Chemistry Special Topics Part B

Module code: CH1042 

Module co-ordinator: Dr Bernard Rawlings

Topics covered

  • Quantitative methods: sophisticated mathematical techniques including calculus and its uses in chemistry; graphical presentation of experimental data
  • Molecules in nature: the role of organic molecules from the basic building blocks of life such as amino-acids, sugars and fatty acids, to more specialised molecules such as alkaloids and steroids; the role of molecules such as pheromones in ecology. 
  • Communication skills and industrial chemistry: preparing and presenting scientific oral and poster presentations for a range of audience types; conducting literature research; devising a solution to an ill-defined scientific problem. 


  • 10 one-hour lectures
  • 14 one-hour practicals


  • Exam, 90 minutes (50%)
  • Communication skills (50%)