Course Title: Stoichiometry and solution chemistry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

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 Email:nevil.schultz@rmit.edu.au


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 WeeTopicPractical%Date Due
April11Introduction to moles   
 13 moles   
April18lab Safety,Amounts, molar mass   
 20n=n/M, equations   
May2Assignment - part one 15

9

May

 4StoichiometryExp 11516 May
 9

 

mass-mass relationships

   
 11Assignment - part two 1523 May
 16Balancing equations   
 18Molarity c=n/V   
 23Molarity c=n/V   
 30 Solubility Exp 2 15 6 Jun
 June1 Other concentrations   
 6    
 8Revision   
 10Exam  10.30-12.30  40 
  15 Exam Review   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Nil


References

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

Worksheets

Assignments

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.

 

45 Nominal Hours comprise:

17  X   2  = 34  face to face classroom hours

6 hours writing up practical reports

5 Hours for completion of assignments

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