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Business, Engineering and Technology
On-campus block of classes
This module aims first at introducing the students to the mechanisms of chemical reactions in order to set up a platform for the determination of the reaction information and concentrations related to chemical equilibrium. It then shows how Le Chatelier’s principle can be used to solve problems that involve the disturbing of equilibrium condition that was created. The equations governing the Equilibrium are also extended to acid-base products, solutions and gases. The module also introduces Electrochemistry in the context of redox reactions, electrochemical cells and Electrolysis. It culminates with the introduction of Organic Chemistry.
On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:
|1||Understand concepts involved in Reaction Mechanisms|
|2||Determine reaction information related to chemical equilibrium|
|3||Determine concentrations related to chemical equilibrium|
|4||Apply Le Chatelier’s principle in problems involving the disturbing of equilibrium condition|
|5||Apply the principles related to Acid-Base, Solubility and Gaseous Equilibria|
|6||Use standard & complex redox potentials to calculate cell potentials under various condition|
|7||Understand the principles of Organic Chemistry and their application|
Coursework assessment: 45%
The primary objective of the module is to provide the students with a comprehensive knowledge of the usefulness of chemistry concepts and principles to a wide range of engineering applications ranging from material properties and behaviour to chemical processing plants and systems. There will be a combination of lectures, that will include interactive elements, experimental work to be done in the laboratory and tutorial work that will be done on an individual basis. All outcomes will be assessed by means of tutorials, class tests and a final examination.
Chemistry of Engineering Materials