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This module will introduce students to the three broad employment areas for chemistry: research, teaching or industrial positions. The lecture portion will cover fundamental aspects of being a professional chemist including safety, report writing, project management, and teaching skills. Students will then spend 60 hours with research faculty, on an industrial field trip or serving as a teacher's aide. Assessment will be by coursework and a written report.
This module will advance students¿ studies in Physical Chemistry, exploring the further interpretation of chemical thermodynamics and applying this to surfaces and electrochemical processes. The module will build on existing understanding, further developing mathematical skills to explore the material covered in this module. In the laboratory students will undertake more advanced investigative experiments to explore the physical concepts. The module will be assessed by coursework (laboratory experiments, presentations and assessed workshops) and by examination. Material, techniques and skills covered in the course of this module will build on and therefore require understanding of all prior modules.
This module completes the core aspects of Physical Chemistry for the undergraduate programme, applying existing understanding of thermodynamics and quantum mechanics to connect the quantum world with the observable world in Statistical Mechanics and relating quantum understanding to the application of light in chemical reactions. Laboratory experiments will be fully investigative, with students carrying out advanced `mini projects¿ to initiate and guide students in elementary research skills in preparation for their research projects. Material, techniques and skills covered in the course of this module will require understanding of prior modules.