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CH3512   Organometallic Chemistry

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module offers a systematic introductory treatment of organometallic compounds, emphasising fundamental concepts and the principal functional groups of organometallic chemistry. Topics include: the hapto nomenclature and 18-electron rule; synthesis of complexes of CO, alkyl, alkene, alkyne and carbocyclic ligands; static and dynamic structures; reactions of coordinated ligands; unit processes involved in homogeneous catalytic cycles.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CH2501 and pass at least 1 module from {CH2601, CH2603, CH2701}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 - 3 lectures per week over 5 - 7 weeks (Weeks 1 - 7) and 2 - 3 tutorials in total.

Scheduled learning hours: 17

Guided independent study hours: 83

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr P Webb