CME1020 : Chemistry
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Paul Christensen
- Lecturer: Professor Mark Thomas, Professor Jarka Glassey
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||13|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||12|
This module will provide students with necessary knowledge and practical skills in various areas of chemistry/biochemistry required for chemical engineering.
Outline Of Syllabus
Basic physical chemistry: intermolecular forces. Basic organic chemistry concepts: functional groups amino acids, aldehydes, ketones, lipids, nucleotides – some heterocycles etc. Basic organic reaction mechanisms. Kinetics: 0, 1st and 2nd order, Arrhenius and catalysis. Basic adsorption isotherms (Langmuir, BET) Applied catalysis: one or more case studies (to lead into mechanisms and link to kinetics and thermodynamics) from Chlor-alkali production, Reforming, Biodiesel production, carbohydrate biorefining specifically sugar to fuel and ammonia synthesis.
Basic analytical chemistry: UV Vis spectroscopy (including Beer-Lambert Law), and gas chromatography. Acids and bases, pH, buffers, indicators and pH titrations.
Introduction to biotechnology. Biological diversity and cell classification. Cell structure (chemical composition, organelles). Enzyme classification and kinetics. Immobilised enzymes. Metabolic pathways. Cell reproduction.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||4:00||4:00||Exam and class test|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||26:15||26:15||Exam revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||4||2:00||8:00||Lab Report write up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||35||1:00||35:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||4||2:30||10:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||14||1:00||14:00||Tutorials and Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||152:45||152:45||Review of lecture material and preparation for tutorials and, seminars|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Knowledge of basic concepts is communicated in the lectures. Calculation sheets are set to give the students experience of problem solving in this subject. They also reinforce lecture material. The tutorials and seminars are used to go over the answers to question sheets and also to cover selected topics in more detail. Practicals provide students with the opportunity to acquire the relevant practical skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||180||2||A||60||Closed book exam|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||25||Lab reports. Semester 1 & 2. Pass mark must be achieved as minimum to pass the module.|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||15||Written test of progress|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Exam and problem solving exercise will assess the level of attaining the knowledge outcomes. Practicals will assess the skills outcomes. Students must pass the lab reports.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk