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Chemistry for Chemical Engineers 1A (CHEM08028)







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Course Summary

The Chemistry for Chemical Engineers 1A and 1B 20-point courses together provide the first year chemistry course for students taking Chemical Engineering degrees. These courses are designed to take students with diverse backgrounds and provide them with thorough grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry and provide basic training in the essential laboratory skills for practical chemistry.The courses consist of lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory classes in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to Chemistry and covers the basics of the following topics: Atoms, Molecules, and the Periodic Table; Bonding and Molecular Orbital Theory; Fundamental Organic Reactions; NMR Lectorials; Spectroscopy; Structure and Reactivity of Organic Molecules; Thermochemistry.It is the required 1st year chemistry course (with Chemistry for Chemical Engineers 1B) for students of Chemical Engineering. The course consists of lectures, workshops and accompanying tutorials as well as a laboratory component.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 60%, Coursework 20%, Practical Exam 20%

Additional Assessment Information

Exam 50%; MCQ 10%; Labs/workshops 40%

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