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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

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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.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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.



Course Learning Outcomes


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