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123.101 Chemistry and Living Systems (15 credits)

This course takes a wide range of examples from everyday life to illustrate concepts of organic and biological chemistry. The structure, properties and reactions of organic compounds, identification of organic compounds using spectroscopy, and the mechanisms of organic reactions are covered. It also introduces the concepts of chemical equilibrium, particularly as they are applied to acids and base, and chemical kinetics.

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  • Students should have achieved at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 Chemistry, or passed course 123.103, or equivalent. Before starting you should be able to describe, name and classify matter and perform calculations involving measurement; balanced equations and concentration calculations in standard units. This course is tough if you haven't got the background. Find out if you have what you need by taking this basic numeracy quiz.

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