TRNS006-24SU1 (C) Summer Jan 2024 start

Elementary Chemistry

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 1 January 2024
End Date: Sunday, 11 February 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 January 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 January 2024


This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of chemical principles and the language of chemistry in order to better describe the properties and reactions of elements and compounds. Laboratory sessions will allow students to apply their knowledge and develop their practical skills. Students will be introduced to key chemical principles as they study a range of chemical reactions, including precipitation reaction, oxidation-reduction reactions, acid-base reactions, equilibrium reactions and some simple organic reactions, throughout the course. Key chemical principles covered include; atomic structure, chemical bonding, Bronsted-Lowry theory of acids and bases, Lewis Diagrams, molecular shape, energy and enthalpy in chemistry, Le Chatelier’s principle, qualitative and quantitative analysis and the mole concept. As this is an introductory course it has been designed to allow for students with little or no background in chemistry. However, students with a weak chemistry background will find the course challenging and will need to spend more time studying in their own time.


Subject to approval of the Programme Manager.


PREP010, BRDG023

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 412 Chemistry Lab (8/1, 22/1-5/2)
Ernest Rutherford 460 (15/1)
8 Jan - 11 Feb
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 612
8 Jan - 11 Feb
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 612
1 Jan - 11 Feb
Workshop C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Karl Popper 612
1 Jan - 11 Feb

Course Coordinator

Nicola Blackmore


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Lab Reports 15% Week 2 - 5
Test 1 (In Class) 20% Week 3
Poster Project 10% Week 5
Test 2 (Online) 45% Week 6
Weekly Quiz (Online) 10% Weeks 1 - 5

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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.

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