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Module Code: CHE103
Module Title: Introductory Inorganic Chemistry
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: N/A
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
• Introduction to the importance of inorganic compounds in everyday life

• The concepts of periodicity as a framework for understanding main group inorganic chemistry

• Structures of metals and of ionic solids

• Energetic of ionic solids

• Valence-bond theory, hybridization, Molecular orbital theory

• The chemistry of oxides, hydroxides, halides, and hydrides of the s- and p-blocks elements

• Electrochemical reactions

• Acid and bases- the concept of Lewis acidity and basicity

• Organometallic compounds of s- and p elements
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     26  20    78  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Examination 60.00
2 Class Test 10.00
3 Coursework 10.00
4 Laboratory Work 20.00
901 Lab Practicals (The First Sit Mark Will Be Carried Forward For Calculating The Resit Module Mark) 20.00

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