Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Relate the properties of substances and materials to the nature of the bonding between particles (atoms, ions, molecules).
- Explain chemical reactions in terms of electron transfers, changes in bonding and energetics.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of chemistry in underpinning many fundamental processes in biology.
- Explain how the pH of aqueous solutions may change and explain the importance of pH in determining the outcomes of chemical reactions in biological systems.
- Relate the reactivity of organic molecules to their electronic properties and give examples of reactions which proceed by different mechanisms.
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Use appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems in chemistry.
- Relate biological phenomena to their underlying chemical processes.
Atomic and Molecular Structure
- Atoms, isotopes, ions
- Equations, mole-calculations, solutions and gases.
- Electrons in atoms
- Ionic bonding
- Covalent bonding
- Enthalpy changes during chemical reactions
- Acids, bases and buffers
- Water and the pH scale
- Reaction rates and chemical kinetics
- Nomenclature and representations in organic chemistry
- Functional groups and reactivity
- The properties of organic compounds
- Isomerism in organic chemistry
- Reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, problem-solving Seminars with group working and tutor support
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||25|
|Wider reading or practice||36|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Chris Conoley and Phil Hills. Chemistry.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External