Chemistry for Land and Food Resources

Subject 202-102 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Summer Term, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures and 36 hours of practicals/tutorials
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Robert Edis
Subject Overview:

The subject will cover areas including:

  • nature of matter: elements, atoms, ions and molecules;

  • electronic structure of atoms and ions;

  • bond formation including covalent, ionic, metallic, hydrogen bonding, van der Waal's;

  • solubility and the solution state; ions and hydration;

  • the behaviour of gases;

  • the mole concept, concentrations and stoichiometry;

  • acids, bases, neutralisation reactions and salt formation;

  • acid/base strength and the pH scale;

  • energy and chemical systems;

  • rates of reaction and reaction order;

  • catalysis and enzymes;

  • chemical equilibrium: the equilibrium constant, Ka, Kb, stability constants and solubility products;

  • redox reactions and redox potentials;

  • organic molecules: structure, nomenclature and functional groups;

  • hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity; and

  • biologically significant macromolecules.

Assessment: One 3-hour examination at the end of semester (65%); three tests during semester (15%); practical work (20%). Pass in practical component required.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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