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Essentials of Chemistry 1A - CHEM1011
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Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6
Enrolment Requirements:
Excluded: CHEM1031
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 5 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to one year of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW) to explore the quantum mechanical structure of atoms and molecules and the origin of the periodic trends in the properties of atoms. This knowledge is applied to the understanding intermolecular forces and their importance in determining the properties of solids, liquids, and gases, and the properties of mixtures such as solutions. The course concludes with an overview of the classes of chemical reaction and the important topic of generating electrical energy from chemical reactions. Applications in biology, pharmaceuticals, the chemical industry, and corrosion are highlighted throughout the course.

Note: Assumed knowledge equivalent to year 11 chemistry or CHEM1001.

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