Undergraduate Course: Chemistry 3A (VS2) (CHEM09010)
|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 2 lecture courses and tutorials/workshops from the Chemistry 3A course, available to visiting students only. Normally taken alongside CHE-3-BVS2. The course consists of lectures in structure, spectroscopy and analysis in the following areas: Molecular Spectroscopy, Electronic Spectroscopy and Electroanalytical Chemistry, Statistical Thermodynamics and Phases and Interfaces.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, 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 S2 (April/May)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the factors which determine the energies, intensities and line-widths of the transitions observed in molecular rotation, vibrational and electronic spectra.
- Understand a range of analytical electrochemical techniques.
- Explain what a partition function is, and use it to calculate thermodynamic properties.
- Explain the bulk properties of substances in relation to the structure of their constituent molecules.
- Draw and interpret phase diagrams, and understand the thermodynamics of phase transitions in terms of the behaviour at the interfaces between phases.
|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