Chemistry

CHM1011
Chemistry 1

VCE Units 3 and 4 prerequisite study (or concurrent enrolment) - Chemistry

This unit offers students practice in the methods for communicating chemistry, and discussion about the social and environmental responsibility of chemists in the global community.

Students will:

  • discuss the features of atomic structure and the construction of the periodic table of elements
  • develop an ability to interpret the relationships between electronic structure and bonding
  • explore a wide range of molecular structures and investigate aspects of stereochemistry such as isomerism and chirality
  • distinguish between ideal gases and real gases
  • recognise factors which give rise to polarity and its relationship to intermolecular bonding
  • define the first and second laws of thermodynamics and apply enthalpy and entropy
  • discuss factors which give rise to chemical kinetics
  • apply acid-base chemistry in the understanding of dynamic equilibria
  • foster the acquisition of practical skills by exploiting an inquiry-based approach to the chemistry laboratory experience
  • communicate chemistry and discuss the social and environmental responsibility of chemists in the global community.

CHM1022
Chemistry 2

VCE Units 3 and 4 prerequisite study (or concurrent enrolment) - Chemistry

This unit offers students practice in the methods for communicating chemistry, and discussion in the social and environmental responsibility of chemists in the global community.

Students will:

  • develop a basic understanding of chemical nomenclature
  • explore the classification, bonding, structure, properties and reactions of a wide range of organic compounds according to the functional groups they contain
  • describe the nature of biological and synthetic macromolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates,  polymers
  • discuss the properties of transition elements
  • describe a wide range of coordination compounds and their structures, reactions and applications in both synthetic materials and biological systems
  • describe how spectroscopy can be used to investigate molecular structure
  • foster practical skills by exploiting an inquiry-based approach to the chemistry laboratory experience
  • communicate chemistry, and discuss the social and environmental responsibility of chemists in the global community.

2019 Study locations

  • Monash University, Clayton campus
  • Padua College, Mornington
  • Scotch College, Hawthorn

Note: Host School centre classes will be held after school hours and will run subject to meeting minimum enrolments

2019 class times

Please note that students undertaking Extension Studies need to have flexible extracurricular activities as there is no guarantee a uni class will have the same timetable for both semesters. (Eg Your class may run Tuesday afternoon in Semester 1 and Thursday afternoon in Semester 2.)

Students need to be able to fit their other commitments (such as part-time work and sport) around Extension Studies, making Extension a priority.

We will do our best to ensure classes run after school hours, but this may not always be possible.  Students are advised of their timetable as soon as it is confirmed so they can organise their personal commitments around their Extension study.

Please note: Students undertaking Extension Chemistry will be required to complete 6 compulsory practical workshops on campus at Clayton over the course of the year. These may fall during your school holidays, on weekends or during School Term time.

Semester 1 Timetable*: 

Students are required to attend a weekly COMPULSORY class:

  • Monash University, Clayton campus: Mondays 5pm-7pm - Classes will start from Monday 11 February
  • Padua College, Mornington: Wednesday 4pm-6pm - Classes will start from Wednesday 20 February
  • Scotch College, Hawthorn: Tuesday 4:30pm-6:30pm - Classes will start from  Tuesday 5 February

* Please note host school centres may start earlier than the university semester dates.

Semester 2 Timetable*: 

Students are required to attend a weekly COMPULSORY class:

  • Monash University, Clayton campus: Mondays 5pm-7pm
  • Padua College, Mornington: Wednesday 4pm-6pm
  • Scotch College, Hawthorn: Tuesday 4:30pm-6:30pm

* Please note timetables are subject to change

All study locations will complete 6 compulsory full day (9am-4pm) practical workshops at Monash Clayton Campus.
2019 Dates

  • Laboratory 1: Tuesday 16 April
  • Laboratory 2: Wednesday 17 April
  • Laboratory 3: Tuesday 4 June (During School term time - you need to arrange to have this day off from your school)
  • Laboratory 4: Wednesday 3 July
  • Laboratory 5: Wednesday 2 October
  • Laboratory 6: Thursday 3 October

Recognition for prior learning

When you enrol in a Bachelor’s degree at Monash, your Extension units can be used for course credit if they are compatible with the degree in which you enrol.

Students who have successfully completed Chemistry Extension may be eligible to apply to have the credit points of one (6 points) or both (12 points) of their Extension units to count towards the course requirements for:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Other double degrees with Science
  • As electives in a non-Science single degree
  • As electives in Bachelor of Science Advanced Global Challenges (Honours) or Bachelor of Science Advanced Research (Honours)

Any units credited will show on your academic transcript as either 6 or 12 points against the course code of the degree in which you are enrolled. Students can apply for credit once they have enrolled in their undergraduate degree.

Students may also be able to credit their Extension study towards Bachelor degrees at other tertiary institutions.