|Chemical Principles (PEC144)|
|School||School of Chemical and Mathematical Sciences|
|Availability||Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||This unit provides a foundation in the principles of general chemistry relative to the study and practice of the physical, biological, biomedical, environmental and marine sciences.
Content: bonding, solubility and solution chemistry (including acid-base and redox reactions), thermodynamics and reaction kinetics, topics in organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. The laboratory section contains practical exercises that support the material presented in lectures and develops competent and safe working practices.
|Contact time||Lectures/tutorials/workshops: a total of 4 hours per week; laboratories: 3 hours per week for 8 weeks.
External: compulsory attendance at a 4-day on-campus laboratory session.
Due to the nature of offering this unit students are recommended to seek confirmation of the exact attendance dates and requirements from the Unit Coordinator closer to commencement of the teaching period.
|Prerequisites||A thorough knowledge of WACE Stage 3 Chemistry is assumed. Students who did not achieve a WACE final scaled score of more than 60% in Chemistry 3A/3B within the three years immediately preceding this enrolment are required to pass PEC140 Introduction to Chemistry before enrolling in this unit.
Co-requisite: Internet access if studying externally.
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed PEC114 Chemistry for Biological Sciences, PEC115 Chemistry for Environmental Sciences, PEC116 Chemistry for Physical Sciences may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
|Appears in these Courses||Biological Sciences (BSc)
Biomedical Science (BSc)
Bioprocess Engineering (BE)
Biotechnology (BSc) + Management (BCom), Biotechnology (BSc) + Marketing (BCom), Biotechnology (BSc) + Entrepreneurship and Innovation (BCom)
Electrical Power Engineering (BE)
Engineering Technology (BTech)
Environmental Engineering (BE)
Environmental Science (BEnvSc, BSc)
Extractive Metallurgy (BExtMet)
Forensic Biology and Toxicology (BForensics)
Forensic Biology and Toxicology (BForensics) + Molecular Biology (BSc) + Biomedical Science (BSc)
Industrial Computer Systems Engineering (BE)
Instrumentation and Control Engineering (BE)
Marine Science (BSc, Bachelor of Marine Science)
Mineral Science (BSc)
Molecular Biology (BSc)
Physics and Nanotechnology (BSc)
Renewable Energy Engineering (BE)
|Appears in these Minors||Forensic Biology
|PEC144||Unit Coordinator not listed|
|N/A||no Unit Contacts listed|