Short Title:Inorganic Chemistry
Full Title:Inorganic Chemistry
Module Code:INOC H3002
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Chemistry
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:The aims of the module are to: Extend the factual knowledge of chemistry with main group and transition metal compounds: Further their understanding of the fundamental principles involved in structure and bonding; Appreciate the variation in the different types of structure and bonding exhibited by the chemical elements within inorganic compounds; Enhance the factual knowledge of the chemistry within transition metal compounds; Develop an appreciation of the chemistry of bioinorganic and organometallic compounds
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Show an understanding of the types of bonding in inorganic compounds and be able to draw Lewis structures and molecular orbital diagrams for simple compounds
LO2 Predict the chemical and physical properties of elements and their important compounds based on the position of elements in the periodic table - have a thorough knowledge of the general chemistry of the s and p-block elements
LO3 Understand the chemistry of the transition metals, in particular their co-ordination chemistry and spectroscopy, and the theoretical explanations for these phenomena
LO4 Construct and interpret molecular orbital descriptions of octahedral complexes
LO5 Predict the geometry of co-ordination compounds based on their formulae and composition
LO6 Be able to derive CFSE of octahedral, square planar and tetrahedral geometries
LO7 Apply electron-counting rules to the prediction of the stucture/stoichiometry of simple stable organometallic compounds
LO8 Be able to apply advanced methods of inorganic quantitative analysis
LO9 Balance redox and other equations types and be able to apply them in stoichiometric calculations

Module Content & Assessment

No Course Work
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • G.L. Miessler, D.A. Tarr 2004, Inorganic Chemistry, Prentice Hall
  • J. Barrett 2001, Structure and Bonding, Tutorial Chemistry Texts, RSC
  • A.F. Hill 2002, Organotransition Metal Chemistry, Tutorial chemistry Texts, RSC
Recommended Book Resources
  • Gaus & Gaus 1995, Basic Inorganic Chemistry – Cotton, Wilkinson, 3rd Ed Ed., Wiley
  • Vincent 2000, "Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory", 2nd Ed Ed., Wiley
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 5 Group Elective 2