List of Chemistry Notes
Only covers the topics I chose to study for - namely Synthesis, Intercalation, Ruddlesden-Popper Phases, Superconductors and Zeolites
Basic notes on conformation and reactivity.
Starts with basic revision of Statistical Mechanics, then moves on to 2-Level Systems, Equilibrium Constants, etc (the more common exam questions!)
Covers aromatic reaction types, then moves onto the Synthesis and Reaction Types of each class of Heterocyclic Compound. Mostly from the two primers on these topics.
Notes mostly from the Primer, starting with Hydrogen then moving to Alkali Metals and Helium.
Some very basic notes on Atomic Structure and Periodicity.
Mostly adapted from Prof Armstrong's Lecture Notes, with a few Tutorial Essays thrown in.
Advanced Level Only. I didn't end up doing this topic, so they're actually just the lecture notes reproduced without editting, but may be useful to some!
Info about HSAB Principle, Coordination Geometries, Isomerism and Complex Stability
Covers some of the descriptive chemistry of the p-Block, done by Group (12 to 18)
Covers some of the descriptive chemistry of each element in the Transition Metals section of the Periodic Table.
Notes from the Primer, with examples.
Short notes specific to Electronic Spectroscopy, e.g. Selection Rules. Recommend the other Molecular Spectroscopy Notes first.
Covers generation through reaction types and mechanism onto synthetic uses. I did this topic at Advanced level so should be fairly comprehensive. Mixture of Primer and Lecture Notes.
Very introductory - has acids and bases, nucleophilic substitution, elimination and addition reactions. Also the ester hydrolysis mechanisms and a few named reactions at the end. Generally brief.
Notes on the basics of NMR in Inorganic Chemistry, I think mostly taken from the Primer. See Physical Notes for more about the theory.
General discussion of this, with a glossary, but not much specifics on the techniques (except EPR and Matrix Isolation)
Details on the basic types of mechanism and redox pathways, with information on how this can be detected using kinetic studies. Mostly taken from a variety of lecture notes.
Basic Ideas, Activation Energies, Steady State Approximation, then more complex reactions such as Enzyme Kinetics
Mostly Descriptive Chemistry, but discusses why the chemistry occurs as well. There is some more detail on Uranium at the end. Adapted from Dr Heyes' Lecture Notes
Brief Notes on Magnetism, I think from Dr Cox's lectures.
Notes on MO Diagrams and LCAO for simple molecular compounds and complexes. This is pretty much entirely a cut-down version of Dr Mountford's lecture handouts.
Some great notes on this topic taken from some lecture notes from a few years before me.
Covers microscopic and macroscopic interactions. Moves on to Mixtures and De-Bye Huckel Theory and so on. There are some gaps in this early on.
Contains basic facts to know, and an introduction to approximations and selection rules for molecular energy levels.
General discussion of the trends amongst the Non-Metals and reasons behind them, plus some comparisons between elements towards the end. Adapted from a variety of sources.
Basics of interpreting UV, IR, Mass Spec and NMR for Organic compounds. Also has a useful shapes and shifts diagram at the end.
Covers Organonitrogen, Organoboron, organosilicon, organophosphorus and organosulphur reactions and reagents. Mostly from the primers (where appropriate) but added to from core texts too.
Divided into saturated, unsaturated and aromatic metallated compounds. Fairly simple, but useful for going over pre-Finals.
Divided into Oxidation then Reduction. Covers the lecture notes, with more basic useful conversions thrown in (which are actually more helpful!)
Advanced Level Only - not too many mechanisms either as they're easy but I've covered most of the protection and conversion options and structure determination. Lots from the Primer, but filled in the bits it missed.
Very thorough notes on the different types of Pericyclic Reactions. Probably covers advanced as a large part of them is made up of lecture notes. I didn't use them much though - too complicated!
Based on lecture notes in Photochemistry. Bit short.
Theory behind NMR, and nature of Chemical Shifts and Spin Coupling. Moves on to Chemical Exchange and Relaxation Mechanisms.
A series of mini-essays on the concepts behind Physical Organic Chemistry. Rarely comes up, except of course the year I sat Finals ...
Some general characteristics and chemistry, followed by descriptive notes.
Covers the ionic model and lattice enthalpies (plus the Kapustinskii Equation), with some structures and thermodynamics towards the end.
Covers Protecting Groups (On and Off methods, although omitted mechanisms as they're very easy, and then moves onto some useful sugar transformations (although this doesn't often come up on Finals any more)
Covers basics and postulates, before moving onto applications, e.g. particle in a box, on a ring, etc etc.
Concentrates on bimolecular reactions and Transition State Theory, and includes things like the Kinetic Isotope Effect and Temperature-dependence.
Carbenes, Nitrenes and Arynes covered, particularly generation and reactions. Fairly basic level though.
Some basic notes at the start, then covers examples and mechanisms later on.
Basically the lecture course delivered by a number of lecturers towards the end of third year. Good general revision material.
Discussion of basic formulae, selection rules and so on relevant to rotational spectroscopy.
Incorporates Vibrational Energy Levels into molecular spectroscopy, so covering IR and Raman.
General level Solid State covering electronic properties, i.e. Band Theory, Types of Metals, Mott-Hubbard Insulators, Trends in Metals, Superconductors and special examples, then Defects and Ionic Conductivity. Little bit on Experimental Methods at the end.
Mostly first year material on structural types and predicting them, but some essays from 3rd year about Transition Metal cases are included.
Some basic notes on Acids and Bases and Redox Reactions (Frost Diagrams, Pourbaix Diagrams, etc).
Covers origins of molecular partition function, then addresses translational, rotational, vibrational and electronic components.
Some very basic conventions and symmetry rules, before moving onto Stereoelectronics Notes (most of which come from the Primer)
Quite a bit of Advanced level content, although covers the basics early on.
Fairly brief notes on isotherms and rates of reactions at surfaces. Also some experimental methods at the end. Not my favourite topic!
Starts with simplistic uses of the laws of thermodynamics before moving onto Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Mixtures.
Thorough notes on most aspects of Transition Metal Chemistry. Largely adapted from Prof Denning's lecture notes, with some extra bits thrown in.
Starts with the background to the approximations involved in this, then works through the Variation Principle and how it applies to a range of simple molecules. Finishes with Huckel Theory.
Mostly an advanced topic, although there's some Symmetry and Group Theory notes in here which are useful for General.
X-Ray Diffraction Notes that cover both general and advanced level. Also includes notes on Neutron Diffraction, EXAFS, etc.