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  • 2ndYearChemistryHandbook

    2ndYearChemistryHandbook

    AcademicYear20142015

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    DEPARTMENTOFCHEMISTRY

    ROINNNACEIMIC

    CONTENTS

    IntroductionandContactdetails Pg3

    Calendar20142015 Pg4Courses&courselecturers Pg5

    PracticalTimetable20142015 Pg9

    2ndYearCoordinatorsforAcademic20142015 Pg10StudentStaffCommunications Pg11

    ContinuousAssessment:Rules&RegulationsforPracticals,20142015 Pg13

    DepartmentalRegistration&Studentattendance Pg15UniversityMarks&Standards Pg16

    UniversityPlagiarismPolicy Pg16

    Examinationpapers,Studentfacilitiespublicaccesscomputerrooms&Moodle Pg18

    MapofNorthCampus Pg20MapofSouthCampus Pg21

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    IntroductionWelcometotheChemistryDepartmentattheMaynoothUniversity,NUIMaynooth.The contents of this handbook are designed to give you an introduction to themodules on offer in thecurrent year by the Chemistry Department. It also explains certain rules and regulations, and variousarrangementsthataffectyou. Information isaccurateat thetimeofproduction.Thishandbookshouldbeconsultedintandemwiththefollowinginformationsites.

    Departmentalwebsite https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/chemistry2ndyearnoticeboard Locatedoutside1styearlaboratorypreproom.Moodle linkedviahttp://www.maynoothuniversity.ieDepartmentsfacebookpage http://www.facebook.com/ChemistryNUIM

    IfyouhaveanyfurtherqueriespleasecontacttheChemistryDepartmentExecutiveAssistants,Room2.64,ScienceBuildingpleaseseedetailsbelow.

    CHEMISTRYDEPARTMENTOFFICERoom2.64,FirstFloor,ScienceBuilding,NorthCampus

    MsDonnaNicholsonMsCarolBerigan

    OfficeHours

    9.30am5.00pmMonThurs,(closedforlunch12pm)9.30am1.00pm(Friday)

    DepartmentalOfficeisofficallyclosedonFridayafternoons

    Telephone:(+3531)7083770/7086060FAX:(+3531)7083815

    Email:[email protected]orpolicy,andallstudentsareencouragedtointeractwiththedepartmentandkeepusuptodateonissuesthatmayaffectyou.Wehopethatyouenjoyyourstudieswithusandthatyoufindyourtimeherebothproductiveandstimulating.

    MaryanneDalton2ndYearcoordinatorChemistryDepartment,MaynoothUniversity.

    AcademicYear20142015.

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    Calendar20142015

    FIRSTSEMESTER

    Monday15SeptembertoFriday19September2014 FirstYearRegistration/OrientationMonday22September2014 LecturescommenceMonday27OctobertoFriday31October2014 StudyWeekWednesday6November2014 PrizeGivingCeremonyFriday19December2014 ConclusionofFirstSemesterLecturesMonday22December2014toFriday2January2015 ChristmasVacationMonday5January2015toThursday8January2015 StudyPeriodNotbeforeFriday9January2015 Examinationperiodcommences

    SECONDSEMESTER

    Monday2February2015 LecturesresumeMonday16MarchtoFriday20March2015 StudyWeekFriday3April2015 GoodFridayNoLecturesMonday6ApriltoFriday10April2015 EasterVacationFriday8May2015 ConclusionofSecondSemesterMonday11MaytoThursday14May2015 StudyPeriodNotbeforeFriday15May2015 Examinationperiodcommences

    RE:CourseRegistration(September2014/February2015)StudentscanchangetheirFirstSemesterSelections in the first threeweeksofSemester1and in the

    firsttwoweeksofSemesterTwoforallSecondSemesterSelections. ChangeswillnotbemadeafterthesedeadlinesandstudentswillhavetotakethemodulestheyhadinitiallyregisteredforontheUniversitySystem.

    FIRSTSEMESTER: Monday22September2014Friday19December2014:Examinations:NotbeforeFriday9January2015

    SECONDSEMESTER: Monday2February2015Friday8May2015:

    Examinations:NotbeforeFriday15May2015

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    Courses&courselecturers

    ModuleCH201 Courseattendees: Allstudentstaking2ndyearchemistry PharmaceuticalandBiomedicalChemistryStudentsshouldtakenotethatitiscompulsorytoobtainapassinggradeinthismoduleinordertoprogressintotheirthirdyearofstudy.Itisnotpossibletocompensateyourgradeonthismodulewithgradesobtainedinothermodules. CourseLecturer(s): DrJohnStephens DrFrancesHeaney

    CourseContent:

    (i) Stereochemistry,exploringchemistryin3D.Materialcoveredincludeschirality,asymmetric

    centers,stereoisomers,R/Snomenclature,chiralitythroughrestrictedrotation,andtheconformationofalkanes.

