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Module Title LI Practical Chemistry IIa1
Department Chemistry
Module Code 03 34312
Module Lead Dr Philip Craven
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites LC Practical Chemistry Ia2 - (03 34302) LC Practical Chemistry Ia1 - (03 34299)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-6 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-48 hours
Guided independent study-46 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This is a laboratory-based module, extending the skills developed in Year 1 to cover further aspects of laboratory safety, synthetic (inorganic and organic) chemistry, measurement, separation and analysis, information retrieval, report writing, the interpretation of data, graphs and the treatment of errors and the presentation of scientific investigations; training is provided in the use of software packages where appropriate.

Included in the module is further applied spectroscopy, which is taught in a workshop setting and underpins the experimental work.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate proficiency with a number of synthetic and manipulative skills;
  • Collect, analyse and interpret data, including the use of graph-plotting software;
  • Present scientific observations in a coherent and sound manner, and to maintain a laboratory notebook;
  • Perform quantitative analyses and treat the data obtained in an appropriate manner;
  • Apply spectroscopic and structure determination techniques to analyse molecules and materials.
Assessment 34312-01 : Laboratory Practical : Practical (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
Assessment is entirely by coursework – pre-laboratory exercises, laboratory reports and online assessments, assessment of laboratory notebook, completion of workshop tasks.
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