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CH40205: Topics in inorganic chemistry II

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:
  • Exam (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CH20147 OR take CH20148
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce the principles of the chemistry of the heavy transition metals with particular reference to the structure and reactivity of their mono- and polynuclear complexes.
To introduce the topic of inorganic materials chemistry, placing particular emphasis on crystal structures and defect chemistry in order to explain properties such ion intercalation and conductivity.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying the Unit, students should be able to:
* explain the systematic trends across the d-block elements.
* contrast the differences down individual d-block triads.
* explain the principles of metal-metal bonding in di- and polynuclear complexes.
* explain the chemistry of complexes containing metal-metal bonds.
* describe the synthesis methods involved in solid state synthesis.
* describe and contrast the structures of solid state halides and oxides.
* relate the structure and defect chemistry of solid compounds to their properties
* solve unseen problems related to d-block elements and metal-metal bonding
* solve unseen problems related to solid-state defect chemistry
* evaluate current literature on solid-state ionic conductors.

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

A description of the chemistry of the second and third row d-block elements. The contrast between the chemistry of these heavier d-block elements with those of the first row. Metal-metal bonding in second and third row metal complexes including polynuclear complexes containing single, double, triple, quadruple and quintuple metal-metal bonds.
The synthesis of solid state materials and ionic crystal structures (halides and oxides). Describe and rationalise the defects found in solids and extended lattices. Relate the structures and defect chemistry of these materials to their dopant and conduction properties.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH40205 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry (Year 4)
  • USCH-AAM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 4)

CH40205 is Optional 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)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 5)
  • RSCH-AFM03 : Integrated PhD in Chemistry
  • TSCH-AFM01 : MRes Chemistry
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.