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On completion of the module, students will be able to:
A. Advanced Kinetics
1) Describe reaction mechanisms. 2) Describe reaction mechanism of polymerization. 3) Describe molecular motion in gases using the kinetic model of gases. 4) Provide a quantitative explanation for rates of bimolecular elementary reactions using the collision theory. 5) Understand how the RRK model predicts the steric factor and rate constant of unimolecular reactions. 6) Describe the factors that affect the rates of diffusioncontrolled reactions in solution and understand how the material balance equation takes account of diffusion, convection, reaction. 7) Understand how the concepts of statistical thermodynamics can be applied to the calculation of rate constants using the Eyring equation of the transition state theory.
B. Models of Bonding
1) Describe the property of electron spin. 2)Describe the structure of manyelectron atoms in terms of the orbital approximation. 3) Describe the Pauli principle and its implications for Hund’s rules and for the nature of singlet and triplet states. 4) Understand the use of the BornOppenheimer approximation in the estimation of the molecular potential energy curve. 5) Describe the electronic structure of homonuclear diatomic molecules in terms of sigma bonds and pi bonds using the valence bond theory. 6) Describe the electronic structure of polyatomic molecules in terms of promotion and hybridization using the valence bond theory. 7) Describe the electronic structure of diatomic molecules in terms of the linear combination of atomic orbitals using the molecular orbital theory. 8) Understand the emergence of bonding orbitals, antibonding orbitals, sigma orbitals, and pi orbitals in the context of the molecular orbital theory. 9) Understand the role of polar bonds, electronegativity, and the variation principle in describing the electronic structure of selected heteronuclear diatomic molecules. 10) Describe the electronic structure of polyatomic systems in the Hückel approximation
C. Magnetic Resonance
1) Understand the physical basis for the unusual information content and appearance of NMR spectra and the causes of low sensitivity. 2) Understand the link between dynamics and relaxation mechanisms in NMR and how these affect the spectra and provide information about dynamic molecular processes. 3) Understand the advantages of pulsed techniques and Fourier analysis in manipulating and presenting the spectral information. 4) Describe the applications of these principles through case studies in multiplepulse NMR and MR imaging
This module is an introduction to advanced physical chemistry subjects. This includes the following subjects:
A. Advanced Kinetics
1) Reaction mechanisms. 2) Example of reaction mechanism  polymerization. 3) Molecular motion in gases using the kinetic model of gases. 4) Quantitative explanation for rates of bimolecular elementary reactions using the collision theory. 5) The RRK model predicts the steric factor and rate constant of unimolecular reactions. 6) Factors that affect the rates of diffusioncontrolled reactions in solution and understand how the material balance equation takes account of diffusion, convection, reaction. 7) Apply statistical thermodynamics to the calculation of rate constants using the Eyring equation of the transition state theory.
B. Models of Bonding
1) Describe the property of electron spin. 2) Describe the structure of manyelectron atoms in terms of the orbital approximation. 3) Describe the Pauli principle and its implications for Hund’s rules and for the nature of singlet and triplet states. 4) Understand the use of the BornOppenheimer approximation in the estimation of the molecular potential energy curve. 5) Describe the electronic structure of homonuclear diatomic molecules in terms of bonds and π bonds using the valence bond theory. 6) Describe the electronic structure of polyatomic molecules in terms of promotion and hybridization using the valence bond theory. 7) Describe the electronic structure of diatomic molecules in terms of the linear combination of atomic orbitals using the molecular orbital theory. 8) Understand the emergence of bonding orbitals, antibonding orbitals, orbitals, and π orbitals in the context of the molecular orbital theory. 9) Understand the role of polar bonds, electronegativity, and the variation principle in describing the electronic structure of selected heteronuclear diatomic molecules. 10) Describe the electronic structure of polyatomic systems in the Hückel approximation
C. Magnetic Resonance
1) Understand the physical basis for the unusual information content and appearance of NMR spectra and the causes of low sensitivity. 2) Understand the link between dynamics and relaxation mechanisms in NMR and how these affect the spectra and provide information about dynamic molecular processes. 3) Understand the advantages of pulsed techniques and Fourier analysis in manipulating and presenting the spectral information. 4) Describe the applications of these principles through case studies in multiplepulse NMR and MR imaging
Student Effort Type  Hours 

Lectures  36 
Tutorial  4 
Autonomous Student Learning  64 
Total  104 
Not applicable to this module.
Description  Timing  Component Scale  % of Final Grade  

Exam (Inperson): Comprehensive written examination will take place at the end of the trimester.  n/a  Graded  No  70 

Quizzes/Short Exercises: Continuous assessment during trimester will be composed of exercises and quizzes.  n/a  Graded  No  10 
Remediation Type  Remediation Timing 

InModule Resit  Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board 
• Feedback individually to students, postassessment
Not yet recorded.
Name  Role 

Professor Dermot Brougham  Lecturer / CoLecturer 
Professor Gareth Redmond  Lecturer / CoLecturer 