BSc Honours

Chemistry

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Classroom based

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2 Year(s)

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Unit 1 Physical chemistry
Y12: Atomic structure; Amount of substance; Bonding; Energetics; Kinetics; Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier's principle; Oxidation, reduction and redox equations.
Y13: Thermodynamics; Rate equations; Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems. Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells; Acids and bases.
Unit 2 Inorganic chemistry
Y12: Atomic structure; Amount of substance; Bonding; Energetics; Kinetics; Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier's principle; Oxidation, reduction and redox equations.
Y13: Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides; Transition metals; Reactions of ions in aqueous solution.

Unit 3 Organic chemistry
Y12: Introduction to organic chemistry; Alkanes; Halogenoalkanes; Alkenes; Alcohols; Organic analysis.
Y13: Optical isomerism; Aldehydes and ketones; Carboxylic acids and derivatives; Aromatic chemistry: Amines; Polymers; Amino acids, proteins and DNA; Organic synthesis; Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Chromatography.

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