CHEM111-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Chemical Principles and Processes

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

Atoms and the periodic table; chemical bonding; reduction and oxidation reactions; properties of gases; introduction to thermodynamics; kinetics; chemical equilibrium; Gibbs energy and the second law of thermodynamics; aqueous chemistry; acid-base equilibrium.

Learning Outcomes

Develop skills in the critical analysis of chemical information
Develop problem-solving skills in chemistry
Enhance applied mathematical skills relevant to chemistry
Develop a working understanding of:

  • Atomic structure and periodicity
  • Chemical bonding and material properties
  • Chemical reactions, especially redox reactions
  • Quantities and dimensions (IUPAC conventions and SI units)
  • Physical models and the properties of gases
  • Thermochemistry, including the 1st law of thermodynamics
  • Entropy and the 2nd and 3rd laws of thermodynamics
  • Gibbs energy and its relationship to chemical equilibrium
  • Chemical kinetics, reaction mechanisms and integrated rate laws
  • Equilibria, equilibrium constants and Le Châtelier’s principle
  • The chemistry of water
  • Acid-base equilibria
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

(1) NCEA: at least 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry, or (2) CIE: at least D grade in CIE AL Chemistry or A grade in CIE ASL Chemistry, or (3) IB: at least Grade 4 in IB HL Chemistry or Grade 6 in IB SL Chemistry, or (4) CHEM114, or at least B Grade in BRDG023.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 412
419 Chemistry Labs (19/7, 2/8, 16/8, 27/9, 11/10)
Ernest Rutherford 412
419
464 Chemistry Labs with Computer (13/9)
16 Jul - 22 Jul
30 Jul - 5 Aug
13 Aug - 19 Aug
10 Sep - 16 Sep
24 Sep - 30 Sep
8 Oct - 14 Oct
02 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 412
419 Chemistry Labs (20/7, 3/8, 17/8, 28/9, 12/10)
Ernest Rutherford 412
419
464 Chemistry Labs with Computer (14/9)
16 Jul - 22 Jul
30 Jul - 5 Aug
13 Aug - 19 Aug
10 Sep - 16 Sep
24 Sep - 30 Sep
8 Oct - 14 Oct
03 Friday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 412
419 Chemistry Labs (20/7, 3/8, 17/8, 28/9, 12/10)
Ernest Rutherford 412
419
464 Chemistry Labs with Computer (14/9)
16 Jul - 22 Jul
30 Jul - 5 Aug
13 Aug - 19 Aug
10 Sep - 16 Sep
24 Sep - 30 Sep
8 Oct - 14 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 20 Aug - 26 Aug
15 Oct - 21 Oct
02 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 20 Aug - 26 Aug
15 Oct - 21 Oct
03 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 20 Aug - 26 Aug
15 Oct - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 18:30 - 20:00 A2 Lecture Theatre 10 Sep - 16 Sep
02 Monday 18:30 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 10 Sep - 16 Sep
03 Monday 18:30 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 10 Sep - 16 Sep

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Bryce Williamson

Lecturers

Paul Kruger , Greg Russell and Owen Curnow

Lab Coordinator

Greg Russell

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Exam 50%
BestChoice On-line Problems 5%
Laboratory 15%
Mid-Semester Test 30%

Course links

Course handout and content (PDF 743KB)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $865.00

International fee $3,788.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.

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