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This Chemistry module is designed for students who wish to study physical sciences or health sciences at tertiary level. | Pre-requisites:| None| ASSESSMENT STRATEGY * The outcomes of this module will be assessed using a variety of assessment strategies including, assignments and reports, in-class tests, laboratory investigations and an examination. * It is proposed that the following approximate weightings be assigned to the various forms of assessment within this module. * There may be significant variation in the assessment methods utilised by trainers in this module. Assignments/reports: 15-25% * Tests: 15-25% * Laboratory Investigations; 10 – 25% * Final Examination: %40 – 60% SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES 1. Describe composition of matter and chemical change. 2. Explain trends within the periodic table. 3. Describe Chemical Bonding in its various forms 4. Calculate chemical quantities and stoichiometry 5. Explain Oxidation – Reduction reactions 6. Demonstrate a knowledge of Organic Chemistry (Optional Element) LEARNING OUTCOME| ASSESSMENT CRITERIA| 1.
Describe composition of matter and chemical change. 1. 1 Describe the nature of matter in terms of atoms and molecules, elements and compounds . 1. 2 Describe atomic structure and electron configuration. 1. 3 Describe chemical change in terms of transfer or sharing of electrons| 2. Explain trends within the periodic table. | 2. 1 Describe chemical periodicity including distinguishing between metals and non-metals2. 2 Relate the electron configuration of elements to their place in the periodic table| 3. Describe Chemical Bonding in its various forms | 3. Recall chemical names and formulae of common ionic and covalent compounds. 3. 2 Describe the nature and theory of chemical bonding for ionic and covalent compounds, metals and network solids3. 3 Describe and explain the shapes and polarity of simple molecules. 3. 4 Describe the states of matter in terms of intermolecular forces. Include the properties of gases. | 4. Calculate chemical quantities and stoichiometry| Students must demonstrate that they can complete calculations involving:4. chemical quantities, the mole, percentage composition, and empirical formula. (optional)4. 2 balanced equations, mass-mass stoichiometry, mass-concentration stoichiometry 4. 3 solution stoichiometry, concentrations and volumetric analysis. | 5. Explain Oxidation – Reduction reactions| 5. 1 Define Oxidation and reduction and identify oxidised and reduced species in chemical reactions. 5. 2 Determine oxidation number and use it to determine whether oxidation – reduction has occurred in particular reactions.