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Module

CHY1310 : Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Hanno Kossen
  • Lecturer: Dr John Errington, Professor Andrew Benniston, Dr Paul Waddell, Dr Andrew Pike, Dr Mike Probert
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To provide the fundamental foundations for a modern inorganic chemistry. To introduce the concepts and nomenclature of required for detailed study in the field; to teach the basic theoretical skills needed and the rational approach to using this knowledge in the inorganic chemistry area, particularly focusing on the syllabus detailed below, and how these areas link to current research

Outline Of Syllabus

Throughout the module, students will be introduced to:

Periodicity and trends in inorganic chemistry
Atomic and molecular orbitals
Bonding and structure of molecules
Molecular structure and rationalisation
Molecular symmetry
Coordination complexes and chemistry of the transition metals
Structure energetics and properties of simple solids
Acid and base chemistry for inorganic compounds

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable