CHEM110 Chemistry I

Updated: 19 July 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for off campus students only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
06 April 2017 09 April 2017 Mandatory Trimester 1 Intensive School. The intensive school is mandatory for off-campus students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale.
30 October 2017 03 November 2017 Mandatory Trimester 3 Intensive School. The intensive school is mandatory for off-campus 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
Notes

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 chemenquiries@une.edu.au before enrolling. In your email please state your course of study and your mathematics background.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Erica Smith (erica.smith@une.edu.au)
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 and introductory chemistry (atomic structure and chemical bonding, phases, 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

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity (International Edition)

ISBN: 9780176684082
Mahaffy, P. et. al, Nelson 2nd ed. 2014

Note: Includes printed access card (12 months) for Premium Website.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 3, On and Off Campus

Recommended Material
Optional

Shrink Wrapped Package(s):

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

SI Chemical Data 7E

ISBN: 9780730302469
Aylward, G.H. and Findlay, T.J.V., John Wiley and Sons 7th ed. 2013

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 3, On and Off Campus

Text(s):

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

Molecular Visions Molecular Modelling Kit #3

ISBN: 9780964883741
Darling, Wiley 2001

Note: This is not a requisite for students who are undertaking the unit in Trimester 3, 2017.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On and Off Campus

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 2.5%
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. It is mandatory to achieve an overall pass in the online quizzes in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 2 2.5%
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. It is mandatory to achieve an overall pass in the online quizzes in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 3 2 hrs 30%
Assessment Notes

Mid trimester examination. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 4 2.5%
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. It is mandatory to achieve an overall pass in the online quizzes in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 5 2.5%
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. It is mandatory to achieve an overall pass in the online quizzes in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 6 20%
Assessment Notes

Practicals. Nine (9) laboratories. Including online preliminary questions, labwork and extension questions. On-campus students complete weekly practicals throughout the trimester and off-campus students complete practicals during the Intensive School. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 4, 5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40%
Assessment Notes

Note: The Final Examination is a UNE Supervised Examination in Trimester 1 and a School Based Examination in Trimester 3. It is mandatory to pass the final examination in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4


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 - atomic structure and bonding, thermodynamics, phases, equilibria and acid base chemistry;
  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.