The Chemistry of stable, unstable and non-existent inorganic compounds (859C1)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
This module explores the latest advances in the chemistry of heavy main group elements. It is based on recent findings in the subject, combining lectures with directed and independent reading, class discussion and critical review of the literature. Lectures will deal with strategies for the synthesis and application of reactive and exotic main-group compounds and ligands, and the conceptual treatments and theories used to explain and guide their study. The formal lectures will be augmented with in-class discussions and problem-solving exercises.
30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)
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.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: