CHEM100 Introductory Chemistry

Updated: 13 January 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale OUA Trimester 1 Online
Armidale OUA Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CHEM123
Notes

Recommended for students contemplating enrolment in CHEM units who are not familiar with the content of HSC Chemistry in NSW or its equivalent. Please send enquiries to chemenquiries@une.edu.au>. In your email please state your course of study and your mathematics background.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Siew Chong (siew.chong@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit is a foundation level unit designed for students entering science-based degree programs who have little to no background in chemistry.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material may be held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation

ISBN: 9781337399425
Zumdahl, S.S. and DeCoste, D.J., Cengage Learning 9th ed. 2018

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 20%
Assessment Notes

Online quizzes. 4 online quizzes. Each individual quiz weighted at 5%. It is mandatory to achieve an overall pass in this component in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 2 15%
Assessment Notes

Online Laboratory Skills Quiz. It is mandatory to complete this component in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 3 20%
Assessment Notes

Mid-Trimester Examination. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 45%
Assessment Notes

Must obtain at least 45% in the Final Examination and obtain an overall passing grade.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. understand chemistry plays an essential role in society;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical principles such as matter, elements, ions, molecules and compounds, atomic structure, measurements and chemical reactions;
  3. describe, interpret and explain basic chemical concepts including bonding, stoichiometry, solutions, acid-base and redox chemistry;
  4. describe and interpret types of hydrocarbons;
  5. solve simple mathematical and conceptual chemistry problems, and demonstrate a capability for self-directed learning; and
  6. communicate knowledge by interpreting the essential details of experimental procedures, key observations, results and conclusions; and applying theory.