Courses & Units

Chemistry 1B KRA102


Students who do not have the necessary prerequisites for this unit should enrol in KRA001, Chemistry Foundation Unit and KMA003, Mathematics Foundation Unit. 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 KRA101 and KRA102.  Lab coat and safety glasses are required.


Together with Chemistry 1A, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science, and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Organic Chemistry highlights biological applications and includes an introduction to proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Inorganic Chemistry introduces the coordination chemistry of the transition metals, including the significance of coordination compounds in biology and the environment. Physical Chemistry involves a study of thermochemistry, calorimetry, thermodynamics, oxidation and reduction, batteries, corrosion and kinetics.


Unit name Chemistry 1B
Unit code KRA102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Chemistry

Dr Trevor Lewis

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


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Band Field of Education
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  • CHM415115 Chemistry or (KRA161 or [KRA001 and (MTG315115 General Mathematics or MTM315114 Mathematics Methods or KMA002 or KMA003])

Mutual Exclusions

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


Teaching Pattern

3 hrs lectures and 1 hr tutorial weekly (13 wks), 3 hrs practical weekly (8 wks) - pracs start week 3


Lab work (20%), 2 x 1-hr mid-sem tests (20%), 3-hr end-of-sem exam (60%)

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