General and Inorganic Chemistry - LABS4110

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Year 4 15 (7.5) checkmark-circle


A synopsis of the curriculum
The course will be organised on the basis of selected modules covering various aspects of general and inorganic chemistry. Illustrations will be drawn from the exemplars indicated below as appropriate for the final award.

• Atomic structure
• Bonding – covalent/ionic
• The Periodic Table
• Balancing Equations and Oxidation states
• S Block chemistry
• Halogens and Noble Gases
• Periodicity
• Reactivity Series


Contact hours

Blended Distance learning:
Contact Hours: 120
Private Study Hours: 30
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Portfolio 30% - composed of individual assignments where topics are applied to the workplace
Assignments 40% - 2 Assignments (20% each)
Exam 30% - composed of MCQs
The pass mark for each individual assessment is 40%. All assessments must be passed in order to pass the module.

Indicative reading

George Facer (2009) A2 Chemistry. Edexcel.
Lister, T. and Renshaw, J (2009) A2 Chemistry. Nelson Thornes.
Parsons (2007) GCSE Core Science. CGP.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Use chemical terminology.
Explain the trend in the periodic table using theoretical models.
Write and balance equations.
Understand the principles of electronegativity.
Explain the reactivity series and give example reactions.
Begin to comprehend the inter-relationship of scientific disciplines.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate the development of practical/technical skills
Analyse, evaluate and correctly interpret data
Communicate and present data effectively
Obtain and use information from a variety of sources as part of self-directed learning.
Manage their time and use their organisation skills within the context of self-directed learning.


  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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