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Faculty of Science Chemistry and Biochemistry Unit Outline Chemistry - Properties and Energetics CHEM1001 SEM-1, 2014

Faculty of Science Chemistry and Biochemistry

Unit Outline

Chemistry - Properties and Energetics

CHEM1001

SEM-1, 2014 Campus: Crawley

Unit Coordinator: Professor George Koutsantonis Dr Dino Spagnoli

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Unit details

Unit title

Chemistry - Properties and Energetics

 

Unit code

CHEM1001

Credit points

6

Availability

SEM-1, 2014 (24/02/2014 - 21/06/2014)

 

Location

Crawley

Mode

Face to face, Multimode

Contact details

Faculty

Faculty of Science

 

School

Chemistry and Biochemistry

School website

Unit coordinator

Professor George Koutsantonis

Email

george.koutsantonis@uwa.edu.au

Telephone

6488 3177

Unit co-coordinator

Dr Dino Spagnoli

Email

dino.spagnoli@uwa.edu.au

Telephone

0864 8886

Consultation hours

By appointment

Lecturers

Name

Email

Telephone Number

Dino Spagnoli

dino.spagnoli@uwa.edu.au

6488 8681

Dylan Jayatilaka

dylan.jayatilaka@uwa.edu.au

6488 3138

Swaminatha Iyer swaminatha.iyer@uwa.edu.au 6488 4470

 

Paul Low

paul.low@uwa.edu.au

6488 3045

Tutors

Dr Dino Spagnoli is the Coordinator of First Year Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He coordinates all online quizzes and laboratory activities for CHEM1001 and all first year chemistry and biochemistry units. Should you have any issues with regards online quizzes or laboratory activities please contact him as soon as possible.

Online handbook

 

Unit website

 

Unit rules

Prerequisites

WACE Chemistry 3A/3B or TEE Chemistry or equivalent or CHEM1105 Introductory Chemistry or CHEM1003

Incompatibility

Introductory Chemistry CHEM1101 Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, CHEM1104 Biological Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Unit description

This unit focuses on the chemical properties and description of matter at the macroscopic level. It comprises one half of the Level 1 units taken for a Chemistry major, but also acts as a service unit for students in a variety of other majors. The unit introduces essential knowledge and principles in the areas of thermodynamics, gases, intermolecular interactions and the nature of liquids, solids and solutions, chemical kinetics, aspects of chemical equilibrium including acids, bases and solubility, electrochemistry and the chemistry of non-metals. It provides an essential foundation for more advanced studies in these topics.

Introduction

Welcome to CHEM1001! This unit outline contains important information, and we highly recommend that you read it thoroughly at the start of the semester and remember that it

exists and should be your first port of call throughout semester for providing answers on how the unit will be taught, assessed (including weightings), and the expected outcomes. The information provided here includes educational outcomes, assessment items and timings, and a schedule of lectures, laboratory experiments, and quizzes. You will also find the contact details of the unit coordinator, and other academics involved in teaching the unit

Unit description and content

The CHEM1001 unit is primarily for science students who intend to major in Chemistry or proceed with Level 2 chemistry major units. This unit focuses on

the chemical properties and description of matter at the macroscopic level, and comprises one half of the level 1 units taken for a Chemistry major (in combination with CHEM1002). The unit introduces essential knowledge and principles in the areas of thermodynamics, gases, intermolecular interactions and the nature of liquids, solids and solutions, chemical kinetics, aspects of chemical equilibrium including acids, bases and solubility, electrochemistry, and the chemistry of non-metals. It provides an essential foundation for more advanced studies in these topics, as well as underpinning many aspects of biochemistry.

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Learning outcomes

Students are able to (1) understand principles and concepts related to (a) thermochemistry and thermodynamics; (b) the nature of gases, liquids and solids, and the important intermolecular forces; (c) the description of the rates of chemical reactions; (d) chemical equilbrium; (e) properties of solutions and solution phenomena including acidbase chemistry and solubility; (f) oxidation and reduction reactions; and (g) the chemistry of the non-metals; (2) acquire basic practical skills in (a) basic experimental techniques in physical chemistry; (b) manipulation and use of basic chemicals and standard laboratory apparatus; and (c) recording and analysis of experimental measurements and procedures; and (3) gain skills in scientific writing, problem solving, critical analysis and teamwork, as well as basic research skills, through a combination of practical class experimentation and self-paced learning in online quizzes.

