Molecules and Analysis - PS021

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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3 30 (15) DR A Berko







The mole; chemical equations; titrations; atoms and molecules; energy levels; acids and bases; orbitals; bonds; molecular shapes; spectra; bond energies, hydrogen bonding.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

55 lectures in 11 units of 5 lectures each, 24 hours of laboratory sessions.


This is not available as a wild module.

Method of assessment

Assessment of the module will be by coursework (40%) and end-of-year examination (60%).
The coursework will comprise the following components:
Weekly written coursework set in lectures (20%)
Laboratory work (12%)
Class examinations (8%)

Indicative reading

Core Text:

  • Matthews, Philip: "Advanced Chemistry", Cambridge University Press (1992); Foundation Books (2008) [UKC library shelfmark lrg QD 31.2 mat]
  • Burrows, Andy et al., "Chemistry3: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry", 2nd Edition, Oxford Press (2013) [UKC library shelfmark lrg QD 33.2 bur]

    See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

    See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

  • Learning outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of a range of chemistry-based topics
  • Acquire experimental laboratory skills
  • Acquire problem-solving skills
  • Acquire data interpretation skills,
  • Be able to receive and respond to a variety of sources of information (e.g. textual, numerical, verbal, graphical).
  • Be able to solve problems by a variety of methods (especially numerical) including the use of computers.
  • Have self-management plus organisational skills and the capacity to support life-long learning.

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