Inorganic Chemistry I

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In this course, students receive instruction on fundamentals of inorganic chemistry. The course starts with an introduction about atomic structure and detailed study of periodicity, chemical bonds and molecular shapes. The course then proceeds to solid state chemistry, as well as acid/base chemistry. In depth understanding of symmetry operations and molecular symmetry is also involved. Course Objectives The course is intended to introduce students to basic concepts of bonding and structure in inorganic compounds (molecular, ionic, macromolecules, and networks). Theoretical reasoning of commonly encountered facts are introduced. Intended learning Outcomes and Competences At the end of this course students should be able to; 1. Teach chemistry classes at different high school levels 2. Use qualitative aspects of quantum theory in describing atom structure. 2. Correlate chemical & physical properties of elements with their positions in periodic table 3. Use modern bonding theories in explaining structure and chemical properties of different compounds. 4. Master different definitions, concepts and structures of acids and bases, and utilize them in explaining physical and chemical properties. 6. Use different bonding & structure theories in understanding inorganic solids and their applications. Textbook and References (Online Resources) Text Books: Gary L. Miessler and Donald A. Tarr, Inorganic Chemistry, 4h ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, USA and other countries, 2011. Other reference books: Reference: 1) Basic Inorganic chemistry "F. Albert cotton, Geoffry Wilkinson and Paul L. Gaus", 1995. 2) An Introduction to Inorganic chemistry "K.F.Kotz and J.C.Purcell, 1980. 3) Other inorganic chemistry textbooks, such as Inorganic Chemistry, by James E. Huheey, Ellen A Keiter, Richard L. Keiter. 4th Edition, 1993. 4) Shriver and Atkins' Inorganic Chemistry, 5th ed., W.H. Freeman and Comp., NY, 2010. Assessment Criteria Activity Percent (%) Midterm Exams 40 Participation 10 Other criteria (Research, Discussion..etc) Final Exam 50 Course Contents: Chapter Title Lectures (estimated) 1 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 6 2 Atomic Structure 7 3 General Bonding Theories 6 Exam 1 1 4 Molecular Symmetry & Molecular Structures Section 4.3 and 4.4 4 5 Molecular Orbitals 7 6 Acid-Base and Donor-Acceptor Chemistry 6 Exam 2 1 7 The Crystalline Solid State 8 Final Exam 2 Total Lectures 48 August 30, 2012