Students should be able to describe fundamental principles of atomic structure, give the electronic structures of atoms and their quantum numbers. Students should appreciate how the electronic structure of atoms leads to the build-up of the periodic table. Students should be able to construct and interpret simple M O diagrams for diatomics; define and apply the terms used in co-ordination chemistry including asymmetry. Students should have an understanding of the concept of ionic bonding and the stability and structures of ionic solids. Students should be able to recognise and illustrate simple solid state structures and have an understanding of interactions in ionic solids. Students should understand the basic types of packing as related to atoms in metallic structures and ions in the ionic solids encountered above. Students should be able to display a knowledge of the chemistry of hydrogen and the s and p block elements of groups 1, 2 and 17 and their compounds. Students should have a fundamental understanding of the properties of the elements of the first transition series, coordination complexes, their bonding, isomerism and stability.

Term(s) offered: Autumn/Spring/Summer term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: [None]