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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CHEM3420 Laboratory Work 2M

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Stephen Gorman

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 2 in Chemistry or equivalent

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module students will be able to:
- undertake advanced experimental work, with due attention to safety, in the chemical laboratory;
- manipulate advanced apparatus and record data for subsequent analysis;
- synthesize molecules of some structural complexity;
- determine structure using spectroscopic data.


Students will undertake a selection of experiments in the organic, inorganic and physical chemistry laboratories appropriate to the level 3 theory modules and to the general development of laboratory technique.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours72.00
Total Contact hours128.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Laboratory reports on completion of experiments.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PracticalAssessment of lab reports and skills plus online exercises100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

To pass the module, students must achieve: an average mark of 40% or higher on the experimental part conducted in the Synthetic and Analytical Chemistry laboratory, and; an average mark of 40% or above on the experimental part conducted in the Physical Chemistry laboratory, and; an overall average mark of 40% or above. 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.

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Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:52:17


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