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CH20174: Inorganic chemistry 3 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: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
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 CH20147 OR take CH20148
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide an introduction to the chemistry of compounds of the transition metal elements. To provide a basic knowledge of advanced methods for structure determination.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this unit, students should be able to:
* Describe bonding models that can be applied to a consideration of the properties of transition metal compounds.
* Account for the solution chemistry of representative elements as a guide to the reactivity of the transition metals.
* Describe the principles underlining NMR and powder diffraction techniques.
* Interpret and predict NMR spectra for a range of nuclei other than 1H, 13C.
* Interpret and predict ESR spectra.

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

General properties of transition metal compounds. Crystal field theory and ligand field theory. Descriptive chemistry of first row transition metal elements. Bioinorganic chemistry. Kinetics and mechanisms of substitution and redox reactions.
General principles of NMR - magnetic properties of nuclei, sensitivity and abundance. Spectra of I = 1/2 nuclei. Chemical shifts and coupling constants. Problems with I>1/2 nuclei. Magnetic properties of the electron and the origin and interpretation of ESR spectra.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH20174 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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