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CH10133: Atomic structure, bonding and the Periodic Table

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • S1 Mock Exam (Paper A) (EX 0%)
  • S2 Exam (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
CH10133 Supplementary Assessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
In taking this module you cannot take CH10134
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The Unit will provide an introduction to the basics of the nature of the atom, elementary bonding theory, periodic trends in main group chemistry and the electronic structure of transition metal compounds.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this unit, students should be able to:
* Name the four quantum numbers and their allowed values
* Draw radial and angular functions for s, p, d orbitals
* Describe the bonding in diatomic molecules using molecular orbital (MO) theory
* Construct MO energy level diagrams and be able to extract chemical information from them
* Derive the shapes of molecules using the VSEPR method
* Define basic crystallographic concepts
* Describe the main types of inorganic structures through cell projection diagrams
* Provide a theoretical treatment for lattice energies
* Describe the basic principles of s- and p-block chemistry, including hydrogen
* Use the redox properties of the s- and p-block elements to predict and rationalise chemical reactions
* Describe the basic chemistry of elements from Groups 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17
* Solve basic problems in quantitative inorganic analysis.

Skills:
Numeracy (F, A), Problem solving (T, F, A), Oral communication (F).

Content:
Bohr model of the atom, quantization, properties of waves, Schrödinger equation and its solutions, angular and radial functions, quantum numbers. The Periodic Table, Aufbau Principle, Hund's Rules; ionisation energy, electron affinity and electronegativity. Molecular orbital theory for homo- and hetero-nuclear diatomic molecules. VSEPR, hybridisation. Coordination chemistry: definitions, shapes, ligand classification, nomenclature and conformations; chelate complexes. Coordination numbers and geometries, isomerism. Solid state structures, radius ratio rule, cell projections for common structural types. The s-block elements, properties related to reactivity and size. Hydrogen bonding. Oxidation states of the p-block elements, stability, lone-pair effect, free energy (Frost) diagrams. Chemistry of the halogens and noble gases and their inter-relationship. Hydrides of O, S, N, P and halogens. Structures of co-ordination compounds. Tetrahedral, square planar, and octahedral complexes. Chemical formulae, oxidation and reduction. Application of mathematical methods to solving chemical problems.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH10133 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry (Year 1)
  • USCH-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCH-AFB07 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 1)
  • USCH-AAB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCH-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 1)
  • USCH-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 1)
  • USCH-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 1)
  • USCH-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCH-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 1)
  • USCH-AFM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry (Year 1)
  • USCH-AAM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCH-AFM05 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 1)
  • USCH-AAM06 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCH-AKM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 1)
  • USCH-AKM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 1)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 1)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 1)

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