    (ii) Theorganicchemistryofcarboncarbondoublebonds,includingalkenesynthesis,additionofhydrogenhalidestoalkenes,Markovnikovadditiontoalkenes,theoxidationofalkenesandtheregioselectivityandstereoselectivityofalkenereactions.

    (iii) Examiningoneofthemostimportantfunctionalgroupsinchemistry,thecarbonylgroup.Materialcoveredincludesthestructureofcarbonylcompounds,oxidation/reductionofcarbonylcompounds,nucleophilicattackoncarbonylcompoundsandesterhydolysis.

    ModuleName Credits Semester ModuleCode

    OrganicChemistry 5 1 CH201

    Spectroscopy&AnalyticalChemistry 5 1 CH202

    PhysicalChemistry 5 2 CH203

    InorganicChemistry 5 2 CH204

    PharmaceuticalChemistryWorkshops 5 1&2 CH207

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    ModuleCH202 Courseattendees: Allstudentstaking2ndyearchemistry CourseLecturer(s): ProfessorJohnLowry/MaryanneDalton DrJohnStephens

    DrJenniferMcManus

    CourseContent:

    (i) Analyticalchemistry.Materialscoveredincludesanintroductiontocommonmeasuringtechniquesemployedinanalytical

    chemistry,thestepsinvolvedintheseprocessesandthemeansbywhichresultingdataisobtained.

    (ii) Spectroscopicmethodsforstructuredetermination.Materialcoveredincludesanintroductiontonuclearmagneticresonance(NMR)spectroscopy,infrared(IR)spectroscopybasictheory,theidentificationoffunctionalgroups,massspectrometry(MS)basicprinciplesandinstrumentationandanintroductiontoUVvisspectroscopy.

    (iii) IntroductiontotheRussellSaunderscouplingschemeforelectronsonelementswithlowatomicmass.Useofselectionrulesintheelectricdipoleapproximationtopredictopticaltransitions.

    ModuleCH203 Courseattendees: Allstudentstaking2ndyearchemistry CourseLecturer(s): ProfessorJohnLowry/MaryanneDalton DrElisaFadda DrJohnMcCaffrey

    CourseContent:

    (i) Thermodynamics.Materialcoveredincludesthefirstlawofthermodynamics,thetemperaturedependenceofenthalpy,entropy,thesecondlawofthermodynamics,theGibbsfreeenergyfunctionandtherelation

    shipbetweentheGibbsenergyandequilibrium.

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    (ii) Kinetics.ThistopicfollowsfromthechemicalkineticsinCH102,concentratingonordersofreactionsandhalf

    lives;andtheirimplicationsbothasanalyticaltools(radiocarbondating)andfromareactionratepointofview.Investigatingcatalystbehaviour,specificallythatofenzymes.

    (iii) MolecularOrbitalTheory;ModelsolutionsoftheSchrdingerEquation.Molecularorbitalapproximationandchemicalbonding:diatomicmolecules;triatomicsandoctahedralcomplexes.Rulesofqualitativetheory.Valencebondtheory.

    ModuleCH204

    Courseattendees: Allstudentstaking2ndyearchemistry CourseLecturer(s): DrMalachyMcCann

    CourseContent:

    ThismodulecoverstwosignificantareasofInorganicChemistry:

    (i) Introductiontotransitionmetals;Generalproperties,electronicconfigurationsandcommonoxidationstatesforthefirsttransitionseries.Ligands.Historicaldevelopment.Oxidationnumber.Namingcoordinationcomplexes.Isomerism.Bondinginmetalcomplexes(qualitative):Lewisacid/baseconcept, ligand field theory (sigma bonding in octahedral complexes). Coorindation numbers. Berrymechanism.Stepwisestabilityconstantsandoverallformationconstantsforcomplexesinsolution.Chelate effect. Other factors which influence complex stability. Labile, inert, stable and unstablecomplexes.Electrontransferreactions.Medicinalusesofcoordinationcomplexes.

