CHY8430 : Advanced Problem Solving
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Johan Eriksson
- Lecturer: Professor Andrew Benniston, Dr Jerry Hagon, Dr Eimer Tuite
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The module aims to review essential mechanistic principles and structural elucidation and the application of these to advanced chemical problems.
Outline Of Syllabus
The course will cover problem solving of macrocyclic ligand synthesis and the preparation of inorganic complexes, emphasising the use of NMR spectroscopy to solve structures.
This module consists of a series of advanced written problem exercises, designed to test the application of mechanism, reactivity, structure, and spectroscopy
Written examination assesses learning across the taught course material
Written assessment tests students’ conceptual understanding of primary literature in the subject area
The course involves a series of advanced problem exercises, which will be delivered and completed over the course of the Semester. Formative feedback, based on the answers provided by the students will be given in the workshop sessions on each exercise in order to enhance the performance in the subsequent exercises
The key concepts are reinforced and skills practiced during problem solving seminars
Written assignments allow students to access and review representative primary literature adding depth to conceptual understanding.
Dr EM Tuite
Problems involving application of optical spectroscopy, thermodynamics, and kinetics in areas of polymer, solid-state, biochemical, and environmental science.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:50||20:00||Revision of end of semester examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||3:00||3:00||End of semester examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||9||2:00||18:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||59:00||59:00||Background reading and practice past paper examination questions|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The course involves a series of advanced problem exercises, which will be delivered and completed over the course of the semester. Formative feedback, based on the answers provided by the students, will be given on each exercise in order to enhance the performance in the subsequent exercises.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||180||1||A||100||open book|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written examination assesses problem solving ability of an interdisciplinary nature.
Study Abroad students may request to take their exam before the semester 1 exam period, in which case the format of the paper may differ from that shown in the MOF. Study Abroad students should contact the school to discuss this.