BSc Honours

Chemistry

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Course delivery:

Classroom based

Course duration?

2 Year(s)

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The new A-Level Chemistry course is organised between the three main disciplines of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. They are studied at different times during the two years according to the level of difficulty and prior knowledge required.
Year 1
Inorganic Chemistry
Periodicity, and the properties and reactions of elements in groups 2 and 7 of the periodic table.
Organic Chemistry
An introduction to organic chemistry focussing on the alkanes, haloalkanes and alcohols.
Physical Chemistry
Atomic structure, bonding, kinetics and chemical equilibria.
Year 2
Inorganic Chemistry
The properties and reactions of elements in period 3 of the periodic table, and the transition metals.
Organic Chemistry
Understanding more complex organic molecules such as esters and aromatic compounds, and organic synthesis.
Physical Chemistry
Acids and bases, thermodynamics and rates of reaction.
Further details can be found in the Sixth Form Prospectus on our website.

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