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CM1021: CHEMISTRY FOR THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES 1 (2022-2023)

Last modified: 20 Oct 2022 13:00


Course Overview

The fundamentals of chemistry are important across the physical sciences and engineering. Starting with atomic structure and the periodic table, this course moves on to chemical bonding theory, building to the structure of organic molecules. Moving from the molecular level, acid–base theories, phase equilibria and solution chemistry are covered. The properties of ideal and non-ideal gases are then discussed and the energetics of chemical processes completes the course. Examples of quantitative calculations support the course materials.

Laboratory classes introduce important practical techniques, with experiments that support and complement the taught material.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor William T. A. Harrison

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

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • 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 surveys the foundations of university chemistry as applied to physical sciences and engineering. Topics covered:

  • Atomic structure and models of chemical bonding.
  • Organic chemistry, nomenclature, functional groups and stereochemistry.
  • Acids and bases, buffer solutions and phase equilibria including quantitative calculations.
  • The gas laws and the principles of chemical energetics.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 9 - 13
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Online Tests (Labs)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Marks for lab experiment follow-up tests are available online as soon as the assessment is submitted. Full feedback, including grade, correct answers and reference to course textbook are available after the assessment deadline. Students can also see the assessment class average mark, to compare their performance with the class as a whole.

Informal discussion with students in lab sessions. All of the course team have 'open door' policies for meeting students.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Online tests.

Marks for continuous assessments are available online as soon as the assessment is submitted. Full feedback, including grade, correct answers and reference to course textbook are available after the assessment deadline. Students can also see the assessment class average mark, to compare their performance with the class as a whole.

Informal discussion with students in lab sessions. All of the course team have 'open door' policies for meeting students.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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