Principles of Chemistry

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principles of Chemistry

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Chemistry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Principles of atomic and molecular structure, thermodynamics and kinetics together with an introduction to the systematic chemistry of the main group of elements and transition metals and applications and to a mechanistic interpretation of organic reactivity.

    Course learning objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:

    • Identify and use chemical principles to solve chemistry related problems,
    • Apply principles to laboratory experiments (where appropriate),
    • 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.
    • Consistently demonstrate safe laboratory practice and conduct chemical experiments in a safe manner.

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