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CH4716   Electrochemistry and Computational Chemistry

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

One component of the module covers electrolyte solutions and ionic conductivity, equilibrium electrochemistry, electrode processes and applications of electrochemistry. The other component is a computational element, and will introduce aspects of modern computational chemistry related to the electronic structure of atoms, molecules and solids to achieve a basic understanding of the underlying approximations made in practical calculations, and consider applications of computed structures and energies in chemistry.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass CH2701 and pass 1 module from {CH2501, CH2601, CH2603} ) or ( pass 2 modules from {CH2501, CH2701} and pass CH1601 or pass CH1202 )

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CH4714 or take CH4457 or take CH4454 or take CH4451

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours of lectures (x 9 weeks) and 2 hours of tutorials over the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 80

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Prof M Buck, Prof M Buehl