This module presents a unified understanding of the structure of matter, linking physical properties to bonding and energy, and providing the tools necessary to begin to describe and analyse chemical problems. Key concepts such as mass balance and bonding (ionic, covalent, metallic, and intermolecular) are linked to analytical methods to show how these fundamental ideas can be measured and used.
Total contact hours: 30
Total private study hours: 120
Total module study hours: 150
This is not available as a wild module.
Method of assessment
Online Quiz - 5%
Assessed Workshop 1 - 15%
Online Quiz 2 - 5%
Assessed Workshop 2 - 15%
Examination - 60%
• Weller, Overton, Rourke, and Armstrong, Inorganic Chemistry 7th Edition, 2018, Oxford University Press
• Atkins, de Paula, and Keeler, Physical Chemistry 11th Edition, 2017, Oxford University Press
• Keeler and Wothers, Structure and Reactivity: An Integrated Approach 2nd Edition, 2013, Oxford University Press
• Almond, Spillman, and Page, Workbook in Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, Oxford University Press
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate understanding of core and foundation chemical, physical, and biological concepts, terminology, theory, units, conventions, and laboratory practice and methods in relation to the chemical sciences.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to chemistry and to apply this knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems.
Recognise and analyse problems and plan strategies for their solution by the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of scientific information and data.
Understand the importance of observational and instrumental monitoring of physiochemical events and changes, and the systematic and reliable documentation of the above.
Collate, interpret and explain the significance and underlying theory of experimental data to fundamental chemical principles.
Demonstrate a range of appropriate communication skills.
Build on generic skills to undertake further training of a professional nature.
Use problem-solving skills to interpret qualitative and quantitative information, extending to situations where evaluations have to be made on the basis of limited information.
Demonstrate numeracy and computational skills, including such aspects as order-of-magnitude estimations, and correct use of units.
Make use of Information-retrieval skills, in relation to primary and secondary information sources, including information retrieval through on-line computer searches.
Use information-technology skills such as word-processing and spreadsheet programmes, data-logging and storage, internet communication, etc.
Demonstrate time-management and organisational skills, as evidenced by the ability to plan and implement efficient and effective modes of working. Self-management and organisational skills with the capacity to support life-long learning.
Develop study skills needed for continuing professional development and professional employment.
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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
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