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CHEM1612 - Syllabus


Chemistry B (Pharmacy)


The order of topics presented here is essentially the order of presentation in the lecture course, although individual lecturers may make some variations from this. Some topics span more than one week.

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Week

Topics covered

1

Introduction
- admin. matters
- overview of course

Introduction to Chemical Energetics
- first law of thermodynamics
- enthalpy
- Hess' Law
- standard enthalpy of formation

2

Introduction to Chemical Energetics (continued)
- spontaneous processes and entropy
- entropy and the second law of thermodynamics
- the effect of temperature and spontaneity
- entropy change in chemical reactions
- free energy
- free energy and chemical reactions
- the dependence of free energy on pressure
- free energy and equilibrium
- free energy and work

3

Gas Laws
- effects of temperature and pressure on volume
- partial pressures
- ideal gas law

Chemical Equilibrium
- the equilibrium condition
- the equilibrium constant; Kc and Kp
- heterogeneous equilibrium
- uses of equilibrium constants - the reaction quotient

4

Chemical Equilibrium
- solving equilibrium problems
- factors affecting equilibrium: Le Chatelier's principle
- the effects of catalysts

5

Solutions
- factors affecting solubility: molecular structure; pressure (Henry's Law); temperature
- molarity and mole fraction
- the vapour pressure of solutions
- Raoult's law
- colligative properties - boiling point elevation, freezing point depression
- osmotic pressure, dialysis and the artificial kidney

6

Acids and Bases
- calculations involving pH, Ka and Kb
- acid-base properties of salt solutions
- hydrolysis
- the Lewis theory of acids and bases

7

Acids and Bases
- the common ion effect
- calculations involving buffer solutions

Solubility
- solubility equilibrium
- common ion effect
- solubility and pH
- Qsp/Ksp criterion

8

Oxidation Numbers

Complexes
- complex ions
- the structure of complexes
- chelates, biologically important metal complexes
- nomenclature
- isomerism

9

Redox Reactions and Introduction to Electrochemistry
- electrochemical cells
- cell EMF, standard reduction potentials
- cell potential, electrical work and free energy

10

Redox Reactions and Introduction to Electrochemistry
- dependence of cell potential on concentrations
- the Nernst equation
- electrolysis, Faraday's laws

11

Chemical Kinetics
- reaction rate
- dependence of reaction rate on concentration
- the rate law
- relation between reactant concentrations and time
- first order rate laws, half-life, second order rate laws, zero order rate laws
- activation energy, the Arrhenius equation
- catalysis
- enzymes

12

Radiochemistry
- elementary sub-atomic particles
- structure of nuclei, Z and A, revision
- isotopes
- nuclear stability and radioactive decay
- half-life of nuclear disintegration
- nuclear transformations
- application of radionuclides
- biological effects of radiation

13

Introduction to Colloids and Surface Chemistry
- the colloidal state, types and properties of colloids
- surface tension
- detergency
- model of biological membranes
- micelle formation, lipid bilayers
 



Textbook


Blackman, Bottle, Schmid, Mocerino and Wille,
     Chemistry, 3rd Edition, 2015 (John Wiley) ISBN: 978-0-7303-1105-8 (paperback) and 978-0-7303-2492-8 (e-text)


Textbook resources, including the answers to the odd-numbered problems of Chemistry, 3rd Edition and the web address for the publisher's site, are available via "Textbook Resources" on USYD eLearning.


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