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CM2519: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This course investigates some key areas of inorganic chemistry. An introduction to simple crystal structure types is given and important solid state materials such as high temperature superconductors, photocatalysts and zeolites are described. The concept of symmetry is introduced. Redox chemistry is developed in terms of Latimer, Frost and Ellingham diagrams: their applications in modern technology and industry are emphasised, including batteries, fuel cells, corrosion, electrolysis and water purification. The key properties of transition metal complexes - shapes, colours and magnetism are described and analysed in terms of crystal field theory. Laboratory experiments are closely tied to the lecture materials.


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Eve Wildman

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course investigates some key areas of inorganic chemistry - the structures and properties of continuous solids, redox chemistry and an introduction to the transition metals. Models of close packing and other simple structure types are described for solids and concepts of symmetry are introduced. Redox chemistry is developed in terms of Latimer, Frost and Ellingham diagrams and their applications in technology and industrial processes are emphasised. The key propeties of transition metal complexes - shapes, colours and magnetism are described and analysed in terms of crystal field theory. No maths beyond basic arithmetic is needed.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 31 - 34
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 24 - 34
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25, 27, 29, 31, 33

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Summative Assessments

Exam

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Homework

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Laboratory Assessment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Marks for lab experiments and MyAberdeen assignments available as soon as possible after the assessments; feedback on wrong answers provided. Informal discussion with students in lab sessions.

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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