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This 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)|
This course provides a grounding in basic physical chemistry. The principal points include:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
4 online pre-lab tests and 4 experiment worksheets - 25%
Online tests split over 2 topic blocks - 25%
2 take home exams, one for each topic block. Written/scanned and submitted online - 50%
Alternative Resit Assessment
Resit of failed take-home (48 hour) exam(s) and/or submission of missed, or resubmission of failed components of lab and/or CA if overall component was failed.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|