Course Title: Stoichiometry and solution chemistry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: CHEM5022

Course Title: Stoichiometry and solution chemistry

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3209 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact : Nevil Schultz

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4221

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

CHEM 5021  Atomic Structure & Bonding

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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

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

Details of Learning Activities

Practical work in stoichiometry & concentration measurement, class presentations, Worksheet activities, assignment work

Teaching Schedule

Class date TopicPractical%Date Due
April28Introduction to moles   
 29 moles   
May5lab Safety,Amounts, molar mass   
 6n=n/M, equations   
 12Assignment - part one 1526 May
 13StoichiometryExp 11520 May


mass-mass relationships

 20Assignment - part two 153 Jun
 26Balancing equations   
 27Molarity c=n/V   
Jun2Molarity c=n/V   
 3 Solubility Exp 2 15 10 Jun
 9 Other concentrations   
 17Exam 10.30-12.30  40 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Elvins et al, (2004) Chemistry One, Heinemann, Port melbourne

Derry et al (2000), Chemistry Units 1& 2, Longman, Melbourne

Other Resources

See program black shell for general assistance details and library

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%


Assessment Tasks

Assignment part one: 15%

Assignment part two 15%

Practical one: 15%

Practical two 15%

exam 40%

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

For information on late submission of work or absence on the day of assessment, please go to the Program site on the Learning Hub for C3209 Certificate III in Science or contact the Program Co-ordinator, Judi Mc Cann.

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