Courses & Units

Chemistry 1B KRA114

1. Students who do not have the necessary prerequisites for this unit should enrol in KRA161 Introduction to Chemistry and either KMA002 Applied Mathematics Foundation or KMA100 Introduction to University Mathematics.

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.


This unit (along with Chemistry 1A in Semester 1) 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: • Explaining underlying concepts in chemistry, so that generalisations regarding the physical and chemical properties of substances can be made. • Developing problem-solving abilities. • Developing and expanding the skills necessary to carry out experiments safely and efficiently in the laboratory. The unit is delivered in blended mode with the equivalent of 36 hours of lecture content provided as recordings via MyLO across 12 weeks, complemented with 2 hours of weekly face-to-face or online workshops / tutorials and 24 hours (or equivalent) of laboratory experience, either undertaken as weekly 3-hour laboratory sessions or an intensive block of laboratory sessions over 2-3 days late in the semester. Whilst the unit is formally offered in on-campus study mode, the blended delivery mode combined with the intensive block of laboratory sessions over 2-3 days late in the semester provides an option for “off-campus” study – students wishing to undertake the unit in the “off-campus” study mode should contact the Unit Coordinator for further details.


Unit name Chemistry 1B
Unit code KRA114
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry
Coordinator Mr Fernando Maya Alejandro
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
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 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the structure and reactivity of carbonyl, amine and biological molecules.
  • Predict the chemical and physical properties of coordination compounds.
  • Solve mathematical and chemical problems of chemical equilibria and kinetics.
  • Demonstrate chemistry laboratory procedures safely and to a competent standard.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
010501 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,978.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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CHM415115 Chemistry or KRA161 (or equivalent) and any of MTG315115 General Mathematics, MTM315117 Mathematics Methods – Foundation, MTM415117 Mathematics Methods, KMA002, KMA003, or KMA100.

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

The equivalent of 36 hours of lecture content provided as recordings via MyLO across 12 weeks, complemented with 2 hours weekly face-to-face or online workshop / tutorial and 21 hours (or equivalent) laboratory experience (laboratory experience will be either be completed as weekly 3 hour sessions, or an intensive block over 2-3 days in week 13 of semester).


AssessmentLaboratory|Quizzes (x9) (20%)|Examination (40%)|Tests (x3) (40%)
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