ENVR06082 2019 Introductory Chemistry 1

General Details

Full Title
Introductory Chemistry 1
Transcript Title
Introductory Chemistry 1
Code
ENVR06082
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Ann-Marie Duddy, Anne O'Donohue, Noel Connaughton, Ana Vale, Eoin Gillespie
Programme Membership
SG_SECOL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SAPPL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAGRI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SSUST_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Sustainable Food Production SG_SECOL_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SECOL_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Science in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SENVI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SENVI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SAGRI_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science
Description
The purpose of this module is to introduce the learner to the fundamental concepts of chemistry and core chemical laboratory skills.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Define fundamental scientific concepts in relation to chemistry

2.

Apply fundamental scientific concepts to solve basic chemical problems

3.

Explain the behaviour of chemical species using fundamental chemical concepts.

4.

Implement basic skills in the use and manipulation of basic scientific equipment.

5.

Interpret and report basic chemical data generated from experimental work.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered fulltime. This will include lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals augmented by independent learning and directed learning. 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

This module is 65% Continuous Assessment and 35% Final exam.

The continuous assessment will involve three (5% each) short answer/MCQ tests and the submission of laboratory reports based on the laboratory experiments undertaken during the semester.

 

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. 

 

Self-assessment tests 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.

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

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Define fundamental scientific concepts in relation to chemistry
    • Atomic Theory.
    •  The Periodic Table and its trends.
    • Chemical bonding (covalent & ionic).
    • Polarity of molecules.
    • Acid/Base chemistry.
    • The Mole.
    • Stoichiometry.
  2. Apply fundamental scientific concepts to solve basic chemical problems
    • Calculation of atomic mass, molar mass and concentration
    • Balancing of chemical equations.
  3. Explain the behaviour of chemical species using fundamental chemical concepts.
    • Polarity.
    • Solubility.
    • Chemical Reactions.
  4. Implement basic skills in the use and manipulation of basic scientific equipment.
    • Gravimetric Analysis.
    • Volumetric Analysis.
    • Solution Preparation.
    • Laboratory safety.
  5. Interpret and report basic chemical data generated from experimental work.
    • Data collection, analysis and display.
    • Report writing.

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 MCQ Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 5 % Week 4 1
2 Practical Evaluation Continuous assessment of practical work Practical Practical Evaluation 50 % OnGoing 2,4,5
3 MCQ Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 5 % Week 8 2
4 MCQ Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 5 % Week 12 3

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Theory Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 35 % End of Semester 1,2,3
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Flat Classroom Groupwork 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2011-02-25 Practical Skills in Chemistry Prentice Hall
ISBN 0273731181 ISBN-13 9780273731184

The book is in very good condition, used for 4 months. The back cover of the book is slightly bent (see pics). Minor defects on the edges of the cover but the inside of the book is in excellent condition.

Required Reading
2014-01-17 General Chemistry: Cengage Technology Edition Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN 1408093642 ISBN-13 9781408093641

Module Resources

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Additional Information

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