CHEM06027 2019 Chemistry And Chemical Hazards 1

General Details

Full Title
Chemistry And Chemical Hazards 1
Transcript Title
Chemistry And Chemical Hazards
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Subject Area
CHEM - Chemistry
ESCI - Environmental Science
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Ann-Marie Duddy, Anne O'Donohue, Suresh Pillai, Uma Tiwari
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health

This module introduces students to the fundamental laws and principles of elementary chemistry needed for an understanding of chemical hazards.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Outline the basic concepts of introductory principles of chemistry and the main features of the Periodic Table.

Summarize the basic composition of matter, atoms and atomic theory, and the various types of bonding.
Solve problems related to the core chemical concepts such as moles, molarity, pH and solution preparation and discuss chemical reactions in aqueous solutions, concept of acids and bases.

Show the use of Safety Data Sheets and evaluate the hazards associated with chemicals.

Interpret other basic skills of laboratory and scientific report writing and communicate experimental data.

Teaching and Learning Strategies


Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed on the basis of continuous assessment (theory and practical) and final theory examination. 

Self-assessment tests and quizzes and other forms of formative assessment are provided to students to check their own progress towards achieving the learning outcomes of the module and to motivate learning. Laboratory skills and report-writing ability are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module.

Regular summative tests are used to encourage engagement with the module, monitor progress and provide feedback.

Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to composition of matter, atoms, elements, compounds and the Periodic Table.

Explain and apply the calculation related to moles, molarity and solution preparation, acids, bases, pH.

Illustrate chemical bonding and chemical reactions (balancing equations, oxidation and reduction reactions)

Laboratory safety.

Conduct practical work with accuracy and precision using a range of measuring apparatus including volumetric glassware, analytical balance and specific meters.

Communicate and present scientific data and information in a variety of forms.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Short Answer Questions Assessment of Theory Knowledge Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 4 1,2
2 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 10 3
3 Practical Evaluation Assessment of practical laboratory skills, pre-practical and post-practical assessments, laboratory reports Practical Practical Evaluation 30 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Theory class 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Practical activities 3 Fortnightly 1.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-Directed Learning 3.5 Weekly 3.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2014-01-01 Chemistry: The Central Science Pearson
ISBN 0321910419 ISBN-13 9780321910417
Required Reading
2016-07-29 Chemistry for the IB MYP 4 & 5: By Concept (MYP By Concept) Hodder Education
ISBN 9781471841767 ISBN-13 9781471841767

The only series for MYP 4 and 5 developed in cooperation with the International Baccalaureate (IB)Develop your skills to become an inquiring learner; ensure you navigate the MYP framework with confidence using a concept-driven and assessment-focused approach presented in global contexts.- Develop conceptual understanding with key MYP concepts and related concepts at the heart of each chapter.- Learn by asking questions with a statement of inquiry in each chapter. - Prepare for every aspect of assessment using support and tasks designed by experienced educators.- Understand how to extend your learning through research projects and interdisciplinary opportunities.This title is also available in two digital formats via Dynamic Learning. Find out more by clicking on the links at the top of the page.

Required Reading
2001-04-25 Chemistry 2nd ed (Palgrave Foundations Series) Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 0333962575 ISBN-13 9780333962572

Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may sometimes be different to the one shown.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Lewis R. & Evans, W. (2011) Chemistry, Palgrave Foundations , Hampshire, New York

 Timberlake, Karen C. (2011) Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry. Prentice Hall, New Jersey

Journal Resources


URL Resources 

IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements (2016 or latest version)

Other Resources


Additional Information