Chemistry

Reactivity of the Elements

Module code: F1168
Level 4
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Practical, Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

This module, Chemical and Electrochemical Reactivity of the Elements, provides an overview of the chemistry of all of the elements and interprets the observed chemical behaviour at both the microscopic level, in terms of fundamental atomic properties, and the macroscopic level, in terms of thermodynamics and electrochemistry.

For each element, the trends in molecular, solution phase and solid state behaviour is given, together with archetypal reactions.

Module learning outcomes

  • Describe the general trends that are observed in the chemistry of the elements and explain and describe the fundamental reasons for these trends.
  • Interpret data or observations in light of these trends.
  • Show an understanding of basic electrochemical principles.
  • Provide an overview of the chemical behaviour of s- and p-block elements.