Chemistry units

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Chemistry - Department of Chemistry at Hobart

The units offered by the Department of Chemistry provide training both for those who wish to take up a career in chemistry and for those who wish to take chemistry to support specialist studies in another discipline. To become professional chemists, students will normally complete study programs within the BSc degree, but it is also possible to take Chemistry units within the BA or BEc degree or the BSc-BE and BSc-LLB combined degrees. For those interested in teaching chemistry, the BSc-DipEd or BSc(Hons)-DipEd combinations are recommended.
Students wishing to major in chemistry will take as a minimum the following:

KRA110 Chemistry 1A [25%]
KRA200 Chemistry 2 [33.33%], and
at least 50% load of chemistry at third year.


KRA110 is the required first year unit leading to a major in chemistry, but in exceptional circumstances (on approval of the Head of Department) students may be permitted to transfer from KRA130 to KRA110 during first year, or may be admitted to KRA200 after successful completion of KRA130.

KRA110 has prerequisites TCE Chemistry C (CH856) and TCE Mathematics C (MT841) or HSC equivalent; and
KRA130 has prerequisites TCE Chemistry C (CH856) and TCE Mathematics C (MT730 or MT841) or HSC equivalent.

Both fundamental and applied aspects of chemistry are covered in all units, but the following units are designed to cover applied chemistry of value to both chemistry majors and students with interests in other sciences:
KRA252 Principles of Analytical Chemistry [16.67%] (prerequisite KRA110 or KRA130)
KRA255 Marine Chemistry [8.33%] (prerequisites KRA110 or KRA130)
KRA303 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry [16.67%] (prerequisite KRA252)
KRA304 Biosynthesis, Chemistry and Function of Naturally Occurring Compounds [16.67%] (prerequisite KRA200 or KRA236)

KRA236 Chemistry for Life Sciences [16.67%] (prerequisite KRA110 or KRA130).
This unit is a prerequisite for only one third-year chemistry unit, KRA304, and cannot be taken together with KRA200.



For students who intend to become professional chemists it is worthwhile keeping in mind the requirements of The Royal Australian Chemical Institute for corporate membership. The Institute, which is the only professional body representing chemists in Australia, requires at least three years study of chemistry at an approved tertiary level, including, in third year, the equivalent of at least 50% devoted to the principles of chemistry, or at least 16% devoted to the principles of chemistry plus at least 50% devoted to other chemistry based material. In addition, the course must include mathematics or physics to at least first-year level.

The department also offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science with Honours, the Graduate Diploma of Science (Chemistry), the Graduate Diploma of Science with Honours (Chemistry) and the Master of Science Studies, as well as research programs for higher degrees (Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy).

Assessment: Students will be notified of the methods of assessment for each unit early in the year. Students should note that considerable weight is placed on the practical course associated with each unit and an unsatisfactory performance (including written reports) in this aspect can lead to exclusion from the written examination for the unit.

N.B. Students are encouraged to consult with the Chemistry Enrolment Officer,

Dr BV O'Grady, regarding timetable clashes, course problems, or questions in connection with prerequisites.

Chemical Industry
This special four-year program in Science (Course Adviser: Dr AJ Seen) is being taught out, and will be offered only to currently enrolled students.
Before enrolling each year, these students must discuss their programs with their course adviser.
Unit descriptions



KRA110 Chemistry 1A

Provides the essential elements of chemistry required by students intending to proceed to further studies in chemistry and is very suitable for students intending to major in the physical and biological sciences. Topics quantify and explore in greater depth much of the material covered in TCE Chemistry and include: spectroscopy, physical and chemical equilibria, thermodynamics and kinetics; a quantum mechanical approach to bonding; solid state chemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, the chemistry of organic functional groups and the chemistry of biologically important compounds, and separation techniques in analytical chemistry. Laboratory sessions are designed to increase students' manipulative skills and, where possible, to reinforce the lecture program.

