English Language Centre International Science Foundation Programme 2014-15 Chemistry Module description This module will provide you with an in-depth introduction to the chemistry skills and knowledge required for successful undergraduate study. The module is delivered through a combination of theoretical lectures, problem-solving tutorials and laboratory based practicals. It will develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of chemistry, and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations. The module will also support you in understanding advances in chemistry and how these relate to society. Educational aims By the end of the module, you will: Recognise, recall and show understanding of specific chemical facts, terminology, principles, concepts and practical techniques. Select, organise and communicate relevant information clearly and logically, in a variety of forms. Apply scientific knowledge and processes to unfamiliar situations, including those related to public issues. Assess the validity, reliability and credibility of scientific information within the field of chemistry. Make, record and communicate reliable and valid observations and measurements with appropriate precision and accuracy. Analyse, interpret, explain and evaluate the methodology and results. Organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary where appropriate. Assessment You are assessed through a combination of coursework (50%) and final exam (50%). English Language Centre International Science Foundation Programme 2014-15 Module structure During this module, you will cover key issues in the following areas: Atomic structure Bonding Empirical and molecular formulae Balanced equations and associated calculations Periodicity Organic chemistry; nomenclature, isomerism, group properties Alkanes, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, carboxylic acids, amines Energy Enthalpy change (_H) Calorimetry Simple applications of Hess’s Law Bond enthalpies Kinetics Collision theory Reaction rates Catalysts Equilibria Le Chatelier’s principle Redox Reactions Transfer of electrons, hydrogen or oxygen Analytical techniques Mass spectrometry Infrared spectroscopy HPLC X-ray crystallography Properties of solutions Concentrations Ionic strength Osmolarity Osmotic pressure Freezing points Acids & bases pH buffers English Language Centre International Science Foundation Programme 2014-15 Students following this module also follow the Biology module.