Module Title:Physical chemistry
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: To understand the importance of quantification and measurement in physicochemical process. To develop working models or rigs for efficient analyte extraction. To understand the importance of the use of instrumentation in industrial process.
Module Aim: To provide a basic knowledge of the measurement technques which underline chemical analysis and process. To use elcetrochemical and surface chemical methods to synthesize, extract and to electrodeposit. To investigate the mechnaisms of chemical reaction.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the use of common laboratory instrumentation in controlling physicochemical process.
LO2 Develop methods for the efficient production and monitoring of electrolyte in electrochemical process.
LO3 Understand the importance of efficiency and yield in processes.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Websites and e-books will be used as much as formal printed material
n/a
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
Practical30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in both the practical/CA and final examination.
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Thermodynamics. Heats of reaction, entropy. Surface & Colloid Chemistry Viscosity and rheology. Electrochemistry, Kinetics Phase behaviour 1,2,3 10.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Kinetic pathways of common reactions. Electrochemical extractions. Surface chemical methods and emulsions. Solutions and conductivity. 1,2,3 30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Thermodynamics. Heats of reaction, entropy. Surface & Colloid Chemistry Viscosity and rheology. Electrochemistry, Kinetics Phase behaviour 1,2,3 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Total Hours 60.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CW_SAASC_D Bachelor of Science in Analytical Science 3 Mandatory