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School of Chemical Sciences

Course details: CHEM110 Chemistry of the Living World

Description : A foundation for understanding the chemistry of life is laid by exploring the diversity and reactivity of organic compounds. A systematic study of reactivity focuses on the site and mechanism of reaction including application of chemical kinetics. A quantitative study of proton-transfer reactions features control of pH of fluids in both living systems and the environment.

It is recommended that students with limited background in chemistry take CHEM 150 prior to CHEM 110.

Semester: First Semester / Second Semester
Coordinator: Dr Kaitlin Beare
Phone: + 64 9 3737599 ext 88292
Room: 302-849
Laboratory: 6 laboratories (6 x 3 hours)
Assessment: Final exam 50%; 2 one-hour tests 30%;laboratories 20%