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Hobart, Launceston



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Unit name Physical and Analytical Chemistry
Unit code KRA242
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply knowledge of physical and analytical chemistry to:
    1. propose reaction mechanisms from experimental kinetic data,
    2. allow selection of the appropriate analytical technique for a particular analyte, analyte concentration and analytical situation.
  2. Describe and explain the theory and underlying concepts of:
    1. kinetics of chemical reactions and reaction mechanisms,
    2. surface chemistry, such as surface tension, selfNassembly and adsorption isotherms,
    3. wet chemical and instrumental methods of analysis such as titration, gravimetry, ion selective electrodes, atomic spectroscopy, and chromatography.
  3. Analyse, interpret and predict data to:
    1. solve conceptual and theoretical problems, including those from experimental work,
    2. understand the role of sampling methods, statistics and quality control/assurance in analytical chemistry.
  4. Demonstrate safe laboratory practice via:
    1. carrying out hazard assessments for laboratory experiments,
    2. displaying competence in techniques and instrument use, both individually and in groups.
  5. Communicate in scientific writing in the form of laboratory reports by:
    1. following provided report templates,
    2. using appropriate scientific terminology, conventions for representing molecular structures and adhering to standard English conventions,
    3. using chemical databases to perform literature searches and identify references accordingly.




[KRA113 and KRA114] or [KRA101 and KRA102]

Mutual Exclusions

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

  • KRA223


Teaching Pattern

3 x 1hr teaching sessions weekly, including lectures and problem solving sessions (13 wks), 4hr lab weekly (10 wks)


3 hr exam (55%), lab (35%), assignments (10%)

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