Concepts of Chemistry
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Electronic structure and properties of atoms, periodic trends, bonding, chemical equilibria and thermodynamics, acids and bases, redox reactions, organic nomenclature, isomerism, identification and reactivity of the basic organic functional groups.
The first half of CHEM 113 focusses on developing an understanding of the nature of the particles of which the world is made. We will consider structure, bonding and energy in relation to atoms, ions and molecules. In the second half of the course we will look at a number of common chemical reactions including equilibria, oxidation-reduction, acid-base and organic reactions. Further information can be found in Blackboard.
Course learning objectives
Students who pass this course should be able to:
- Identify and use chemical concepts to solve chemistry related problems,
- Develop and employ basic chemistry laboratory skills,
- Clearly communicate ideas in chemistry in appropriate ways using the language and symbols of the discipline,
- Use critical thinking to apply their knowledge to novel situations.
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