Physical and Environmental Chemistry I

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physical and Environmental Chemistry I

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CBMS101 or CBMS102

  • 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

    Environmental issues are of foremost concern in the world today. The environment depends on complex interactions of chemical and physical processes. In this unit these processes are explored through the study of the underlying principles that govern the properties and behaviour of chemical systems. Physical chemistry permeates all of modern chemistry and many adjoining areas such as biomolecular sciences, materials science and environmental science. Using environmental chemistry examples and contexts, we explore the what, why and how fast of chemistry: structure, energy and rate. These topics are examined in terms of the origin, transport and fate of chemicals in the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.

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.