• Offered by Research School of Chemistry
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Chemistry
  • Areas of interest Chemistry
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Timothy Senden
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course is divided into two parts, both parts building on the material taught in CHEM 2209. The foundations in Solid State Chemistry are expanded to cover topics in structural characterisation, local crystal chemistry and properties of selected functional inorganic materials.

The Physical Chemistry part includes an introduction to statistical thermodynamics which is an essential tool for advanced research in physical chemistry including biophysics and surface chemistry.  The lecture material on colloid and surface chemistry is more applied with a focus on industrial examples.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Understand how intermolecular forces determine colloidal behaviour, surfactant and surface phenomena. (LO1)

2. Understand the application of statistical thermodynamics to describe the behaviour of gases, simple liquids, as well as phase (gas-liquid) phase equilibrium and liquid mixtures. (LO2)

3. Develop an understanding of the relationship between structure, local crystal chemistry and function in the solid state. (LO3)

4.  Implement the theory developed in the lecture course through the practical component. (LO4)

5. Work to a professional level of skills in a chemical laboratory demonstrating effective laboratory safety and etiquette, especially in the areas of handling of chemicals and usage of lab-based glassware and equipment.

 

 

Indicative Assessment

• Mid-semester exam (37.5%) (LO1 & LO2)

• Assignments/lab reports (25%) (LO4 - 5)

• Final exam (37.5%) (LO3)

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Workload

65 hours of lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes and a further 65 hours of independent learning.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHEM2209. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously studied CHEM3021.

Prescribed Texts

Physical Chemistry, Atkins and de Paula (any recent edition)

Inorganic Chemistry, 5th edition by P. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller and F. Armstrong.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1572
2004 $1836
2005 $2190
2006 $2400
2007 $2400
2008 $2778
2009 $2778
2010 $2778
2011 $2808
2012 $2808
2013 $2808
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3288
2005 $3288
2006 $3450
2007 $3450
2008 $3450
2009 $3450
2010 $3576
2011 $3582
2012 $3582
2013 $3582
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4514 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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