Molecular Symmetry (F1187)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

In this module, you develop a firm physical foundation for future applications of the more mathematical aspects of chemistry, and explore the important role that visualization and computer simulation play in understanding, interpreting and predicting experimental observation.

As part of the module, you undertake an in-depth exploration of molecular symmetry and its quantitative application to bonding and spectroscopy.

You are also introduced to the role of Molecular Computer Graphics in structural biology and biochemistry.

Teaching

67%: Lecture
33%: Practical (Workshop)

Assessment

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

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 38 hours of contact time and 112 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.