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Department of Chemistry, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

CH30187: Laboratory chemistry 2 (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 2
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 CH30186. This unit is only available to students on MSci programmes in Natural Sciences.
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 experience in computational chemistry
* Introduce a range of advanced 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, by lab availability and scheduling criteria, and by what work will have been undertaken previously in CH30186. 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:

CH30187 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.