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CH3514   Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module aims to develop the student's understanding of the mechanisms that lie behind the reactions of inorganic compounds. The material will include studies of the different types of reactions that occur at metal centres and how they operate in complex systems such as metal-containing drugs and homogeneous catalysis. A second major component of the module will cover the use of spectroscopic techniques, including multinuclear NMR and EPR, to characterise main group and other inorganic compounds.

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: 2 - 3 lectures per week over 9 - 10 weeks within Weeks 1 - 11 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 coordinator: Dr B E Bode
Module teaching staff: Dr B E Bode, Dr E Zysman-Colman