Lectures: disciplinary (solubility and complexation equilibria) and transversal (project management, modeling and communication) skills
Practicals: Use of spreadsheets to (i) solve - individually then by two students - problems related to the prediction of chemical equilibria, (ii) carry on a project by groups of 6 students, around a question linked to daily life and resting on chemical equilibria. The outcome of this project is presented orally to the other students.
Resolution of problems through the modeling of chemical equilibria. Individual work in the beginning of the semester, work by groups of two students in the middle of the semester, then in groups of 6 students at the end of the semester.
Grades are given throughout the semester (individual and group reports).
Part A: individual work or by groups of 2 students - homework and tests - 60% of final grade
Part B: work by groups of 5 to 7 students - oral presentation of the project and submission of the related calculation file - 40% of final grade
No exam in June.
Individual exam in August, only related to part A, and replacing half of the grade obtained for part A during the semester (ie constituting 30% of final grade)
Note that individual penalties are applied in case of absence to the practicals sessions or to any other compulsory activity, as extensively advertised during the course and on the Moodle platform of the course.
- Atkins PW, Jones L, Laverman L (2017) Principes de chimie, De Boeck Supérieur, 4ème édition