CHEM111-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Chemical Principles and Processes

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

Atoms and the periodic table; chemical bonding; reduction and oxidation reactions; properties of gases; introduction to thermodynamics; kinetics; chemical equilibrium; Gibbs energy and the second law of thermodynamics; aqueous chemistry; acid-base equilibrium.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop skills in the critical analysis of chemical information
    Develop problem-solving skills in chemistry
    Enhance applied mathematical skills relevant to chemistry
    Develop a working understanding of:
  • Atomic structure and periodicity
  • Chemical bonding and material properties
  • Chemical reactions, especially redox reactions
  • Quantities and dimensions (IUPAC conventions and SI units)
  • Physical models and the properties of gases
  • Thermochemistry, including the 1st law of thermodynamics
  • Entropy and the 2nd and 3rd laws of thermodynamics
  • Gibbs energy and its relationship to chemical equilibrium
  • Chemical kinetics, reaction mechanisms and integrated rate laws
  • Equilibria, equilibrium constants and Le Châtelier’s principle
  • The chemistry of water
  • Acid-base equilibria

Prerequisites

(1) NCEA: at least 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry, or
(2) CIE: at least D grade in CIE AL Chemistry or A grade in CIE ASL Chemistry, or
(3) IB: at least Grade 4 in IB HL Chemistry or Grade 6 in IB SL Chemistry, or
(4) CHEM114, or
at least B Grade in BRDG023 or TRNS006.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
03 Tuesday 18:00 - 21:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
04 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
05 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
06 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
07 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
08 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
09 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
10 Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00 Ernest Rutherford 419 Chemistry Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
Pals S
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Undercroft 101 (4/3-25/3)
Rehua 226 Te Moana nui a Kiwa (22/4-27/5)
4 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Rehua 108
4 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:30 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Apr - 28 Apr
02 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:30 C2 Lecture Theatre
22 Apr - 28 Apr
03 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:30 A1 Lecture Theatre
22 Apr - 28 Apr
04 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:30 Rata 222 & 223 Drawing Office
22 Apr - 28 Apr
05 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:30 E6 Lecture Theatre
22 Apr - 28 Apr

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Owen Curnow

Lecturers

Laura Revell , Greg Russell and Deborah Crittenden

Lab Coordinator

Anthea Lees

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Exam 50%
BestChoice On-line Problems 5%
Laboratory 15%
Mid-Semester Test 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $978.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

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