Prerequisite: Successful completion (C grade or better) of General Units 1&2 or the equivalent.
In this unit, you will further investigate the role that chemistry plays in your daily lives. You will appreciate the role of chemistry in contributing to a sustainable future by investigating recycling and disposal of community chemical wastes.
This unit includes the knowledge, understandings and skills described below for carbon chemistry. You will learn:
• to construct questions for investigation; propose hypotheses; and predict possible outcomes
• crude oil is made up of hydrocarbons
• some properties of hydrocarbons, for example, boiling point and viscosity, depend on the number of atoms in the hydrocarbon; these properties influence how hydrocarbons are used as fuels and lubricants
• substances separated from the fractional distillation of crude oil can be broken down (cracked) to make smaller hydrocarbons, such as alkenes
• alkenes can be used to make very large molecules called polymers
• polymers have many useful applications, for example, plastics, water saving hydrogels, encapsulated microbes, and waterproof coatings for fabrics
In this unit, you will be studying materials chemistry. This will introduce you to the physical and chemical properties of a crucially important group of materials. You will test the properties of metals and relate these to their means of extraction, purification and uses.
This unit includes the knowledge, understandings and skills described below for carbon chemistry. You will learn about:
• conducting investigations, appropriate to the chosen context(s), safely, competently and methodically for the collection of reliable data
• communicating scientific ideas and information for a specific purpose using appropriate language, nomenclature and formats, including scientific reports
• metal properties and structure
• metal reactions
• metal extraction
• metal corrosion
Unit Pair Cost = $50.00
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