Chemistry BSc/MSci

Chemistry 2X CHEM2001

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Chemistry
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Following on from Chemistry 1, this course covers further topics and consolidates the basic theories of chemistry and develops laboratory and problem-solving skills.


Tuesday, Thursday, and some Mondays - 11.00 am; laboratory one 3 hour session (2.00-5.00 pm) per week; tutorials as arranged.

Excluded Courses

Chemistry 2X single


One 2-hour examination. (60%); class tests (20%); practical work (15%), Interactive Teaching Unit (5%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Laboratories , Class tests and the Interactive teaching unit (group work) cannot be reassessed

Course Aims

Following on from Chemistry-1 to consolidate students' knowledge of the facts, theories, concepts, applications, development and importance of fundamental molecular chemistry; to further enhance skills in - handling numbers, units, equations, diagrams and abstract ideas; analysing data; prioritising information; making deductions; taking decisions; making and justifying proposals; and in communicating and reporting clearly; to continue to provide a sound basis for those students who may decide to proceed to Honours in Chemistry or a related science; to encourage interest in the subject and its interaction with other sciences; to give further experience in the safe and accurate handling of chemical substances and apparatus; to encourage development of learning strategies; to generate awareness of chemical factors in industrial and other decision making processes.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to

- demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental facts and experimental basis of modern molecular chemistry

- solve elementary problems of a numeric or logical nature in the chemistry context

- demonstrate practical skills in chemical techniques.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.

Students should normally participate in all laboratories and tutorials (minimum attendance 75%)