Chemistry: propelling us into the future...part 2!
(Continued from T2.1)
We will first study atomic structure, quantum mechanics, and electron configuration. We will then apply that knowledge to better understand periodic trends (electonegativity, ionisation energy, atomic and ionic radii).
On top of that, we will expand upon our Level 2 knowledge of 3-D VSEPR molecular shapes and intermolecular forces, and apply that knowledge to study substances with useful properties and recent applications in our society, such as superconducting materials, nanomaterials, integrated-circuit chips, polymers, fuel cells, and more.
Finally, we'll heat things up a bit and explore thermodynamics in exciting contexts, such as fuel composition in the aerospace industry.
This course runs for the duration of Term 2, and will prepare you for an external assessment opportunity (91390 - 5 credits).
There will also be an optional internal exam about the uses of chemistry in society. This will make us relate theory to the real world. A considerable amount of time will be given to the students to complete this assessment.