Course Title: Stoichiometry and solution chemistry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3209 Certificate III in Science

Course Title: Stoichiometry and solution chemistry

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 45

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Nevil Schultz

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4221

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The course is curriculum-based and students will learn  how:

amounts are scientifically defined in chemistry

 formula masses are used to assist in calculating the number of moles of a chemical substance

 the number of moles of a chemical substance can be calculated

mass relationships can be used in chemical equations

Solutions are formed & solubility varies in salts

concentrations of chemical substances are calculated

to work safely & efficiently with common laboratory chemicals & equipment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

CHEM 5021  Atomic Structure & Bonding

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAM083 Stoichiometry and solution chemistry

Learning Outcomes

1. Use the mole definition and formulae to solve problems
2. Derive balanced chemical equations for simple chemical reactions and apply stoichiometry to them
3. Explain solution formation and solubility
4. Solve concentration problems
5. Work safely and efficiently with common chemicals and laboratory equipment

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is a graded one, and a numerical score will be derived from scores obtained in tests, Practical work and assignments.

Formative Assessment:

Practical Work



End of unit exam


Summative assessment:

Worksheets/Practical Work:        30%

Assignments:                                30%

Exam:                                             40%