External repeat only possible if lab attendance criterion is met.
Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Present the results of a practical investigation in a concise manner.
- Explain phenomena in solids including defect structures, various types of conductivity, and magnetic and optical properties, within the context of band theory
- Draw catalytic cycles to describe a range of reactions mediated by transition metal organometallic species.
- Sketch aspects of solid state structure (unit cells, polyhedra, lattice planes, how diffraction arises, unit cells, not previously encountered) and electronic structure (band diagrams, junctions).
- Describe the organometallic chemistry of transition metals with a broad range of pi-ligands.
- Explain and analyse X-ray diffraction data, including indexing cubic diffraction patterns, and carry out calculations of lattice parameters and parameters related to the electronic structure of solid state materials.
Subject Specific Practical Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Set up glassware and apparatus to conduct experiments in Inorganic Chemistry.
- Interpret data from a range of physical techniques to characterise inorganic compounds.
X-ray diffraction and structure: Crystal lattices and symmetry; Modelling solids as connected polyhedral – silicates, spinel, perovskite; Diffraction of X-rays by crystals; Indexing of diffraction data; Dependence of intensity on structure factor.
Bonding and properties of solids: Basic band theory in semiconductors, metals and insulators; Doping and compound semiconductor trends; Conductors transparent conductors and superconductors; Optical properties of solids; Magnetism in perovskites, spinels and transition metal oxides; Defects and ionic conductivity.
Organometallic chemistry: Transition metal organometallic chemistry with π-ligands; Multiply-bonded ligands; Key reactions and catalytic cycles and behaviours.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, small group tutorials and laboratory sessions.
|Completion of assessment task||24|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||58|
|Practical classes and workshops||29|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
C. E. Housecroft and A. G. Sharpe (2018). Inorganic Chemistry.
Final exam, tutorials and laboratory marks.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External