Introduction to Chemistry

CHE10004 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.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21



Aims and objectives

To provide a diverse range of beginner chemistry students an appreciation and understanding of the fundamental concepts of chemistry necessary to achieve the breadth of scientific knowledge required for a science degree, and 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.