Special Notes
teaching staff (Coordinator) Dr R Thomas, Dr MA Hitchman
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [25% (9pts)]
teaching pattern full year - 3x1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial a week (28 weeks), and a 3-hour laboratory a week (26 weeks)
prerequisites TCE Chemistry C (CH856) and TCE Mathematics C (MT841) or HSC equivalent
corequisites
mutual exclusions all other first year chemistry units
method of assessment 1-hour mid-semester tests - sem 1 (5%); sem 2 (5%); 3-hour end-of-semester exams - sem 1 (35%); sem 2 (35%); laboratory work (continuous) (20%)
required texts, etc
a) For students who intend to proceed to second year chemistry
Atkins PW, The Elements of Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 1992.
Laboratory Diary and Course Notes, University of Tasmania, Dept of Chemistry.
McMurry J, Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, 3rd edn, Brooks/Cole.
Shriver DF, Atkins PW and Langford CH, Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 1990.
b) For students who do not intend to proceed to second year chemistry
Atkins PW and Beran JA, General Chemistry, 2nd edn, Scientific American Books, WH Freeman & Co 1992.
Laboratory Diary and Course Notes, University of Tasmania, Dept of Chemistry.
McMurry J, Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, 3rd edn, Brooks/Cole.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Science specimen course - Physical Sciences, Psychology or Humanities (S3G)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Geological Sciences (S3G)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Marine, Freshwater & Antarctic Biology (S3G)
Bachelor of Science (S3G) - main schedule of units



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KRA120 Chemistry 1 (Agricultural Science)

Emphasises the biological applications of chemistry, and includes: spectroscopy, equilibria in ionic solutions, kinetics and thermodynamics; bonding, biological inorganic chemistry, the chemistry of organic functional groups and an introduction to the chemistry of biologically important compounds, and separation techniques in analytical chemistry. Laboratory sessions are designed to increase students' manipulative skills and, where possible, to reinforce the lecture program.

Special Notes this unit is only available for Agricultural Science students.

teaching staff (Coordinator) Dr R Thomas, Dr MA Hitchman
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [25% (9pts)]
teaching pattern full year - 3x1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial a week (28 weeks), and a 3-hour laboratory a week (26 weeks)
prerequisites TCE Chemistry C (CH856) and TCE Mathematics C (MT730 or MT841) or HSC equivalent
corequisites
mutual exclusions all other year-1 chemistry units
method of assessment 1-hour mid-semester tests - sem 1 (5%); sem 2 (5%); 3-hour end-of-semester exams - sem 1 (35%); sem 2 (35%); laboratory work (continuous) (20%)
required texts, etc
Atkins PW and Beran JA, General Chemistry, 2nd edn, Scientific American Books, WH Freeman & Co 1992.
Laboratory Diary and Course Notes, University of Tasmania, Dept of Chemistry.
McMurry J, Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, 3rd edn, Brooks/Cole.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Agricultural Science (S3A)






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KRA130 Chemistry 1B

Is primarily for those students who do not wish to major in chemistry but who wish to enhance their understanding of the subject. Topics include: spectroscopy, equilibria in ionic solutions, kinetics and thermodynamics; bonding, biological inorganic chemistry, the chemistry of organic functional groups and an introduction to the chemistry of biologically important compounds, and separation techniques in analytical chemistry. Laboratory sessions are designed to increase students' manipulative skills and, where possible, to reinforce the lecture program.

Special Notes
teaching staff (Coordinator) Dr R Thomas, Dr MA Hitchman
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [25% (9pts)]
teaching pattern full year - 3x1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial a week (28 weeks), and a 3-hour laboratory a week (26 weeks)
prerequisites TCE Chemistry C (CH856) and TCE Mathematics C (MT730 or MT841) or HSC equivalent
corequisites
mutual exclusions all other first year chemistry units
method of assessment 1-hour mid-semester tests - sem 1 (5%); sem 2 (5%); 3 hour end-of-semester exams - sem 1 (35%); sem 2 (35%); laboratory work (continuous) (20%)
required texts, etc
Atkins PW and Beran JA, General Chemistry, 2nd edn, Scientific American Books, WH Freeman & Co 1992.
Laboratory Diary and Course Notes, University of Tasmania, Dept of Chemistry.
McMurry J, Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry,3rd edn, Brooks/Cole.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Science specimen course - Life Sciences(S3G)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Biochemistry, Microbiology (S3G)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Forest Ecology (S3G)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Marine, Freshwater & Antarctic Biology (S3G)
Bachelor of Science (S3G) - main schedule of units


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KRA140 Biological Chemistry

Focuses on fundamental principles of chemistry and those aspects of chemistry relevant to medicine. Topics include: the chemistry of organic functional groups; an introduction to the chemistry of biologically important compounds; and physical chemistry relevant to biology; and separation techniques in analytical chemistry. Bioinorganic topics include the role of metal ions in hydroxyapatite, anti-cancer drugs, and chelation therapy for metal poisoning. The more advanced topics in this unit are taught in discussion sessions involving extensive library work and assignments.

