CHEM281-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Practical Chemistry

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


This course is required to major in chemistry and preferably it is taken in conjunction with other 200-level chemistry courses. The topics covered in this course are: preparative organic and inorganic chemistry; purification of chemicals including chromatography; practical spectroscopy and basic analytical methodology; data analysis, errors and Excel competence. Kinetic and thermodynamic measurements on solutions.



Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Antony Fairbanks


Timothy Allison , Daniel Foley , Richard Hartshorn and Jodie Johnston


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Laboratory work 50%
Reports 20%
Quizzes 10%
Test 20%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $900.00

International fee $4,250.00

* 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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  • CHEM281-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020