CHEM3006 Chemistry Beyond the Laboratory

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
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit is compulsory for all students taking the physical/analytical specialisation of the Chemistry major. The focus is on applications of the tools and techniques introduced in detail in CHEM3001 Essential Chemical Skills and CHEM3005 Chemical Spectroscopy and Structure. Topics include industrial chemistry, Industrial Nanotechnology, Colloidal and Surfactants Science and Environmental Chemistry.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate practical skills in performing laboratory procedures relevant to environmental and industrial chemistry; (2) use appropriate instrumentation and interpretation of data; and (3) demonstrate skills in advanced physical chemistry encompassing nanotechnology, colloidal and environmental sciences.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments (essays, video assignments, quizzes); (2) laboratory reports; and (3) end-of-semester examination. 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)
Professor Killugudi Swaminatha Iyer
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
(CHEM2002 Physical and Analytical Chemistry
or
CHEM2220 Analytical and Physical Chemistry)
and
(CHEM2001 Core Chemical Concepts and Techniques
or
CHEM2210 Structure Determination and Physical Chemistry)
Co-requisites:
CHEM3001 Essential Chemical Skills
Incompatibility:
CHEM3310 Environmental Chemistry
Contact hours
Tutorials 1; labs: 5 full-day sessions (6 hours each)
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