Chemistry of the p-Block and f-Block Elements - E-Learning (F1186)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

The aim of this module is to explore selected areas of Main Group Chemistry and introduce the chemistry of the lathanide and actinide elements, in both cases highlighting differences with the chemistry of elements from the transistion series.

Topics covered include: aspects of bonding in the p-block elements; NMR spectroscopy of the p-block elements; main group cluster species; introduction to lanthanides and their chemistry; coordination chemistry and applications of lanthanide complexes; actinide chemistry.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: