Physical Chemistry 1 - Energy and Rates - CHEM3630

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Anna Corrias checkmark-circle

Overview

This module discusses the key ideas of thermodynamics and kinetics in a chemical context. It shows how the universe may be understood in terms of the flow of energy from high to low, and how this allows not only an understanding of what transformations are possible but also how fast they will occur. These essential physical principles are then applied to real world phenomena such as batteries, showing that even the most fundamental theories have direct and important applications in the modern world.

Details

Contact hours

Private Study: 124
Contact Hours: 26
Total: 150

Availability

Not available as an elective module

Method of assessment

• Online Quiz 1 (1 hour) – 5%
• Online Quiz 2 (1 hour) – 5%
• Assessed Worksheet 1 (4 hours) – 15%
• Assessed Worksheet 2 (4 hours) – 15%
• Examination (2 hours) – 60%
Academic year 2022/23 examined: In-Person Exam (Standard Exam)

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

1. Understand core and foundation chemical, physical, and biological concepts, terminology, theory, units, conventions, and laboratory practice and methods in relation to the chemical sciences;
2. Demonstrate elementary 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;
3. Recognise and analyse problems and plan strategies for their solution by the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of scientific information and data;
4. Understand the importance of observational and instrumental monitoring of physiochemical events and changes, and the systematic and reliable documentation of the above;
5. Collate, interpret and explain the significance and underlying theory of experimental data to fundamental chemical principles.

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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