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 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.
- 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.
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Relate biological phenomena to their underlying chemical processes.
- Use appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems in chemistry.
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
|Wider reading or practice||36|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||25|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Chris Conoley and Phil Hills. Chemistry.
Summative assessment description
Referral assessment description
Repeat type: Internal & External