Courses & Units

Chemistry 1A Hobart KRA113


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. 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.


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.


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

A/Prof Jason A Smith

Teaching staff

A/Prof Jason A Smith, Dr Stuart Thickett, Dr Karen Stack

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


This unit is currently unavailable.


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  • CHM415115 Chemistry or KRA161 or [KRA001 + (MG315115 General Mathematics or MTM315114 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 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 (3 days)

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

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

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