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 College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry

Dr Trevor Lewis

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 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 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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. Demonstrate an understanding of the coordination chemistry of the transition metals, including in biology and the environment.
  2. Demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of the occurrence, synthesis, properties and reactions of a number of classes of organic compounds especially their role in biology.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding and practical knowledge of the principles of physical chemistry used to predict if a reaction will occur and the rate of that reaction.
  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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