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Unit of Study CHEM1001 - Chemistry (2024)

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  • Enrolment information

      There will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore Campus (Terms 2 and 4) or the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour (Term 2 only). Please refer to for further information on timetables.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

understand the basic concepts of chemistry including atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, reactions and equations, solutions, and acids and bases

understand basic organic, nuclear and redox chemistry naming, tools and calculations

apply introductory knowledge to an applied chemistry field, e.g. water chemistry, acid sulfate soil, corrosion cause and prevention, polymers

use and care for basic laboratory equipment - including: titrations, gravimetric analysis and preparation of standard solutions.

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • An electronic only textbook has been prescribed to reduce cost to students.: Paul Flowers, Klaus Theopold, Richard Langley, William R. Robinson, PhD, 2019, Chemistry 2e, 2nd Edition, OpenStax, Houston, Texas. ISBN:
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Laboratory coat

    Enclosed shoes

    Safety glasses will be provided in Chemistry or Cells and Molecules, one pair per student per degree.

  • Scientific calculator, capable of doing some basic mathematical functions such as log, square root and index calculations.

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.