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CE10084: Engineering chemistry

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
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: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide an overview of the principles of chemistry necessary for further understanding of chemical and biological processes.
To demonstrate the importance of thermodynamic and kinetic factors in molecular synthesis and design on an industrial scale.
To demonstrate the importance of 'clean synthesis' and catalysis in the modern industrial chemistry.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:
* Understand the basic ideas of electronic structure and bonding.
* Understand and appreciate the importance of thermodynamic and kinetic factors in chemical reactions.
* Understand principles of catalytic action and the principle of control over reaction pathway using catalysis.
* Understand concepts of 'clean synthesis' and 'green chemistry' and appreciate their role in the design of chemical processes.
* Understand the nomenclature, draw and interpret structures of most common organic compounds.
* Relate reactivity of organic molecules to their structure.

Analysis and problem solving (taught/facilitated and assessed).


* Atoms, electronic structure, molecular bonding.
* Concepts of 'clean synthesis' and 'green chemistry'.
* Structure of organic compounds and related reactivity.
* Typical chemical reactions: acid-bases, redox, radical etc.
* Solid materials and their surfaces, micro-porous and meso-porous materials.
* Reaction pathway and activation energy.
* Basic concepts and fundamental principles of catalysis.
* Case studies in major industrial chemical processes.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE10084 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UECE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UECE-AFB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UECE-AKB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UECE-AFM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UECE-AKM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* 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.