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Chemistry

Course Curricula

Over a period of four years candidates are taught the basic theories, principles and experimental methods and are introduced to the philosophy of chemistry. If after four years the students have mastered the basics of chemistry to international standards, they may be admitted to post-graduate programs.

Below you will find information on our various courses:

1 credit = 10 notional hours of learning


1st year chemistry

 

  • CH100  : Chemistry – main code 100
    The modules CHG101, CHI101 and CHO101 are linked under this main code. The sub-minimum mark for each module is 40%.

  • CHG101 : General Chemistry
    (15 credits; 45 lectures + 15 practicals)
    Electronic Structure and Bonding
    Ionic Solutions and Chemical Equilibria
    Chemical Energetics
    Elementary Kinetics
    Practicals 

  • CHI101 : Inorganic Chemistry
    Prerequisite: CHG101 (35%)
    (9 credits; 27 lectures + 10 practicals)

    Introduction to Group I-VII Elements
    Practicals

 

  • CHO101 : Organic Chemistry
    Prerequisite: CHG101 (35%)
    (6 credits; 18 lectures + 5 practicals)
    Monofunctional Aliphatic Compounds
    Practicals

SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Students who fail to achieve a pass mark (50%) for CH100 or the sub-minimum (40%) for any of the component linked modules may register for a Summer School programme in which the three component modules are repeated during the following January.

 

  • CHG141 : Chemistry General (summer school)
    Requirement: CHG101 (DP)
    (15 credits; 45 lectures)
    Syllabus as for CHG101
     
  • CHI141 : Chemistry Inorganic (summer school)
    Requirement: CHG101 (DP) and CHI101 (DP)
    (9 credits; 27 lectures)
    Syllabus as for CHI101

 

  • CHO141 : Chemistry Organic (summer school)
    Requirement: CHG101 (DP) and CHO101 (DP)
    (6 credits; 18 lectures)

    Syllabus as for CHO101

 

2nd year chemistry

 

  • CH200 : Chemistry - main code 200
    The modules CHA201, CHI201, CHO201, CHP201 and CHP202 are linked under this main code. The sub-minimum mark for each module is 40%.
    Prerequisite: CH100

  • CHA201 : Analytical Chemistry
    Prerequisites: CH100, F101 or FBB101, F102 or FBB102, MATH102 or MATA101, MATH103 or MATA102
    (9 credits; 15 lectures + 22 practicals)

    Nomenclature
    Acid-base titrations
    Redox titrations
    Gravimetric analysis
    Spectrophotometric analysis
    Practicals (incorporating theory from CHI 201)

 

  • CHI201 : Inorganic Chemistry
    Prerequisite: CH100
    (7 credits; 15 lectures)
    Bonding in simple compounds
    Oxidation state diagrams
    Ligands : the nature of coordination compounds
    Group IB and IIB elements
    Main block elements

 

  • CHO201 : Organic Chemistry
    Prerequisite: CH100
    (12 credits; 30 lectures + 12 practicals)

    Aromatic compounds (mono- and poly-substituted; introduction to heteroaromatic compounds)
    Stereochemistry
    Enols and enolates
    Amino acids, proteins and peptides
    Practicals

 

  • CHP201 : Physical Chemistry (A)
    Prerequisites: CH100, F101 or FBB101, F102 or FBB102, MATH102 or MATA101, MATH103 or MATA102
    (5 credits; 15 lectures)

    Properties of gases
    Chemical thermodynamics

 

  • CHP202 : Physical Chemistry (B)
    Prerequisites: CH100, F101 or FBB101, F102 or FBB102, MATH102 or MATA101, MATH103 or MATA102
    (7 credits; 15 lectures + 10 practicals)

    Theory of solutions
    Electrochemical cells and reactions
    Phase equilibria
    Practicals

 

3rd year chemistry

 

  • CH300 : Chemistry - main code 300
    The modules CHI301, CHI302, CHO301, CHO302, CHP301 and CHP302 are linked under this main code. The sub-minimum mark for each module is 40%.
    Prerequisite: CH200

  • CHI301 : Chemistry Inorganic (A)
    Prerequisite: CH200
    (8 credits; 15 lectures)
    Chemistry of the transition metals

  • CHI302 : Chemistry Inorganic (B)
    Prerequisite: CHI301 (40%)
    (12 credits; 15 lectures + 18 practicals)
    Coordination chemistry of selected 3d transition metals
    Practicals

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    CHO301 : Chemistry Organic (A)
    Prerequisite: CH200
    (12 credits; 15 lectures + 18 practicals)
    Organic spectroscopy (introductory NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry)
    Cycloalkanes and conformational analysis
    Carbohydrates
    Practicals

  • CHO302 : Chemistry Organic (B)
    Prerequisite: CH200
    (8 credits; 15 lectures)
    Principles of organic synthesis
    Alicyclic compounds
    Synthesis of heterocyclic compounds

  • CHP301 : Chemistry Physical (A)
    Prerequisite: CH200
    (10 credits; 15 lectures + 9 practicals)
    Solid state chemistry
    Quantum chemistry
    Spectroscopy
    Practicals

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    CHP302 : Chemistry Physical (B)
    Prerequisite: CH200
    (10 credits; 15 lectures + 9 practicals)
    Chemical kinetics
    Catalysis and adsorption
    Practicals

4th year chemistry - BSc (Hons)