CH4461 – Integrating Chemistry


Members of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Teaching Staff


Dr A. S. Gibbs


This is a general chemistry module aimed at developing and consolidating fundamental aspects of basic understanding.  Students will be encouraged to gain a deeper understanding of elementary core material by a combination of discussion, general reading, essay work and problem solving at a more advanced level than previously required.  Students will be expected to read externally on related topics.  The sessions will be devoted to discussion of set work and problem solving exercises aimed at developing a deeper understanding and awareness of the implications and ramifications of previous chemical knowledge.  In addition, each student will be required to submit an essay, which will be on a topic, which is relevant to the broader issues of chemical study and knowledge.


15 contact hours with 5 one hour sessions being assigned to each of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry.


1.     30% will be allocated to the essay.

2.     20% will be continuous assessment of problem solving work with each branch of chemistry having the option of a major component of the continuous assessment being via formal problem solving exercises.

3.     50% will be examination of 2 hours duration.  It will contain six questions, students must answer four questions including one from each of the Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry sections. 

Inorganic Chemistry Problem Solving

Organic Chemistry Problem Solving

Aspects of Physical Chemistry