CHEM06044 2019 CHEMISTRY 1

General Details

Full Title
Transcript Title
75 %
Subject Area
CHEM - Chemistry
LIFE - Life Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Declan Shelly
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SPHAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SBIOM_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science SG_SMEDI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Medical Biotechnology SG_SSCIE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science SG_SSCIE_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Science SG_SFORE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Forensic Science and Analysis SG_SFORE_G07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Invest & Analys(Emb) SG_SFORE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Investigation and Analysis SG_SANAL_G06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Analytical Science SG_SBIOM_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Science in Biomedical Science SG_SPHAR_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmaceutical Science

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

Learning Outcomes

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


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


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


Balance chemical equations and calculate reaction yields.


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


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

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

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time. It will include lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals.THis approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment.

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.

The student must reach an assigned gate (mark) in the final exam and achieve 40% overall in order to pass the module.

Repeat Assessments

Students may repeat Continuous Assessment and / or Final Theory Exam as required

Module Dependencies


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 Self-assessment quizzes Formative Multiple Choice - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Multiple choice questions. Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,6
3 Laboratory sessions. Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 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 Closed Book Exam 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

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2015-01-02 Chemistry: Principles and Reactions Cengage Learning
ISBN 130507937X ISBN-13 9781305079373

This latest edition of CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND REACTIONS takes students directly to the crux of chemistry's fundamental concepts and allows you to efficiently cover all topics found in a typical general chemistry book. Based on the authors' extensive teaching experience, the book includes rigorous graded and concept-driven examples, as well as examples that focus on molecular reasoning and understanding. The Eighth Edition features a new and innovative example format, new talking labels within artwork, 25% new or revised problems, Chemistry: Beyond the Classroom essays that highlight some of the most up-to-date uses of chemistry, and end-of-chapter questions and Key Concepts that correlate to OWLv2, the #1 online homework and tutorial system for chemistry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Recommended Reading
2016-01-01 General Chemistry Cengage Learning
ISBN 9781305580343 ISBN-13 1305580346

The eleventh edition was carefully reviewed with an eye toward strengthening the content available in OWLv2, end-of-chapter questions, and updating the presentation. Nomenclature changes and the adoption of IUPAC periodic table conventions are highlights of the narrative revisions, along with changes to the discussion of d orbitals. In-text examples have been reformatted to facilitate learning, and the accompanying Interactive Examples in OWLv2 have been redesigned to better parallel the problem-solving approach in the narrative. New Capstone Problems have been added to a number of chapters. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Recommended Reading
2017-12-14 Chemistry: The Central Science, Global Edition Pearson Higher Education
ISBN 1292221224 ISBN-13 9781292221229

For courses in two-semester general chemistry. Accurate, data-driven authorship with expanded interactivity leads to greater student engagement Unrivaled problem sets, notable scientific accuracy and currency, and remarkable clarity have made Chemistry: The Central Science the leading general chemistry text for more than a decade. Trusted, innovative, and calibrated, the text increases conceptual understanding and leads to greater student success in general chemistry by building on the expertise of the dynamic author team of leading researchers and award-winning teachers. Pearson Mastering Chemistry is not included. Students, if Mastering is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. Mastering should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information. Mastering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

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