The contents of this course focus on introductory level general and physical chemistry principles which in turn complements the topics covered in the subsequent course, SCCHM1002 in semester 2. On completion of SCCHM1001, students will have gained an understanding of atomic structure, how atoms and molecules interact with each other and how this affects their bonding, reactivity, 3D structure and physical properties. Understanding stoichiometry as well as intermolecular forces will be a focus of this course. A number of important topics such as thermodynamics, kinetics and equilibria, will be covered which will help to prepare students for a deeper exploration of chemistry in further courses. The concepts developed within lectures, workshops and tutorials are complemented through a laboratory program where students will have the opportunity to develop laboratory techniques and design their own experiments to solve a range of chemical problems.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 180kB).
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