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CH3F0 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Laboratory

  • Module code: CH3F0
  • Module name: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Laboratory
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to give an advanced background to the issues which impact on industrial catalytic reactions. Organometallic chemistry uses principles from organic and inorganic (particularly coordination) chemistry, and also physical chemistry (particularly kinetics). Inorganic materials chemistry uses principles from inorganic chemistry (structures of solids) and physical chemistry (electronic properties of solids). The module draws together aspects of this work developed in y2 and extends it to the types of reactions and catalysis used widely in chemical industries (petrochemicals, polymers, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals).

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: Apply and understand the limitations of the 18 electron counting rule in rationalising the stability of organometallic complexes by consideration of other properties of the constituent metal and ligands (sterics, coordination number). Calculate and interpret the changes in oxidation state, coordination number and valence electron count during elementary reactions and use these to predict outcomes (For each of the organometallic reaction classes in Syllabus): • Understand the mechanistic basis (using e.g. frontier MO descriptions). • Recognise the situations (structure, electron count, coordination number, steric/strain) in which the reaction may occur or is promoted/suppressed. • Interpret trends in given mechanistic data (i.e. reaction outcomes: rate, structure/reactivity, stability, product distribution, stereochemistry) in terms of the above. • Predict the effects of designed changes of complex properties (coordination number, ligand size, charge, electron density, electron count) on reaction outcomes. • Suggest & justify modifications to systems in order to effect changes in reaction outcome. Design and interpret chemical and isotopic labelling, and other mechanistic probe experiments.

Timetabled teaching activities

Duration: 6 weeks (5 weeks lectures, one week Laboratory sessions) 20 Lectures 6 Workshops (3 workshops and 3 revision) 5 Laboratory Days (30 hours)

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/CH3F0

Other essential notes

Pre-requisite: CH267

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: CH3F0-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Laboratory Report 33%
  1.5 hour examination (March) 67%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed visiting/exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry with Intercalated Year (B9F1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry (BF91) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) Variants (F101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F105) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) (F107) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) (F107) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F121) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) Variants (F122) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F125) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry(with Intercalated Year) (F127) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry(with Intercalated Year) (F127) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Chemical Biology MChem with Intercalated Year (F1C1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemical Biology MChem with Intercalated Year (F1C1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (F1N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (with Intercalated Year) (F1N2) - Year 4
  • MChem Chemical Biology (FC11) - Year 3
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A