    (ii) Typesandstructuresofcrystallinesolids.Solidstateenergetics:BornHabercyclesandlatticeenergies.Hydrogen,electronegativity,relativesizesofH+,andH,hydrogencompoundsacrosstheperiodictable,bondenergiesinthehydrides,hydrogenbonding.ChemistryoftheGroup1metals,factorsinfluencingthesolubilityofGroup1saltsinpolarsolvents,Fajan'srules,similarityinchemistryofLi+andMg2+(diagonalrelationship).Solutionsofmetalsinliquidammonia.sBlockmetalcomplexes,monodenateandmultidentateligands,macrocyclicligands,e.g.crownethersandcryptands.ChemistryoftheGroup2metals,whythe+2oxidationstatepredominates,solubilityofGroup2salts,thedegreeofcovalencyintheirbonding,similarityinchemistryofBe2+andAl3+(diagonalrelationship).

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    ModuleCH207 Courseattendees: Allstudentsdoing2ndyearofChemistrywithPharmaceuticalChemistrycourse. CourseLecturer(s):

    ProfessorJohnLowry/MaryanneDalton DrMalachyMcCannMs.RiaColleryWalsh DrJohnMcCaffrey

    ProfessorCarmelBreslin DrRobertElmes DrDeniseRooney DrJohnStephens

    CourseContent:

    Thismodulegivesstudentsagroundingintransferableskillspertinenttothe

    PharmaceuticalIndustry.Topicscoveredinclude:

    Organic&inorganicstructuredrawing CurriculumVitaepreparation Scientificwriting AdvancedtechniquesinExcel Oralandcommunicationskills Webinformationretrieval

    As with all continuous assessment components, attendance is compulsary. No more than twoabsencespersemesterwillbeaccepted.Wheremedicalcertificatesorrelevantequivalentarepresented,yourabsencewillnotnegativelyaffectyouraveragemark

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MODULE, CH207, IS ASSESSED 100% BY MEANS OF CONTINUOUSASSESSMENT. AS SUCH, THERE IS NO OPTION TO REPEAT THIS MODULE IN THE AUTUMNEXAMINATIONS.

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    2ndYearChemistryPracticalTimetable2014/2015

    FirstSemester

    WeekNo Dates(Mon&Tue) Practical Module1 September22&23 Registration 2 Sept29&30 Exp16 CH201&CH202(Excel)3 October6&7 Exp16 CH201&CH202(Excel)4 October13&14 Exp16 CH201&CH202(Excel)5 October20&21 Exp16 CH201&CH202(Excel)6 October27&28 StudyWeek

    7 November3&4 Exp16 CH201&CH202(Excel)8 November10&11 Exp16 CH201&CH202(Excel)9 November17&18 Exp711 CH20210 November24&25 Exp711 CH20211 December1&2 Exp711 CH20212 December8&9 Exp711 CH20213 December15&16 Exp711 CH202

    SecondSemesterWeekNo Dates(Mon&Tue) Practical Module

    1 February2&3 Exp1216 CH2032 February9&10 Exp1216 CH2033 February16&17 Exp1216 CH2034 February23&24 Exp1216 CH2035 March2&3 Exp1216 CH2036 March9&10 Exp1216 CH2037 March16&17 StudyWeek 8 March23&24 Expt17 CH2049 March30&31 Exp18 CH204 April6&7 Easter 10 April13&14 Exp19&20 CH20411 April20&21 Exp19&21 CH20412 April27&28 Exp22&Cleanup CH20413 May4&5 NoLab

    Times: Monday 2pm6pm*

    Tuesday2pm6pm* Location: CH201:1stYearTeachingLaboratoryGroundFloor,ChemistryDepartment

    CH202&CH203:PhysicalChemistryTeachingLaboratoryGroundFloor,(nextto1styearTeachingLaboratory),ChemistryDepartment

    CH204:1stYearTeachingLaboratoryGroundFloor,ChemistryDepartment

    *Timeperiodslistedaresubjecttochangebasedontheexperimentsbeingrunatanygiventime.Insomeinstancesstudentsmayfinishupbefore6pm,othertimestheywillfinishupafter6pm.Allpracticalclasseswillcommenceat2pmsharp.

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    CoordinatorsforAcademicYear20122013

    Overall2ndYearCoordinator:

    MaryanneDaltonOfficenumber2.69

    [email protected]+35317086949

    ConsultationHours:

    MondaysandTuesdays121pmorbyappointment;

    ChemistrywithPharmaceuticalChemistryCoordinators:

    FrancesHeaney

    Officenumber2.58 ConsultationHours:Tuesdays12pm1pmandFridays9am10am

    DeniseRooneyOfficenumber2.68

    ConsultationHours:byappointment

    TrinidadVelascoTorrijos Officenumber2.69 ConsultationHours:byappointment

    ScienceEducationCoOrdinator:

    KenMaddock Officenumber2.59 ConsultationHours:byappointment

    InternationalStudentCoOrdinator:

    RobertElmes Officenumber2.62 ConsultationHours:byappointment

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    2ndYearLaboratoryCoordinators:

    Semester1

    CH201Organic: JohnStephens Officenumber2.60,ChemistryDepartmentalOfficeCorridor.

    CH202Analytical MaryanneDalton&Spectroscopic: Officenumber2.67,ChemistryDepartmentalOfficeCorridor.

    Semester2

    CH203Physical: CarmelBreslinOfficenumber2.71,ChemistryDepartmentalOfficeCorridor.

    Ch204Inorganic: MalachyMcCann

    Officenumber2.65,ChemistryDepartmentalOfficeCorridor.

    Studentswishingtomakeappointmentstoseetheyearorlabcoordinatorsoutsideofdesignatedhoursorindeedwishingtomeetwithanymemberofstaffmaycontacttheindividualdirectly(contactdetailsforallstaffmembersareavailableonthedepartmentalwebsite:https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/chemistry)toorganiseamutuallysuitabletime.AnystudentwishingtomakeanappointmenttoseetheHeadofDepartment,DrStephens,mustmakeanappointmentthroughtheExecutiveAssistantsinthedepartmentaloffice,(room2.67),thecontactdetailsofwhichareasfollowstel:+35317083770/7086060;email:[email protected]uim.ie.

    StaffStudentCommunications

    EMailAccount:AllstudentsareassignedaMaynoothUniversityemailaccount.Studentsshouldcheckthisregularly,astheDepartmentandotherUniversityofficesusethisemailtocommunicatewithstudents.Toensuresecurityandconfidentialityforallstudentsandstaff,onlythoseemailsoriginatingfromofficialMaynoothUniversityaccountswillbeaddressedbymembersofstaff.AllandanystudentemailsfromnonNUIMaccountswillnotbeaddressedandwillbedisposedofwithoutcause.

    Website:Website&Facebook:

    The departments website is located at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/chemistry and is animportant source of information for both undergraduate students and potential postgraduatestudents.Ourfacebookpageisalsoregularlyupdatedwww.facebook.com/ChemistryNUIM.

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    Noticeboards:

    Thereareundergraduatenoticeboardsaswellasageneralnoticeboardwithinthechemistrydepartmentandtheseshouldbeconsultedonaregularbasisastheymaycontainimportantinformationintheshapeofnotices,relevantadvertisementsetc.The2ndyearnoticeboardislocatedonthegroundfloorofthedepartmentoutsideofthePhysicalchemistrylaboratory(besidethe1styearteachinglaboratory).

    Accesstostaff:Studentsareencouragedtoconsultwithlecturersonacademicorothermattersconcerningtheirworkinuniversityandtheirgeneralprogressasstudents.Allyearcoordinatorshavespecifictimessetasidetomeetwithstudents,andthesetimesareindicatedoutsideoftheiroffices(theconsultationtimesofthe2ndyearcoordinatorsarealsoindicatedinthishandbookonpg10).Ifanyofthetimespostedclashwithlectures,labsortutorials,youcanaskforanappointmenttoseethelectureratamutuallyconvenienttime.Coordinatorsarethereassourcesofgeneralinformationandguidance,andarehappytohelpwithproblemsconcerningastudentsacademicstudiesasmuchasispossible.Itisimportanttoinformstaffofanysignificantongoingissues,personalorotherwise,thatmaybeaffectingyourstudies,sotheycanhelpyoudealwithsuchissuesbydirectingyoutotheproperchannelse.g.counsellors,medicalcentrestaff,academicadvisoryofficeetc.Contactdetailsforallofourstaffareavailableonourwebsitecitedabove.Forsomemodules,lecturerswillalsobemakinguseofMoodle,theuniversitysvirtuallearningenvironmentandmaybecontactabledirectlythroughthatsystem.

    Moodle:

    MoodleisNUIMaynoothsonlinelearningsystem.Itactsasasupplementtofacetofacelearning,allowingstudentstoaccessfurthermaterialand/orlecturematerialoutsideofthelecturehallenvironment.Ithasbeenusedtopostuptutorialexercisesandimportantnotificationssoitisagoodpracticetocheckthesystemregularly.

