- Code CHEM3202
- Unit Value 6 units
This course is divided into two parts, both parts building on CHEM2213 Materials Chemistry. The foundations in Solid State Chemistry are expanded to cover topics in structural characterisation, local crystal chemistry and properties of selected functional inorganic materials. The Physical Chemistry part includes an introduction to statistical thermodynamics which is an essential tool for advanced research in physical chemistry including biophysics and surface chemistry. The lecture material on colloid and surface chemistry is more applied with a focus on industrial examples.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand how intermolecular forces determine colloidal behaviour, surfactant and surface phenomena.
- Understand the application of statistical thermodynamics to describe the behaviour of gases, simple liquids, as well as phase (gas-liquid) equilibrium and liquid mixtures.
- Develop an understanding of the relationship between structure, local crystal chemistry and function in the solid state.
- Implement the theory developed in the lecture course through the practical component.
- Work to a professional level of skills in a chemical laboratory demonstrating effective laboratory safety and etiquette, especially in the areas of handling of chemicals and usage of lab-based glassware and equipment.
- Mid-semester exam (37) [LO 1,2]
- Assignments/lab reports (hurdle requirement: Attendance at all laboratory sessions and the submission of all reports is required in order to pass the course.) (25) [LO 4,5]
- Final exam (38) [LO 3]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face components which may consist of 3 x 1 hour lectures per week plus 27 hours of laboratory throughout the semester.
- Approximately 67 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Physical Chemistry, Atkins and de Paula (any recent edition)
Inorganic Chemistry, 5th edition by P. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller and F. Armstrong.
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