Pre-requisites: A Level Maths and Chemistry

Aims/Description: This unit covers basics of physics (eg units and dimensions, statics, kinetics, electricity and energy) and Biology (eg cell types and function, cell chemistry, proteins, genetic engineering) for those students who have not studied the subject at A Level or equivalent, to develop a base level for further chemical engineering studies. The unit also builds on existing knowledge in Chemistry and will introduce some key concepts for chemcial engineers. The material will begin with the atomic and sub-atomic structure of moleculesand will consider molecular and electronic interactions. This will lead to a description of real and ideal gases. An introduction to thermodynamics and thermochemistry will provide a base for future units. Chemical change will look at the kinetics of reactions and initial states and close to equilibrium.

Staff Contact: Dr JR Howse
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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