Courses & Units

Chemistry 2B Inorganic and Physical KRA225


This unit is recommended for those students who intend to progress to the related 300 level units KRA341, KRA342, KRA343 and KRA344.


This unit builds on first year chemistry units and consolidates the theoretical and practical framework required by students who intend to major in chemistry or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas. The inorganic chemistry topic covers the synthesis and properties of inorganic and organometallic compounds (especially transition metal coordination complexes and organometallic chemistry of the main group metals), with an underlying emphasis on modern techniques used to determine chemical structures and contemporary applications of inorganic compounds. The physical chemistry section covers topics taken from kinetics, electrochemistry, molecular orbital theory and computational chemistry. The laboratory program reinforces concepts introduced in lectures and gives students experience in good laboratory practice.

Students who would like to do this unit but have a timetable problem with lectures, tutorials or laboratory work should consult the unit coordinator.

This unit together with KRA223 and KRA224 comprise the three 200 level Chemistry units leading to a major in Chemistry. The Royal Australian Chemical Institute recommends that all three of these units be completed in order to join the Institute as a member.


Unit name Chemistry 2B Inorganic and Physical
Unit code KRA225
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Chemistry

Dr Stuart Thickett

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


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Band Field of Education
2 010503

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KRA113 and KRA114 or KRA101 and KRA102


Teaching Pattern

3x1-hr teaching sessions weekly (including lectures and problem solving sessions), 4-hr lab weekly (12 wks).  Off-campus students, please note that labs will be conducted in an intensive block session in Hobart (for more details please contact the unit co-ordinator)


3-hr exam (60%), lab (35%), assignments (5%)

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