Physical Chemistry Practical III

Subject 610-315 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - 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

practical work

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours of practical work
Total Time Commitment: 60 hours total time commitment.
Prerequisites: Either
  • 610-210 (prior to 2009)

Or both of

  • 610-211 (prior to 2009)
  • 610-215 (prior to 2009)
Concurrent enrolment in Physical Chemistry IIIB is strongly recommended.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: Credit cannot be gained for this subject and Physical Chemistry IIIA.
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs.
This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Prof Franz Grieser
Subject Overview:

Upon completion of Physical Chemistry Practical III students should have developed skills in conducting instrument-based laboratory experiments in kinetics, surface chemistry, electrochemistry, photochemistry, and polymer and surfactant chemistry. The range of practical exercises will also develop observational skills and scientific report-writing skills.

The course will consist of a number of experiments involving the physical and instrumental investigations of important chemical systems and phenomena.

Objectives: .

Ongoing assessment of practical work in the form of short reports and assignments due during the semester (100%)

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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

Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Chemistry

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