CHEM100 Introductory Chemistry

Updated: 02 October 2019
Credit Points 6
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 CHEM110 or CHEM120 or CHEM123

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>. In your email please state your course of study and your mathematics background.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Siew Chong (
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

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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.