CHEM505 Applied Physical Chemistry

Updated: 15 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
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.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CHEM305 or CHEM305A or CHEM405
Notes None
Combined Units CHEM305 - Applied Physical Chemistry
Coordinator(s) Trevor Brown (tbrown3@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit explores the fundamental and applied physical chemistry associated with electrochemistry, kinetics, catalysis and energy utilisation, which are four key areas of industrial, environmental and sustainable chemistry. These topics provide the ideal background knowledge and skills for research in these areas and for chemistry secondary-school teachers.

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.

Physical Chemistry

ISBN: 9781292022246
Engel, T. and Reid, P., Pearson Education 3rd International 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 10% 1000
Assessment Notes

Assignment requiring short answers and/or calculations. Three assignments will require the student to demonstrate greater depth of understanding and an enhanced ability to integrate critical aspects of the material.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 2 10% 1000
Assessment Notes

Assignment requiring short answers and/or calculations. Three assignments will require the student to demonstrate greater depth of understanding and an enhanced ability to integrate critical aspects of the material.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 3 5% 500
Assessment Notes

Assignment requiring short answers and/or calculations. Three assignments will require the student to demonstrate greater depth of understanding and an enhanced ability to integrate critical aspects of the material.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 4 25% 2700
Assessment Notes

Eight practical work/reports which require the student to demonstrate enhanced skills in experimental design and analysis.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass the final examination in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. critically analyse and evaluate the kinetics of complex reactions and the rate processes that occur at solid surfaces;
  2. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of reactions that take place in electrochemical cells and the importance of energy in the control of chemical reactions;
  3. use expert and specialised cognitive and technical skills for problem solving related to chemical systems in industry and the environment;
  4. apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility through an integrated laboratory program;
  5. demonstrate the ability to interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas, based on laboratory or assignment work, using written and graphical communication methods to a specialist or non-specialist audience; and
  6. demonstrate a expert level of knowledge, interpretation, understanding, communication and laboratory skills.