Physical Chemistry (FND14)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

This module builds upon the introductory chemistry module and develops your understanding of physical chemistry topics. Topics will include: chemical physical equilibrium, entropy, free energy, reaction rate, rate constant, reaction order, correlation between thermodynamics and kinetics, acid and base calculations, redox reactions.

The practicals will build on the laboratory skills acquired in the autumn term, as well as implementing new concepts. There will be a problem based exercise to ensure you can tackle calculations, and a test to confirm your comprehension of the topics covered.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: