Inorganic Chemistry: Transition Metals & Complexes - CHEM3031

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Chemistry

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: CHEM2031 or CHEM2839

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course will provide you with an understanding of transition metal complexes, with a particular emphasis on recent developments and applications of these complexes in industry, in biology, and in research. In this course you will learn about: (a) How the structure and bonding within metal complex dictates its spectroscopic and magnetic properties; (b) The key mechanisms by which metal complexes react; (c) Organometallic chemistry and its importance in catalysis; (d) Bioinorganic chemistry – how transition metal chemistry is employed by living systems (in metalloenzymes).
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