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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.
Develop skills in the critical analysis of chemical informationDevelop problem-solving skills in chemistryEnhance applied mathematical skills relevant to chemistryDevelop 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
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.
(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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
, Greg Russell
and Owen Curnow
Course handout and content (PDF 743KB)
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.