Experimental Chemistry 3 - CHEM5910

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Spring Term 5 15 (7.5) Alexander Wright checkmark-circle


Chemistry, as one of the physical sciences, is rooted in careful observation of the natural world and experimentation. This module builds upon the key skills developed in previous laboratory modules, working towards longer and open-ended experiments designed to prepare students for research projects in stage 3.


Contact hours

Private Study: 78
Contact Hours: 72
Total: 150


Not available as an elective module.

Method of assessment

• Laboratory Report 1 (4 hours) - 8.3%
• Laboratory Report 2 (4 hours) - 8.3%
• Laboratory Report 3 (4 hours) - 8.3%
• Laboratory Report 4 (4 hours) - 8.3%
• Laboratory Report 5 (4 hours) - 8.3%
• Laboratory Report 6 (4 hours) - 8.4%
• Laboratory Report 7 (8 hours) - 16.7%
• Laboratory Report 8 (8 hours) - 16.7%
• Laboratory Report 9 (8 hours) - 16.7%

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and critical 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.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and critical 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 critically 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. Safely handle chemical materials, taking into account their physical and chemical properties, including any specific hazards associated with their use and to risk assess such hazards.
6. Carry out documented standard laboratory procedures involved in synthetic and analytical work in relation to organic and inorganic systems. Perform observational and instrumental monitoring of physiochemical events and changes. The systematic and reliable documentation of the above. Operate standard chemical laboratory analytical instruments.
7. Collate, interpret and explain the significance and underlying theory of experimental data, including an assessment of limits of accuracy and understanding the importance of careful design and execution of experiments.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 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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