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CH30186: Laboratory chemistry 1 (NS)

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: PR 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Practical (PR 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take any two of CH20148, CH20150 and CH20152. Whilst taking this unit you must take any two of CH30127, CH30128, and CH30129. After taking this unit you must take CH30187. This unit is only available to students on the MSci Natural Sciences programme.
Description: Aims:
To build upon prior theoretical knowledge of chemistry by consolidating and extending the practical skills essential for advanced laboratory work in the subject.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this Unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate practical skills and techniques to a good level of ability and perform sophisticated experimental manipulation.
* Perform straightforward syntheses of inorganic and/or organic compounds.
* Analyse compounds and deduce structural information using a range of physical and spectroscopic methods.
* Evaluate complicated results in terms of the theory underlying the experiment
* Write clear and concise accounts of experimental work undertaken and of deductions made from them.
* Understand the importance of advanced experimental design and safety.
* Use spreadsheets to analyse data in a competent manner.
* Communicate results in a variety of formats.

Skills:
Laboratory skills: manipulation, observation (T, F, A), problem solving (T, F, A), scientific writing (F, A), independent working (F), oral examinations (F, A).

Content:
A variety of experiments and exercises in inorganic (I), organic (O) and physical (P) chemistry will be undertaken according to a plan determined by the student's prior knowledge and experience of I, O and P and by lab availability and scheduling criteria. Formative feedback will be provided during the practical classes during oral examinations and discussion of reports.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30186 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Biochemistry stream) (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Biochemistry stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Biochemistry stream) with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Biology stream) (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Biology stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Biology stream) with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Pharmacology stream) (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Pharmacology stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Pharmacology stream) with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Physics stream) (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Physics stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Physics stream) with Professional Placement (Year 4)

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