CHEM110 Chemistry I

Updated: 21 November 2017
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
25 April 2018 28 April 2018 Mandatory Trimester 1 Intensive School. The intensive school is mandatory for online students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale
02 September 2018 05 September 2018 Mandatory Trimester 2 Intensive School. The intensive school is mandatory for online students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale.
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CHEM130

Students contemplating enrolment in CHEM110 who are not familiar with the content of HSC Chemistry in NSW or its equivalent should contact staff in the School of Science and Technology at before enrolling. In your email please state your course of study and your mathematics background.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Erica Smith (
Unit Description

This unit comprises the first half of an introduction to the chemical principles required for further study in chemistry within the BSc, as well as in other disciplines including biochemistry, genetics, geology, molecular biology, physiology, soil science and zoology. It is an important unit in the BPharm, BBiomedSc, BEcol, BEngTech, BRurSc, BAnimSc, BEnvSc, BZool and BAgr. Students enrolling in CHEM110 are normally expected to be familiar with the content in NSW HSC Chemistry or its equivalent. Students with no, or a weak background in chemistry, are strongly encouraged to complete foundation chemistry (CHEM100) prior to attempting CHEM110. CHEM110 comprises the basic tools of chemistry (chemical reactions and equations, intermolecular interactions, states of matter, solution chemistry, chemical thermodynamics and equilibria, acids and bases).

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. demonstrate an understanding of the basic tools of chemistry (matter, measurement, molecules, stoichiometry and chemical reactions);
  2. describe, interpret and explain introductory chemistry concepts - chemistry of water, solutions and solubility, thermodynamics, states of matter, equilibria, acid base chemistry, electrochemistry;
  3. analyse and solve simple mathematical and conceptual chemistry problems;
  4. apply the theory and demonstrate practical skills in simple chemical experiments; and
  5. demonstrate skills in oral, written, graphical and numerical communication, social responsibility within the laboratory and for the environment, information literacy and team work.