Chemistry 1A provides studies in fundamental chemical principles and alongside Chemistry 1B, serves as a foundation for further studies in chemistry and other sciences. Content is delivered via the VU Block Model including online activities, instructor-led class discussions and theory put into practice with complementary laboratory exercises. Study topics comprise: units and measurements; classification and properties of matter; atomic structure; ionic and organic compounds; solutions; chemical equations; reactions and stoichiometry. For students interested in teaching chemistry taking the four unit sequence Chemistry 1A, Chemistry 1B, Analytical Methods 1 and Organic Synthesis adequately prepares students to deliver units 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the VCE chemistry curriculum.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):