Chemistry (T)

students at Gungahlin College

Course information

In Chemistry, students develop their understanding of chemical systems, and how models of matter and energy transfers and transformations can be used to describe, explain and predict chemical structures, properties and reactions.

Post-school pathways

Do you enjoy or are you good at Chemistry? (pdf, 110kb)

Workload expectation

Four hours outside of class per week to complete homework and assignments.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major course. A major-minor is available if a student completes ANU Secondary studies in Chemistry.

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Unit 1: Chemical Fundamentals

2

Unit 2: Molecules

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Unit 1: Chemical Fundamentals

2

Unit 2: Molecules

3

Unit 3: Equilibrium and Redox Reactions

4

Unit 4: Structure, Synthesis and Design

Unit descriptions

Unit 1: Chemical Fundamentals

In Unit 1, students use models of atomic structure and bonding to explain the macroscopic properties of materials and to predict the products and explain the energy changes associated with chemical reactions.

Unit 2: Molecules

In Unit 2, they continue to develop their understanding of bonding models and the relationship between structure, properties and reactions, including consideration of the factors that affect the rate of chemical reactions.

Unit 3: Equilibrium and Redox Reactions

In Unit 3, students investigate models of equilibrium in chemical systems; apply these models in the context of acids and bases and redox reactions, including electrochemical cells; and explain and predict how a range of factors affect these systems.

Unit 4: Structure, Synthesis and Design

In Unit 4, students use models of molecular structure, chemical reactions and energy changes to explain and apply synthesis processes, particularly with consideration of organic synthesis; and they consider current and future applications of chemical design principles.