This unit builds on KRA113/114 or KRA101/102, and consolidates the theoretical and practical framework required by students who intend to major in chemistry or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas. The Physical Chemistry component focuses on chemical kinetics and surface chemistry. Chemical kinetics is covered in depth through the consideration of experimental methods to determine reaction rates, numerical methods in chemical kinetics such as the steady-state approximation, and Arrhenius and non-Arrhenius reactions, as well as the reversibility of chemical processes. The physical chemistry of surfaces and interfaces is introduced through topics such as surface tension, self-assembly and adsorption. The Analytical Chemistry component focuses on modern techniques as applied to the analysis and quantitation of a range of samples. Both wet chemical and instrumental methods of analysis such as titration, gravimetry, electrochemistry, atomic spectroscopy and chromatography are covered. The laboratory program reinforces concepts introduced in lectures, provides practical experience in the analytical methods discussed, and gives students experience in good laboratory practice.
|Unit name||Physical and Analytical Chemistry|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Professor Brett Paull|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Propose reaction mechanisms using experimental kinetic data
- Explain the theory and underlying concepts of surface chemistry in relation to material science
- Process and evaluate chemical analytical data to describe the system under study
- Demonstrate competency and safe laboratory practice using physical and analytical techniques
- Present informed positions and conclusions according to recognised scientific standards
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Prerequisites(KRA113 - Chemistry 1A Hobart AND KRA114 - Chemistry 1B Hobart) OR (KRA101 - Chemistry 1A AND KRA102 - Chemistry 1B)
3 x 1-hr teaching sessions weekly, including lectures (recorded) and problem solving tutorial face to face sessions (13 wks), 4-hr lab face to face weekly (10 wks) for Hobart
3 x 1-hr teaching sessions weekly, including lectures (recorded) and problem solving tutorial (live-streamed) sessions (13 wks), 4-hr lab face to face weekly (10 wks) for Launceston
|Assessment||Assignments (X2) (25%)|Lab reports (35%)|Examination (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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