Fall 2016 - CHEM 332 D200

The Chemistry of Transition Metals (3)

Class Number: 5088

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5030, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2016
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    WMC 3260, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 230, 236 and 260, or permission of the department.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The synthesis and characterization of classical and organometallic complexes of the transition metals, and their physical and chemical properties. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The synthesis and characterization of classical and organometallic complexes of the transition metals, and their physical and chemical properties.

Topics:
1. Introduction.  Classification of the transition metal (TM) elements, lanthanides and actinides and comparison with main group elements.  Review of basic concepts and nomenclature
2. Brief overview of the coordination chemistry of the transition metals
3. Introduction to common techniques used to characterize transition metal compounds:  Infrared, Raman, NMR, ESR, X-ray, etc
4. Symmetry and Group Theory
5. Crystal/ligand field theory, magnetic properties and spin transition materials
6. UV-vis spectroscopy of classical transition-metal complexes.
7. Reaction mechanisms exhibited by TM complexes:  substitution and electron transfer.
8. Introduction to TM organometallic chemisry:  18 electron rule, ligand survey, common reactions, catalysis.

Grading

  • In-Term Exams (x2) 50%
  • Final Exam 50%

NOTES:

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Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Miessler, Fischer & Tarr. Inorganic Chemistry. Custom Edition. 2016. Publisher: Pearson. 
Housecroft, C. & Sharpe, A.G.  Inorganic Chemistry. 4th Edition. 2012. Publisher: Prentice Hall.
Rankin, Mitzel & Morrison.  Structural Methods in Molecular Inorganic Chemistry (paperback). 2013. Publisher: Wiley. 

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

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