Courses & Units

Chemistry 1A Hobart KRA113

Hobart

Note:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. If studying this unit off-campus, please note there is a need to attend Hobart for two days to complete laboratory sessions.

Introduction

This unit (along with Chemistry 1B in Semester 2) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.
The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in year 12 and provides a foundation to four of the sub disciplines of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
Emphasis is placed on:
•The development of an understanding of the underlying concepts in chemistry, so that generalisations regarding the physical and chemical properties of substances can be made.
•The development of problem solving ability.
•The expansion of the skills necessary to carry out experiments safely and efficiently in the laboratory.

Summary

Unit name Chemistry 1A Hobart
Unit code KRA113
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry
Coordinator Doctor Nathan Kilah
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Introductory

Availability

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

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical principles and theories.
  • Apply chemical principles to explain the chemical and physical properties of substances, their structure and the interactions that take place between them.
  • Apply chemical concepts and theoretical principles to solve problems.
  • Test and investigate theoretical chemical principles by successfully using fundamental experimental techniques in the laboratory.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for self-directed learning, working responsibly and safely and recognise the critical role chemistry plays in society.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010501 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

KRA121 AND KRA101

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus: 2 x 1-hr online problem-solving sessions (13 wks), online topic tests (3) online assignments (9) and 3-hr laboratory (6 wks).

Off-campus: on-line learning resources, online topic tests (3) online assignments (9) and intensive laboratory sessions to be held on Hobart campus (2 days).

AssessmentAssignments (x9) (20%)|Tests (x3) (20%)|Examination (60%)|Laboratory
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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