Undergraduate Course: Chemistry 3A (VS1) (CHEM09008)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Part-year visiting students only
|Summary||Semester 1 lecture courses and tutorials/workshops from the Chemistry 3A course, available to visiting students only. Normally taken alongside CHE-3-BVS1. The course consists of the following lecture courses under the theme of characterisation of molecules, matter, and reactions: molecular symmetry and electronic structure; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; structure and bonding.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Part-year visiting students only (VV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16,
Online Activities 2,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 3 hour exam.
||Students will be provided with feedback through the following channels: Tutorials (small-group sessions, examples classes, and problem workshops). Online multiple-choice tests.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Assign molecules to point groups and use symmetry properties to predict vibrational spectra and describe atomic and molecular orbitals.
- Predict the structure of the ground state, electronically excited states and the ionic states of small molecules using molecular orbital theory and Understand the basis of spectroscopic selection rules and of experimental spectroscopic methods.
- Use the Huckel Approximation to describe the electronic structure of large molecules, extend it to the band structure of solids and rationalise their electronic conductivity and spectroscopic properties.
- Identify the optimum methods for obtaining mass and nmr spectra for range of molecules, and understand the principles of the techniques and how to interpret the spectra produced.
- Understand how crystal structures are obtained, and the relationship between the diffraction pattern measured from a crystal and the crystal structure.
|Inorganic Chemistry 6th Edition, Weller, Overton, Rourke, and Armstrong, ISBN 978-0-19-964182-6|
Atkins' Physical Chemistry 10th Edition, Atkins and De Paula, ISBN 978-0199543373
Organic Chemistry, Clayden, Greeves, Warren, ISBN 978-0198503460
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Improved problem solving skills.
Independent planning and learning.
Appreciation of the role of chemistry in the modern world
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Lecture courses supported by tutorials in the form of small-group sessions, examples classes, and problem workshops.
|Course organiser||Dr Philip Bailey
Tel: (0131 6)50 6448
|Course secretary||Mrs Moira Wilson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4754