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CM 3517
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTY AND CHEMISTRY OF THE ELEMENTS
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Mclaughlin

Pre-requisite(s): CM 2515, CM 2009

Note(s): This course cannot be taken with CM 3519.

Environmental topics covered will include: immobilisation and solubilisation of inorganic contaminants in water, soil and sediments; the determination of the lipophilicity and volatility of organic compounds in the environment; the mobility and toxicity of xenobiotics.

Main group/transition elements topics will include: Wades rules, structures of main group clusters and compounds, molecular orbital theory, d-orbital energies, the Jahn-Teller effect, spectroscopic terms and structure-property relationships.

12 week course - 4 one-hour lectures a week and 1 one-hour tutorial every 2 weeks, 4 three-hour practicals a week for 6 weeks (weeks 30-35).

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).
Only marks obtained on first sitting can be used for Honours classification.