Undergraduate Course: Chemistry 2X (CHEM08018)
|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: 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, Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Chemistry 1A (CHEM08016) OR
Chemistry 1B (CHEM08017)
||Other requirements|| Can only be taken by students entering second year with exemption from first year of chemistry or transferring from Biological Chemistry.
|Additional Costs|| Purchase of a laboratory coat.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Laboratory Tuesday 0900-1050 or Friday 1400-1550. Tutorial 1 hour per week on Friday 0900-0950 or 1000-1050
|Course organiser||Dr Murray Low
Tel: (0131 6)50 4766
|Course secretary||Ms Susan Maitland
Tel: (0131) 242 7119