CHM104 Chemistry 1A (8)


A study of current theories of the nature of atoms, molecules and bonding to explain the behaviour of bulk matter.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalOrange Campus
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Distance*Wagga Wagga Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CHM104
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Students who have completed CHM115 cannot enrol into CHM104.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
CHM115 CHM115 CHM104 is the on campus equivalent of CHM115

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the language of chemistry;
- Be able to describe how to calculate chemical amounts of matter;
- Be able to apply known physical laws and perform related calculations;
- Be able to accurately describe molecular behaviour of matter that explains observed macroscopic properties;
- Be able to describe states of matter with respect to bonding;
- Be able to accuratley demonstrate equilibrium and perform calculations;
- Be able to describe relevant acids and bases and perform calculations.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Chemical foundations;
- Classification of matter;
- Stoichiometry;
- Gases;
- Atomic structure;
- Chemical bonding;
- Condensed states;
- Chemical equilibrium;
- Acids and bases.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 4 day residential school. Provides a hands on approach to the theory in the subject.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.