Aims/Description: This module will continue to develop students' knowledge and skills in inorganic chemistry, dealing with the properties of compounds in both solution and the solid state. It will cover the synthesis, structures and reactivity of organometallic compounds and their important role in catalysis, along with structural, photophysical and magnetic properties of coordination compounds. The principles of crystallographic structure determination are introduced, with a focus on single crystal X-ray diffraction. Practical work in the lab focuses on developing experimental skills in the study of inorganic compounds, using contemporary synthetic and analytical methods.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students in Department of Chemistry.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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