Full Title:Chemistry
Module Code:CHEM S7Z05
 
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Description:• Following on from Fundamental chemistry, this module will introduce the student to the concepts of chemistry. The module will also cover organic chemistry at a foundation level. The student will gain knowledge that can be applied to more advanced chemistry, biochemical and biological courses
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Describe the basic principles of Thermodynamics, Acids and Bases, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry and electrochemistry
  2. Apply the principles above in laboratory practicals and use the principles to perform quantatative calculations
  3. Recognise the common organic functional groups
  4. Identify simple organic compounds and name them by the IUPAC system
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Thermochemistry
1st law of thermodynamics, energy and its units, heats of reaction, enthalpy and enthalpy changes, thermochemical equations, Hess’s Law.
Concepts of acids and bases
Acids and Bases, pH, pOH, pKa, Henderson-Hasselbach equation. Related equations and sample calculations
Kinetics
Reaction Rate, Rate laws and Rate constants, Reaction order
Electrochemistry
Redox reactions, electrochemical cell, Redox potential
Chemical Equilibrium
Le Chatelier's principle, Factors affecting position of equilibrium
Organic Chemistry
Introduction to organic chemistry, common functional groups, naming and identifying simple organic compounds
Practical
Practicals will be carried out to support the topics introduced in lectures. These practicals will include: Determination of the PH of a buffer solution, Calculation of the Enthalpy of reaction, Acids and Base titrations, Potentiometric and Redox titrations. Identification tests for organic functional groups
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work10.00%
Practical40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Theory Assessment 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 Week 6 0
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation The practical sessions will provide the student with the opportunity to use the theory covered in formal lectures. After each practical, students will be required to submit a scientific practical report and a mark will be attributed to it. 2,3,4 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures will outline the key aspects of each topic and provide a structure for class discussion and independent study conducted by students. Lecturers will actively encourage engagement of students in the classroom environment. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Practical No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study Students will be given careful advice and guidance about independent study. 2.50 Every Week 2.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 7.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • S. Zumdahl 2010, Basic Chemistry, 7th Edition Ed.
  • S. Zumdahl 2012, Chemical Principles, 7th Edition Ed.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

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