Chemical Reactivity - PS022

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







Lattice energy; polymorphism; chemical equilibrium; the Periodic Table; solubilities; transition metals; isomerism; organic chemicals; shapes of organic molecules; organic analysis; optical activity; basic reactions of organic compounds; organic problem-solving; reaction kinetics.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

55 lectures in 11 units of 5 lectures, 28 hours of practicals.


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 examination (8%).

Indicative reading

Core Text:

  • Burrows, Andy et al., "Chemistry3: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry", Oxford Press (2009)
    Recommended reading:
  • Matthews, Philip: "Advanced Chemistry", Cambridge University Press (1992).[UKC library shelfmark qQD 453.2]
  • Stoker, H. Stephen: 'General Organic and Biological Chemistry' Houghton Miffin Company (2004), ISBN 0-618-26597-X.

    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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