Module Catalogues

Introductory Inorganic Chemistry

Module Title Introductory Inorganic Chemistry
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

The aim of this module is to give students an understanding of the underlying principles of the chemistry of the main-group elements and to give them an appreciation of the importance of inorganic chemistry in everyday life.

Learning outcomes

A	discuss the principle of atomic and molecular electronic structure, and the three-dimensional shape of molecules
B show understanding of acid-base theories and redox equilibria
C discuss the chemistry of oxides, hydroxides, halides, and hydrides of the main group elements
D describe the structures of simple solids
E demonstrate basic knowledge of the structure and reactivity of organometallic compounds of the main group elements
F appreciate the fundamental techniques used in the preparation and analysis of simple inorganic compounds
G develop planning and time-management skills associated with practical work, and report writing

Method of teaching and learning

Lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions