Undergraduate Course: Chemistry 2 (CHEM08019)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course covers the following topics: aromatic chemistry; quantum theory; models of chemical bonding; an introduction to atomic, rotational, vibrational, and NMR spectroscopies; the chemistry of the main-group elements; thermodynamics; organic synthesis; organic stereochemistry; transition-metal chemistry; organometallic chemistry; and ionic solutions. This is the standard Year 2 course for students for the Ordinary Degree and for intending Honours students in Chemistry, Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, or Chemical Physics.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 64,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 126,
Online Activities 2,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Summative Assessment Hours 8,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Examinations [2 x Degree Exam Papers of 3 hours; Paper 1 in December and Paper 2 in May] (60%) + Mid Course Test (10%) + Laboratories (30%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Chemistry 2 Paper 1||3:00|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Chemistry 2 Paper 2||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Chemistry 2 Paper 1||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Chemistry 2 Paper 2||3:00|
| At the end of the course, students should be able to:
(i) Describe and explain the fundamental principles of quantum theory, chemical bonding, atomic, rotational, infrared, and NMR spectroscopies, chemical thermodynamics, ionic solution chemistry, organic stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms.
(ii) Describe and explain the trends and patterns of structures, physical properties and reactivities of selected main group compounds, transition metal compounds, aromatic compounds, and carbonyl compounds.
(iii) Use their knowledge to explain observations and solve problems associated with the material covered in the course.
(iv) Use laboratory equipment in a safe manner in order to prepare chemical compounds, observe chemical change, and measure physical quantities, and to interpret and analyse the results.
(v) Write clear, succinct laboratory reports that take due account of errors and uncertainties.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Laboratories six hours per week at times to be arranged during M 0900-1200, M 1400-1700, Tu 0900-1200, Tu 1400-1700, W 0900-1200, W 1400-1700Th 0900-1200, Th 1400-1700. Examples class (two hours) or Tutorial (one hour) within Friday 1000-1550.
|Course organiser||Dr Murray Low
Tel: (0131 6)50 4766
|Course secretary||Ms Susan Maitland
Tel: (0131 6)50 4707
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