Chemical Structure and Stability (CHEM2402)


This is the second core unit of study for students considering majoring in chemistry, and for students seeking a good general background in chemistry. The unit continues the consideration of molecular structure and chemical reactivity. Topics include the structure and bonding of inorganic compounds, the properties of metal complexes, materials chemistry and nanotechnology, thermodynamics and kinetics.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Three 1-hour lectures per week, seven 1-hour tutorials per semester, eight 4-hour practicals per semester


Quizzes, lab reports and final examination (100%)



Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


(CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904), 6 credit points of Junior of Mathematics


CHEM2202 or CHEM2302 or CHEM2902 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916

Additional Information

This is a required chemistry unit of study for students intending to major in chemistry. Students who have passed CHEM1001 and CHEM1002 may enroll in this unit after completing the Supplementary Course in Chemistry ( and then seeking Departmental Permission, with completion certificate as evidence.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.