Unit structure

Lectures: Three 1-hour lectures per week (see timetable web pages) Laboratory sessions: A total of 3 hours per week for six weeks of semester.​

Unit schedule

Week Date

Lecture Topic

Lecturer Quiz

Laboratory

  • 1 Feb Introduction (1) Chemistry in/of water (2)

24

DS & GK

no quiz

  • 2 Chemistry in/of water (1) States of Matter (2) GK

3 Mar

lab safety quiz

  • 3 States of Matter (1) Solutions (2)

10

Mar

GK

Chemistry in/of Water

  • 4 Main Group Chemistry (3)

17

Mar

PJL

States of Matter

solubility of Ca(OH)2

  • 5 Chemical Equilibrium (3)

24

Mar

PJL

Chemical Equilibrium

  • 6 Electrochemistry (3)

31

Mar

PJL

Electrochemistry

Chemical Equilibrium

  • 7 7 Apr

Thermochemistry (2)

DJ

No Quiz

Electrochemistry

  • 8 Thermochemistry (1) Revision (1)

14

Apr

DJ

thermochemistry

Thermochemistry

21

Apr

Mid Semester Break

  • 9 Chemical Kinetics (3)

28

Apr

DJ

Chemical Kinetics

  • 10 Acid-Base Equilibria (3)

5 May

SI

no quiz

Chemical kinetics

  • 11 Acid-Base Equilibria (3)

12 May

SI

Acid-Base Equilibria

Acids, bases & buffers

  • 12 Other Aqueous Equilibria (3)

19 May

DJ

Other aqueous equilibria

  • 13 Thermodynamics & exam information (3)

26 May

DJ

Thermodynamics

Teaching and learning responsibilities

Teaching and learning strategies

Although there are formally 3 lectures per week and 6 x 3 hr lab sessions throughout the semester, there are many more flexible learning options available. All lectures will be recorded and available on the unit LMS site, as will PDF copies of each lecture. All quizzes are accessed via the same site, and these are designed to tie in with the lecture content, and engage students with that material as much as possible. In addition, students are encouraged to be actively involved in the discussions that take place on the bulletin board on LMS.

Assessment

Assessment overview

Typically this unit is assessed in the following way(s): (1) practical componentsix laboratory sessions (25 per cent); and (2) theoretical componentmultiple-choice online quizzes throughout the semester (25 per cent) and a two-hour final examination (50 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Assessment mechanism

Component

Online quizzes

Weight Due

Date

Relates To Outcomes

25%

Ten, at intervals throughout semester 1

Write-up of experiments in laboratory notebook 25%

Final 2 hr examination

50%

Six, throughout semester End of semester

2

1, 2

Assessment items

Item Title

Online quizzes

Description

These are available via LMS. Two 30 minute attempts are allowed for each quiz, and the highest

score counts towards the final grade. Laboratory reports Write up of six laboratory reports in a required format (completed in the laboratory notebook

provided).

Final exam

A final exam covering all aspects

of the material covered in the unit.

Textbooks and resources

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Recommended texts

Chemistry. Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity.

Mahaffy, P.G., Bucat, B., Tasker, R., Kotz, J.C., Treichel, P.M., Weaver, G.C. and McMurry, J.

1st International Edition; Nelson Education (2011).

Detailed breakdown of coverage of material in each chapter of the text (Mahaffy, 2011):

Revision:

Ch. 1. Chemistry: A Human Activity

Ch. 2. Building Blocks of Materials Ch. 3. Models of Structure to Explain Properties Ch. 4 Carbon Compounds Ch. 5 Chemical Reaction, Chemical Equations

Chemistry of/in water:

Ch. 6. Chemistry of Water, Chemistry in Water

Thermochemistry:

Ch. 7. Chemical Reactions and Energy Flows

States of matter:

Ch. 11. States of Matter

Solutions:

Ch. 12. Solutions and Their Behaviour

Chemical equilibrium:

Acid-base equilibria:

Other aqueous equilibria:

Ch. 13. Dynamic Chemical Equilibrium

Ch. 14. Acid-Base Equilibria in Aqueous Solution Ch. 15. Solubility, Precipitation and Complexation

Electrochemistry:

Ch. 16. Electron Transfer Reactions

and Electrochemistry

Thermodynamics:

Ch. 17. Spontaneous Change: How Far?

Chemical kinetics:

Ch. 18. Spontaneous Change: How Fast?

Main Group Chemistry:

Ch. 26. Main Group Elements and Their Compounds

Other important information

CHEM1001 and CHEM1002 can be taken in any order and are both offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

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