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Module Code: CHE301
Module Title: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: CHE103 CHE204
The aims of the module are:
- To rationalise the vast range of pseudo-first order rate constants found for ligand exchange among metal ions from across the Periodic Table.
- To outline key mechanisms by which transition and non-transition metal ions undergo ligand exchange in solution.
- To outline and rationalise the chemistry of complexes with metal-alkyl and metalcarbene bond.
- To outline and rationalise the chemistry of transition-metal complexes containing metal to carbon s-bonds, eg metal-alkyl, metal-acetylide, metal-vinyl, and metal-carbene complexes.
- To show how metals coordinate to compounds such as alkenes, alkynes, allyls and conjugated p-systems CnHn (n = 5 to 8) via interactions with the C-C multiple bonds.
- To provide an introduction to the structures of solid state materials and the role of diffraction in studying these structures.
- To explain how electrons behave in extended structures, with particular reference to the distinction between metals and insulators, and the behaviour of doped semiconductors.
Learning outcomes 
By the end of the module, students should be able to:

a. Demonstrate an understanding of how ligand field and other factors help determine both the rate and the mechanism of ligand exchange for a given metal ion.

b. Appreciate the bonding of different organic fragments to transition metals and how a variety of physical measurements can be used to substantiate these ideas.

c. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of infinite solids and their diffraction of X-rays.

d. Appreciate the basic principles and some practice of modern X-ray crystallography.

e. Appreciate the factors affecting the electronic properties of solids.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module consists of thirteen 2 hour lectures, supported by nine 2-hr tutorials and two 4hr labs on X-ray diffraction analysis. Students should expect to spend at least 7~8 hrs per week in private study related to this module.
Organometallic Compounds Containing Metal -Carbon Bonds with σ - and/or π -bonds (Five 2x45min-lectures)

• Revision and extension of Year 2 materials including electron counting systems, CO, PR3 and H complexes. H2 complexes

• Synthesis, characterisation and reactivity of complexes containing metal-carbon single bonds; metal alkyl, metal-acetylide, metal-vinyl complexes. Activation of C-H bonds, C-C bond forming reactions.

• Synthesis, characterisation and reactivity of complexes containing metal-carbon double bonds; metal carbenes and carbynes

• Synthesis, characterisation and reactivity of -bonded systems; metal alkene and metal alkyne complexes. C-C bond forming reactions, olefin metathesis and ROMP

• Synthesis and characterisation of metal allyl and diene complexes. Reactions and fluxionality, ring whizzers, cyclic p-bonded systems; metal cyclopentadienyl and metal arene complexes

Introduction to Solid State Chemistry (Five 2x45min-lectures)

• Diffraction Theory and Related Techniques: Lattices and structures. Unit cells - primitive and centered. Miller indices. Diffraction. Braggs Law. Single Crystal Diffraction. Powder Diffraction.

• Structural Chemistry: Simple structures derived from cubic and hexagonal close packing of spheres. Construction of the perovskite structure from cubic close packing. Cation and vacancy ordering YBa 2Cu3O7 structure as a perovskite superstructure, spinel and pyrochlore

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     18  8    98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Written Examination 60.00
2 Cw 15.00
3 Test 15.00
4 Lab 10.00

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