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CH4514   Advanced Metal Chemistry

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module covers the heavier d-block and f-block metals and also the theory behind bonding, magnetism and electronic spectroscopy in d-block metal complexes. At the end of the module students should be in a position to understand fully the nature of bonding in d- and f-block metal systems, to understand the electronic spectra of d-block complexes and to rationalise trends in chemical properties both down and across the periodic table. The module also aims to explore the role played by inorganic systems in biology and their growing importance in medicine. There will also be discussion of the mechanisms of action of some inorganic systems in biology.

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}

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CH4455

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: 20

Guided independent study hours: 80

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 E Zysman-Colman, Dr B E Bode