Course Title: Stoichiometry and solution chemistry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

Classroom written Exercises

Calculation-based problem solving

Chemical calculation worksheets

Practical Work

Graphical interpretation

Teaching Schedule

Week beginningTopicTaskPractical%Due
13th Sept 2010Introduction to Moles, n, NA

conversion exercises

worksheet 1

27th Sept

Lab Safety, Molar Mass

Mass- Mole relationship

Set Problems involving calculation

worksheet 2

  10 Worksheet 1 due
4th OctoberMass- Mole exercises Continue on Worksheet 2 10 
11th Oct Mass-Mole relationship, Balancing Chemical Equationsworksheet 3   Worksheet 2 due
18th OctStoichiometry  


 10Worksheet 3 due
 25th OctMolarity, c = n/V  

dilute HCl/NaOH titration

 1st NovSolubility curvesof common salts, Revision Worksheet 4  20 Titration report due
 8th Nov More Revision, Exam

 Exam WED 10TH Nov (40%)

  10 Worksheet 4 due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Derry, N. & Derry, L,  (2005) , Chemistry 1 & 2  2nd Edition, Longman, Melbourne

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

Completion of Four Worksheets   4 X  10%   = 40 %

One Practical Report = 20 %

End of Unit Exam = 40 %

Assessment Matrix

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