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UniSC Sunshine Coast
UniSC Moreton Bay
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.
Inorganic chemistry explores the diversity of the periodic table and the applications of its elements from power generation, to new materials for lighting and metal-based drugs. In this course you will learn about the chemistry of the Transition Metals with a focus on coordination compounds, and selected Main Group Elements, and how they influence everyday life.
|Learning materials – Learning Materials are available online and delivered asynchronously. Learning Materials consist primarily of formative quizzes and interactive screencasts. Other available materials include simulations and on-line demonstrations.||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Tutorials are delivered face-to-face on-campus. Tutorials consist of focus questions and group work.||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Laboratory 1 – Laboratory work is conducted face-to-face on-campus. Each practical session is thematically linked to theoretical material covered in preceding weeks. Students are expected to work in teams during practical sessions.||3hrs||Refer to Format||6 times|
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Analyse inorganic chemistry information.||Creative and critical thinker|
|2||Demonstrate and apply knowledge of inorganic chemistry.||Empowered|
|3||Communicate in scientific writing.||
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
There is a set of questions and answers for each week's learning module, providing feedback for that material. These questions will form the basis of the final exam. There is a set of on-line questions for each practical, providing feedback on progress. These questions will form the basis of the practical quizzes.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
Up to 500 words with diagrams and references
|Week 4||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
10 minutes each: 50 min total
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Test (Quiz)|
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||4||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||40%||
2 hours (1500 words)
|Exam Period||Exam Venue|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Literature Assignment|
Analyse a paper from the primary literature dealing with the preparation of a transition metal complex and effectively communicate your findings.
Title, structure of compound, its preparation and use.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Practical Quizzes|
Demonstrate knowledge of the theory underpinning laboratory chemistry.
Students will complete 5 quizzes (10 min. each) on-line based on the theory underpinning practical work.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Practical Report|
Produce data arising from participation in the laboratory and write a report showing effective understanding, analysis and communication.
The report will include: Title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references- with focus on discussion of results.
|All - Assessment Task 4:Final exam|
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of inorganic chemistry.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
Short and extended answer, problem solving, calculations based on material from learning modules, tutorials and laboratory activities.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Flowers et al||2019||Chemistry||2nd edition||Chemistry 2e NOTE: This textbook is licensed under a Creative Commons licence and is freely available online. Information about how to access the textbook is on Canvas|
|Recommended||Blackman et al||2019||Chemistry||4th edition||Wiley|
Laboratory coat, safety glasses, closed in footwear.
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