Course Title: Atomic structure and bonding

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: CHEM5029

Course Title: Atomic structure and bonding

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3305 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email: namrita.kaul@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Christine Andrews 
christine.andrews@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide learners with basic knowledge of atomic structure, bonding and the periodic table.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20935 Atomic structure and bonding

Element:

1 Apply the particle theory of matter

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Appropriate terminology is used to discuss classification and properties of matter
1.2 The states of matter and their common properties are accounted for using the particle theory of matter
1.3 Distinctions are made between physical and chemical changes
1.4 The relation between properties of materials and their uses is described
1.5 Pure substances are classified into elements and compounds on the basis of their properties and the particle theory of matter

Element:

2 Use the Bohr-Rutherford model of the atom to explain the structure of an atom

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The principal sub-atomic particles are identified together with their mass, relative mass and charge
2.2 The way shell/energy level structure of an atom relates to its electron configuration in the ground state is explained
2.3 The structure of the modern periodic table is explained
2.4 The relationship between the electronic configuration of an atom and its position in the periodic table is explained
2.5 Atomic property trends in the periodic table are explained                   

 

Element:

3 Use knowledge of periodicity and bonding to explain the chemical and physical properties of common elements and compounds

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Stable electron configurations are identified with reference to atoms of the noble gases and use this model to predict likely gain or loss of electrons for main group metallic and non-metallic atoms
3.2 Ionic, covalent and metallic bonding using common examples are explained and the likely nature of bonding in elements and binary compounds are predicted
3.3 The concept of electronegativity is used to identify polar covalent bond
3.4 Electron dot diagrams are used to represent the transfer of electrons in ionic bonding
3.5 Electron dot and dash diagrams are used to represent the bonding in and structure of simple molecules
3.6 The nature of bonding in an element or compound is used to predict or account for some of their physical properties

                           

 

Element:

4 Derive systematic names and formulae for simple inorganic compounds

Performance Criteria:

4.1 The correct chemical formulae for binary compounds is determined using basic valency concept
4.2 Binary, ionic and molecular compounds are identified
4.3 The correct chemical formulae and names for acids, bases and salts are determined


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Lectures
Audiovisuals
Group discussions/activities
Practical experiments
 


Teaching Schedule

Week No.Date week starting 

Topic

 
16/07/15Orientation/ Matter/Changes in state/Mixtures  
213/07/15The structure of an atom / History of the atom/ Prac Experiment 1  
320/07/15Electron configuration/ Periodic Table/Periodic Table/Trends 
427/07/15Mid-term assessment (25%)/Prac Experiment 2 (25%)

Due date Report(Prac-2 4/08/15)

Due date (Mid term assessment 27/07/15)

53/08/15
Metallic bonding/ Ionic bonding
 
610/08/15Chemical formulae/Prac Experiment 3 
717/08/15Covalent bonding Valencies/Naming molecules /Revision 
824/08/15Polar compound/Covalent networks /Exam (50%)Due date (Exam 25/08/15)
    

The 50 hours allowed for this unit are allocated as follows

● Class theory -27 hours
● Practical Activities - 8 hours
● Research work / report completion-12 hours
● Theory Tests- 3 hours
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include tests, worksheets, reports and assignments


Assessment Tasks

• Mid-term Quiz- 25%
• Practical Report- 25%
• Exam- 50%

A pass is required for Practical and Theory components 

 


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilises graded assessment
CHD Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI Competent with Distinction (70 – 79%)
CC Competent with Credit (60 – 69%)
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded (50 – 59%)
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
•All assessment types must be passed (theory and prac). For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the tests but fail the prac component).
•APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available online http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51, or emailed to the Coordinator (nancy.varughese@rmit.edu.au).
•Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.
•Students requiring extensions longer than 7 days must apply for Special Consideration (see the ‘Help me’ link in blackboard, via myRMIT studies or http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration) For missed assessments such as exams - you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.
•If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.



 

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