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Undergraduate Course: Chemistry and Processes 2 (CHEE08017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course has two elements: Chemistry lectures (drawn predominantly from Chemistry 2A) and a series of workshops on the calculation techniques analysing and designing chemical processing equipment. Data sources containing relevant physical and chemical properties are introduced. In addition, training in group and collaborative working and communication skills is undertaken.
Course description This course will cover the following:

1) Chemistry: kinetics, separation techniques, and industrial organic chemistry
2) Simple mass balances and degree-of-freedom analysis
3) Mass Balances with reactions: conversion, extent of reaction, atomic balances, stoichiometry, multiple reactions
4) Mass balances with recycles: ideal and non-ideal recycle loops, recycle ratios, conversion, yield, purge
5) Simple Energy Balances: types of energy, their calculations and conversion, closed and open systems, enthalpy
6) Energy Balances with phase change: latent heat, temperature change, heat capacity
7) Energy Balances with reactions: reference states, heat of reaction, heat of formation, Hess's law
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Chemistry for Chemical Engineers 1A (CHEM08028) AND Chemistry for Chemical Engineers 1B (CHEM08029)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Chemistry 2A (CHEM08026)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 58 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 60
Practical Exam %:
Coursework %: 40
Feedback Tutorials:
You will be asked to prepare some questions each week. Although these are not marked, you should always attempt the questions in advance. Answers to the pre-tutorial questions will be supplied and they are a good self-check on how well you have understood the material from the lectures. Use the tutorial to ask questions, answer more demanding questions and clear up any difficulties you have with a particular topic.

You will receive feedback during the calculations workshops and on the submitted exercises.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Embark successfully upon advanced level courses in topics of chemistry relevant to chemical engineers, such as kinetics, separation techniques and industrial organic chemistry
  2. Analyse and simplify flow sheets to enable balance calculations and assess feasibility of problem solution by performing degree-of-freedom analyses
  3. Perform mass balance calculations on single or multiple units with and without reactions, including both atomic species and extent of reaction balance calculations
  4. Perform energy balance calculations on single or multiple units in open and closed systems with and without reactions
  5. Perform simultaneous mass and energy balance calculations and analyse the behaviour and performance of systems with one or more recycle streams
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Carlos Ferreiro-Rangel
Course secretaryMr Mark Owenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5533
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