School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

States of Matter and Analytical Chemistry

Module code: CHE108

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 12: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 5: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Contact: Dr Tippu Sheriff
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to introduce first year students to the properties of the different phases of matter (gases, liquids and solids), and to the theory and practise of analytical chemistry viewed from a physical and inorganic chemistry perspective. The module considers the various types of interactions that occur between atoms and molecules, and how these influence the molecular behaviour and the characteristics of the various phases of matter. The review of solid structures includes an introduction to crystallography and diffraction. The introduction to analytical chemistry will cover topics such as sample preparation, qualitative tests, gravimetric and combustion analysis, electroanalytical chemistry, an introduction to mass spectrometry and the basics of separation science, including GC and HLPC.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 4