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CH30187: Laboratory chemistry 2 (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: CW 50%, PR 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50%)
  • Practical (PR 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CH30186 . This unit is only available to students on MSci programmes in Natural Sciences.
Description: Aims:
To build upon prior theoretical knowledge of chemistry by:
* developing computational skills essential for advanced laboratory work in the subject;
* consolidating knowledge from lectures by hands-on visualisation and calculation;
* improving interpretive skills and report writing.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this Unit, students should be able to:
* build and manipulate computational molecular models to assist interpretation of chemical structure, bonding and properties;
* use computer packages to perform calculations to optimise molecular geometry, determine atomic charges and electrostatic potentials, display molecular orbitals and normal modes of vibration, and conduct molecular dynamics simulations;
* use a chemical-structure drawing program and the SciFinder database;
* 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 computational (C) chemistry will be undertaken according to a plan determined by the student's prior knowledge and experience of I, O and P, scheduling criteria, and by what work will have been undertaken previously in CH30186. An independent project using computational chemistry methods will consolidate both material learned in lectures but also in the computational practical classes.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30187 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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