Learning Goals & Outcomes
At the completion of the Chemistry degree, the student will have:
• Working knowledge of the mole, stoichiometry, periodic table, atomic and molecular structure, introductory acidbase theory, and heat content.
• Working knowledge of organic functional group interconversions and carbon-carbon bond formation in relation to synthesis, and basics of organic reaction mechanisms.
• Working knowledge of laws of thermo - dynamics, kinetic molecular theory of gases, phase transitions, basics of quantum mechanics and spectroscopy.
• Working knowledge of chemical techniques including: solution preparation, thin layer and column chromatography, distillation, titration, melting point determination, chemical synthesis, spectroscopy.
• Working knowledge of laboratory safety including: collection of data safely, safe disposal of chemicals, and good laboratory practice.
• Working knowledge of experimental design, data and error analysis, methods of chemical analysis, computer technology used by chemists, and the types/uses of scientific search engines.