CH308 (and appropriate A level qualifications or equivalent)
OverviewIn this module you will be introduced to the key concept of periodicity and how, through a deeper knowledge of the periodic table, chemists are able to understand and predict the chemical properties, reactivity and compounds formed by the elements. You will also be introduced to redox chemistry, which plays a key role in the reactivity of the elements and the forms in which they are found.
This module also has a significant focus on experimental chemistry. You will therefore complete a set of laboratory practicals, enabling you to develop the laboratory skills and knowledge to work safely in an experimental environment and carry out fundamental organic and analytical chemistry procedures, including basic spectroscopy. This will be supplemented by teaching you the essentials of laboratory safety awareness and the skills needed to write scientific reports, including ways to clearly present data arising from experiments. To enable you to achieve this you will learn, through examples of physical science applications, the basic mathematics required to understand, plot and analyse graphical information, including differentiation and integration. This will be supported by lessons in how to use simple computer programs for drawing molecular and crystal structures and carry out basic calculations on the energy levels of chemical systems (Lab component.)
This module appears in:
36 lectures, 36 hrs of laboratory sessions, 10 hrs terminal sessions.
This module is expected to occupy 300 total study hours, including 82 contact hours.
This is not a wild module.
Method of assessment
60% coursework, testing all learning outcomes, and 40% written (unseen, compulsory pass element) exam on the Periodic table and inorganic chemistry.
Burrows, Holman, Parsons, Pilling and Price, Chemistry3, Oxford University Press, 2009
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