The aim is to provide students with an overview of the role and importance that transition metal ions play in inorganic chemistry and in organometallic chemistry and their relevance to nanotechnology. Secondly, students will learn to use the modern approach of molecular orbital theory to develop chemical bonding concepts across the periodic table, and so to acquire an understanding of ligand field theory. The spectral and magnetic properties of transition metal ions can then be understood at a sophisticated level, which allows these transition metals to be used diagnostically to identify and characterise compounds. Finally, this topic will present students with the fundamentals of inorganic chemical synthesis through a series of practical experiments. These practical experiments and the individual report will solidify students knowledge and skills in the field of inorganic chemistry and showcase the use and relevance of inorganic chemicals in nanotechnology.
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