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course covers key concepts in physical chemistry which underpin our
understanding and ability to control chemical and biological processes. The
principal points include thermodynamics (enthalpy, entropy and free energies),
chemical kinetics (zero, 1st and 2nd order reactions, rate laws and half-lives
and the relationship of rate laws to reaction mechanisms), and basic principles
of electrochemistry (redox chemistry and the Nernst equation). A strong
emphasis on calculations helps students get to grips with the course material
and develops numeracy skills. Laboratory
experiments support and complement the taught material.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), laboratory assessment (25%), continuous assessment (15%).
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).
Formative assessment given during tutorial classes and laboratory classes.