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CH10169: Inorganic chemistry 2 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 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: 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:
* 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 15, 16 and 17.
* Solve basic problems in quantitative inorganic analysis.

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

Solid state structures, radius ratio rule, cell projections for common structural types, lattice energy. Chemical bonding theory, shapes of molecules. The s-block elements, properties related to reactivity and size. H-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.
Properties of co-ordination compounds. Tetrahedral, square planar, and octahedral complexes; Introduction to Crystal Field Theory and splitting of d orbitals in octahedral and tetrahedral complexes.
Chemical formulae, moles, molarity, oxidation and reduction. Application of mathematical methods to solving chemical problems.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH10169 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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