Co-ordination Chemistry (F1083)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

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.


39%: Lecture
61%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)


40%: Coursework (Problem set, Report)
60%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 61 hours of contact time and about 89 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.