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|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- CHEM 202 or CHEM 203
- Recommended Preparation
- CHEM 202 and CHEM 203
- Schedule C
- This is an important paper for chemistry majors and for all students requiring knowledge and understanding of inorganic chemistry to underpin their major subject.
Associate Professor Nigel T. Lucas
Tel 64 3 479 5377
Location: Science II, 3n11
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Nigel Lucas
Lecturers: Professor Sally Brooker
- Paper Structure
The topics covered in CHEM 303 are:
- Transition metal organometallic
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.
- Transition metal organometallic chemistry.
- Teaching Arrangements
- There are three lectures and one 4-hour laboratory class each week.
Highly Recommended: Housecroft, C.E. and Sharpe, A.G. Inorganic Chemistry, (2nd edition or later), Pearson.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Self-motivation,
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- 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 analytical 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.