Courses & Units

Chemistry 1A Hobart KRA113

Hobart

Note:

1. Students who do not have the necessary prerequisites for this unit should enrol in KRA001 Chemistry Foundation Unit and either KMA002 or KMA003 Mathematics Foundation Units.

2. A chemistry major is recognised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) as meeting the requirements for Graduate Member (MRACI) provided that either a mathematics or physics unit is also taken at 1st year level in addition to both KRA113 and KRA114.

3. If studying this unit off-campus, please note there is a need to attend Hobart for two days to complete laboratory sessions.

Introduction

Together with Chemistry 1B, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to 2nd year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical, and organic chemistry, with applications in both the physical and biological sciences. Topics include bonding and structure, thermodynamics and the chemistry of organic functional groups. Laboratory sessions are designed to increase students' manipulative skills and, where possible, to reinforce the lecture program.

Summary

Unit name Chemistry 1A Hobart
Unit code KRA113
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Chemistry
Coordinator

A/Prof Jason A Smith

Teaching staff

Dr Stuart Thickett, Dr Nathan Kilah

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

    CHM415115 Chemistry or (KRA161 or [KRA001 and (MTG315115 General Mathematics or MTM315117 Mathematics Methods - Foundation or MTM415117 Mathematics Methods or KMA002 or KMA003])

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following units:

  • KRA101, KRA102, KRA121, KRA161

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: 4 x 1-hr lecture/problem-solving sessions (13 wks), online topic tests (3) online assignments (9) and 3-hr laboratory (8 wks) Off-campus students: on-line learning resources, online topic tests (3) online assignments (9) and intensive laboratory sessions to be held on Hobart campus (2 days)

Assessment

3 x online topic tests (20%); 3-hr end-of-semester exam (60%); laboratory work (hurdle requirement), online assignments (20%)

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Textbooks

Required

A Blackman, SE Bottle, S Schmid, M Mocerino and U Wille, Chemistry (3rd edition).

Recommended

Co-op Bookshop links

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