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Not offered as of 2014
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The equivalent of Australian year 10 science and mathematics is assumed prior knowledge. A study of year 12 high-school chemistry and year 11 mathematics is helpful, but not essential for this unit.
3 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week, 5 x 3 hour laboratory practicals per trimester
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit will introduce students to the language and basic concepts and skills of chemistry required for future studies in biology, biomedical science, biotechnology, chemistry, food science, forensic science, materials science, nanotechnology, science education and wine science. Topics include the language of chemistry, electronic structure of atoms, molecules and bonding, chemical calculations, gases, molecular interactions, solutions, energy, equilibrium, acids, bases and buffers. This unit is also suitable for students in related fields such as bioinformatics, criminology, environmental science and science journalism.
Online quizzes 25%, laboratory exercises 25%, examination 50%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 50% in the laboratory component.
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