.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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