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CH30187: Laboratory chemistry 2 (NS)

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Follow this link for further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Follow this link for further information on credits Credits: 6
Follow this link for further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Follow this link for further information on period slots Period: Semester 2
Follow this link for further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Follow this link for further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Follow this link for further information on unit rules Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take CH30186. This unit is only available to students on MSci programmes in Natural Sciences.
Follow this link for further information on unit content 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.
Follow this link for further information on programme availabilityProgramme 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

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.