Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (KemiVU)

Course content

Descriptive chemistry, primarily of the transition metals: Bonding and structure, reaction mechanisms and equilibrium. Simple models for electronic spectra and magnetic properties of coordination compounds.

Excersices encompassing some important characterization techniques in inorganic chemistry.

Reading and analysis of contemporary research papers in inorganic chemistry.


BSc Programme in Chemistry

Learning outcome

Knowledge of:

  • the important oxidation states for all elements
  • important characterization techniques in inorganic chemistry and of the imformation provided by these techniques
  • some basic models for electronic structure and reactivity of coordination compounds.


  • account for important binary compounds for all elements
  • account for selected coordination compounds for the d- and f-block elements
  • account for the general characteristic chemical behavior of all elements
  • account for the most important experimantal techniques in inorganic chemistry; UV-vis, EPR, IR, heteronuclear NMR, fluorescence and CD spectroscopy; as well as electrochemistry. Being able to account for the shortcomings of these techniques
  • account for structural, mechanistic and thermodynamic aspects of coordination chemistry, including isomerism and chelate effects
  • account for the electronic properties of coordination compounds
  • discuss organometallic chemistry and the models specific to this field.


  • an overview of the descriptive chemistry of the periodic table
  • ablity to read, understand and discuss contemporary research literature in inorganic chemistry
  • ability to suggest relevant experimantal techniques to address specific questions.

Lectures, laboratory excersices with mandatory reports, theoretical excersices

Announced at Absalon page

It is recommended that the student is familiar with the contents of the compulsory courses on the first year of the bachelor's degree program in Chemistry. In addition to qualifications within the fields of Thermodynamics.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 30 minutes with no preparation time
Exam registration requirements

Completion and approval of all reports associated with lab. excercises.

Only certain aids allowed

Lab exercise instructions and own data is permitted

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners

Same as the ordinary exam.

The requirement involving participation in experimental activities cannot be waived and students who do not fulfill this requirement must follow the course during the next academic year.

Criteria for exam assessment

Extent of knowledge of descriptive chemistry
Ability to account for principles in practical excersices
Ability to apply knowledge to discussion of chemical literature

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 32
  • Preparation
  • 120
  • Theory exercises
  • 16
  • Practical exercises
  • 36
  • Exam
  • 2
  • English
  • 206


Course number
7,5 ECTS
Programme level

1 block

Block 1
No limitation – unless you register in the late-registration period (BSc and MSc) or as a credit or single subject student.
Study Board of Physics, Chemistry and Nanoscience
Contracting department
  • Department of Chemistry
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator
  • Jesper Bendix   (6-666972686d7c44676c6971326f7932686f)
Saved on the 20-02-2024

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