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CHEM1112: Chemistry 1B (2019 - Semester 1)

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Unit: CHEM1112: Chemistry 1B (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Junior
Faculty/School: School of Chemistry
Unit Coordinator/s:
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: CHEM1111 OR CHEM1911 OR CHEM1101 OR CHEM1901. OR (75 or above in CHEM1011 or CHEM1001)
Prohibitions: CHEM1002 OR CHEM1102 OR CHEM1902 OR CHEM1904 OR CHEM1108 OR CHEM1012 OR CHEM1912 OR CHEM1992.
Brief Handbook Description: Chemistry transforms the way we live. It provides the basis for understanding biological, geological and atmospheric processes, how medicines work, the properties of materials and substances, how beer is brewed, and for obtaining forensic evidence. This unit of study builds upon your prior knowledge of chemistry to further develop your knowledge and skills in chemistry for application to life and medical sciences, engineering, industrial processing, and further study in chemistry. You will learn about organic chemistry reactions, structural determination, nitrogen chemistry, industrial processes, kinetics, electrochemistry, thermochemistry, phase behaviours, solubility equilibrium and chemistry of metals.

You will further develop experimental design, conduct and analysis skills in chemistry through experiments that ask and answer questions like how do we develop lotions that don’t burn us, how do we measure UV absorption by sunscreens, how can we measure and alter soil pH, how are sticky things made, and how do we determine the concentration of vitamin C in juice? Through enquiry, observation and measurement, you will understand the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of the natural and physical world and will be able to apply this understanding to real-world problems and solutions.

Chemistry 1B is built on a satisfactory prior knowledge of Chemistry 1A
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Timetable: CHEM1112 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 3.00 3 13
2 Tutorial 1.00 1 13
3 Laboratory 3.00 1 9

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)
1. Define and explain concepts of chemistry, including organic chemistry reactions, structural determination, nitrogen chemistry, industrial processes, kinetics, electrochemistry, thermochemistry, gases, phase behaviours, solubility equilibrium and chemistry of metals.
2. Apply chemistry knowledge and experimentation to real world problems and articulate the relevance of chemical investigations and their findings to the local and global community
3. Perform safe laboratory manipulations, and handle chemicals and glassware safely
4. Analyse data using computer software and describe and interpret the main patterns in data
5. communicate scientific information and laboratory findings effectively using a range of modes (written, oral, visual etc.) for a variety of purposes and audiences
6. Work collaboratively with academic integrity with others in the processes of learning, experimentation, problem solving and assessment
7. Work ethically, responsibly, autonomously and reflectively as a learner and as a scientist
8. Search for and analyse information from a range of sources and judge its reliability, significance and relevance
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Pre-lecture quizzes No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
2 Tutorial quizzes No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3 Spectroscopy assessment No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
4 Pre-laboratory quizzes No 3.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
5 Laboratory attendance No 12.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
6 Exam No 55.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar

Week Description
Exam Period Assessment Due: Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Chemical & Biomolecular 2018, 2019, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Arts 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Health) 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular Mid-Year 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular/ Project Management 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 1) No 100%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.