Special Notes
teaching staff (Coordinators) Dr R Thomas, Dr BF Yates
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 3x1-hour lectures and a tutorial, and a 1-hour discussion group meeting a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites TCE Chemistry C (CH856) and TCE Mathematics C (MT841) or HSC equiv
corequisites
mutual exclusions KRA110, KRA120, KRA130, KRA160, KRA170
method of assessment One 1-hour mid-semester test (10%), one 3-hour end-of-semester exam (70%) and assignments (20%)
required texts, etc
Atkins PW and Beran JA, General Chemistry,2nd edn, Scientific American Books, WH Freeman & Co, 1992.
McMurry J, Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, 3rd edn, Brooks/Cole.
recommended reading
Course:






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KRA145 Chemistry Option (Medicine)

Quantifies and explores in greater depth much of the material covered in TCE Chemistry, and includes: spectroscopy, physical and chemical equilibria, bonding, descriptive inorganic chemistry and the chemistry of organic functional groups. Laboratory sessions are designed to increase students' manipulative skills and, where possible, to reinforce the lecture program.

Special Notes this unit is only available for Medicine students and although it is not a prerequisite for KRA140, it does provide an excellent preparation for KRA140.

teaching staff (Coordinator) Dr R Thomas, Dr MA Hitchman
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 3 lectures and a tutorial a week (14 weeks); 3 hrs laboratory a week (13 weeks)
prerequisites TCE Chemistry C (CH856) and TCE Mathematics C (MT730 or MT841) or HSC equivalent
corequisites
mutual exclusions KRA110, KRA120, KRA130, KRA160, KRA170
method of assessment mid-semester test (10%), end-of-semester exam (70%), laboratory work (continuous) (20%)
required texts, etc
Atkins PW and Beran JA, General Chemistry, 2nd edn, Scientific American Books WH Freeman & Co 1992.
Laboratory Diary and Course Notes, University of Tasmania, Dept of Chemistry.
McMurray J, Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, 3rd edn, Brooks/Cole.
recommended reading
Course:






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KRA160 Chemistry 1 (Pharmacy)

Enhances students' understanding of chemistry and its relevance to the biological sciences. Topics include: spectroscopy, equilibria in ionic solutions, kinetics and thermodynamics; bonding, biological inorganic chemistry, the chemistry of organic functional groups and an introduction to the chemistry of biologically important compounds, and separation techniques in analytical chemistry. Laboratory sessions are designed to increase students' manipulative skills and, where possible, to reinforce the lecture program.

Special Notes
teaching staff (Coordinator) Dr R Thomas
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [25% (9pts)]
teaching pattern full year - 3x1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial a week (28 weeks) and a 3-hour laboratory a week (26 weeks)
prerequisites TCE Chemistry CH856 and TCE Mathematics MT841 or MT730 or HSC equiv
corequisites
mutual exclusions all other year-1 chemistry units
method of assessment 1-hour mid-semester tests - sem 1 (5%), sem 2 (5%); 3-hour end-of-semester exams - sem 1 (35%), sem (35%); laboratory work (continuous) (20%)
required texts, etc
Atkins PW and Beran JA, General Chemistry,2nd edn, Scientific American Books, WH Freeman and Co, 1992.
McMurry J, Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, Brooks/Cole.
Laboratory Diary and Course Notes, University Chemistry Department.
recommended reading
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KRA170 Chemistry of Materials

Develops a basic knowledge of chemistry and the chemical principles necessary for understanding the properties and uses of materials in engineering. The unit provides an introduction to chemical processes and illustrates the processes encountered by civil, mechanical and electrical engineers. Topics include an introduction to chemical theory, solution chemistry, electro-chemistry and the chemistry of engineering materials. Potential chemical hazards, relevant safety procedures, and selected chemical processes, are discussed. The importance of chemistry in engineering design, electrical engineering, control engineering, and municipal engineering are illustrated.

Special Notes this unit is only available to Engineering and Surveying students.

teaching staff (Coordinator) Dr AJ Seen
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [14%]
teaching pattern full year - 2x1-hour lectures a week (28 weeks), 11x2-hour practical classes and 24 tutorials
prerequisites TCE Applied Science - Physical Sciences and TCE Mathematics C (MT841) or HSC equivalent
corequisites
mutual exclusions all other first year chemistry units
method of assessment 2x1-hour end-of-semester exams (75%); laboratory (continuous) (10%); and assignments and tests (continuous) (15%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
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