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CHEM6001 - Engineering Chemistry

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Title:Engineering Chemistry
Long Title:Engineering Chemistry
Module Code:CHEM6001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Chemistry
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 9 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2023
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: Elaine OKeeffe
Module Description: This module introduces the fundamentals of atomic theory and chemical bonding, along with concepts in inorganic and physical chemistry relevant to students of engineering.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the fundamental principles of atomic theory, chemical bonding, the physical states of matter and the main features of the periodic table.
LO2 Perform calculations regarding molar quantities, solutions, stoichiometry, reaction rates, and the equilibrium state.
LO3 Link fundamental concepts in chemistry with applications in the engineering sphere.
LO4 Carry out a range of selected laboratory experiments for measurement of physical parameters using correct laboratory practice.
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).
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.
General and Inorganic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Physical and Organic Chemistry
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
Chemistry Fundamentals
Foundations of modern atomic theory, periodic classification of the elements, trends in properties, covalent and ionic bonding, bonding in metals and semiconductors, intermolecular forces, including hydrogen bonding and Van der Waals forces, properties resulting from bond formation.
Quantifying Chemical Interactions
Stoichiometry, thermochemistry, factors affecting reaction rates, role of catalysts, reaction order and its determination from reaction rate, equilibrium expressions, factors affecting equilibrium, Le Chatelier's Principle; examples of important industrial equilibria, theories of acids and bases, pH and related calculations, buffer solutions and their applications, Henderson-Hasselbach equation, oxidation and reduction reactions.
Engineering Applications
Electrolytic cells and standard electrode potentials; electrolysis; Nernst equation; corrosion; fuel cells; voltaic cells, buffers, corrosion, combustion reactions, some aspects of industrial chemistry.
Laboratory Practicals
Sample experiments; Determination of the % water present in crystalline copper sulphate, determination of % ethanoic acid in vinegar, analysis of manganese (vii) solution by colourimetry, determination of % iron in an iron salt, determination of enthalpy of neutralisation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Theory assessment. Typical content examined: atomic theory, periodic table, chemical bonding and stoichiometry 1,2 25.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Performance of practicals with associated reports and calculations 2,4 25.0 Every Second Week
Short Answer Questions Theory assessment. Typical content examined: atomic theory, periodic table, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium, acid-base theory, kinetics, thermochemistry and electrochemistry 1,2,3 50.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Practical skills development 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of course material and completion of laboratory practical reports 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Practical skills development 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of course material and completion of laboratory practical reports 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Burns R. A. 2002, Fundamentals of Chemistry, 4th Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0130337196]
  • Blackman A., Bottle S., Schmid S., Mocerino M. 2015, Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 0730311058]
  • CIT, Manual of Practical Chemistry for First Year Courses
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kennedy D. 2014, Chemistry Live, Folens [ISBN: 9781780904672]
  • Brown T. E., May H. E. Jr., Bursten B. E., Murphy C., Woodward P., Stolzfus M. E. 2001, Chemistry: The Central Science, 14th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 0134414233]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

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CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 1 Mandatory

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