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CM2519: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:23


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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 32 - 35, 32 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27, 29, 31, 33, 35

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

5 x Lab sessions based on online lab sessions - 25%

1 x Hand-in problem sheet and 1 x online test - 25%

1 x End of term take home exam - 50%

Alternative Resit Assessment

Resit of failed take-home (48 hour) exam(s) and/or submission of missed, or resubmission of failed components of lab and/or CA if overall component was failed.

 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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