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Department of Chemistry, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

CH30186: Laboratory chemistry 1 (NS)

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: PR80RT20
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)
Click here for further information 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 CH30185, (CH20145 and CH20146), and CH30129. After taking this unit you must take CH30187.
Click here for further information 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.
* Provide an introductory experience in computational chemistry
* Introduce a range of techniques in molecular modelling and chemical IT
* Consolidate knowledge from lectures by hands-on visualisation and calculation
* 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.

Laboratory skills: manipulation, observation (T, F, A), problem solving (T, F, A), scientific writing (F, A), independent working (F), oral and poster presentation (F, A).

A variety of experiments and exercises in inorganic (I), organic (O), physical (P) and computational (C) 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. A short independent project using computational chemistry methods will consolidate both material learned in lectures but also in the computational practical classes.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

CH30186 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci (hons) Natural Sciences (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci (hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci (hons) Natural Sciences with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.