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Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

Stream Representative

Dr Jeremy Cockcroft: j.k.cockcroft@ucl.ac.uk

Aims

Inorganic and materials chemistry is concerned with aspects of the chemistry of elements from across the periodic table. The topics covered range from bonding models, chemical structure and mechanism of s, p, d and f-block elements, to applications of new materials in the 21st century.

Objectives

Students who complete this stream will understand:

  • chemical bonding, symmetry elements and point groups in molecules
  • the rules that describe the elements of a group in the periodic table
  • the chemical and physical basis of new technologically important materials such as 'intelligent' window coatings, and chemistry in extreme environments 
  • how to synthesise materials and characterise the properties of materials using spectroscopy in the laboratory
Year 1

All Inorganic Chemistry stream students take:

and must pick 15 credits from:

Year 2

All Inorganic Chemistry stream students must take:

and may take 0 -15 credits of (depending on their option in year 1):

Year 3

All Inorganic Chemistry stream students must take:

If students major in Inorganic Chemistry they take:

Students majoring take 15 - 30 credits and students minoring take 0 - 15 credits of the following:

Year 4

All students majoring in Inorganic Chemistry take:

Students majoring take 15 - 45 credits and students minoring take 0 - 30 credits of the following:

The Inorganic Chemistry Stream combines with: