Midterm Exams: Tentative Dates Jan 31 and Feb 28 (exams are during class hours)
Final Exam: The final exam will be comprehensive. It will held on Wednesday, March 20 from 2:00 - 3:50 PM.
Group 1 and 2 elements
Group 13 elements
Group 14 elements
Group 15 elements
Group 16 elements
Group 17 elements
Group 18 elements
Solids and materials
Text: Shriver, Atkins 5/e
Solutions to exercises are on reserve at Valley Library.
1. Read assigned chapters. Refer to supplied lecture notes to see key points, emphasized sections, extended content, and worked examples. Actively take notes and ask questions where needed.
2. Do all the assigned practice exercises and problems. If you have questions, look at the solutions manual, or ask the instructor.
3. For CH 512 - do the assigned problem sets.
4. Prepare appropriately for the exams. This absolutely requires that you review the material and assigned problems over several weeks, “cramming” this material into a few days is not possible. Do the practice exams for a final review and to become comfortable with the exam format.
Course Learning Objectives:
The course is designed to for students to analyze and integrate concepts relevant to inorganic chemistry (these are described in detail below) that are required to understand, read, write, and do research in inorganic chemistry.
For each of Chapters
Understand and describe the structures and properties of important chemical compounds containing the elements in this group.
Understand and describe the chemistry (acid/base, redox) of important compounds as provided in the text, lectures, and assigned problems.
Evaluate and predict these structures and chemistries based on periodic trends and inorganic chemical concepts.
For Chapter 23
Know structures of common solid lattices including spinel and perovskite
Understand types of defects, causes, relation to nonstoichiometry and diffusion
Understand and describe examples of intercalation chemistry and chemistry of framework structures
Understand and describe cooperative phenomenon such as magnetism and ferroelectric effects.
Describe recent research topics such as fullerenes and solid electrolytes
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Last Update: 12/18/2012