Reactivity of the Elements (F1168)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

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.


46%: Lecture
54%: 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 61 hours of contact time and 89 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.