Tutor, Inorganic Chemistry, second year. (Undergraduate)
Transition Metal Co-ord & Organometallic Chem - CH2.I3
To introduce you to the chemistry of the d-block metals and their ligated complexes. You will be able to understand the origin of certain physical properties (e.g. magnetism and colour), and reactivity, from first principles (atomic structure). You will realise the importance of electronic configuration, and valence count, in determining both structure and reactivity. This will allow you to appreciate the importance of these factors in catalysis, especially in organometallic compounds.