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CHEM12020 - Energy and Reactivity

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Offered Term 2 every even year. Reaction kinetics; temperature dependence of reactions; the steady state approximation and chain reactions, collision theory and transition state theory. Ionic solutions; equilibrium electrochemistry and its applications. Interfacial phenomena and electrode processes; corrosion, batteries and fuel cells, voltammetry. Surface processes; isotherm equations; heterogeneous catalysis and the growth and structure of solid surfaces. Modern techniques of surface analysis. Distance education students will be required to attend a residential school for this course.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: CHEM 11008

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2022

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 10%
2. Written Assessment 10%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
4. Examination 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: In class response
Feedback
A number of students requested videotaped lectures,as in Year 1
Recommendation
This could be done if the course is offered in the future
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and conceptual understanding of modern kinetics, rate laws, temperature-dependence of rate and the steady-state approximation.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and conceptual understanding of equilibrium, interfacial and dynamic electrochemistry and its applications.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and conceptual understanding of processes occurring at solid surfaces.
  4. Reach a level of competence in safe laboratory procedures and develop good skills in a range of laboratory techniques.
  5. Develop team-building skills by successfully working in collaboration with peers in tutorial/workshop and laboratory situations.
  6. Acquire the ability to apply your knowledge of the chemical sciences across disciplines.
  7. Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through interactive participation in laboratory/workshop and tutorial sessions.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Intermediate Level
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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3 - Practical and Written Assessment
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination