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Essential Chemistry (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700333.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
An understanding and competence with basic chemical principles including SI units, chemical symbols, formulas and equations, nomenclature, stoichiometry, the mole concept, bonding, molecular shape and polarity, states and properties of matter, thermodynamics, equilibria, acids and bases, pH and electrochemistry.

Equivalent Units
700122 Essential Chemistry 2, 300225 Chemistry 2, 300550 Medicinal Chemistry , 300803 Essential Chemistry 2, 700037 Chemistry 2 (WSTC)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at The College. Students enrolled in Extended Diploma courses must have passed 40 credit points of preparatory units in order to enrol in this unit.

About this Unit
This unit introduces an investigation of the reactivity of covalent molecules, in particular, of carbon-based compounds. Focussing on introductory chemical dynamics and thermodynamics, students will develop an in-depth understanding of the structure, nomenclature and reactivity of the principal organic functional groups, extending their basic principles of chemistry. They will also understand how molecules are synthesised and the ways they react being important in the function and role of chemistry in biological systems in our domestic and industrial worlds.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Approved safety glasses, lab coat, enclosed footwear.

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