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Chemistry

Course Curricula

The remaining two modules allow students to specialize in either Inorganic, Organic or Physical/Polymer Chemistry.

Common modules

  • CHH400 : Chemistry Honours – main course
    Requirements: BSc degree majoring in Chemistry; at least 60% for CH300 or equivalent. Students with a lower mark than 60% could be considered provided other criteria such as completion of the degree within the minimum prescribed period are met.

 

  • CHA410 : Analytical Methods
    (22 credits; 45 lectures)
    Electrometric methods
    Spectrophotometry
    Atomic spectroscopy
    Chromatography
    NMR spectroscopy

 

  • CHG410 : General Theory (A)
    (22 credits; 50 lectures)
    Dynamic electrochemistry
    Infra-red spectroscopy
    Molecular modelling
    Mass spectrometry
    Radiochemistry
    Thermal analysis
    X-ray crystallography

 

  • CHG411 : General Theory (B)
    (22 credits; 54 lectures)
    Free radical chemistry
    Introduction to polymers
    Introductory organic synthesis
    Introductory transition metal chemistry
    Non-aqueous chemistry
    Organometallic chemistry
    Photochemistry

 

  • CHR410 : Industrial Chemistry
    (10 credits; 15 lectures)
    Aspects of management, process design, utilities and engineering in the chemical industry

Option (a) - Inorganic Chemistry

  • CHI410 : Inorganic Theory
    (22 credits; 51 lectures)
    Coordination Chemistry
    Electronic spectroscopy
    Inorganic reaction mechanisms
    Solvent extraction

     

    CHI411 : Analytical/Inorganic Practical
    (22 credits)
    Prescribed practicals (60 sessions) in the fields of Analytical/Inorganic, Organic and Physical/Polymer chemistry, in equal proportion.
    Mini-research project in the field of Analytical/Inorganic Chemistry.

Option (b) - Organic Chemistry

  • CHO410 : Organic Theory
    (22 credits; 50 lectures)
    Advanced organic synthesis
    ‘Green’ chemistry
    Natural product chemistry
    Organic reaction mechanisms
    Pericyclic reactions and frontier orbital theory

 

  • CHO411 : Organic Practical
    (22 credits)
    Prescribed practicals (60 sessions) in the fields of Analytical/Inorganic, Organic and Physical/Polymer chemistry, in equal proportion.
    Mini-research project in the field of Organic Chemistry.

Option (c) - Physical/Polymer Chemistry

  • CHP410 : Physical/Polymer Theory
    (22 credits; 55 lectures)
    Adhesion and coatings chemistry
    Polymer science
    Polymer thermodynamics
    Polymerisation kinetics
    Solid state reactions

 

  • CHP411 : Physical/Polymer Practical
    (22 credits)
    Prescribed practicals (60 sessions) in the fields of Analytical/Inorganic, Organic and Physical/Polymer chemistry, in equal proportion.
    Mini-research project in the field of Physical/Polymer Chemistry.

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