Chemistry Laboratory 1

Module code: F1002
Level 4
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop, Laboratory
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module will introduce you to the organisation, process, analysis and discussion of data from chemistry laboratory experiments. This covers:

  • synthesis, product and compound analysis
  • results processing
  • presenting results in a well-structured scientific report.

You will apply these skills from actual laboratory experiments, comprising simple organic synthesis, separation, and characterisation techniques.

You’ll learn and apply essential techniques to determine key physical parameters, including enthalpy and vaporpressure of some compounds.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge for assessing Health and Safety in the laboratory, writing COSHH forms and report scientific results from experiments in the form of lab reports
  • Show knowledge of the objectives, the methodologies and establishing the rationales of experimental procedures in a typical chemistry experiment setup.
  • Demonstrate a good overview and understanding of transferable basic laboratory practical skills and techniques within the frame of organic and physical chemistry experiments.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles of some key techniques to analyse reaction outcomes and characterize compounds.