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CH30186: Laboratory chemistry 1 (NS)

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: PR 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Practical (PR 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites 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 CH30127, CH30128, and CH30129. After taking this unit you must take CH30187. This unit is only available to students on the MSci Natural Sciences programme.
Further information on descriptions 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.
* 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 examinations (F, A).

A variety of experiments and exercises in inorganic (I), organic (O) and physical (P) 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. Formative feedback will be provided during the practical classes during oral examinations and discussion of reports.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30186 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)

* 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.