CHEM111-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Chemical Principles and Processes

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019

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

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 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab 18 Feb - 24 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
1 Apr - 7 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab 18 Feb - 24 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
1 Apr - 7 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
03 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab 18 Feb - 24 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
1 Apr - 7 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
04 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab 18 Feb - 24 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
1 Apr - 7 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
05 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab 18 Feb - 24 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
1 Apr - 7 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
06 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab 18 Feb - 24 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
1 Apr - 7 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
07 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab 25 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
08 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab 25 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
09 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab 25 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
10 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab 25 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre (1/5)
C2 Lecture Theatre (1/5)
C3 Lecture Theatre (1/5)
E8 Lecture Theatre (1/5)
29 Apr - 5 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Owen Curnow

Lecturers

Paul Kruger , Greg Russell and Ian Shaw

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Exam 50%
Laboratory assessment (including safety quiz and timelines) 15%
Bestchoice on-line problems 5%
Mid-semester test 30%

Course links

Course handout and content (PDF 1009KB)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $883.00

International fee $4,000.00

* 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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