CHEM06034 2013 CHEMISTRY 1

General Details

Full Title
CHEMISTRY 1
Transcript Title
CHEMISTRY 1
Code
CHEM06034
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
CHEM - Chemistry
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Declan Shelly
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_C06 201300 Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SHUMA_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SSCIE_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SHUMA_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Human Nutrition
Description

This module introduces students to general fundamentals of chemistry, including atomic theory, bonding, pH, stiochiometry, oxidation and reduction.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Use the periodic table to define and describe the structure of atoms, ions and molecules.

2.

Interpret solution concentrations and perform calculations to illustrate the relationship between the units used.

3.

Balance chemical equations and calculate reaction yields.

4.

Identify and explain the difference between acidity and basisity of solutions.

5.

Solve a range of practical problems through the safe use of chemical equipment and techniques.

6.
Communicate by written and verbal means, the results of theory and practical based exercises in a logical and coherent fashion.

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed using the Moodle learning platform and a range of Multiple Choice Questions. Further assessment methods include laboratory performance and end of year examination.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

The periodic table and the use of atomic weight and atomic number.

Definition and explanation of the structure of a range of atoms, ions and molecules.

The concept of the mole as a unit in chemical calculations.

Concentrations of aqueous solutions and the relationships between the various units of measure.

Definition of acids, bases and the use of the pH scale.

Chemical bonding and the difference between covalent and ionic bonds.

Chemical formulae and balancing chemical equations - Stoichiometry.

Oxidation and Reduction - Redox reactions.

Chemistry of the Main Group elements

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Question and Answer sessions.
Computer aided self assessment. Laboratory workshops.
Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Written assessment -
Multiple choice questions. Short answer questions.
Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,6
3 Laboratory sessions. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory practical 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

ISBN-13: 978-0321741042

Other Resources

Module Lecture Notes

Additional Information

None