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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: 1) a series of Engineering example classes and workshops on the mass and energy balance calculation techniques for the analysis and design of chemical processing equipment and 2) Chemistry lectures and tutorials (drawn predominantly from Chemistry 2A).
Course description 1) Engineering: simple mass balances and degree-of-freedom analysis
2) Engineering: mass balances with reactions, conversion, extent of reaction, atomic balances, stoichiometry, multiple reactions
3) Engineering: mass balances with recycles, ideal and non-ideal recycle loops, recycle ratios, conversion, yield, purge
4) Engineering: types of energy, closed and open systems, enthalpy, phase change, latent heat, temperature change, heat capacity
5) Engineering: energy balances with reactions, reference states, heat of reaction, heat of formation, Hess's law
6) Chemistry: kinetics, reaction rates
7) Chemistry: separation techniques, mass spectrometry
8) Chemistry: industrial organic chemistry, feedstock, cracking, polymerisation
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 2022/23, 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 12, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 66 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 60
Practical Exam %:
Coursework %: 40

The School has a 40% Rule for 1st and 2nd year courses, i.e. you must achieve a minimum of 40% in coursework and 40% in written exam components, as well as an overall mark of 40% to pass a course. If you fail a course you will be required to resit it. You are only required to resit components which have been failed.
Feedback Engineering workshops:
You will receive feedback during the calculations workshops and on the submitted exercises. For selected examples,
solutions will be released to allow you to check your answers and build your confidence.

Chemistry 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.
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. Assess feasibility of problem solution by performing degree-of-freedom analyses.
  2. Perform mass balance calculations on single or multiple units with and without reactions, including both atomic species and extent of reaction balance calculations.
  3. Perform energy balance calculations on single or multiple units in open and closed systems with and without reactions.
  4. Perform simultaneous mass and energy balance calculations and analyse the behaviour and performance of systems with one or more recycle streams.
  5. Embark successfully upon advanced level courses in topics of chemistry relevant to chemical engineers, such as kinetics, separation techniques and industrial organic chemistry.
Reading List
Atkins' Physical Chemistry - P.W. Atkins (Eleventh Edition)

The Elements of Physical Chemistry - P.W. Atkins, (Second Edition)

Mass Spectrometry: Basic Principles, Sample Preparations and Related Methods (2014) - Elsa Lundanes, Leon Reubsaet, Tyge Greibrokk

Mass Spectrometry Principles and Applications (3rd Edition) - Edmond de Hoffmann

Industrial Organic Chemistry (2017) - Mark A. Benvenuto
(Ch 2, 7, 12)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Timm Krueger
Tel: (0131 6)50 5679
Course secretaryMr Mark Owenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5533
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