Chemistry 1

CHE10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


Assumed Knowledge:
VCE 3 and 4 Chemistry

Aims and objectives

To provide a diverse range of students an appreciation and understanding of the fundamental concepts of chemistry enabling them to undertake further study in the chemistry, environmental science, biochemistry, and biotechnology majors.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Demonstrate theoretical comprehension of the structure of atoms and molecules, Lewis structures, simple reaction writing, stoichiometry and the mole concept, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, spectroscopy and the gas laws.
2. Apply problem solving skills to tasks involving the above theoretical skills.
3. Conduct accurate and precise laboratory analyses using a range of laboratory techniques.
4. Articulate understandings of the theory through the medium of laboratory report writing.
5. Describe and employ laboratory occupational health and safety best practices.