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CM1021: CHEMISTRY FOR THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES 1 (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

The fundamentals of chemistry are important across the physical sciences and engineering. Starting with atomic structure and the Periodic Table, this course moves on to chemical bonding theory, building to the structure of organic molecules. Moving from the molecular level, acid-base theories, phase equilibria and solution chemistry are covered. The properties of ideal and non-ideal gases are then discussed. The energetics of chemical processes completes the course.

Teaching includes lectures and class workshops that put chemical concepts into a real-world context. Laboratory classes introduce important practical techniques, with experiments that support and complement the taught material.


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor William Harrison

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course covers the foundations of chemistry in the physical sciences and engineering. Topics covered:

  • Atomic structure and its description by quantum mechanics. Basic principles of chemical bonding.
  • Introduction to organic chemistry: nomenclature, functional groups and stereochemistry.
  • Acids and bases, solutions and phase equilibria.
  • The Gas Laws (ideal and non-ideal gases) and thermochemistry

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Exam

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Learning Outcomes
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Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Feedback

Online tests.

Marks for continuous assessments are available online as soon as the assessment is submitted. Full feedback, including grade, correct answers and reference to course textbook are available after the assessment deadline. Students can also see the assessment class average mark, to compare their performance with the class as a whole.

Informal discussion with students in lab sessions. All of the course team have 'open door' policies for meeting students.

Learning Outcomes
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Online Tests (Labs)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

Marks for lab experiment follow-up tests are available online as soon as the assessment is submitted. Full feedback, including grade, correct answers and reference to course textbook are available after the assessment deadline. Students can also see the assessment class average mark, to compare their performance with the class as a whole.

Informal discussion with students in lab sessions. All of the course team have 'open door' policies for meeting students.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

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