General Chemistry

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    General Chemistry

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of High School Senior Chemistry or equivalent is assumed knowledge.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Chemistry deals with the fundamental building blocks of our universe. An understanding of chemistry is essential to understanding our world and to addressing big challenges faced by our society. The knowledge and skills you will learn in this unit, complemented by CVB102 Chemical Structure and Reactivity, provide the broad foundation to progress to more specialised topics in analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry.

    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, you will provide evidence of:
    1. Description of the general characteristics of atoms and molecules through problem solving, and visual representation of concepts essential to chemical bonding.
    2. Discussion and explanation of basic principles of chemical reactions, and how to use equations to describe chemical change.
    3. Articulation of the benefits of chemistry in the context of applications in everyday life and the many benefits which accrue from the application of chemistry and the use of chemicals.
    4. Safely apply basic laboratory procedures in a chemical investigation.

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