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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.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 1 Albany Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 1 core unit in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Genetics; Geochemistry; Molecular Life Sciences; Biochemistry of Nutrition; Chemical Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Mining Engineering; Chemistry major sequences
- Level 1 elective
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 acid–base 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) demonstration, 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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) final examination; (2) online quizzes; and (3) practical component—six laboratory sessions. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Dino Spagnoli
- Unit rules
- Successful completion of
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hours per week
workshops: 2 hours per week
labs: 3 hours per week (for 6 weeks) (unsatisfactory attendance and/or performance at the laboratory sessions leads to a laboratory mark of zero)
- CHEM1001 has a compulsory face to face laboratory component, which will need to be completed (at a later date) before a final grade can be awarded for the unit, if the unit is completed in an online mode.
CHEM1001 Chemistry—Properties and Energetics and CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity can be taken in any order and are both offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
Mahaffy, P. et al. Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity: Nelson Education Ltd 2011
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
- Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.