On completion of this subject students should be able to:
The first part of the semester focuses on atomic structure, chemical formulas and equations, and calculations involving moles. The second part of the semester considers different types of electron orbitals, the periodic table and ionic, metallic and covalent bonding. Thermochemistry is discussed at the end of this semester.
This semester looks at the chemistry of gases and solutions. The key concept of chemical equilibrium is explored as well as the chemistry of acids and bases. A study of redox reactions lead on to basic electrochemistry. The final part of the course considers some basic organic chemistry.
This subject teaches to and assesses students on their competence in respect of the following units of competency:
In addition, students' work is graded in accordance with the following table:
|Assessment ||Assessment Task||Weighting (% of overall mark)|
|Internet Research Task|
|Semester One Examination|
|Unit Tests 1-3|
|Assessment||Assessment Task||Weighting (% of overall mark)|
|Mid Semester Examination (S2)|
|Semester Two Examination|