123313

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

The applications of group theory methods for molecular orbital theory and spectroscopy for inorganic systems including vibrational, electronic and spin spectroscopy. The chemistry of coordination and organometallic compounds including reaction mechanisms of d-block elements, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, metal-metal bonded systems and f-block elements. A course of practical work to complement the lectures.

Course code

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123313

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

300-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Chemistry

Course planning information

Course notes

Attendance at all laboratory classes and submission of all lab reports is compulsory. To pass the course students must achieve at least 50% for the laboratory component and at least 40% in the final exam.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Apply group theory methods to the chemical structure and spectroscopy of inorganic materials.
  • 2 Apply magnetic susceptibility measurements, electron spin resonance, and multinuclear NMR spectroscopy to inorganic chemistry.
  • 3 Homogenous and heterogeneous organometallic catalysis.
  • 4 The stereochemistry of coordination compounds.
  • 5 Reaction mechanisms of coordination compounds.
  • 6 Coordination chemistry of the f block elements.
  • 7 Metal-metal bonding in coordination compounds.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 60%
Practical/Placement 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 20%
Test 1 3 5 10%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Highly recommended

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Author
C. HOUSECROFT & A. G. SHARPE
ISBN
0130399132
Edition
3RD, 2008
Publisher
Pearson Prentice Hall

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