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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CHEM2420 Laboratory Work 2b

10 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Dr Stephen Gorman

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 1 in Joint Honours (Science) with Chemistry or equivalent and a pass in either CHEM1421 or CHEM1422

This module is not approved as a discovery module


To gain further experience of relevant modern laboratory practice, which may include the synthesis and characterisation of chemical compounds, and the recording and analysis of physical measurements.


The three components comprise:
- the preparation of characterisation of inorganic compounds, and the use of spectroscopic techniques;
- the synthesis of a selection of organic compounds;
- a range of physical measurements and appropriate data analysis.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Computer Class23.006.00
Supervised Practice32.006.00
Private study hours55.00
Total Contact hours45.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

68 hours - completion of laboratory reports.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Marking of laboratory reports on completion of experiments.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentContinuous assessment of lab reports, group work and online tests.100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Students who have completed sufficient laboratory work will be able to submit reports for the summer resit period. Students who have not completed sufficient laboratory work will be given an opportunity to do so over summer but if they have missed too much, they may need to resit the module as an internal student in the following year.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:52:16


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