Chemistry

Lectures: Three 1-hour lectures per week
Tutorials: Not applicable
Laboratories: One practical class (2 hours) per fortnight
Course coordinator: Dr Malini Arewgoda
Teaching staff: Dr Malini Arewgoda and others

CHEM 91F S1 FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY 1

Introduction to elements, compounds, the periodic table, atomic structure, covalent bonding, molecular shape and polarity.

Quantitative chemistry, including balancing equations, calculating moles and particles present, calculation of concentration in mol L- I.Energy and thermo-chemistry. Laboratories include practical skills and qualitative analysis, and simplemodelling.

CHEM 92F S2 FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY 2

This course is intended for students who have completed CHEM 91F and introduces further principles of chemistry. Physical chemistry and qualitative inorganic analysis, including chemical kinetics and chemical equilibrium. Organic chemistry, including hydrocarbons, oxygen-containing functional groups, isomerism and reaction classifications, acids, bases, buffer solutions and titrations. Laboratories include reactions of hydrocarbons and oxygen-containing organic compounds, chromatography, testing for anions and cations in solution, and acid-base titrations. Laboratories include reactions of hydrocarbons and oxygen-containing organic compounds, chromatography, testing for anions and cartions in solution, and acid-based titrations.  

Assessment (Semesters One and Two)

Coursework: 50% (practical reports 17%, clicker tests 3%, assignments 5%, two tests 25%)
Final examination: 50% (2 hours). A pass in both theory and practical is required.  

Recommended reading

There are no prescribed textbook for this course. Comprehensive course notes are provided.