- Code CHEM3203
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Chemistry
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Chemistry
- Areas of interest Chemistry
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof Mark Humphrey
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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The focus of this course is on the synthesis, structure and bonding, properties and reactivity of main group organometallics (including Grignard reagents, organolithium reagents, organophosphorus compounds, etc), organotransition metal chemistry and organometallic catalysis. The laboratory component of the course will aim to develop skills in the handling of air-sensitive compounds using the Schlenk technique and the purification of compounds using chromatographic techniques.
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. Explain and rationalize the synthesis, structure, bonding, properties and reactivity of both main group and transition metal organyls. (LO1)
2. Explain and rationalize industrially important catalytic processes through the application of organometallic principles. (LO2)
3. Work to a professional level of skills in a chemical synthesis laboratory demonstrating effective laboratory safety and etiquette especially in the areas of handling of air sensitive reagents, chromatographic techniques and spectroscopic characterization. (LO3)
4. Demonstrate effective report writing, experimental design and data analysis. (LO4)
Writrten Exams 70% (LO 1- LO2)
Lab Reports 30% (LO3 - LO4)
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65 hours of lectures/tutorials/laboratory plus a further 65 hours of independent learning.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Shriver and Atkins Inorganic Chemistry, 5th edition by P. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller and F. Armstrong.
Assumed KnowledgeSynthetic laboratory based skills at the second year chemistry level and a background in organic / inorganic / organometallic chemistry at the second year level.
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