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CM3536: MOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND REACTIVITY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 20 Jan 2023 16:02


Course Overview

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of spectroscopy and will gain an understanding of the nature of chemical bonding. The thermodynamics and applications of electrochemical systems will be explained, as well as the basic theories describing electrolytes and their electric conductivity.  We will show how variables such as pressure and temperature affect reaction rates and how this can lead to a better understanding of reaction mechanisms, in particular, industrially important polymerization reactions.  The physical chemistry of interfaces, as well as the fundamentals and applications of gas adsorption on solid surfaces, will also be introduced. The course is structured around lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals.



Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Marcel Jaspars

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

  • Fundamentals of spectroscopy and bonding
  • Surface chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics

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

  • 4 Science Laboratories during University week s 27 - 30
  • 5 Lectures during University week s 26 - 35, 39

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

Summative Assessments

Online Test

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Learning Outcomes
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5 x Lab Reports

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Exam

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Resubmission/resit of failed elements (pass marks carried forward)

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Course Learning Outcomes

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