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SF1506: CHEMISTRY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE 2 (2014-2015)

Last modified: 11 Jul 2014 10:55


Course Overview

Chemistry plays a central role in modern science, not only because of the insights it gives on the composition, properties, and reactivity of matter but also because of its wide-ranging applications. This course seeks to consolidate some of the important fundamentals of chemistry that underlie many topics and principles across the physical sciences and engineering, bringing together molecular structure, reaction mechanisms, the driving forces behind chemical reactions, and methods of chemical analysis and structure determination.

Workshops and laboratory classes complement lectures by consolidating learning and developing problem-solving and hands-on practical skills.

Course Details

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

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

  • Biological molecules (amino acids, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, drugs).
  • supramolecular chemistry (intermolecular forces, hydrogen bonding).
  • metals in life (complexes, oxidation states), radiochemistry (radioactive decay, uses in biology and medicine).

Further Information & Notes

This course may not be taken with CM 1512.

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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