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CH30187: Laboratory chemistry 2 (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 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, PR 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50%)
  • Practical (PR 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CH30186 . This unit is only available to students on MSci programmes in Natural Sciences.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To build upon prior theoretical knowledge of chemistry by:
* developing computational skills essential for advanced laboratory work in the subject;
* consolidating knowledge from lectures by hands-on visualisation and calculation;
* improving interpretive skills and report writing.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this Unit, students should be able to:
* build and manipulate computational molecular models to assist interpretation of chemical structure, bonding and properties;
* use computer packages to perform calculations to optimise molecular geometry, determine atomic charges and electrostatic potentials, display molecular orbitals and normal modes of vibration, and conduct molecular dynamics simulations;
* use a chemical-structure drawing program and the SciFinder database;
* 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 computational (C) chemistry will be undertaken according to a plan determined by the student's prior knowledge and experience of I, O and P, scheduling criteria, and by what work will have been undertaken previously in CH30186. An independent project using computational chemistry methods will consolidate both material learned in lectures but also in the computational practical classes.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30187 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.