CHEM40110 Advanced Applications of Inorganic Chemistry

Academic Year 2021/2022

Two advanced aspects of Inorganic chemistry will be introduced and discussed. Specifically these involve (i) the basis and use of heterogeneous catalysis in industrial and environmental applications and (ii) metal-based magnetism and luminescence.

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Learning Outcomes:

Following completion of this module the student should have an in-depth knowledge of the chemistry behind the use of heterogeneous catalysis and their application in several areas of industrial and "green" chemistry and environmental protection. This will involve an appreciation for the catalytic cycle, the bonding between reagents and catalysts, characterisations of catalytic materials and an understanding of basic catalytic kinetics. Furthermore they will have undertaken a case study of one important class of catalyst i.e. microporous and mesoporous solids.

The students should have an advanced knowledge of the energy states in free and complexed transition and lanthanide metal ions and be able to explain the differences in bonding, magnetism and optical properties of compounds from the two series.

Indicative Module Content:

Heterogeneous catalysis
Industrial and "green" chemistry
Environmental protection
Microporous and mesoporous solids.
Energy states in free and complexed transition and lanthanide metal ions
Bonding, magnetism and optical properties of transition metal and lanthanide complexes

This is a predominantly lecture-based module. The mode of delivery is blended including face-to-face and online modes.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the mode of delivery, assessment and content of the module may be subject to change.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

27

Tutorial

9

Autonomous Student Learning

72

Total

108

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Not yet recorded 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

This module is intended for students in the final year of an Honours Chemistry degree program or post graduate students in a Chemical discipline. Other students wishing to take this module must have a comparable background in chemistry and must consult the School.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
CHEM40820 - Adv. inorg. chem., taught MSc


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: end of semester written examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

80

Continuous Assessment: various assessments over the semester Varies over the Trimester n/a Not yet recorded No

20


Carry forward of passed components
Not yet recorded
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Not yet recorded
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Autumn