2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SOEE1135 Foundation Chemistry
10 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr Andy Bray
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsGCSE Single Chemistry or GCSE Double Science.
Students on prescribed programmes, without A level chemistry (Grade A-C) or equivalent) have to study this module.
Module replacesSOEE1131 Introduction into chemistry for earth scientists
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Objectives- To provide a background in basic inorganic chemistry theory for students who lack A level Chemistry, drawing throughout on examples taken from the field of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
- To equip students with the chemical background to undertake level 2 Earth and Environmental Sciences modules.
- The structure of the atom: Spectra, and electron configurations.
- Chemical periodicity, electronic structure and the period table Chemical bonding. Ionic, covalent and metallic bonding.
- Chemical reactions, chemical notation, equations and stoichiometry.
- The mole concept; introduction to quantitative chemistry.
- Chemical equilibria, pH and redox reactions.
- Case studies in earth and environmental sciences
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||4||1.00||4.00|
|Private study hours||68.00|
|Total Contact hours||32.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study- Weekly tutorials: 14 hours
- Revision for tests: 20 hours
- Exam revision: 20 hours
- Preparation for lectures and practicals: 14 hours
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Tutorial work submitted in weeks 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11;Feedback provided in following class
- 1 practical workbook : submitted on day of practical.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Mock Examination with Formative feedback||0.00|
|In-course Assessment||In-Class Test||12.00|
|In-course Assessment||Lab Worksheets with Fomative feedback||0.00|
|Practical||6 x Assessed tutorials (6 x 3%)||18.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||30.00|
The coursework assignments are essential for student learning purposes but do not contribute towards the marks for the module. Re-sits are by examination.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||1 hr 10 mins||70.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||70.00|
Resit will comprise a single unseen examination paper which will form 100% of the resit mark.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 23/07/2019
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