Inorganic Chemistry 2 - Organometallics and Main Group - CHEM5620

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Ewan Clark checkmark-circle

Overview

Underpinning both modern industrial catalysis and many biological systems, the chemistry of metal-carbon bonds is both incredibly important and diverse. This module delves into the factors controlling structure, bonding, and reactivity in organometallic species across the periodic table. It teaches how the properties of organometallic systems can be understood, controlled, and applied to solve important problems in the modern world.

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%

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of 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 critical 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 critically 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 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 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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