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123.104 Chemistry for Biological Systems (15 credits)

IMPORTANT NOTE:There have been changes to this course for 2022. For 2021 enrolments please check the individual offering description below to confirm details for:

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Building on basic chemical principles, this course provides the atomic and molecular foundations for understanding chemistry and the life sciences. Starting from the structure of the atom and an understanding of Gibbs energy, it builds a chemical model for bonding, the composition of molecules, non-covalent interactions, chemical equilibria, acids/bases, chemical reactivity, and biological macromolecules. The theory is supported by practical experiments.

Note(s): Any domestic student or on-shore international student applying for selection into the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) needs to enrol in the Manawatū (internal) offering of this course. Studying this course by distance would make you ineligible for BVSc selection.

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Expected prior learning Requirements help

  • It is strongly recommended that students have achieved at least 14 credits from NCEA Level 3 Chemistry or passed 123.103 or equivalent.

Offerings Offerings help

Year Semester Mode Location
2021 * Semester One full semester Internal Auckland Campus
2021 * Semester One full semester Internal Manawatu Campus
2022 Semester One full semester Internal Auckland Campus
2022 Semester One full semester Distance
2022 Semester One full semester Internal Manawatu Campus

* Due to recent changes you should carefully check this offering to confirm details before you enrol.