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CHY8430 : Advanced Problem Solving

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The module aims to review essential mechanistic principles and structural elucidation and the application of these to advanced chemical problems.

Outline Of Syllabus

Prof AC Benniston
The course will cover problem solving of macrocyclic ligand synthesis and the preparation of inorganic complexes, emphasising the use of NMR spectroscopy to solve structures.

This module consists of a series of advanced written problem exercises, designed to test the application of mechanism, reactivity, structure, and spectroscopy

Written examination assesses learning across the taught course material
Written assessment tests students’ conceptual understanding of primary literature in the subject area

The course involves a series of advanced problem exercises, which will be delivered and completed over the course of the Semester. Formative feedback, based on the answers provided by the students will be given in the workshop sessions on each exercise in order to enhance the performance in the subsequent exercises

The key concepts are reinforced and skills practiced during problem solving seminars
Written assignments allow students to access and review representative primary literature adding depth to conceptual understanding.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion240:5020:00Revision of end of semester examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00End of semester examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops92:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study159:0059:00Background reading and practice past paper examination questions
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The course involves a series of advanced problem exercises, which will be delivered and completed over the course of the semester. Formative feedback, based on the answers provided by the students, will be given on each exercise in order to enhance the performance in the subsequent exercises.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1801A100open book
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examination assesses problem solving ability of an interdisciplinary nature.
Study Abroad students may request to take their exam before the semester 1 exam period, in which case the format of the paper may differ from that shown in the MOF. Study Abroad students should contact the school to discuss this.

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