CHEM111-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Chemical Principles and Processes

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

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 or
TRNS006.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
02 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
03 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
04 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
05 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Owen Curnow

Lecturers

Laura Revell , Greg Russell , Ian Shaw and Deborah Crittenden

Assessment

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $926.00

International fee $4,563.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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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