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Essential Chemistry 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 300800.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
HSC Chemistry (2 unit) or HSC Multi-strand Science (3 or 4 unit) or equivalent. General Mathematics bands 5 and 6 or Mathematics band 4 or equivalent.

Equivalent Units
300224 - Chemistry 1, 300554 - Principles of Chemistry, 700121 Essential Chemistry 1

About this Unit
This unit provides an introduction to some of the essential knowledge, concepts and skills of chemistry, to serve the needs of students majoring in chemistry and those requiring a working knowledge of chemistry. Observable chemical facts and phenomena including structure, dynamics, and energetics, are explained in terms of current mathematical and visual models and further developed in Essential Chemistry 2. Evidence for chemical understanding is provided using IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and computer molecular modelling. Laboratory skills relate theory to practice through the development of practical skills required to determine the concentration of an analyte using volumetric and spectrophotometric analysis.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Safety goggles, cloth laboratory coat, enclosed footwear.

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