2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SOEE1135 Foundation Chemistry
10 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Stephen Stackhouse
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2023/24
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.
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe main aim of this module is 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. In particular, to equip students with the chemical background to undertake level 2 Earth and Environmental Sciences modules.
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.
On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Describe the structure of the atom, interpret and predict spectra, and write electron configurations for atoms and ions.
2. Describe the main features of the period table, and how they relate to the electron configuration of elements.
3. Predict the compounds elements will form and their chemical formula.
4. Describe the basis for the different types of chemical bonds (ionic, covalent and metallic bonding), predict the type of bonding in a compound and its physical properties..
5. Predict the products of chemical reactions, write correct chemical notation and balanced chemical equations, taking into account stoichiometry.
6. Understand the mole concept and be able to perform quantitative chemistry calculations.
7. Describe and perform calculations related to chemical equilibria, pH and redox reactions.
8. Describe, comment on and perform calculations relating to case studies in Earth and environmental sciences.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||70.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study- Problem sets: 20 hours
- Preparation for lectures and tutorials: 10 hours
- Exam revision: 40 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents receive feedback on selected weekly problems sets.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||30.00|
The resit for this module will comprise a single Online Time-Limited Assessment, which will form 100% of the resit mark.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||1 hr 30 mins||70.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||70.00|
An additional time allowance of 1hr 00 mins will be added to allow for uploading solutions 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
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