THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2008/2009
Chemistry 2X (U00967)
The course covers the following topics: fundamentals of organic chemistry; simple bonding and the solid state; thermodynamics, thermochemistry and equilibria; kinetics of chemical reactions; main group chemistry; transition metal chemistry; and the synthesis and reactions of organic molecules. The course is designed primarily for students opting for direct entry into Year 2 of degree programmes in Chemistry, Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry, and Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, and will normally be taken in parallel with Chemistry 2. It aims to provide a bridge between chemistry studied at school and chemistry studied at university.
? Normal year taken : 2nd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 6 hour(s) per week for 11 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
1 of the following 2 classes
? Additional Class Information : Laboratory Tu 0900-1050 or F 1400-1550. Tutorial 1 hour per week on F 0900-0950 or as arranged
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. describe and explain: the fundamental principles of simple chemical bonding, the structure of materials in the solid state, the principles of thermodynamics, the factors that affect equilibria and rates of chemical reactions, and organic stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms.
2. describe and explain: the chemistry of hydrogen and hydrides, the properties of transition metals and their complexes, and the chemistry of some typical organic functional groups.
3. use their knowledge to explain observations and solve problems associated with the material covered in the course.
4. use laboratory equipment in a safe manner in order to prepare chemical compounds, to observe changes and measure quantities, and to interpret and analyse data.
5. write clear and succinct laboratory reports which, where necessary, take account of errors and uncertainties.
1/4 laboratory, 3/4 exams.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Rosie Filipiak
Prof David Rankin
School Website : http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.scieng.ed.ac.uk/