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Essential Chemistry 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 300803.1


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. General Mathematics bands 5 and 6 or Mathematics band 4 or equivalent

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

Incompatible Units
CH102A - Biological Chemistry 1.2D

About this Unit
This unit introduces an investigation of the reactivity of covalent molecules, in particular, of carbon-based compounds. Focusing 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
Safety goggles, cloth laboratory coat and enclosed footwear.

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