Programme Specification: Part IB Chemistry B
This course is taught by the Department of Chemistry
- to build on the knowledge and ideas gained from Part IA Chemistry;
- to introduce the concepts and ideas used to understand the structures and reactions of a wide range of chemical compounds, with particular emphasis on the areas of organic chemistry, electron deficient compounds and transition metal complexes;
- to understand the importance of the shapes and structures of molecules, and how these properties can be determined i.e. by spectroscopy or diffraction;
- to introduce the way in which an understanding of chemical concepts is crucial for understanding the molecular basis of living systems;
- to develop practical skills involved in preparing, purifying and characterising typical organic and inorganic compounds.
At the end of the course students should:
- be able to apply the ideas and concepts introduced in the course to solve problems, make predictions and rationalize trends;
- have enhanced practical skills, particularly in the area of preparative chemistry.
Teaching and Learning Methods
These include lectures, supervisions and practical classes.
Assessment for this course is through:
- two unseen written examinations (for aims 1-4 and learning outcome 1);
- submission of practical notebooks containing records of practical work (for aim 5 and learning outcome 2).
Courses of Preparation
Essential: NST Part IA Chemistry.
Recommended: NST Part IA Biology of Cells.