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CM3537: CHEMISTRY FOR STUDENTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE (II) (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

This course deals with important aspects of physical chemistry via a series of lectures, tutorials and laboratory experiments.  There are two main themes of study. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of spectroscopy and will gain a deeper understanding of the nature of chemical bonding. An introduction to the thermodynamics of important electrochemical systems will be given.  Electrochemical cells such as the galvanic cell will be described, which derives electrical energy from the chemical reactions taking place within the cell.



Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 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

This course will develop a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts of spectroscopy and chemical bonding. An introduction to the thermodynamics of electrochemical systems will also be given.

Further Information & Notes

This course cannot be taken with CM 3536.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Archaeology with Chemistry
  • Chemistry Minor

Contact Teaching Time

64 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 ninety-minute written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).
Resit: 1 ninety-minute written examination (66.7%) plus carried over in-course assessment. 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 given to students after the tutorial exercises and practical reports.

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