Chemistry

Vakbeschrijving Chemistry
Collegejaar: 2016-2017
Studiegidsnummer:
Docent(en):
  • Dr. L.B.F. Juurlink
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 5
Niveau: 100
Periode: Semester 2, Blok III
Onderwijstijd in uren
(excl. zelfstudie):
35:00 uur
  • Geen Keuzevak
  • Geen Contractonderwijs
  • Geen Exchange
  • Geen Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Tags

EES, GPH

Admissions requirements

None

Description

This course covers the basics of atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, phase and phase diagrams, structures of solids, elementary thermodynamics and kinetics, and introductory level acid-base and electrochemistry. Special topics on nuclear energy and waste, storage of intermittent energy in chemicals, the earth and human body from a chemist’s perspective and the chemical industry interpose regular classes.

Course objectives

Students are/have

  1. able to perform standard chemical calculations
  2. are proficient in using chemical symbolic language to describe chemical reactions
  3. can explain in detail the atomic and molecular structure of common materials
  4. can describe the relation between the microscopic structure and macroscopic properties for common materials
  5. discuss energy production and storage considerations from a chemical perspective
  6. discuss the chemical composition of planet earth and the human body
  7. developed an appreciation for chemistry as a science contributing to energy and health related topics

Timetable

Once available, timetables will be published here.

Mode of instruction

Strictly chemical subjects are introduced through lectures. Students study the material and regularly hand in home work in preparation of a written exam. Special topics are studied prior to class and discussed by individual student presentation and general debates. In parallel, students write a short essay on the chemical background of a topic of choice. Attendance of classes is required.

Assessment

Students are assessed on the basis of homework (20%), an written exam (40%), short individual presentations (20%), and an essay (20%). Peer review is used to provide students with feedback on a draft version of the essay.

Blackboard

There will be a Blackboard site available for this course. Students will be enrolled at least one week before the start of classes.

Reading list

Chemistry: the Central Science, 13/E (Global Edition)
Brown , Lemay, Bursten, Murphy and Woodward
Pearson
ISBN-13: 9781292057712

Registration

This course is open to LUC students and LUC exchange students. Registration is coordinated by the Curriculum Coordinator. Interested non-LUC students should contact course.administration@luc.leidenuniv.nl.

Contact

Dr. Ludo Juurlink
Leiden Institute of Chemistry
Faculty of Science
Einsteinweg 55, Leiden
l.juurlink@chem.leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

Although not required, it is assumed that students have studied chemistry at an IB standard level, VWO or equivalent degree up until high school graduation.

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