NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL
COURSE CODE: SCI1011
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR FARAH WAHIDA HARUN
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: this course is an early exposure to laboratory works for students.  It covers experiments to accomplish the Physical Chemistry course with illustrated gas law concept, thermodynamics reactions, physical properties of mixture and method of acid-base titration
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM II / YEAR 1
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON-FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

0

T

 

0

P

 

21

O

 

19

L + T + P + O = 40 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 1
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: The module aims to:

  1. Allow students the chance to apply in practical laboratory experiments concepts previously presented in the physical chemistry lecture course.
  2. Familiarize students with instruments and techniques used to determine physical chemical quantities.
  3. Give students confidence in their ability to measure, manipulate and evaluate quantitative physical chemical data.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:  Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate practical skills, with knowledge on materials, techniques and instrumentation. (LO2 – P3)
  1. Work in a team to solve basic problems encountered during practical. (LO5 – A3, TS3)
  1. Display experimental results and perform reasonable conclusion. (LO3 – C4, P4, CTPS3)
  1. Report data and findings concerning chemical measurements in a professional manner. (LO6 – A3, C4, EM2)
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good communication (written), team work and leadership, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through a process of practical.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of demonstration and hands-on laboratory practical, group work and report writing using authentic materials.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course is an early exposure to laboratory works for students.  It covers experiments to accomplish the Physical Chemistry course with illustrated methods of gas laws, thermodynamic reactions, chemical and physical equilibriums.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Laboratory practical and group work.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage
· Cognitive, Affective (Lab report)
· Psychomotor
· Cognitive (Lab test)
60%
10%
30%
B. Final Examination (0%)
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE Main References:

  1. Garland, C, Nibler, J.and Shoemaker, D. 2008. Experiments in Physical Chemistry (8th). McGraw-Hill Education: New York.
  2. Postma, J.M., Roberts Jr., J.L. and Hollenberg, J.L.   Chemistry in the Laboratory.  NY: W.H. Freeman and Co.
  3. Corwin, C.H.   Laboratory Manual – Introductory Chemistry: Concepts and Connections (5th Ed.). NJ: Pearson Education Inc.
  4. Cooper, M.M.   Cooperative Chemistry Laboratory Manual (4th Ed.) McGraw-Hill Int. Edt.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE  

NIL