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CM1513: CHEMISTRY FOR THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES 2 (2023-2024)

Last modified: 13 Dec 2023 10:46


Course Overview

Chemistry plays a central role in physical science and engineering, 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 theories of molecular structure, organic reaction mechanisms, the driving forces behind chemical reactions, and methods of chemical analysis and structure determination.

Laboratory classes complement the 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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor William T. A. Harrison

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • One of CM1020 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1 (Studied) or CM1021 Chemistry for the Physical Sciences 1 (Studied) or CM1023 Chemistry for Physical Sciences I (Distance) (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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 develops materials of key importance in the physical sciences and engineering. Topics covered:

  • Chemical bonding in multi-atom molecules; molecular shape.
  • Chemical equilibrium, entropy and the Second Law of thermodynamics.
  • Principles of analytical and spectroscopic methods for quantitative analysis and structure determination.
  • Organic reaction mechanisms.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 27, 29, 31, 33, 35
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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Online Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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4 x Online Tests (max 24 hours to complete)

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Class Test

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4 x Class Tests

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Formative Assessment

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Pre-Lab Class Test (must be passed

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Resit Assessments

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Course Learning Outcomes

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