    StudentsshouldpayparticularattentionthatthenotesuploadedonMoodleareonlyintendedtobeapartialsetofnotes,andanextensiveamountofextramaterialisgivenattheactuallecturesession.ThelattermaterialdoesnotappearontheMoodlenotes.BoththematerialthatisgivenontheMoodlenotesandmaterialatlecturesisconsideredcoursecontent,andthematerialwhichisgivensolelyatthelecturesessionsispartofthecorecoursematerialandisexaminable.

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    ContinuousassessmentPracticalclassesareaverysignificantpartofstudieswithinthesubjectofChemistry.Assuchtheweeklyclasseswhichyouwillbeassignedarecompulsoryandtheworkassociatedwiththeseclassesmakesupastudentscontinuousassessmentmark.Failureofpracticalclasseswillresultinanoverallfailresultbeingawardedforcontinuousassessment.Afailresultincontinuousassessmentmayaffectastudentseligibilitytositthewrittenexaminations,thusaffectingfurtherprogressionintheirchosendegreecourse.Continuousassessmentfor2ndyearchemistrystudentsconsistssolelyofpracticalclassesandisworth30%oftheoverallmarkgivenforeachmoduletakeninChemistryfor2ndyearundergraduates.Thosestudentstakingthe2ndyearChemistrywithPharmaceuticalChemistrypleasenotethatmoduleCH207isassessedsolelybymeansofcontinuousassessment.ThereforethereisnowrittenexaminationforthismoduleandassuchyourpracticalmarksarenotcountedintotheoverallmarkgivenformoduleCH207.Allothermodulestakenwillincludepracticalmarksintheoverallmoduleresult.

    2ndYearPracticalClassesAcademicYear20142015:Rules&Regulations

    (1) Undergraduatechemistryisalargelypracticalsubject.ItiscompulsorythatyouattendallclassesandperformtheexercisesinthePracticalChemistrysetforeachclass.

    (2) PracticalClasseswillbeginatexactly14.00. Studentsareexpectedtobepresentandpreparedwithnecessarysafetyprotectionbythistime.ForHealthandSafetyreasonsabsolutelynoadmittancewillbeallowedafterthesetimes.

    (3) Thepassmarkforpracticalclassesis40%.AswithallNUIMgradingsystems,anygradebelowthisin

    practical classes will result in total failure of the associated module i.e. failure of semester onepracticalclasseswillresultintechnicalfailureofsemesteroneChemistryModules;failureofsemestertwopracticalclasseswillresultintechnicalfailureofsemestertwoChemistryModules.

    (4) If you are absent from a Practical session a medical certificate must be handed to a member oftechnicalstafforyour laboratorycoordinator (lecturer)withinoneweekofabsence toaccount foryour absence from the class. Few other excuses will be tolerated. Failure to present a medicalcertificate (or relevant equivalent) for a missed practical session will result in a zero mark beingawardedforthatsession.Nobackdatedmedicalcertificateswillbeaccepted.OnlycertificatessignedbyamedicalDoctororDentistwillbeaccepted.

    (5) Nomorethantwoabsencespersemesterwillbeaccepted.Where medical certificates or relevant equivalent are presented, your absence will not negativelyaffectyouraveragemark.NOTE:Anythingmorethantwoabsencespersemesterwillresultinanautomaticfailureofpracticalclasses,regardlessofwhetherornotyouhaveachieved40%.Thiswillimpingeonyoureligibilitytositwrittenexaminations.

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    Regulations regarding compulsary attendance also applies to CH207 for Biological andPharmaceuticalChemistrystudents.Nomorethantwoabsencespersemesterwillbeaccepted.

    (6) LaboratoryreportsMondaypracticalgroupsmusthandintheircompletedlaboratoryreportsforcorrectionby3pmtheThursdayfollowingtheirpracticalclass.Tuesdaypracticalgroupsmusthandintheircompleted laboratoryreportsforcorrectionby3pmtheFridayfollowingtheirpracticalclass.Your reports must be presented in the form of formal records of each experiment, i.e. with adescription of the Chemistry involved and themethod applied, all the results obtained and a clearexpositionof their processing togetherwith any conclusionsor other appropriateobservations thatyoumayhavenoted.Anyexercisesgiveninthelaboratorymanualaccompanyingthepracticaldetailsmustbecompletedandreturnedalongwiththelaboratoryreport.

    (7) Marksarenotgivenforlaboratoryreportshandedinforclassesfromwhichyouhavebeenabsent.

    (8) Healthand safetyproceduresmustbeadhered toatall times. Instruction fromdemonstratorsandtechnicalstaffmustbeobeyedatalltimes.Failuretodosowillresultinautomaticexpulsionfromthelaboratory and the forfeit of any grades associatedwith that practical session and an unexplainedabsence will be awarded. Repeat offenders will receive an automatic failure of continuousassessment.

    (9) Each student has a responsibility to ensure that all Laboratory Reports are returnedwith a definitemark/grade by their demonstrator. Any errors should be made known immediately to thedemonstratorand/orlaboratorycoordinator.Mistakescannotberectifiedoncegradesareuploadedontotheuniversitysystem!

    (10) TheChemistryDepartmentwouldappreciateifanystudentwithamedicalcondition/allergy,orwhoispregnant/breastfeeding,todocumentthedetailsbelow:

    If the medical condition changes during the year please inform your laboratory technician orlaboratorycoordinator.

    All staff involved in this process will respect the confidentiality of the students, ensuring that thisinformationisprovidedtotherelevantpersonnelonaneedtoknowbasisonly.

    PLEASENOTETHATTHEUNIVERSITYPLAGIARISMPOLICYAPPLIESTOPRACTICALCLASSESANDALL

    ASSOCIATEDREPORTWORK.

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    IMPORTANTREMINDER:Ifyoufailyourcontinuousassessment(practicalclasses)i.e.receiveamarkbelow40%,youwillbeawardedafailmarkonanycorrespondingmodules.Asyouroverallmodulegradeiscomprisedofbothcontinuousassessmentandwrittenexaminationassessment,youwillbeobligedtorepeatandpassthecontinuousassessmentcomponentbeforeyouareentitledtorepeatawrittenexam.Thereforeafailinsemesterone/twopracticalclasseswillresultinafailmark(23%)beingawardedonyoursemesterone/twomodules,evenifyouhavepassedthewrittenexaminations,andwillrenderyouineligibletositAutumnexams.

    DepartmentalRegistration

    All studentsmust registerwith the department for practical classes and tutorial classes. Studentswill beinformedofrelevantregistrationdates,costsetc.andgivenanynecessaryforms,inlectures.Theonusisonthe student to ensure that they register for these compulsory course components. Students should

    carefully note the times of any practicals they have registered for in order to prevent clashes betweensubjects.

    StudentAttendanceWith reference to the University regulations regarding attendance, quoting directly from the UniversityStudentHandbook,:Astudententeredforacourseorcourses isexpected toattendall lectures,tutorials,laboratoryclassesandallotherrequirementsgivenineachcourseforwhichhe/sheisregistered.In relation to practical and tutorial sessions, poor attendance alone can result in module failure andpotentiallytotalfailureofanacademicyear,aspreviouslydetailedinthesectiononcontinuousassessment.It isnomoreobviousthanheretheimportanceofattendingandcompletingallnecessarycourseworkandtheveryseriousimpactlackofattendancecanhaveonastudentsdegree.Assuch,thedepartmentnaturallytakesastrongviewonattendance.Webelievethatthebenefitsofgoodattendanceisnotaloneevidencedinbettermodulemarksattheendofsemesterexaminations,butitalsoincreases a students potential for academic success during their progression through their degree andbeyond.

    StudentConductStudents are expected to conduct themselves in a considerate and respectful manner at all times, bothtowardsallstaffmembersandfellowclassmates.Talkinginlectureswillresultinimmediateconfiscationofstudentscards.Inthesecircumstances,studentswillbe required tomakeanappointmentwith theHeadofDepartment toexplain themselves inorder toretrievetheircard.Students should follow the instructions of their demonstrators and technical staff at all times while inlaboratorypracticalsessions.Rudenessanddisregardforhealthandsafetyregulationswillnotbetoleratedunderanycircumstances.

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    UniversityMarks&StandardsThefollowingisanexcerpttakenfromtheUniversityCalendarregardingtheUniversitysrulesandregulationswithrelationtomarksandstandardsforundergraduatestudents:RulesforProgressionandPassingEachprogrammeisdividedintoyearsofstudy.Thepassmarkinamoduleis40%.Thepassmarkinasubjectis40%.Thesubjectmarkistheweightedaverageofthemostrecentmarksofthemodules(otherthanindustrialworkplacementmodulesonCSSE,EE)thatconstitutetheprogrammeofstudyforthatsubjectintheyearinquestion.Ifyoufaileitherpracticalclassesortutorialclassesyouwillfailyourcontinuousassessment.Youmustpassbothindependently.Ifyoufailyourcontinuousassessment(practicalclasses&tutorialclasses)i.e.receiveamarkbelow40%orfailduetopoorattendance,youwillbeawardedafailmarkonanycorrespondingmodules.Thepass standard is40%, subject toaminimummarkof25% in themodulewrittenpaper.Asyouroverallmodulegradeiscomprisedofbothcontinuousassessmentandwrittenexaminationassessment,youwillbeobligedtorepeatandpassthecontinuousassessmentcomponentbeforeyouareentitledtorepeatawrittenexam.

