SLE361 - Inorganic Chemistry


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

SLE210 and one of SLE213, SLE214

Corequisite: SLE010
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 x 1 hour lectures per week, 4 x 2 hour practical experience (workshop) per trimester, 5 x 4 hour practical experience (laboratory) per trimester.


This unit builds on the foundations of coordination chemistry introduced in SLE210. Students will learn further theory of inorganic chemistry including electronic spectroscopy, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, and about metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The laboratory program will allow students to explore practically how coordination compounds are made and some of their uses in catalysis. The unit is presented in the context of green and sustainable chemistry, and all aspects will involve evaluation of the environmental impact of the chemistry.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% of the marks available in the practical component.

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