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School of Chemical Sciences

Course details: CHEM 120 Chemistry of the Material World

Description: The chemistry of the elements and their compounds is explored. The relationship between molecular structure and reactivity, the role of energy, concepts of bond formation and chemical equilibrium are discussed. Topics covered include green chemistry, solution chemistry, useful transition metal compounds and the creation of new materials.

It is recommended that students with a limited background in chemistry take CHEM 150 prior to CHEM 120.

Semester: First Semester / Second Semester
Coordinator: James Brady
Phone: + 64 9 3737599 ext 83945
20 hours (10 x 2 hours)
Assessment: Final exam 50%; 2 one-hour tests 30%; laboratories 20%