Module Catalogues

Introduction to Chemistry

Module Title Introduction to Chemistry
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

The aim of this module is to equip students with an understanding of basic chemistry, laying a foundation for students to pursue further study in chemistry.

Learning outcomes

A Understand and discuss structure and properties of the main-group elements in the periodic table
B discuss the nature of chemical bonding and the geometry of molecules
C discuss the significance of chemical equilibrium
D understand simple rate equations and the importance of reaction kinetic in determining reaction mechanisms
E discuss reactivity of organic compounds with respect to their functional groups
F discuss fundamental properties of general thermodynamic terms Gibbs free energy and entropy

Method of teaching and learning

The module consists of 21 hours lectures, with 14 hours tutorials