Spring 2021 - CHEM 332 D100

The Chemistry of Transition Metals (3)

Class Number: 7148

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 17, 2021
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 230, 236W and 260, all with a minimum grade of C-, 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:

Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Mode of Teaching:

3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week
Lecture: TBD - Synchronous or asynchronous
Tutorial: TBD - Synchronous or asynchronous

Course Description:

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

  • Midterm Exams 50%
  • Quizzes/Assignments 20%
  • Final Exam 30%

NOTES:

Online Exam Invigilation: Students completing exams remotely must comply with the online invigilation procedures implemented by the course instructor.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Technology Requirements: Students are required to have a desktop or laptop computer, high-speed internet access, and a webcam and microphone (built-in or external) to participate in online courses.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Inorganic Chemistry, CHEM230/332, 2016, Publisher: Pearson.

ISBN: 9781269826389

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).