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Module

CHY8430 : Advanced Problem Solving

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Johan Eriksson
  • Lecturer: Professor Andrew Benniston, Dr Jerry Hagon, Dr Ben Horrocks
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
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

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

The Written assessment assesses learning across the taught course material and conceptual understanding of primary literature in the subject area

The course involves a series of formative 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

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.

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Timetable