Chemical Engineering

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First Year

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The course builds on first-year engineering students’ general chemistry knowledge from their initial semester. It includes a three-hour lab led by TAs. Required equipment: lab coat, notebook, manual, goggles, pens, markers. Safety protocols are vital before lab entry, explained during orientation. Weekly lab quizzes, based on manual instructions, necessitate careful reading. Lab notebooks detail personal flowcharts and observations. Punctuality is key, as TAs provide instructions; latecomers may be denied entry. Labs are enjoyable, enabling hands-on experience with diverse equipment and reactions. Every experiment mandates a lab report with thorough calculations featuring crucial uncertainty considerations. Prompt completion of reports post-lab is advised for fresh recall. Notably, titration labs offer captivating experiences and are repeated.

Course Breakdown

Lab – 75%

Exam -25%

Additional Info

Common concepts on tests:

  • acid and bases reaction
  • Uncertainty
  • Error propagation
  • Conservation of energy and mass

The course covers some topics that students will find familiar such as unit conversions and chemical reactions. With plenty of practices from the textbook and by attending tutorials, the course is attainable in terms of achieving a high grade. There will also be new topics such as flow chart, mass and energy balances which are the main subjects in examinations. Be sure to attend every tutorials as there are pop quizes which are usually two questions based on the units and chapters that have been covered.

Assignments -10%

Pop quizzes -10%

Midterm 1- 25%

Midterm 2- 25%


Common concepts on tests:

  • Mass and energy balances
  • Flow charts
  • Unit conversions