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CH40155: Advanced structural methods

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: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
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
In taking this module you cannot take CH40131
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To describe and give examples of some modern techniques for investigating the structure of a range of inorganic molecules.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying the Unit, students should be able to:
* Describe the physical basis, limitations and information available from structural methods, namely, X-Ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy.
* Solve a range of problems by critically assessing numerical and spectroscopic information
* Solve problems using the techniques introduced including the application of techniques to unseen situations.

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

Brief introduction to crystallography. Crystal systems and lattices. Unit cells. Periodicity in lattices. Space group diagrams. Data collection procedures and solving crystal structures. Atomic scattering factors and structure factors. R factors.
Theoretical basis of NMR spectroscopy. Spin-spin coupling and chemical shifts in NMR spectroscopy and the factors that affect them. Spin systems.
First and second-order spectra. Isotopomers. NMR timescales and static and dynamic NMR spectra. Structural elucidation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH40155 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFM05 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 4)
  • USCH-AAM06 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 4)

CH40155 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 5)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 5)

* 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.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.