CHEM 1006 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700122

Coordinator Phillip Newman Opens in new window

Description This unit introduces an investigation of the reactivity of covalent molecules, in particular, of carbon-based compounds. Focussing on introductory chemical dynamics and thermodynamics, students will develop an in-depth understanding of the structure, nomenclature and reactivity of the principal organic functional groups, extending their basic principles of chemistry. They will also understand how molecules are synthesised and the ways they react being important in the function and role of chemistry in biological systems in our domestic and industrial worlds.

School Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects CHEM 1002 - Chemistry 2 CHEM 1010 - Medicinal Chemistry LGYB 0462 - Chemistry 2 (UWSC) CHEM 1005 - Essentials of Chemistry 2

Assumed Knowledge

An understanding and competence with basic chemical principles including SI units, chemical symbols, formulas and equations, nomenclature, stoichiometry, the mole concept, bonding, molecular shape and polarity, states and properties of matter, thermodynamics, equilibria, acids and bases, pH and electrochemistry. General Mathematics  Bands 5 and 6 or Mathematics Band 4 or equivalent.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Log/workbook 3 hours x 5 weeks 20 Y Individual
Quiz 6 short (10 minutes) online practice quizzes 25 N Individual
Essay 1,000 words 10 N Individual
Short Answer 1 hour 10 N Individual
End-of-session Exam 2 hours and 20 minutes 35 N Individual

Teaching Periods