Structure, Bonding and the Periodic Table

Module code: F1143
Level 4
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop, Practical
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

In this module, you look at origins of the elements and you are introduced to a series of models used to describe bonding in simple molecules.

You use basic mathematical equations and experimental techniques to develop your understanding of the structure and bonding that occurs at a molecular level and you are introduced to a range of basic spectroscopic techniques and the theory that underpins them.

You then go on to discuss the periodic trends in the physical and chemical properties of elements, and the structures of the extended inorganic solids formed from them.

Module learning outcomes

  • Knowledge and interpretation of data of a range of spectroscopic techniques and the theory underpinning them
  • Knowledge of a series of models describing the bonding in simple inorganic molecules
  • Be able to manipulate basic mathematical equations as used in chemistry
  • Knowledge of basic periodic trends in the properties of inorganic molecules