Course Related Lecture Material
Since you are accessing a site in the Caribbean, why not take a
look at some ideas for lectures based
on Jamaican themes such as Blue Mountain coffee, spices, or
Much of the course information provided by the Department for our students
is delivered by a version of the Open Source Moodle System called
This site requires a valid UWI ID number and password. Some information
was placed on the Chemistry Servers before OURVLE existed and is still accessible
without ID/password but may not be current or have been updated for some time.
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A first year University course (12 lectures) on
Main Group Chemistry and
Coordination Chemistry. Updated for January 2015.
2010 notes from a second year course (15 lectures) on First Row Transition Metal Chemistry - CHEM2101 (C21J).
Prof. Dasgupta's lecture notes for C21J (2005) are available below. These can
be accessed from computers on the UWIMONA domain only.
An Introduction to Transition Metal
An Introduction to Inorganic Reaction
2010 Notes for the
Halogen and Organometallic lectures section of
the course CHEM3101 can be found here.
The interpretation of electronic
spectra of high spin first row transition metal and the
problems of using Tanabe-Sugano diagrams as well
as how information from the spectra of some tetrahedral
cobalt(II) complexes can be used to help interpret their magnetic properties are part of the
second year laboratory course, CHEM2111.
A JSmol display of linkage isomerism and coordination
of the carbonate
Applied and Food Chemistry
The starting point for everything to do with
Applied and Food Chemistry is here.
Chemistry in our Daily Lives
a course for those seeking to discover more about the Chemistry
seen around them (3 Credits - can NOT be used as an elective for Chemistry
Majors except those with Education).
Something that might be of interest as well is
the top 50 chemicals produced in
A number of items of interest relating to Food Chemistry are
covered in the section on Jamaican
Themes for Lecture Material.
A sensitive map showing a
flavour wheel has been created to show examples of each of
the major flavour types.
The chemistry of dyes, in
particular those used as food additives, makes interesting
Booklist for courses
The 2014 booklist is available as an Abode Acrobat PDF file.
Chemistry / Biochemistry Material
In a collaborative effort with staff in the Department of
Biochemistry, we have produced some pages on logarithms and their use in pH
A number of tutorial papers for
courses are available for download and some answers have been
posted as well.
The laboratory manuals
for some courses are available.
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