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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW FIELD 0105 CHEMICAL SCIENCES

CHEMICAL SCIENCES is the study of the composition, structure, and the chemical transformations of matter.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the fundamental properties of elements, compounds and materials, and their reactions and transformations.

Courses in Narrow Field 0105 Chemical Sciences develop skills in:
. application of knowledge of the fundamental properties of elements, compounds and their reactions
. identifying the compositional and energy changes resulting from chemical reactions
. using modern chemical instrumentation for the structural analysis of chemicals

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

010501  Organic Chemistry
010503  Inorganic Chemistry
010599  Chemical Sciences, n.e.c.


Exclusions:

Medical biochemistry. This is included in Detailed Field 019901 Medical Science.


010501 Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry is the study of the description, properties, reactions and preparations of carbon compounds.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. aromatic compounds
. carbon-carbon bond formation
. free radicals
. hydrocarbons
. isomerism
. organic synthesis

Exclusions:

Biochemistry. This is included in Detailed Field 010901 Biochemistry and Cell Biology.


010503 Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry is the study of the description, properties, reactions, and preparation of all the elements and their compounds, with the exception of carbon compounds.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. crystallography
. main group metal chemistry
. non-metal chemistry
. structural basis of inorganic solids


010599 Chemical Sciences, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. analytical chemistry
. colloid science
. environmental chemistry
. theoretical chemistry
. physical chemistry

Exclusions:

Geochemistry. This is included in Detailed Field 010707 Geochemistry.

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