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CH10168: Inorganic chemistry 1 for visiting students

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Exam (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: In taking this module you cannot take CH10133 OR 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, solid-state structural chemistry, 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 first 36 elements, their symbols and electronic configurations;
* 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.

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

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 di- atomic molecules.
VSEPR, hybridisation. Coordination chemistry: definitions, shapes, ligand classification, nomenclature and conformations; chelate complexes. Coordination numbers and geometries, isomerism.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH10168 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFT01 : Undergraduate visiting/exchange students - credit only

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
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