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CHEM6009 - Biological Chemistry 2

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Title:Biological Chemistry 2
Long Title:Biological Chemistry 2
Module Code:CHEM6009
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Chemistry
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 10 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2023
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: ROSAMUND HOURIHANE
Module Description: This module introduces students to chemical equilibrium, acid-base theory and the fundamentals of organic chemistry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain and perform some basic calculations regarding chemical equilibrium and acid-base behaviour
LO2 Classify and systematically name simple organic compounds
LO3 Recognise factors affecting the physical properties of organic compounds
LO4 Describe the fundamental characteristics of saturated, unsaturated, aromatic, and some oxygen-containing organic compounds
LO5 Perform experimental procedures in aqueous chemistry, and in the synthesis, purification and characterisation of some organic compounds
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
13287 CHEM6009 Biological Chemistry 2
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Chemical Equilibrium
Equilibrium expressions, factors affecting equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle, equilibrium calculations
Acid-Base Theory
Acid-base theories, acid-base equilibria, buffers, Henderson-Hasselbalch equation, pH scale, calculation of pH values for strong acids, bases and weak acid solutions
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Role and special properties of carbon, empirical and molecular formulae, physical properties of organic compounds
Saturated and Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
Alkanes, I.U.P.A.C. nomenclature, structural isomerism, alkenes, geometric isomerism, electrophilic addition reactions, carbocations, polymers
Aromaticity
Structure, stability, and fundamental chemistry of benzene, description of other important aromatic ring systems
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Theory assessment. Typical content includes: chemical equilibrium, acid-base theory and organic nomenclature 1,2 20.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Performance of practicals with associated reports and calculations 1,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination. Typical content includes: chemical equilibrium, acid-base theory and fundamentals of organic chemistry 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material and problem solving 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical skills development 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Theory review and exam practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material and problem solving 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical skills development 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Theory review and exam practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Brown, T.E., Le May, H.E. Jr., Bursten, B.E., Murphy, C., Woodward, P.,Stoltzfus, M.E. 2017, Chemistry the Central Science, 14th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780134414232]
  • McMurry, J.E., Fay, R.C., Robinson, J.K., 2015, Chemistry, 7th Ed., Pearson US [ISBN: 9780321940872]
  • Raymond, K.W. 2010, General Organic and Biological Chemistry, 3rd Ed., Wiley and Sons [ISBN: 9780470504765]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Sackheim, G.I. 2007, Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students, 9th Ed., Cummings [ISBN: 9780805395716]
  • Morrison, R.T., Boyd, R.N. 2016, Organic Chemistry, 6th Ed., Pearson India [ISBN: 9788177581690]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_SBISC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science 2 Mandatory
CR_SHERB_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Herbal Science 2 Mandatory
CR_SNHSC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science 2 Mandatory
CR_SPHBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 2 Mandatory
CR_SAGBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Agri-Biosciences 2 Mandatory
CR_SBIBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology 2 Mandatory
CR_SFSTE_7 Bachelor of Science in Food and Health Science 2 Mandatory
CR_SCEBS_8 Common Entry Biological Sciences 2 Mandatory
CR_SBIOS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biosciences 2 Mandatory

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