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  • To explain the scientific method, and enable the learner to apply it to problems in the field of chemistry.
  • To provide a thorough instruction in the fundamentals of chemistry, including atomic theory, the periodic table, the mole concept, stoichiometry, covalent and ionic bonding, chemical reactions and chemical equilibrium.
  • To provide an understanding of specific branches of chemistry, in particular; acid-base chemistry, oxidation and reduction, electrochemistry, the chemistry of water treatment and a specific focus on the important area of organic chemistry.
  • To equip the learner with the practical skills necessary to carry out chemical experiments in a laboratory environment safely, in a manner consistent with the scientific method and to the high degree of precision required.
  • To instruct the learner in the method of recording their experiments, so that they are consistent with peer reviewed standards.

Objectives & Programme Outcomes

At the end of the module learners will be able to:

  • To gain an appreciation of the central role of chemistry in modern life.
  • To develop an attitude of care and precision when carrying out chemical experiments, both in relation to personal safety, and to the taking of measurements.
  • To develop a logical, and systematic approach to the solving of problems in the field of chemistry.
  • To provide a clear understanding of the reasoning behind the scientific models used in the field of chemistry.
  • To create an awareness of the many practical applications of chemistry.

This award will be divided into 6 sections covering the following key areas:

  • Unit 1 Atomic Theory
  • Unit 2 Chemical Reactions
  • Unit 3 Acid/Base Chemistry and Chemical Equilibrium
  • Unit 4 Organic Chemistry
  • Unit 5 Health and Safety
  • Unit 6 Practical Laboratory Investigations
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Final Exam