CH308, CH382 and CH320.
OverviewThe speed (kinetics) and energetics (thermodynamics) of a reaction are of central importance in chemistry. Here, we use thermodynamics and kinetics to predict whether a particular reaction would take place and its likely product yield. We also cover equilibrium constants, electrochemical cells, colligative properties, including elevation and depression of melting and boiling points, zero, first, second and third order reaction kinetics and statistical thermodynamics. Experiments are included to help to cement understanding. (Lab component.)
This module appears in:
Lectures are given by a variety of lecturers- 24 hrs; practical lab classes - 18 hrs; assignments - 50 hrs. Total number of study hrs - 150 hrs.
This is not available as a wild module.
Method of assessment
Coursework - 40% - 3 assignments (15%) and practicals (25%)
Final exam - 60%
(i) P.W Atkins, Physical Chemistry,
(ii) R. Chang , Physical Chemistry for the Chemical and Biological Sciences
The intended subject specific learning outcomes
The intended generic learning outcomes