15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: An introduction will be provided to the key concepts from physics and chemistry that are fundamental to an understanding of the way chemical processes and systems operate. Key topics include stoichiometry, physical chemistry, equilibria and kinetics, organic chemistry, units and dimensions, statics, kinetics, electricity and energy. Emphasis throughout is placed on application of concepts, to prepare students for core chemical engineering courses.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Chemical and Biological Engineering):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK