This minor in Chemistry will introduce you to the principles and practices of modern chemistry. Building upon the fundamental principles of chemistry which are introduced in the first year units, Analytical Methods 1 and Organic Synthesis introduce students to instrumental analytical chemistry and the theoretical and practical aspects of synthetic organic chemistry. These units provide basic training in the preparation, purification and characterisation of organic compounds and their complimentary modern spectroscopic, chromatographic and spectrometric methods of analysis. For students interested in teaching chemistry, taking the four (4) units in this minor adequately prepares students to deliver units 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the VCE chemistry curriculum.

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