UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

CHEM3319 Analytical Chemistry and Occupational Health and Safety

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Offshore teaching periodSingaporeFace to face
Content This unit draws on material concerning chemical safety and generic workplace skills from CHEM3309 Chemistry in the Workplace. Occupational health and safety issues and legislation relevant to chemical industries in Singapore are discussed in light of local case studies. Material on analytical chemistry is drawn from CHEM2220 Analytical and Physical Chemistry and CHEM3304 Analytical and Physical Chemistry, and includes an introduction to analytical chemistry and sampling methods, gravimetric and titrimetric techniques, electrochemical techniques and spectroscopic techniques. Components of analytical instrumentation are also discussed.
Outcomes Students gain knowledge of issues in the chemical workplace such as safety, incident management and use of online databases; and have a theoretical understanding of, and practical experience with, the use of various types of analytical instrumentation commonly used in the chemical industry.
Assessment This comprises a two-hour examination (50 per cent); laboratory work and reports (30 per cent); and assignments, presentations and other continuous assessment (20 per cent).

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Duncan Wild
Unit rules
Prerequisites: CHEM2210 Structure Determination and Physical Chemistry
Advisable prior study: CHEM2211 Synthetic and Materials Chemistry and CHEM2221 Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
Incompatibility: CHEM3309 Chemistry in the Workplace
Contact hours lectures: 26 hours; labs: 36 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/CHEM3319/TS-OFF-G5/2017

Atkins, P. and de Paula, J. Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, 8th or 9th edns: Oxford Uuniversity Press 2010

Skoog, D. A., Holler, J., and Crouch, S. R. Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 6th edn: Thomson, Brooks/Cole 2007

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