THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2008/2009
Chemistry 1A (U00963)
An introduction to Chemistry which includes the following topics: atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular shape and stereochemistry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics and chemical equilibria, reactions of simple hydrocarbons, the structure of solids, stoichiometry, and chemical equilibria. Standard first course (with Chemistry 1B) for students intending to proceed to Chemistry 2 and for students of Chemical Engineering. Course work contributes to the overall assessment.
? Pre-requisites : SCE Higher grade B Chemistry, or equivalent. SCE Higher grade Mathematics, or equivalent, is desirable.
? Normal year taken : 1st year
? Contact Teaching Time : 7 hour(s) per week for 11 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
1 of the following 3 classes
1 of the following 6 classes
? Additional Class Information : Laboratory Tu 0900-1200 or Tu 1400-1700 or F 1400-1700. Tutorial 1 hour per week during Mo 1400-1700 or Th 1400-1700.
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. understand, describe and account for: the fundamental principles of atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, the solid state and the principles of thermodynamics and equilibria
2. identify the main organic function groups, understand, describe and account for the conformation and stereochemistry of simple organic molecules, the concept of reaction mechanism, reactions of alkenes, alkynes and benzene
3. use their knowledge to explain observations and solve problems associated with material covered in the course
4. use laboratory equipment in a safe manner in order to measure physical quantities, and to interpret and analyse the results
5. write clear, succinct laboratory reports
Examination 3/4 and practical work 1/4.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Rosie Filipiak
Dr Gordon McDougall
School Website : http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.scieng.ed.ac.uk/