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SLE155 - Chemistry for the Professional Sciences

Unit details

Year2015 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.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


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.


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, in addition to the normal requirement of at least 50% overall for the 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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