CHEM220 Chemical Reactivity

Updated: 30 April 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
01 September 2019 04 September 2019 Mandatory The intensive school is mandatory for online students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale.
17 December 2019 20 December 2019 Mandatory 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 no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites CHEM110 and CHEM120 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CHEM202 or CHEM202A
Notes

offered in Trimester 3 only in odd-numbered years

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s)
Unit Description

This unit is designed to provide preliminary insights into the fascinating areas of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, transition metal chemistry and electrochemistry. The concepts involved are central to all areas of chemistry, including biophysics, medical sciences and environmental sciences. The course work covers the key topics required for an understanding of chemical reactivity through a reduced lecture schedule and a strong emphasis on laboratory-based learning.

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.

Chemical Structure and Reactivity: An Integrated Approach

ISBN: 9780199604135
Keeler, J. and Wothers, P., Oxford University Press 2nd ed. 2013

Text refers to: Trimester 2, 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 5% approx 250
Assessment Notes

Online quiz.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

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

Compulsory Assessment 2 20% 1000
Assessment Notes

Written assignment requiring short answers and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

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

Compulsory Assessment 3 5% approx 250
Assessment Notes

Online quiz.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

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

Compulsory Assessment 4 20% 1000
Assessment Notes

Written assignment requiring short answers and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

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

Compulsory Assessment 5 50% 2500
Assessment Notes

Laboratory work. Eight (8) experiments are completed in the laboratory. There are six formal written reports and two oral reports, which must be completed. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

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 how to describe the rate of a chemical reaction using a rate law, and to interpret that rate law in terms of a mechanism, using a broad theoretical and technical knowledge of physical chemistry;
  2. understand the principles and applications of coordination chemistry of the d-block elements, including their structures, bonding, magnetism and reactions, using a broad theoretical and technical knowledge of inorganic chemistry;
  3. interpret and apply the relationship between the standard Gibbs energy change and the equilibrium constant of a reaction;
  4. interpret and apply the relationship between the cell potential and the Gibbs energy change of the cell reaction;
  5. analyse numerical and chemical problems using a broad range of cognitive and technical skills; and
  6. demonstrate greater autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in performing laboratory work and report writing.