General Chemistry

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    General Chemistry

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • 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 is the basis for the development of new medicines, new materials, new ways of monitoring and improving our environment through green technologies, and many other rapidly advancing fields. In this unit the principles of physical, inorganic and general chemistry will be presented. The structure of atoms, the properties of molecules and the role of energy in chemical change will be explored. The chemical and physical properties of solids, liquids and gases, metals and solutions are discussed. Methods for understanding the rates of reaction and factors affecting equilibria positions are developed. An introduction to thermodynamics and electrochemistry is presented. The chemical principles explored in the unit are illustrated with real world, enhancing understanding and appreciation of the role of chemistry in everyday life. The unit also allows students to develop critical skills in solving quantitative problems that serve them well in later studies.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.