    Therefore,afail insemesterone/twocontinuousassessmentwillresult inafailmark(23%)beingawardedonyoursemesterone/twomodules,evenifyouhavepassedthewrittenexaminations,andrenderyouineligibletositautumnexamsforthatmodule.Ifyoufailyourcontinuousassessmentyoursubjectgradewillbecappedat38%.

    For BSc Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry students the CH201 is a required module. A requiredmoduleisacompulsorymoduleinaprogrammewhichmustbepassedwithoutcompensation(i.e.amarkof40%achieved)inordertoprogressinthatprogramme.Youmustpassthismoduleindependently.Astudentwhofailsarequiredmodulebutwhosesubject(chemistry)markexceeds38%willbeassignedatechnicalfailgradeforthesubjectandhavetheirsubjectmarkcappedat38%.

    Asubjectgradeoflessthan38%willautomaticallyrenderastudentineligibletoprogressintheirstudiesofChemistryinthefollowingyear.Thepassmarkinayearofstudyis40%.Theyearmarkistheweightedaverageofthemostrecentmarksofthesubjectsinvolved.Inordertoprogresstothenextyearofstudyastudentmustachievethepassmarkandfulfillalltherequirementsoftheircurrentyearofstudy.Inordertopassayearofstudyandprogresstothenextyear(orgraduate)astudentmustpasseachsubjectthatformspartofthatyearofstudy.StudentsmayonlycontinueinThirdYearwithsubjectsinwhichtheyobtainedatleast40%.ThereisanexemptiontotheaboverulerelatingtoSecondYearSciencewhichisdetailedbelowinanabridgedversion:InSecondYearScience,studentsmaypasstheyearbycompensationby:passingtwooftheirsubjects;obtainingatleast30%intheirthirdsubject;obtainingatleast40%onaggregateinthethreesubjects.

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    Inordertopassamoduleastudentmustfulfillalltherequirementsofthemodule,asstatedinthemoduledescriptioninthecalendar,andinadditionobtain40%inthemodule.Suchconditionsmayrequirethatastudentachieveacertainminimumincontinuousassessment,and/orinanoral/practicalexamand/orinthewrittenexam,orsuchotherconditionsasareappropriate.Astudentwhofailstofulfillanyoftheaboverequirementswillhavetheirmodulemarkcappedat23%andmaybeassignedatechnicalfailgrade.

    PolicyonPlagiarism

    DefinitionofPlagiarism

    Plagiarism is the passing off of another persons work as your own. It includes copyingwithoutacknowledgementfromapublishedsource(printorelectronic),orfromunpublishedsources(e.g.another students essay,writeup or notes). Plagiarism occurswhenmaterial is copiedword forword,butnotonlyinthatcircumstance.Plagiarismalsooccurswhenthesubstanceorargumentofa text is copiedevenwith someverbal alterations, suchas inparaphraseor translation,withoutacknowledgement.Plagiarismincludesunacknowledgeduseofmaterialfrombooksorperiodicals,fromtheinternet,fromgrindtutors,orfromotherstudents,withoutfullacknowledgementofthesources.

    Thepoliciesof theUniversityapplywithin theDepartmentofChemistry,ascontainedwithin theUniversityCalendar(pp.8687), informedbythefollowingview:Plagiarismisaformofacademicdishonestyandwillbetreatedwiththeutmostseriousnesswhereverdiscovered.(NUIMaynooth,Calendar200708,p.87).Thispolicywillbeimplementedinthefollowingmanner:1.DealingwithSuspectedCasesofPlagiarism:Assignmentmarkerswill refersuspectedcasesofplagiarism to the Year Head (or in the case of practical assignements, in first instance to theAcademic in charge of practical module); Any student submitting written work for continuousassessmentcanbeaskedbythemarkerorthedepartmenttotakeafurthertest.Thismaytaketheformofanoralexaminationontheassignmentinquestionandrelated issues,orthewritingofatest paper in controlled conditions. Requiring a student to take such a test does not necessarilyimplythatplagiarismissuspected.(NUIMaynooth,Calendar200708,p.87).2.DealingwithProvenCasesofPlagiarism: If there isevidenceofplagiarism, thematterwillbeturned over to the Year Head, who will determine the disciplinary consequences following theguidelines outlinedbelow. In each case the studentmaybe invited to explain in person to theModulecoordinatorand/orYearHeadtheoriginofthematerialcontainedinthepieceinquestion.

