Structure, Bonding and the Periodic Table (F1143)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

In this module, you look at origins of the elements and you are introduced to a series of models used to describe bonding in simple molecules.

You use basic mathematical equations and experimental techniques to develop your understanding of the structure and bonding that occurs at a molecular level and you are introduced to a range of basic spectroscopic techniques and the theory that underpins them.

You then go on to discuss the periodic trends in the physical and chemical properties of elements, and the structures of the extended inorganic solids formed from them.


37%: Lecture
63%: Practical (Practical, Workshop)


40%: Coursework (Problem Set, Report)
60%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 62 hours of contact time and 88 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.