CHEM3002 Chemical Explorations

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Physical and Analytical specialisation in the Chemistry major sequence
  • Level 3 core unit in the Synthetic specialisation in the Chemistry major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This core unit builds on core concepts learnt in CHEM1001, CHEM1002 and CHEM 2001. The unit contains 18 lectures based on the textbook Chemistry in the Marketplace (Sixth Edition Ben Selinger, Russell Barrow). The remaining 6 lectures will be from 3 visiting industry representatives. Topics will be drawn from such areas as polymer chemistry, chemistry in the medicine cabinet, chemistry in the laundry, chemistry of cosmetics, chemistry in the kitchen, chemistry of ionising radiation, and chemistry in the energy sector.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe principles and concepts related to international industrial chemistry, including those represented in Western Australia. These will include examples from a spectrum of modern chemical industries.; (2) identify the role of compounds and materials found in everyday use in human life, this will include developing an understanding of chemistry in the marketplace and our surrounds.; and (3) carry out advanced laboratory procedures for synthetic, physical and analytical chemistry..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) written examination; and (3) laboratory reports. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the laboratory reports component.

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 overall 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)
Associate Professor Scott Stewart
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
CHEM3001 Essential Chemical Skills
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