Core Module 9: Advanced Core Chemistry III - CHE00003H

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  • Department: Chemistry
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Richard Douthwaite
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2016-17

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2016-17 to Summer Term 2016-17

Module aims

Core Module 9 emphasises topics in inorganic and materials chemistry. Advanced Core Chemistry II & III, continue the theme established by Core Module 7 covering a mixture of inorganic, organic and physical topics.

Module learning outcomes

  • Students will achieve an understanding of the fundamentals of magnetic resonance
  • Students will achieve an understanding of the electronic properties of materials
  • Students will achieve an understanding of the applications of quantum chemistry
  • Students will obtain a good understanding of materials and nanoparticles
  • Students will achieve an understanding of f-block chemistry, drawing on some of the ideas of atomic state descriptions introduced in Stage 2
  • Students will achieve an understanding of the electronic spectra and photochemistry of transition metal complexes.
  • Students will achieve an understanding of dynamic electrochemistry

Module content

Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance

MEH

6 lectures

coll workshop

Materials & Nanoparticles

RED

8 lectures

coll workshop

Electronic Spectra & Photochemistry of TM Complexes

RNP

6 lectures

coll workshop

f-block & Nuclear Chemistry

PHW

7 lectures

tutorial

Dynamic Electrochemistry

AP

5 lectures

coll workshop

Electronic Properties of Materials

MAB

5 lectures

coll workshop

Applications of Quantum Chemistry*

PBK/MAB

4 x 2 h w/shop

Assessment: 3 h paper (Term 9, Weeks 6-7) (85%) and assessed workshop* (15%).

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Applications of Quantum Chemistry
N/A 15
University - closed examination
Core Module 9
3 hours 85

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Core Module 9
3 hours 85

Module feedback

The closed examinations are marked typically within 10 days with mark slips (with per-question break-down) being returned to students via supervisors. Outline answers are made available via the Chemistry web pages when the students receive their marks, so that they can assess their own detailed progress/achievement. The examiners reports for each question are made available to the students via the Chemistry web pages.

Indicative reading

Increasingly, specialised texts and the research literature will be used to support the course (and individual lecturers will give you lists of recommended literature), the Department continues to recommend the following core textbooks for Year 3:

  • P. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller, F. Armstrong, “Shriver and Atkin’s Inorganic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 2010. Available from University library.
  • J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, P. Wothers, “Organic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 2001. Available from University library. There is also an updated 2012 edition of this book.
  • “Atkins' Physical Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 2010. Available from University library.
  • D. A. Skoog, D. M. West, F. J. Holler, S. R. Crouch, “Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry”, Thomson/Brooks/Cole, 2004. Available from University library. There is also an updated 2012 edition of this book.



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