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Undergraduate Course: Chemistry 3A (VS2) (CHEM09010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Chemistry CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityPart-year visiting students only
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummarySemester 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Chemistry 3A (CHEM09005) OR Chemical Physics 3S2 (CHPH09006)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 145 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 3 hour exam.
Feedback Students will be provided with feedback through the following channels: Tutorials (small-group sessions, examples classes, and problem workshops). Online multiple-choice tests.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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.
  2. Understand a range of analytical electrochemical techniques.
  3. Explain what a partition function is, and use it to calculate thermodynamic properties.
  4. Explain the bulk properties of substances in relation to the structure of their constituent molecules.
  5. Draw and interpret phase diagrams, and understand the thermodynamics of phase transitions in terms of the behaviour at the interfaces between phases.
Reading List
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
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Improved problem solving skills.
Independent planning and learning.
Time management.
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.
KeywordsC3A(VS2)
Contacts
Course organiserDr Philip Bailey
Tel: (0131 6)50 6448
Email: Philip.Bailey@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Fiona Scott
Tel: (0131 6)50 4707
Email: fscott34@ed.ac.uk
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