30 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR



Aims/Description: This module builds upon CHM2104 to extend your knowledge of some more advanced aspects of inorganic chemistry. The course examines organo-transition metal compounds with both sigma- and pi-bound ligands, placing particular emphasis on bonding descriptions and stoichiometric and catalytic reactions. An introduction to the uses and limitations of single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods is given, addressing symmetry and periodicity, structure determination, and data interpretation. The properties of solid-state materials and their applications in materials science are presented, including zeolite catalysts, semiconductors and high temperature superconductors. The chemistry of coordination compounds is discussed, focusing on macrocyclic ligands, redox and magnetic properties, as well as the coordination chemistry of lanthanide elements. The important role of transition metal ions in biological systems is introduced. This unit will draw on material covered in preceding units in a synoptic application of basic chemical principles to solve a variety of problems related to inorganic chemistry. It also incorporates the further development of laboratory techniques utilised in contemporary inorganic chemistry.

Staff Contact: SPAIN SEBASTIAN G
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical skills assessment

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK