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SF1006: CHEMISTRY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES 1 (2014-2015)

Last modified: 11 Jul 2014 10:44


Course Overview

This course covers the foundations of chemistry that underpin the life sciences at a molecular level. The course aims to consolidate a general background in chemistry by putting chemical concepts into a life sciences context.  The basic concepts of chemistry will be covered, along with organic molecules, acids and bases, and the basic principles behind the driving forces of reactions.

Laboratory classes introduce important practical techniques, with experiments that reinforce and compliment the taught material.

The course will allow students to continue with other chemistry courses as part of their enhanced study by providing discipline breadth.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Peter Henderson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Advanced Level (Gce) Chemistry at Grade A
  • Advanced Level (Gce) Chemistry at Grade A*/A/B/C/D
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) Chemistry at Grade A/B
  • Advanced Level (Gce) Chemistry at Grade A*
  • Advanced Level (Gce) Chemistry at Grade B
  • Advanced Level (Gce) Chemistry at Grade C
  • Advanced Level (Gce) Chemistry at Grade D
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) Chemistry at Grade A
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) Chemistry at Grade B

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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. The course includes quantitative chemical calculations, atomic structure, the periodic table, and chemical bonding. The section on organic chemistry describes structural and stereochemical aspects and simple functional groups, and the section on physical chemistry includes study of the gas laws, heats of reaction and the energetics of chemical processes.

Further Information & Notes

This course cannot be taken with CM 1020. Students who intend to continue with Chemistry beyond level 1 and who do not have a mathematics pass at Higher or A-level are recommended to take the Introductory Mathematics courses MA 1007 and MA 1507.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Beng in Petroleum Engineering (International Foundation)

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%), continuous assessment (30%) and lab work (20%). Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Marks for lab experiment follow-up tests and MyAberdeen assignments available as soon as possible after the assessments; informal discussion with students in lab sessions. All of the course team have "open door" policies for meeting students.

Feedback

None.

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