Chemistry provides the basis for understanding molecular structures and processes, essential knowledge for many later year Pharmacy units of study. Lecture topics include redox reactions, electrochemistry, introduction to colloids and surface chemistry, the biological periodic table, radiochemistry, chemical energetics, equilibrium theory, solution theory. Practical work is designed to enhance confidence and develop skills in the handling and manipulation of chemicals and in the observation and processing of experimental results.
Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week; one 3 hour practical per week for 9 weeks.
Theory examination (70%), laboratory work (15%) and continuous assessment quizzes (15%).
A booklist is available from the First Year Chemistry website. http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/firstyear