In this module you will learn about the fundamental theory of bonding in solids – band theory, and show how this can be used to understand the optical, magnetic and optical properties of solid phase materials. You will also be taught about X-ray diffraction, and how this can be used to determine the structure of crystalline solids. We will also attempt to understand the links between structure and properties. The module will also expand on your knowledge of organometallic compounds, considering their use in catalytic cycles, and introducing metallocene ligands.
Pre-requisite(s): CHEM2026 and (CHEM2035 or CHEM3053 or NATS2004)