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SLE235 - Chemical Systems

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Kieran Lim


One of SLE152, SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Intensive: Students are required to attend an intensive mode short course (classes/seminars and laboratories) taught in first four weeks of Trimester 3 at Burwood (Melbourne) 4 x 3 hour classes/seminars per week (weeks 1 and 2), 2 x 3 hour classes/seminars per week (weeks 3), 4 x 4 hour laboratory classes per trimester (weeks 1-4).


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.


Laboratory reports (4 x 10% each) 40%, critique 15%, case study (draft) 15% and (final version) 30%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the laboratory component, in addition to the normal requirement of at least 50% overall for the unit.  The case studies are due throughout the seven weeks after the intensive short face-to-face class sessions.

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