Inorganic Chemistry 1 - Periodicity and Metals - CHEM3620

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Anna Corrias checkmark-circle

Overview

Inorganic chemistry considers the rich and varied chemistry of all the periodic table. This module shows how the variation in bonding across the periodic table leads to predictable and useful trends in structure and properties. The fundamental properties and reactivity of the transition metals are examined in detail to show how their magnetic and spectroscopic properties may by understood and exploited, laying the groundwork for future applications.

Details

Contact hours

Private Study: 124
Contact Hours: 26
Total: 150

Availability

Not available as an elective module

Method of assessment

• Online Quiz 1 (1 hour) – 5%
• Online Quiz 2 (1 hour) – 5%
• Assessed Worksheet 1 (4 hours) – 15%
• Assessed Worksheet 2 (4 hours) – 15%
• Examination (2 hours) – 60%
Academic year 2022/23 examined: In-Person Exam (Standard Exam)

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

1. Understand core and foundation chemical, physical, and biological concepts, terminology, theory, units, conventions, and laboratory practice and methods in relation to the chemical sciences.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to chemistry and to apply this knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems.
3. Recognise and analyse problems and plan strategies for their solution by the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of scientific information and data.
4. Understand the importance of observational and instrumental monitoring of physiochemical events and changes, and the systematic and reliable documentation of the above.
5. Collate, interpret and explain the significance and underlying theory of experimental data to fundamental chemical principles.

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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