Chemistry

Co-ordination Chemistry

Module code: F1083
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Practical, Workshop
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module, Co-ordination Chemistry, provides a complete description of the non-organometallic molecular chemistry of the transition metals.

The module includes:

  • structure and bonding of coordination compounds
  • aspects of symmetry
  • inorganic reaction mechanisms
  • applications of NMR to inorganic systems
  • magnetochemistry.

Module learning outcomes

  • Describe quantitatively and qualitatively the electronic spectroscopy and magnetochemistry of transition metal complexes
  • Explain and describe the fundamental rationale for observed properties of transition metal complexes
  • Describe the synthesis, structure, symmetry, magnetoelectronic and spectroscopic properties of a given transition metal complex
  • Describe reaction mechanisms common to transition metal complexes with reference to synthesis and ligand transformations