Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 350) Schedule – Fall 2013

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This is the schedule for the class this semester. It will be updated regularly, so please check back often. The schedule will contain planned lecture topics for each day, dates of all exams, suggested homework problems from the textbook, links which may be useful to you, and other important information regarding the class.

Textbooks:
Miessler cover  Inorganic Chemistry  Miessler, Fischer and Tarr (5th Edition) Pearson Prentice Hall, 2014
Vincent cover  Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory, Vincent, (2nd Edition) Wiley, 2001
Sapling Online homework problems: due Sunday nights at 11:55 p.m.



Monday Class Wednesday Class Friday Class
Week 1
8/28-30

Introduction

Lecture:  Electronic Structure of Atoms and the d Orbitals (Chapter 2)

End of chapter homework problems from chapter 2 of 5th Edition of Miessler: 15, 16, 23, 24-29, 31, 33, 36a, 38, 39, 43, 44

Week 2
9/2-6

No Class - Labor Day Holiday

Lecture:  The Slater Rules and Effective Nuclear Charge (Chapter 2)

Quiz

Lecture:  The Slater Rules and Effective Nuclear Charge (Chapter 2)

First homework assignment due on Sapling Learning Sunday night

Week 3
9/9-13

Quiz

Lecture:  Trends in the Periodic Table (Chapter 2)

Lecture:  Simple Bonding, Main Group Chemistry (Chapter 3)

Last Day to drop class

Lecture:  Main Group Chemistry, VSEPR (Chapter 3)

End of chapter homework problems from chapters 3 and 8 of 5th Edition of Miessler: Chapter 3: 6, 8, 9, 10, 17, 20. Chapter 8: 8, 20, 42

Lecture:  Main Group Chemistry, VSEPR (Chapter 3)

Week 4
9/16-20

Quiz

Lecture:  Main Group Chemistry, VSEPR (Chapter 3)

Lecture: Introduction to Symmetry (Chapter 4 and Vincent book)

EXAM 1

Topics to study for first exam

Week 5
9/23-27

Lecture: Introduction to Symmetry (Chapter 4 and Vincent book)

End of chapter homework problems from chapter 4 of 5th Edition of Miessler: 1-6, 13, 23

Lecture: Symmetry and Point Groups (Chapter 4 and Vincent book)

Lecture: Symmetry and Point Groups (Chapter 4 and Vincent book)

Week 6
9/30-10/4

Quiz

Lecture: Symmetry and Point Groups (Chapter 4 and Vincent book)

Lecture: Character Tables; Reducible and Irreducible Representations (Chapter 4 and Vincent book)

Lecture: Symmetry and Molecular Vibrations (Chapter 4 and Vincent book)

Week 7
10/7-11

Quiz

Lecture: Symmetry and Molecular Vibrations (Chapter 4 and Vincent book)

Lecture:  Introduction to Inorganic Complexes (Chapter 9)

Lecture:  Introduction to Inorganic Complexes (Chapter 9)

Week 8
10/14-18

Quiz

Lecture:  Geometries and Isomers of Inorganic Complexes (Chapter 9)

Lecture:  Geometries and Isomers of Inorganic Complexes (Chapter 9)

EXAM 2

Topics to study for second exam

Week 9
10/21-25

Lecture:  Nomenclature of Inorganic Complexes (Chapter 9)

Lecture: Crystal Field Theory (Chapter 10)

Lecture: Crystal Field Theory (Chapter 10)

Week 10
10/28-11/1

Quiz

Lecture: Crystal Field Theory (Chapter 10)

Lecture: Crystal Field Theory and Magnetic Properties of Transition Metals (Chapter 10)

Last day to withdraw from the class (drop with a "W")

Lecture: Ligand Field Theory (Chapter 10)

Week 11
11/4-8

Quiz

Lecture: Ligand Field Theory (Chapter 10)

Lecture:  Spectroscopy of Inorganic Complexes (Chapter 11)

Lecture:  Spectroscopy of Inorganic Complexes (Chapter 11)

Week 12
11/11-15

No Class - Veterans' Day Holiday

Quiz

Lecture:  Reactions and Mechanisms of Inorganic Complexes (Chapter 12)

Lecture:  Reactions and Mechanisms of Inorganic Complexes (Chapter 12)

Week 13
11/18-22

Quiz

Lecture:  HSAB theory (Section 6.6)

Lecture:  Organometallic Chemistry (Chapter 13)

EXAM 3
Topics to study for third exam
Week 14
11/25-29
Lecture:  Organometallic Chemistry (Chapter 13)

Make-up Lecture (if needed)

No Class - Thanksgiving Holiday
Week 15
12/2-6

Quiz

Lecture:  Organometallic Chemistry (Chapter 13)

Lecture:  Bioinorganic and Environmental Chemistry (Chapter 16) Lecture:  Bioinorganic and Environmental Chemistry (Chapter 16)

Week 16
12/9-11

Quiz

Lecture:  Bioinorganic and Environmental Chemistry (Chapter 16)

Lecture:  Bioinorganic and Environmental Chemistry (Chapter 16)
Finals Week

Final Exam:  Monday December 16th, 3:00-5:00 p.m