Module Title:   Chemistry for Engineers

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG1313L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr W Martin and Dr T Munshi

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To introduce models describing bond formation between atoms and relate these to the physical chemical properties of simple molecules. To extend their experience of laboratory techniques through examples of organic separations and introduce common methods for characterisation of organic chemicals. To train students in the preparation of laboratory reports and introduce the standard formats used by professional chemists.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, staff-led seminars, formative assessment, online formative assessment and tutorials. Laboratory-based work will include staff-led demonstration of practical and manipulative skills at the bench and supervision of students` experimental work. Pre-laboratory workshops will be provided for each experiment to familiarise students with the concepts and procedures, the post lab workshops will allow students to reflect on the results and their significance. Students will receive feedback in the form of marked laboratory reports and orally in seminars.

Lectures:   28.00          Directed Study:   155.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   9.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

describe and give examples of types of chemical bonding in organic and inorganic compoungs; describe the factors that influence structure and reactivity of compounds; identify bonding types and give specific examples, understand simple stereochemical concepts.

Describe principles and methods and carry out experiements in organic purification. Explain the differences between the various spectroscopic techniques and the complementary aspects of these methods in structure elucidation. Present laboratory reports in the appropriate format.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Write simple reaction mechanisms and systematically name organic molecules.
Measure physical and chemical properties of some compounds and interpret analytical data. Have acquired ability to: interpret infrared, ultraviolet, 1 H NMR and mass spectra of simple compounds and combine the information gained from these spectra to deduce structures.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Use a range of sources of information to solve problems and describe your problem solving process. Write experimental reports; use IT to prepare professional chemical documentation.
Use a range of information to analyse data and solve problems.

  Coursework 1.00 50%
  Summative assessment: closed book classroom test
  Laboratory Report   50%
  1500 word report

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Organic structures: hydrocarbon frameworks and functional groups, Naming compounds. Organic reactions: mechanisms. Delocalisation and conjugation: allyl systems, molecules with more than one C-C bond. Stereochemistry: three dimensional shape of molecules, molecules with symmetry, diastereoisomers. Conformational Analysis.
Professional Development: Communication skills - presenting information effectively, monitoring & evaluating results, drawing conclusions, chemical reports, chemical structure drawing. Reference software (Endnote). Sourcing information, summarising, referencing.
Laboratory techniques and spectroscopic characterisation of organic compounds: Infra-red spectroscopy - functional group approximation; factors influencing IR absorptions; timescale of IR spectroscopy; types of vibrations; regions of the spectrum; factors affecting bands; Mass Spectroscopy - nature of mass spectroscopy; determination of relative molecular mass & molecular formula; ion formation; mass analysis & detection; low & high resolution; isotopes & the mass defect; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy - 1H NMR. Nuclear spin states, magnetic moments, absorption of Rf energy, Lamor frequency, chemical shift, chemical equivalence, correlation charts, diamagnetic shielding, Magnetic anisotropy, exchangeable protons, interpretation of simple spectra and structure elucidation

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