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Postgraduate Course: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry PGT (CHEM11068)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Chemistry CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA lecture course providing instruction in advanced aspects of modern inorganic chemistry reflecting the research interests in the School.
Course description A lecture course providing instruction in advanced aspects of modern inorganic chemistry reflecting the research interests in the School. The course comprises individual lecture courses covering the chemistry of elements from all parts of the periodic table, under themes of Molecular Magnetism, Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, Main Group Chemistry, Electron Deficient Compounds, and Inorganic Nanomaterials. Emphasis is placed upon applications of inorganic compounds in areas as diverse as information technology, catalysis, energy, and healthcare.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM10055)
Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 30, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Formative Assessment Hours 40, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Revision Session Hours 6, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 108 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written exam 60%. Coursework 40%
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To understand, assess and exploit how various classes of inorganic compounds important to modern inorganic chemistry can be prepared and characterised from choice of reactants and experimental conditions through to product characterization, explaining the principles involved and exemplify the specialist techniques used.
  2. To demonstrate advanced understanding of the physical principles underpinning inorganic chemistry, including synthesis, reactivity, properties, structure and bonding. To understand and apply methodologies for data analyses in problem solving.
  3. To assess critically recent journal articles in inorganic chemistry and describe how key chemical concepts have been used to undertake the research reported.
  4. Level 11 students are expected to demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of advanced, specialised inorganic chemistry, express originality in thinking, be able to solve abstract problems and communicate ideas and concepts to a professional standard and exercise independent thought, autonomy and initiative in learning.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsmolecular magnetism,synethetic inorganic chemistry,electron deficient compounds
Course organiserProf Euan Brechin
Tel: (0131 6)50 7545
Course secretaryMs Zoe Burger
Tel: (0131 6)50 7546
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