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CH1202   Introductory Chemistry for Second Year Direct Entry Students

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Only available to students entering Single Honours Chemistry programmes and Biomolecular Science at Level 2000

Planned timetable: 9.00 am or 10.00 am

This module provides an introduction to some of the fundamental aspects of Chemistry and is for students entering the Chemistry BSc and MChem courses directly into second year. The module will cover structure and bonding in inorganic chemistry, states of matter and an introduction to thermodynamics and the solid state in physical chemistry and bonding, stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Students must have Advanced Higher Chemistry at Grade A, or A-Level Chemistry at Grade A or equivalent.

Co-requisite(s): You must also take CH2501

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CH1401 or take CH1402 or take CH1601

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures or tutorials. Students are also required to complete 3 x 3-hour practicals in Week 1 only, integrated within their CH2501 laboratory hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 70

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1.5-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 1.5-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof P Lightfoot, Dr B A Chalmers, Prof N J Westwood, Prof A D Smith, Prof R M J Goss, Dr J B O Mitchell, Dr T van Mourik, Prof D Philp