    2a.MinorPlagiarism:Incasesofminorplagiarism,thefollowingUniversitystatueswillapply:In instanceswhereanelementformingpartofanassignment is foundtobeplagiarised*,markswill be deducted for that assignment, there will be no possibility of submitting a makeupassignment,andpreviousandsubsequentworksubmitted inconnectionwith thecoursemaybesubject toparticular scrutiny.While the amountofmarks deductedwill beproportionate to theextentoftheplagiarisedmaterial,thedeductionwillbesevere.(NUIMaynooth,Calendar200708,

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    p.87). *Source material for several sentences extracted from a source without citation and/orproperrephrasing.

    2b.MajorPlagiarism:Incasesofmajorplagiarism,thefollowingUniversitystatueswillapply:Ininstanceswhereasignificantpartorallofanassignmentisfoundtobeplagiarised,zero

    marksmaybeawardedforthatassignment,theremaybenopossibilityofsubmittingamakeupassignment,andpreviousandsubsequentworksubmittedinconnectionwiththecoursemaybesubjecttoparticularscrutiny.InseriouscasestheplagiarismwillbereportedtotheSupervisorofExaminationsandtheCommitteeofDiscipline.(NUIMaynooth,Calendar200708,p.87)

    Inthoseinstancesinwhichamodulecontainsbothcontinuousassessmentandafinalexamination,andthefailedcontinuousassessmentcomponentconstitutesasignificantpercentageoftheoverallmark, students may find that they are not advised to write the relevant Winter or SummerExaminationsforthatmodule,asanymarkachievedontheseexamswouldnecessarilyhavetobeforegoneinorderforthecandidatetoregisterfortheAutumnExaminationintherelevantmodule.StudentswillbepermittedtorepeatallmodulecomponentsintheAutumnexaminationperiod.

    2c.PostgraduateStudents:Instancesofpostgraduateplagiarismwillbereferreddirectlytotheprojectsupervisorormemberoffacultyresponsiblefortherelevantpostgraduateprogramme.Plagiarisminpostgraduateorresearchmaterialisaparticularlyseriousoffence.Penaltiesimposedmay involve suspensionorexpulsion fromthecourseand fromtheUniversity, inaddition to thedeductionofmarks.Earlyoffendersmayberequiredtoattendeducativeclasses.(NUIMaynooth,Calendar200708,p.87).3. Reporting: All cases of plagiarism will be reported by the Year Coordinator to the Head ofDepartment.4. Recording:All cases of plagiarismwill be recorded by the Year Coordinator on the studentspermanentrecordcard.AllmembersoftheDepartmentprovidingareferenceforastudentmaybeobligedtomentionaninstanceofmajorplagiarism,ortwoormoreinstancesofminorplagiarism,whenprovidingareferenceforthestudent.5.AppealsProcedure:AllstudentsdohavearightofappealtotheHeadofDepartment.Studentsmayonlyappealonthegroundsthattheallegationofplagiarismisunfounded,andappealsmustbemadeinwritinginthefirstinstance.Medical,personal,orothercircumstancesdonotconstituteadefenceincasesofplagiarism.InthecaseofanunsuccessfulappealoftheHeadofDepartment,thestudenthastherighttoappealtotheExaminationsAppealBoard.NOTE:AfullistofMaynoothUniversityrulesandregulationscanbefoundontheUnversitysRegistrarsofficewebpage,viathelinkbelow.https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/registrar/academicregulations

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    PASTEXAMINATIONPAPERSExaminationpapersfrompreviousyearsareavailableontheMaynoothUniversityLibrarywebsiteathttps://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/library/exampapers.Youareadvisedthatpastexaminationpapersaremerelyaguideandmaynotprovideareliableindicationtotheformatorcontentoffutureexaminations.Coursesarerevisedfrequently,soabetterguidetothekindofquestionsyoushouldbeabletodealwithisprovidedbythetutorialexercisesandanyclassassignments.

    Studentfacilitiespublicaccesscomputerrooms

    LocationofComputerRooms:

    PublicAccessComputerRooms(NorthCampus):ArtsFacilityRyeHallCallanBuildingFoyerInternetPodPublicAccessComputerRooms(SouthCampus):LongCorridorComputerCentreTeachingRoom1(CS1)

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    MapofNorthCampus

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    MapofSouthCampus

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