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CHEM303 Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

Concepts of bonding, coordination chemistry, solid state structure and multinuclear NMR will be used to predict and rationalise the synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

Using selected lecture and laboratory themes students will gain an understanding of how the concepts of bonding, coordination chemistry and solid-state structure can be used to predict and rationalise the synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

Paper title Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Paper code CHEM303
Subject Chemistry
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
18 200-level CHEM points
Recommended Preparation
CHEM 203
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
This is an important paper for chemistry majors and for all students requiring knowledge and understanding of inorganic chemistry to underpin their major subject.
Contact
Dr Nigel T. Lucas nlucas@chemistry.otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 479 5377
Location: Science II, 3n11
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Nigel Lucas
Prof Sally Brooker
Prof Lyall Hanton
Paper Structure
The topics covered in CHEM 303 are:
  • Transition metal organometallic chemistry
    • Study of the compounds with M-C bonds and their reactivity, structure and involvement in catalytic reactions
  • Coordination chemistry
    • Emphasis is on the synthesis, structure and physical properties of transition metal coordination complexes
  • Ligand substitution and fluxional processes
    • Materials chemistry
    • Comparison of metal oxide and sulfide solid structures and a study of the consequential band structure, magnetic and electronic properties
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    • Introduction to crystal structure analysis
Teaching Arrangements
There are three lectures and one 4-hour laboratory class each week.
Textbooks
Housecroft, C.R. and Sharpe, A.G. Inorganic Chemistry, (2nd edition or later), Prentice Hall. Highly Recommended
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Expectations at the completion of the paper:
  • An understanding of how the concepts of bonding, coordination chemistry and solid-state structure can be used to predict and rationalise the synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic compounds
  • An ability to carry out practical work; emphasis will be on synthetic and spectroscopic techniques which give a good grounding in experimental inorganic and organometallic chemistry
  • An ability to work successfully in a team
  • An ability to use the literature and a variety of information systems
  • An ability to problem solve
  • An ability to manage time
  • An ability to undertake self-directed work
  • An ability to write a formal report using standard scientific terminology

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 11:00-11:50 9-14, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Thursday 14:00-17:50 10-15, 17-22
P2 Friday 14:00-17:50 10-14, 17-22

Concepts of bonding, coordination chemistry, solid state structure and multinuclear NMR will be used to predict and rationalise the synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

Concepts of bonding, coordination chemistry, solid-state structure and multinuclear NMR will be used to predict and rationalise the synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic compounds.
Using selected lecture and laboratory themes students will gain an understanding of how the concepts of bonding, coordination chemistry and solid-state structure can be used to predict and rationalise the synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

Paper title Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Paper code CHEM303
Subject Chemistry
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,038.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,492.80

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Prerequisite
CHEM 202 or CHEM 203
Recommended Preparation
CHEM 202 and CHEM 203
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
This is an important paper for chemistry majors and for all students requiring knowledge and understanding of inorganic chemistry to underpin their major subject.
Contact
Dr Nigel T. Lucas: nlucas@chemistry.otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 479 5377
Location: Science II, 3n11
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Nigel Lucas
Prof Sally Brooker
Prof Lyall Hanton
Paper Structure
The topics covered in CHEM 303 are:
  • Transition metal organometallic chemistry
    Study of the compounds with M-C bonds and their reactivity, structure and involvement in catalytic reactions


  • Coordination chemistry
    Emphasis is on the synthesis, structure and physical properties of transition metal coordination complexes


  • Materials chemistry
    Comparison of metal oxide and sulfide solid structures and a study of the consequential band structure, magnetic and electronic properties


  • Introduction to crystal structure analysis
Teaching Arrangements
There are three lectures and one 4-hour laboratory class each week.
Textbooks
Housecroft, C.R. and Sharpe, A.G. Inorganic Chemistry, (2nd edition or later), Prentice Hall. Highly Recommended
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Expectations at the completion of the paper:
  • An understanding of how the concepts of bonding, coordination chemistry and solid-state structure can be used to predict and rationalise the synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic compounds
  • An ability to carry out practical work; emphasis will be on synthetic and spectroscopic techniques which give a good grounding in experimental inorganic and organometallic chemistry
  • An ability to work successfully in a team
  • An ability to use the literature and a variety of information systems
  • An ability to problem solve
  • An ability to manage time
  • An ability to undertake self-directed work
  • An ability to write a formal report using standard scientific terminology

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
Friday 11:00-11:50 9-12, 15-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Thursday 14:00-17:50 10-13, 15-22
P2 Friday 14:00-17:50 10-12, 15-22