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Core 6: Spectroscopy & Chemistry - CHE00019I

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  • Department: Chemistry
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Lianne Willems
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2022-23 to Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

This module explores spectroscopic methods and further aspects of chemistry. The subject matter explored in this module is covered at a more advanced level compared to the foundations courses delivered as part of stage 1 and serves to signal to the students how their understanding of chemistry will be expected to develop in its sophistication throughout the course.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of this module students will have:

  • an understanding of advanced spectroscopy and concepts in and catalysis.
  • developed written and verbal communication skills in small group tutorials and workshops.
  • applied the principles taught in the module to solve unseen problems in small group tutorials and workshops
  • developed new and existing laboratory skills.
  • performed data analysis using a range of software.
  • developed scientific writing skills.

Module content

Module content:

  • Vibrational spectroscopy (MCRC, 6 lectures, central workshop)
  • Excited states and photochemistry (JNM, 6 lectures, college tutorial)
  • Applications of NMR spectroscopy in organic chemistry (PAOB, 5 lectures, central workshop)
  • Catalysis (SBD, 8 lectures, college tutorial)
  • Applications of Quantum Chemistry (KM/CDR, 3 computer workshops, assessed computer workshop)
  • Scientific writing
  • Practical chemistry

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Assessed workshop : Applications of Quantum Chemistry assessed workshop
2 hours 15
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed Exam: Core 6 Exam
2 hours 55
Essay/coursework
Practical portfolio
N/A 10
Online Exam -less than 24hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Online assessment (practical) : Online assessment (Practical chemistry)
1 hours 20

Special assessment rules

None

Additional assessment information

Core 6 Closed Exam: Spectroscopy & Chemistry

  • answer one compulsory question and two out of three other questions.

Applications of Quantum Chemistry is assessed by an assessed workshop.

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Assessed computer workshop : Application of Quantum Chemistry workshop reassessment
1 hours 15
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed exam : Core 6 exam
N/A 55
Essay/coursework
Practical portfolio
N/A 10
Online Exam -less than 24hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Online assessment (practical) : Online assessment (Practical chemistry)
1 hours 20

Module feedback

  • Tutorials/workshops: written feedback will be given for tutorial work within a week. Written and/or oral feedback for workshops will be given either during the sessions or within a week.
  • Exams: closed exam results with per-question breakdown are returned to the students via supervisors within 5 weeks. 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

Atkins, Overton, Rourke, Weller and Armstrong, “Shriver and Atkin’s Inorganic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press.

Clayden, Greeves, Warren and Wothers, “Organic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press.



The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.