• Offered by Research School of Chemistry
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Chemistry
  • Areas of interest Chemistry
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course introduce students to the ligand-field model and its applications in understanding the electronic (UV/Vis) spectra and magnetism of transition metal complexes. The course also involves a basic introduction to computational chemistry with the emphasis on molecular-orbital theory. The laboratory sessions provide students with experience in the computational chemistry techniques used to model the structures, properties and chemical reactivity of molecules.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

 

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

 

1. A background knowledge of the ligand-field model and its applications in understanding the electronic spectra and magnetism of transition metal complexes. (LO1)

2. An understanding of the theory, concepts and terminology of computational chemistry with an emphasis on electronic structure calculations using the molecular-orbital model. (LO2)

3. Be able to perform electronic structure calculations using computational chemistry software such as the Gaussian molecular-orbital program. (LO3)

Indicative Assessment

Written Exams 70% (LO1-LO2)

Lab Reports 30% (LO3)

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Workload

65 hours of lectures/tutorials/laboratory plus a further 65 hours of independent learning.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHEM2210. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously studied CHEM3023 and CHEM3064

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Background knowledge in inorganic and or physical chemistry at the second year level.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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