Courses & Units

Chemistry 1A KRA101



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 1B, 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. Inorganic Chemistry (Chemical Bonding and Structure) covers atomic structure, bonding theories, the systematic chemistry of s- and p- block elements. Organic Chemistry covers the preparation, properties and reactions of the major classes of organic compounds. Physical Chemistry in this unit involves a study of the behaviour of gases, the solubility of gases and inorganic and organic compounds, chemical and solution equilibria, colligative properties, acids, bases and buffers.


Unit name Chemistry 1A
Unit code KRA101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry

Susan Turland

Teaching staff

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Relate atomic structures to the properties of elements and molecular structures to the properties of compounds.
  2. Demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of the occurrence, synthesis, properties and reactions of a number of classes of organic compounds.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the behaviour of gases, electrolyte and non-electrolyte solutions, chemical equilibria, and the behaviour of acids, bases and buffers in water-based systems.
  4. Test and investigate theoretical chemical principles by successfully using fundamental experimental techniques in the laboratory.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010599 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,701.00

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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:



Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: 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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