OverviewThis module introduces and revises the basic concepts of chemistry that underpin our understanding of the stability of matter. This starts with introducing atomic and molecular structure, with a focus on understanding the electronics of bonding in the molecular compounds around us. You will then study the laws governing the behavior of gases and origins of other interactions that hold solids and liquids together, alongside describing some of their basic properties such as conductivity, viscosity, and the way in which ions behave in solution. In the final aspect of this module we cover the critical role thermodynamics plays in determining the stability of matter, including the fundamental laws of thermodynamics and the importance of equilibrium in reversible reactions.
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Lectures 22h provide an introduction to the basic concepts of chemistry including: atomic structure; molecular structure and bonding; properties of gases, liquids and solids; and thermodynamics. The module provides corequisite and prerequisite material for level 4 and 5 modules in Forensic Science and Chemistry.
This is not available as a wild module.
Method of assessment
4 coursework assessments: 26%, 2 tests 14%, examination: 60%
Winter, Chemical Bonding. 2nd edn, OUP, 2016, ISBN: 9780198700951
Major aspects of chemical terminology, conventions and units.