Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Lectures and tutorials
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 lectures and 12 tutorials |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment.
Concurrent enrolment in Inorganic Chemistry Practical III is strongly recommended.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Credit cannot be gained for this subject and Inorganic Chemistry IIIA.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr Stephen Best
Upon completion of this subject, students should comprehend the main types of reactions of coordination compounds, cluster molecules, organometallic species and biomolecules; understand the reasons for the different types of structures observed for such molecules; have developed a knowledge of the procedures for determination of the structures via spectroscopic and related techniques; be able to identify the mechanisms of the more important reactions and evaluate the effect that this has on the chemistry; have an appreciation of the electronic structure and photochemistry of metal complexes; understand the structure of the solid state; and apply concepts developed in relation to small molecule chemistry to catalysis in biological and non-biological systems.
The lecture course covers symmetry, group theory, and their applications; metal and main group chemistry; coordination, cluster and organometallic species; reactivity, including redox and catalytic processes; and applications of nuclear magnetic resonance and related structural techniques.
Written assignments not exceeding six pages due during the semester (10%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (90%).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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|Generic Skills:||This subject will provide the student with the opportunity to establish and develop the following generic skills: an advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, an ability to evaluate the research and professional literature, a capacity to apply concepts developed in one area to a different context, and the ability to use conceptual models to rationalise observations.|
Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
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