Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2015 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: School of Chemistry

Subject Information
Subject Code CHEM106
Subject Name Foundation Chemistry: Properties and Reactivity of Matter
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites CHEM105
Co-Requisites nil
Restrictions nil
Equivalence nil
Assessment eLearning assignments, assessment of laboratory activity / writing, final examination.
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students enrol in Tutorials online via the Tutorial Enrolment link in SOLS.

Subject Availability
Session Summer 2015/2016  (30-11-2015 to 12-02-2016)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method Flexible
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 3 x 1 hr Lecture and Tutorial; 1 x 3 hr Practical or 1 x 3 hr Tutorial (fortnight cycle)
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Simon Bedford
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Glennys O'Brien
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
This subject is specifically for students transitioning from Foundation Chemistry 1A and 1B to second year Chemistry (CHEM211, CHEM212, CHEM213). This subject along with Foundation Chemistry 1A and 1B is equivalent to CHEM101 and CHEM102. In this subject molecular scale concepts of bonding, thermodynamics and kinetics concepts are all further developed to support a more in depth treatment of reactivity in organic and inorganic contexts. The concepts are especially important in a structural and mechanistic approach to organic reactions.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. apply more detailed bonding and stability concepts to a wider range of chemical species both organic and inorganic, and apply thermodynamic and kinetic reasoning to mechanisms of reactions.
2. extended their range of “wet” chemistry techniques, in particular synthesis, used in the laboratory.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Director of First Year Studies: Dr Glennys O'Brien, Building 18, Room 112, Phone 02 4221 3072, e-mail

Textbook Information
the prescribed reading is not confirmed for this subject.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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