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CH267 - Transition Metal Chemistry: Structure, Reactivity & Organometalic Chemistry

  • Module code: CH267
  • Module name: Transition Metal Chemistry: Structure, Reactivity & Organometalic Chemistry
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To develop a formal understanding of bonding in transition metal complexes, as a platform for understanding the reactivity of such complexes; To develop a systematic knowledge of organometallic chemistry, and thereby explore some of the conceptual links between organic and inorganic.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: Understand and describe the factors affecting reactivity of s and p block alkyls and aryls. Explain successes and limitations of synthetic methods. Describe the MO basis for understanding the 18e rule Explain why classical complexes and square-planar organometallics do not follow the 18e rule Count electrons in organometallic complexes Use an MO bonding description to describe the bonding of common ligands to transition metals. Appreciate synthetic methods to make simple complexes. Understand basic reactivity of TM organometallic complexes, exemplified by ligand substitution, oxidative addition, reductive elimination and migratory insertion reactions.

Timetabled teaching activities

10 weeks, 34 contact hours ( lectures - 30hrs, tutorials - 4hrs). 116 hrs self study.

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/CH267

Other essential notes

Pre-requisites: CH160

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: CH267-15)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry with Intercalated Year (B9F1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry (BF91) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) Variants (F101) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F105) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F106) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) (F107) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate MChem Chemistry with Industrial Training (F108) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F121) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) Variants (F122) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F125) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F126) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry(with Intercalated Year) (F127) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Training (F128) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemical Biology MChem with Intercalated Year (F1C1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (F1N1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (with Intercalated Year) (F1N2) - Year 2
  • MChem Chemical Biology (FC11) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry and Business Studies (FN11) - Year 2
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A