Syllabus 42500/B1000

City College of New York

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

Syllabus – CHEM 42500/B1000   Inorganic Chemistry

 

 

Catalog Description:

Concepts of inorganic chemistry, including bonding theory, structure of complexes, symmetry, and reaction mechanisms.

 

Prerequisites:  CHEM 26100, 26300, 33000

Suggested Co-requisites:  CHEM 33200 OR CHEM 33500

 

Hours/Credits:          3.5 hours per week, 5 cr.

Lecture is given twice per week, 1 hr 15 min

Meet weekly to discuss research report

 

Textbook:                  Inorganic Chemistry, 5th ed. by Gary L. Miessler, Paul J. Fischer and Donald A. Tarr (Pearson 2014)

ISBN – 13: 978-0-321-81105-9 (or 5th ed.)

 

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Topics covered:

 

  1. Atomic Structure
  2. Simple Bonding Theory
  3. Symmetry and Group Theory
  4. Molecular Orbitals
  5. Acids and Bases
  6. The Solid State
  7. Main Group Elements (Red-Ox concepts)
  8. Coordination Chemistry I: Structure and Isomers
  9. Coordination Chemistry II: Bonding
  10. Coordination Chemistry III: Electronic Spectra
  11. Coordination Chemistry IV: Reactions

 

Grading Scheme: 

Research Report – Homework assignments – In-class Exams (3) – Final Exam

 

The final grade is calculated as follows:                           B1000             42500

            Research Report (B1000)                                         (40%)              (N/A)

Three in-class examinations                                        (35%)              (60%)

Final Exam                                                                  (20%)              (35%)

Homework                                                                  (5%)                (5%)


Schedule:                   CHEM42500/B1000                                      B1000Assignments              

                                                                                                                       

Unit 1: Review of General Chemistry Concepts

2/1       Introduction and Chapter 2               

2/3       Chapter 2                   

2/8       Chapter 3        Homework for Chapter 2 due

2/10     Chapter 3                                                                                List of topics 

2/15                 College Closed

                       

Unit 2: Symmetry

2/22     Chapter 4        Homework for Chapter 3 due            

2/29     Chapter 4                                                                                Final topic

3/2       Review            Homework for Chapter 4 due                         Key words     

3/7                   Exam I: (Units 1 &2)

Unit 3: Theoretical Approaches

3/9       Chapter 5       

3/14     Chapter 5                                                                                Research Idea

 3/16    Chapter 5                               

3/21     Chapter 6        Homework for Chapter 5 due                         Five articles

3/23        Friday schedule-no class                 

3/28     Chapter 6                                                                                                       

3/30     Review            Homework for Chapter 6 due

4/4                   Exam II (Chapters 5 and 6)                                     

Unit 4: The Solid State

4/6       Chapter 7                                                                                Research proposal

4/11     Chapter 7       

Unit 5: Coordination Chemistry

4/13     Chapter 8.1.3 and Chapter 9    Homework for Chapter 7 due                      

4/18     Chapter 9 &10

4/20     Chapter 10

4/29                                                                                                     Full report draft

4/22 – 4/30      Spring Recess                                  

5/2       Review            Homework for Chapters 8 & 9 due

5/4                   Exam III (Chapters 7, 8 and 9)                               

5/9       Chapter 11                                                                              Final Report

5/11     Chapter 11                                                                              Oral Presentations

5/16     Chapter 12                                                                              Oral Presentations

5/18     Review            Homework for Chapter 10 &11 due

 

5/23     Final Exam - 6:00-8:15 pm              (All the material covered)


Problem Sets:                       Due dates are listed on the previous page.

From Miessler, Fischer and Tarr, 5th edition

 

 

Ch. 2: 2.2, 2.9, 2.15, 2.18, 2.22, 2.29, 2.33, 2.39

 

Ch. 3: 3.3, 3.4, 3.8, 3.12, 3.26, 3.40, 3.44

 

Ch. 4: 4.2, 4.4, 4.21, 4.24, 4.28, 4.31

 

Ch. 5: 5.2, 5.4, 5.7, 5.9, 5.15, 5.31

 

Ch. 6: 6.1, 6.10, 6.19, 6.22, 6.27, 6.34, 6.37, 6.39, 6.43

 

Ch. 7: 7.1, 7.5, 7.7, 7.17, 7.18, 7.22, 7.26

 

Ch. 8: 8.29, 8.50

 

Ch. 9: 9.2, 9.4, 9.7, 9.9, 9.12, 9.17

 

Ch. 10: 10.1, 10.3, 10.6, 10.8

 

Ch. 11: 11.6, 11.8, 11.9, 11.12

 

Ch 12: