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.
Vibrational spectroscopy (MCRC, 6 lectures, central workshop and assessed 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)
Photoelectron spectroscopy and molecular orbital theory (CED, 6 lectures, central workshop and college tutorial)
Fundamentals of magnetic resonance (MEH, 6 lectures, college workshop)
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.
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.