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CH30212: Contemporary main group chemistry

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: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CH20147 OR take CH20148
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce selected fundamental and applied topics in modern s- and p-block chemistry, with a particular emphasis on the kinetic control of bonding and oxidation state. To introduce the topic of inorganic materials chemistry, placing particular emphasis on structure and bonding relationships in order to explain properties such as magnetism and electrical conductance.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying the Unit, students should be able to:
* describe the synthesis, structure, bonding and factors affecting the stability of low oxidation state and multiply bonded s- and p-block main group compounds;
* understand the role of main group compounds in catalysis;
* understand the role of MOCVD in the electronics industry;
* rationalise the synthesis of precursors for MOCVD.

Skills:
Problem solving (T, F, A)
Scientific writing (F, A), Independent working (F)
Group working (F).

Content:
Strategies for the synthesis and stability of low oxidation state main group organometallic systems (Lone-pair effects, Singlet vs Triplet state systems). A Survey of the synthesis, structure and bonding of homo-metallic Main group multiple bonded systems.
The use of s-block compounds in bond-forming catalysis
Main Group Chemistry and the Electronics Industry; MOCVD. The chemistry of selected inorganic polymers.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30212 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFB07 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry (Year 3)
  • USCH-AFM05 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)

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