Chemistry for Applied Science

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Chemistry for Applied Science

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course is not available to those taking a major or minor in chemistry and may not be used as a prerequisite for any other chemistry course. This course presents a broad-based introduction to modern chemistry for students not majoring in chemistry but requiring a background in chemistry for other sciences. The topics covered include sections on physical chemistry (thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry and the properties); inorganic chemistry (atomic structure, periodicity, main group and transition metal chemistry) and organic chemistry (reactions and uses of important aliphatic and aromatic compounds). Wherever possible examples from applied sections will be used in this course.

    Continuous Assessment: 50/100 Examination: 50/100

    NOTE: This course is mainly for science programme students who require a 100-level general chemistry course. It will only be available to students who will not be taking chemistry as a major or minor. This course cannot be transferred as a prerequisite to any other chemistry course and cannot be credited to a major or minor in chemistry. CH105 is a broadly-based unit course and will cover a wide area of content which will enable the students to have sufficient chemical background for other sciences. It will include sections on physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. Wherever possible, examples from applied situations will be used. The laboratory programme will complement the lecture course. The course content includes: a study of the structure of the atom; the periodic table and periodicity; some aspects of main group chemistry together with acid/base; industrially important main group elements and compounds; some transition metal chemistry; an introduction to chemical thermodynamics; chemical kinetics and electrochemistry; an introduction to the properties, reactions and uses of important classes of organic compounds in the aliphatic and aromatic series, and some industrially important compounds.

    Prescribed Text: Chemistry by Raymond Chang 9th Edition Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry by Bettelhein, Brown and March Lee J D. Concise Inorganic Chemistry

    Contact Hours: 3 lectures/week, 1 tutorial/week, 1 x 3-hour laboratory/week.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.