This course will assume a knowledge and understanding of the material presented in CSR I. The course will continue to develop an integrated approach to chemical education through instruction in theoretical and practical aspects of inorganic and organic chemistry. The organic component of the course will be centred around the important area of carbonyl chemistry and highlight the significance and applications of this area of chemistry. In particular the significance of carbonyl chemistry in biological systems and medicine will be developed. The inorganic chemistry component of the course will provide an introduction to organometallic and inorganic materials chemistry. Topics to be covered will include the structure and reactivity of main group organometallic reagents, the structure and reactivity of organotransition metal complexes and the structure, properties and uses of inorganic materials, including semiconductors and superconductors.

Unit Value: 6 Units

Coordinator: Dr Russell Barrow