Scholarship Chemisty

Course Description

Format of the assessment: 

There will be no more than 4 questions. Questions may be open-ended or structured in a step-wise fashion. Candidates must attempt ALL questions.

Equipment and resources:

Use of an approved scientific or graphics calculator is required.   A periodic table and spectroscopic data table will be provided. Other numerical data or reference material will be provided in the resource booklet or questions as needed.

Special notes:

All working should be shown in calculations. Numerical answers should be rounded to an appropriate number of significant figures. Correct units must be included. Explanations and calculations are expected to be well set out and concise. Organic structures should be presented clearly.

Content / context details:

Content may include quantitative analysis, organic chemistry, spectroscopy, redox and electrochemistry, rates of reaction, chemical equilibria, aqueous systems, particles, substances, and thermochemical principles.

Questions may be asked within a variety of appropriate contexts and cover material from more than one content area. Contexts may be unfamiliar. Some questions may involve extended discussion.

Questions may require skills developed during practical work, such as processing and evaluation of data or information.

Quantities, units, symbols, nomenclature, spelling, and formatting will follow IUPAC conventions.

Scholarship tutorial classes are Tuesday morning 7:30 to 8:30 am

Formative exam: September 2023

Final Exam:   MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER at 9:30am

Recommended Prior Learning

Success in Year 12 Chemistry, particularly Organic Chemistry.

Course Material Costs

x1 Course work book - $20 (approx)


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You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

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