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Semester 1

Chemistry 1A (CHEM08016)







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Course Summary

The Chemistry 1A and 1B 20-point courses together provide the first year course for students taking chemistry-based degrees. They also serve as a foundation in chemistry for other physical science students. These courses are designed to take students with diverse backgrounds and provide them with thorough grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry and provide a basic training in the essential laboratory skills for practical chemistry. The courses consist of lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory classes in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to Chemistry and covers the basics of the following topics: Atoms, Molecules, and the Periodic Table; Bonding and Molecular Orbital Theory; Fundamental Organic Reactions; NMR Lectorials; Spectroscopy; Structure and Reactivity of Organic Molecules; Thermochemistry.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 50%, Coursework 20%, Practical Exam 30%

Additional Assessment Information

Exam 50%; MCQ 10%; Labs/workshops 40%

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