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Chemistry A (Pharmacy) - CHEM1611

Year - 2020

Chemistry provides the basis for understanding molecular structures and processes, essential knowledge for many later year Pharmacy units of study. Lecture topics include some fundamental concepts, atomic theory, states and properties of matter, equations and stoichiometry, general acid-base theory, atomic structure, chemical bonding, introduction to organic chemistry, nomenclature, aliphatic chemistry, aromatic chemistry, heterocyclic compounds, isomerism, stereoisomerism, reaction mechanisms, biomolecules, amino acids and peptides, carbohydrates. Practical work is designed to enhance confidence and develop skills in the handling and manipulation of chemicals and in the observation and processing of experimental results. Special preparative studies: Students wishing to enrol in CHEM1611 who do not have the assumed chemical knowledge are advised to consult the School of Chemistry for information about a bridging course (offered in February, see

Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week; one 3 hour practical per week for 9 weeks.

Theory examination (60%), laboratory work (15%), online assignments (10%) and continuous assessment quizzes (15%)

A booklist is available from the First Year Chemistry website.

Assumed knowledge
HSC Chemistry and Mathematics


Faculty: Science

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Chemistry Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Toby Hudson
HECS Band: 2
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