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Molecular Design and Reactivity (6 points)


Leader: Dr Richard Morrison

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Basic principles and key aspects of molecular design, synthesis, structure and reactivity of carbon based molecules and metal complexes with examples taken from important biological, industrial and environmental processes. It will cover aspects of reactive intermediates; carbocations; molecular rearrangements; nucleophilic substitution; elimination reactions; free radicals; aromatic and heterocyclic chemistry; pericyclic reactions; carbonyl compounds; geometry, properties and bonding in transition metal complexes; metal coordination environments in metalloproteins; metal ions in metalloproteins; metal complexation in aquatic systems.

Assessment: Examination (2 hours): 50% + Mid-semester test (1 hour): 20% + Practical work: 30%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and the equivalent of 3 hours laboratory activity per week

Prerequisites: CHM1011 and CHM1022, or CHM1031 and CHM1042, or equivalent, or BMS1011

Prohibitions: CHM2912.

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