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CME2127 : Chemistry

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The module will expand students' knowledge of chemistry and give them an understanding of the thinking process in developing a synthesis.

Outline Of Syllabus

Common organic molecules.
Basic types of reactions and the reaction mechanisms.
Synthetic route finding and selection.
Route enabling and synthesis optimization (solvent/solution, phase interface, catalyst, separation etc.).
Application of spectroscopy to determine molecular structure.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion113:0013:00Exam revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture261:0026:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops101:0010:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study149:0049:00Review lecture materials, assessment preparation
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures explain key concepts and outline illustrative examples. Tutorials and assignments will develop students’ understanding and application of the concepts.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A75N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M25Assignment (max 1000 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1. The exam will test the understanding of the basic concepts taught in this module. The exam will also assess the students’ knowledge and skills used in reaction route finding and selection.

2. The assignment will require the students to integrate the knowledge, concepts and skills learnt in this module to critically and intelligently evaluate the synthetic choices from the point of view of process development.

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