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CHEM1901 Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry

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Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry

  • recognise nuclear reactions, including the major spontaneous decay mechanisms
  • calculate the average atomic mass from isotope information
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TextBook References (Blackman, Bottle, Schmid, Mocerino and Wille, Chemistry, 2nd Edition, 2012, John Wiley)

  • Chapter 1 and Sections 27.1 - 27.4

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CHEM1901 Periodic Table and the Periodic Trends

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The Periodic Table and Periodic Trends

  • give examples of periodic trends and chemical properties used to construct the Periodic Table.
  • assign atoms to appropriate groups in the Periodic Table on the basis of their properties
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CHEM1901 Wave Theory of Electrons and Resulting Atomic Energy Levels

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Wave Theory of Electrons and Atomic Energy Levels

  • name the key experimental observations that led to the development of quantum mechanics
  • convert between velocity, kinetic energy or momentum and wavelength of a free electron (or other particle of known mass)
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CHEM1901 Shape of Atomic Orbitals and Quantum Numbers

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Shape of Atomic Orbitals and Quantum Numbers

  • identify the key features of waves in 1-3 dimensions - displacement, amplitude, nodes
  • explain the meaning of the orbital quantum numbers, n, l, m, and the designation of orbitals such as 1s, 3d, 4p, 4f..
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CHEM1901 Filling Energy Levels in Atoms Larger than Hydrogen

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Filling Energy Levels in Atoms Larger than Hydrogen

  • draw out the electron configuration for atoms in the s-and p-blocks of the Periodic Table, including unpaired electrons
  • explain why the orbitals with the same principal quantum number but different angular momentum quantum numbers have different energies in multi-electron atoms
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CHEM1901 Atomic Electronic Spectroscopy

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Atomic Electronic Spectroscopy

  • explain the difference between core and valence electrons
  • distinguish between absorbance and emission spectra
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CHEM1901 Material Properties (Polymers, Liquid Crystals, Metals, Ceramics)

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Material Properties (Polymers, Liquid Crystals, Metals, Ceramics)

  • define conductivity, paramagnetism and diamagnetism
  • recognise conductors and insulators by their conductivity
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CHEM1901 Bonding in H2 - MO theory

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Bonding in H2 - MO theory

  • explain the reason for bond formation being due to energy lowering of delocalised electrons in molecular orbitals
  • describe a molecular orbital
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CHEM1901 Bonding in O2, N2, C2H2, C2H4 and CH2O

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Bonding in O2, N2, C2H2 and C2H4

  • distinguish between various types of bonding, anti-bonding and non-bonding orbitals
  • distinguish between polar and apolar bonds in diatomic molecules and relate it to electron attraction of a nucleus
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CHEM1901 Band Theory - MO in Solids

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Band Theory - MO in Solids

  • explain how band structure in insulators, semiconductors and metals arise from delocalised orbitals
  • describe the characteristics of natural and doped semiconductors, including band-gap energy
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CHEM1901 Polar Bonds

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Polar Bonds

  • represent a dipole in a bond, and use electronegativity to identify the positive and negative ends
  • describe and explain the periodic trends in electronegativity

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CHEM1901 Ionic Bonding

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Ionic Bonding

  • explain the origin of ionic bonding as a limiting case of MO theory
  • explain why ionic interactions lead to crystals rather than small molecules
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CHEM1901 Lewis Structures

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Lewis Structures

  • draw out plausible Lewis structures for simple polyatomic molecules
  • assign bond orders based on sharing of electron pairs and resonance structures
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CHEM1901 VSEPR

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VSEPR

  • assign molecular shapes based on Lewis structures
  • recognise four functional groups: aldehyde, alcohol, ketone and nitrile
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CHEM1901 Liquid Crystals

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Liquid Crystals

  • describe lyotropic, nematic and smectic A & C thermotropic liquid crystals
  • describe cubic, hexagonal and lamellar lyotropic liquid crystals
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CHEM1901 Gas Laws

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Gas Laws

  • use the ideal gas law to relate the number of moles, pressure, volume and temperature of a gas
  • relate gas density and molar mass
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CHEM1901 Thermochemistry

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The Greenhouse Effect

  • summarise the evidence for global warming and the greenhouse effect
  • calculate the temperature of a black body emitter from its wavelength maximum or from an energy balance and suitable data
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1st Law of Thermodynamics

  • define the types of thermodynamic system
  • recognise electrical, PV, surface, and elastic (spring) work
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CHEM1901 First and Second Law of Thermodynamics

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1st Law of Thermodynamics

  • define the types of thermodynamic system
  • recognise electrical, PV, surface, and elastic (spring) work
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Enthalpy

  • define enthalpy, and distinguish between CP and CV
  • recognise and define the enthalpies of solution, formation, atomization, vapourization, condensation, fusion, sublimation and combustion
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2nd Law of Thermodynamics

  • write down the Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • define entropy, spontaneous processes and equilibrium
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CHEM1901 Oxidation Numbers

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Oxidation Numbers

  • work out the oxidation number for an element in a compound

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CHEM1901 Nitrogen Chemistry and Compounds

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Nitrogen Chemistry and Compounds

  • write down an example compound for all the oxidation states of nitrogen, including hydrides, halides, oxyacids and oxides
  • give several examples of nitrogen-containing explosives and explain how they function
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CHEM1901 Nitrogen in the Atmosphere

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Nitrogen Chemistry and Compounds

  • write down an example compound for all the oxidation states of nitrogen, including hydrides, halides, oxyacids and oxides
  • give several examples of nitrogen-containing explosives and explain how they function
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CHEM1901 Chemical Equilibrium

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Equilibrium

  • explain chemical equilibrium as a reaction mixture whose composition is unchanging in time, and relate this to the kinetic picture of equal rates of formation and decomposition of reactants and products
  • define the equilibrium constant, and write it down for an arbitrary gas phase reaction
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CHEM1901 Equilibrium and Thermochemistry in Industrial Processes

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Equilibrium and Thermochemistry in Industrial Processes

  • identify and explain the major steps in mineral extraction and purification into its metal
  • Identify the major forms of mineral sources of metals and other elements
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CHEM1901 Electrochemistry

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Electrochemistry

  • Identify oxidation and reduction half-reactions, and combine them into a balanced redox reaction
  • explain how a Galvanic cell is constructed to draw a current from a redox reaction
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CHEM1901 Batteries and Corrosion

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Electrochemistry (Batteries and Corrosion)

  • distinguish between primary and secondary batteries, and fuel cells
  • recognise the cell reactions and design features of these kinds of cells

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CHEM1901 Electrolytic Cells

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Electrolytic Cells

  • define electrolysis, electrorefining and overpotential
  • calculate the yield of a chemical product from current and electrolysis time
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CHEM1901 Types of Intermolecular Forces

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Types of Intermolecular Forces

  • identify the main types of intermolecular forces, and explain their importance in the formation of condensed phases
  • predict trends in the strength of intermolecular forces with, for example, charge, dipole moment and molecular weight
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CHEM1901 Polymers and the Macromolecular Consequences of Intermolecular Forces

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Polymers and the Macromolecular Consequences of Intermolecular Forces

  • describe the random coil conformation of a polymer, and calculate the random coil diameter and contour length of a vinyl (addition) polymer
  • explain how entanglement and chain branching affects polymer properties
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CHEM1901 Assumed Knowledge

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