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CHEM1011

Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A

This unit of study is designed for those that have not studied chemistry at HSC level. There is no assumed prior knowledge in chemistry, however you are encouraged to undertake the bridging course to familiarise yourself with the 'language of chemistry'. The unit offers students an integrated approach to the composition of matter, the shapes of molecules, and the physical and chemical processes that occur in chemistry. The emphasis is on the molecular basis of materials and transformations relevant to everyday experience. The concepts covered in lectures will be illustrated by work conducted in the laboratories. The laboratory classes also teach some standard research techniques and experimental methodology.
The unit carries a credit point value of 6 and consists of approximately 80 hours of teaching. It contains some continuous assessment and concludes with an examination.

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E10: Acetic Acid Content of Vinegar Back of Lab D
E6: The Rotation of Polarized Light by Chiral Molecules Back of Lab B
E8: Sunscreens Back of Lab A
E1: Chemistry of Soil Front of Lab A
E9: Porphyrins Front of Lab B
E7: Phase Separation and Purification Front of Lab D
E4: Mixing the Unmixable: Surfactants in Solutions, Emulsions and Lotions Back of Lab C
E5: Heat and Temperature Front of Lab C
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Unit Summary A summary of the syllabus, the aims and goals, the learner preparation, the learning situations, commitments and outcomes and the assessment procedures are available using the link below.

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Unit Resources The link below gives details and links to the on-line and other resources available for this unit.



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Academic Resources A variety of resources are available to assist you in your studies, including extensive on-line material. These may be accessed using the link below and using your unit area resources.

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Support The First Year Chemistry Team is here to assist and support you in your studies. Use the link below to find out who we are and how to contact us.


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