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CH10087: General chemistry

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 20%)
  • Examination (EX 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: You must have A-level Chemistry in order to take this unit. This unit is only available to students on programmes in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry and students on Natural Sciences programmes.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:
To provide a broad introduction to the principles governing chemical bonding, structure and reactivity and to illustrate these with a range of examples. After studying the unit, students should be able to:
* Describe simple theories of bonding in compounds.
* Rationalise chemical reactivity and structure chemistry in terms of bonding models.
* Understand thermodynamic princples and carry out thermodynamic calculations.
* Describe the determination of chemical reaction rates.
* Analyse experimental kinetic data and classify reactions.

An introduction to atomic and molecular structure and bonding in compounds and how this is used to explain trends in structure and reactivity across the Periodic Table. An introduction to thermodynamics and kinetics with a range of case-study examples to illustrate how the basic principles can be applied to real equilibria and reactions.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH10087 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • USBB-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Biochemistry (Year 1)
  • USBB-AKB06 : BSc(Hons) Biochemistry with Professional Placement (Year 1)
  • USBB-AFB05 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology (Year 1)
  • USBB-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with Professional Placement (Year 1)

CH10087 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* 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.