Core Module 7: Advanced Core Chemistry I - CHE00001H

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  • Department: Chemistry
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Richard Douthwaite
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19

Module aims

Advanced Core Chemistry I looks at how the key principles of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry meet important frontiers in research in each discipline. Here the lecturers have the opportunity to make connections between their own research specialisms and underlying theory that has been developed during Years 1 & 2.

Module learning outcomes

  • Students will achieve an understanding of atmospheric chemistry
  • Students will combine principles of quantum theory, statistics and thermodynamics to derive bulk properties of substances.
  • Students will achieve an understanding of processes at solid surfaces.
  • Students will obtain a good understanding of bioinorganic chemistry
  • Students will achieve an understanding of electronic states and atoms

Module content

Bioinorganic Chemistry

PHW

7 lectures

tutorial

Electronic States of Atoms & Molecules

MCRC

7 lectures

central workshop

Statistical Thermodynamics

DAW

6 lectures

central workshop

Atmospheric Chemistry

LJC

6 lectures

coll workshop

Processes at Surfaces

TJD

5 lectures

coll workshop

Assessment: 2.5 h paper (Term 8, Week 1) (100% CM7 assessment)

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Core Module 7
2.5 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Core Module 7
2.5 hours 100

Module feedback

The closed examinations are marked typically within 10 days with mark slips (with per-question break down) being returned to students via supervisors. Outline answers are made available via the Chemistry web pages when the students receive their marks, so that they can assess their own detailed progress/achievement. The examiners reports for each question are made available to the students via the Chemistry web pages.

Indicative reading

Increasingly, specialised texts and the research literature will be used to support the course (and individual lecturers will give you lists of recommended literature), the Department continues to recommend the following core textbooks for Year 3:

  • P. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller, F. Armstrong, “Shriver and Atkin’s Inorganic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 2010. Available from University library.
  • J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, P. Wothers, “Organic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 2001. Available from University library. There is also an updated 2012 edition of this book.
  • “Atkins' Physical Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 2010. Available from University library.
  • D. A. Skoog, D. M. West, F. J. Holler, S. R. Crouch, “Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry”, Thomson/Brooks/Cole, 2004. Available from University library. There is also an updated 2012 edition of this book.



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