Course Title: Chemistry Theory and Laboratory 1A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chemistry Theory and Laboratory 1A

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Dr John Farrell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2123

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students should have a pass in year 12 VCE Chemistry an equivalent course or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic facts and principles of analytical and inorganic chemistry, fundamental laboratory skills for the practice of analytical and inorganic chemistry, and to develop students’ problem-solving skills.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On completion of this course, students should be able to:
• Demonstrate a sense of responsibility for their own learning
• Demonstrate a systematic approach to analytical and inorganic chemistry and be able to solve problems relating to scientific applications;
• Apply a range of fundamental laboratory skills relating to observation, measurement and synthesis, appropriate to first year studies.
• work as part of a team in tutorial and laboratory sessions;
• present worked solutions to problems and write laboratory reports in a systematic and professional manner;
• use the concepts, terminology, conventions and calculations important in analytical and inorganic chemistry. Specifically this includes:
• appreciate the importance of laboratory risk-assessment strategies and safe handling of chemicals and equipment, as well as environmental issues

Overview of Learning Activities

Lecture/turorials, laboratory practicals, assignments, private study.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be provided with lists of relevant texts, library resources (Including appropriate journals) and freely accessible Internet sites. Other material will be provided in class.  A Laboratory Manual is provided free of charge, but students must equip themselves with a dust coat, approved safety glasses, a 25 mL capacity pipette filler, and wear covered footwear.

Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed by laboratory reports during the semester and an end of semester examination.