Course Description

Course Name

Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Concepts of bonding, coordination chemistry, solid state structure and multinuclear NMR will be used to predict and rationalise the synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

Concepts of bonding, coordination chemistry, solid-state structure and multinuclear NMR will be used to predict and rationalise the synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

Using selected lecture and laboratory themes students will gain an understanding of how the concepts of bonding, coordination chemistry and solid-state structure can be used to predict and rationalise the synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

Course Structure
The topics covered in CHEM 303 are:

  • Transition metal organometallic chemistry - Study of the compounds with M-C bonds and their reactivity, structure and involvement in catalytic reactions
  • Coordination chemistry - Emphasis is on the synthesis, structure and physical properties of transition metal coordination complexes
  • Materials chemistry - Comparison of metal oxide and sulfide solid structures and a study of the consequential band structure, magnetic and electronic properties
  • Introduction to crystal structure analysis

Learning Outcomes
Expectations at the completion of the paper:
- An understanding of how the concepts of bonding, coordination chemistry and solid-state structure can be used to predict and rationalise the synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic compounds
- An ability to carry out practical work; emphasis will be on synthetic and spectroscopic techniques which give a good grounding in experimental inorganic and organometallic chemistry
- An ability to work successfully in a team
- An ability to use the literature and a variety of information systems
- An ability to problem solve
- An ability to manage time
- An ability to undertake self-directed work
- An ability to write a formal report using standard scientific terminology

*Course content subject to change