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Module

CHY3310 : Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Andrew Houlton
  • 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 introduce the fundamentals and reactions of organometallic chemistry and the relevance, in particular, to homogeneous catalysis; to introduce inorganic aspects of biological systems and role of metals ions in biological and medicinal; to demonstrate the diverse chemistry of the main group elements and introduce concepts and examples of molecular-materials chemistry.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will feature a selected topics from those detailed below.

Organometallic Chemistry
Introduction including bonding concepts, the 18-electron rule and important ligand types.
The synthesis of organometallic compounds, organometallic transformations and example of their
use in catalysis. The synthesis, bonding and reactivity of transition metal carbenes

Comparative Main Group Chemistry
Main group organometallics
Electron-deficient compounds
Compounds of the main group elements in unusual oxidation states
Multiple bonds between heavier main group elements
Main group elements as transition metal mimics – small molecule activation
Frustrated Lewis pairs

Bioinorganic Chemistry
An introduction to bioinorganic chemistry; the essential metals, overview of functions,
dose-response curves, metal-ion overload-deficiency and treatments,.
An introduction to metalloproteins. Protein structure, metal ion binding groups, the role of
metal ions.
Metallo-proteins – structures and functions
Metal ion binding in DNA.
Metal-containing anti-tumour drugs

Molecular-Materials Chemistry
Molecular assembly via polymerisation. Surface-immobilisation, layer-by layer deposition,
crystallization etc
Designing in properties e.g. conduction, magnetics, optical effects

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture421:0042:00Lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1118:30118:30Independent study, background reading and practice examination papers
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00End of Semester 2 examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion210:5017:30Revision for end of Semester 2 examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30End of Semester 1 formative examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion210:5017:30Revision of end of Semester 1 formative examination
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

A variety of methods will be used for delivery of the material and to ensure that students actively engage with the subject matter. Lectures will provide the basis for enhancing the subject and allow students to take the learning element into future practical sessions.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100End of module examination
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
PC Examination1AAssessment of part module examination
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The formative exam will assess the level of knowledge and understanding from topics studied in semester 1. This will allow the module team to review and feedback on any topic which may have been problematic.

The summative written examination will assess the level of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the module. The examination will present students with questions from a selection of topics learnt throughout semester 1 and 2 module content.

Reading Lists

Timetable