Introductory Practical Chemistry
Module code: CH1205
Chemistry is an experimental science and, thus, you'll be taking part in many practical experiments during your undergraduate study.
You will have done small-scale practicals during your time at school or college, but transitioning to a university lab environment can be difficult. There's a lot to get to grips with - new equipment, different chemicals, new terminology, more safety procedures, longer experiments and much more. That's why we've designed this module to introduce you to practical chemistry at an undergraduate level.
- The manipulation of simple laboratory equipment and glassware
- Basic synthetic and analytical practical procedures individually safely and following good chemistry laboratory practice
- The accurate observation and recording of experimental details and results
- Different types of errors that may occur and how to deal with them
- Interpreting experimental data and reporting the findings in a concise written report
- Preparing, separating and purifying compounds using different techniques including recrystallisation, distillation and Thin Layer Chromatography
- Characterising and identifying these compounds using a variety of analytical and spectroscopic methods
- 3 hours of lectures
- 88 hours of practical classes/workshops
- 59 hours of guided independent study
- Practical (100%)