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CM3536: MOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND REACTIVITY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

This course deals with important aspects of physical chemistry through a series of lectures, tutorials and laboratory experiments. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of spectroscopy and will gain an understanding of the nature of chemical bonding. An introduction to the thermodynamics and applications of electrochemical systems will be given.  We will show how variables such as pressure and temperature affect reaction rates and how this can lead to a better understanding of reaction mechanisms, in particular, industrially important polymerization reactions.  The chemistry of liquid and solid surfaces will also be described with examples relating to the petrochemical industry.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Jorg Feldmann

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

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

  • Fundamentals of spectroscopy and bonding
  • Surface chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Chemistry with Physics
  • BSc Environmental Chemistry
  • BSc Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • Master of Chemistry
  • Master of Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry)
  • Master of Chemistry in Oil and Gas

Contact Teaching Time

127 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment (33.3%).
Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) plus carried over in-course assessment (33.3%). Only the mark obtained on first sitting will be used for Honours classification.

Formative Assessment

Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.

Feedback

Informal feedback will be give to students after the tutorial exercises and practical reports.

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