Advanced Inorganic Chemistry - Fall 2012
Lecture: MW 12-1:15pm
Instructor: Jacqueline Houston
Office Hours: TBA
Office: Sequoia Hall Room 420A
The application of atomic structure, the
periodic law, molecular structure and bonding principles,
electrochemical principles and other selected models
and concepts of theoretical and descriptive inorganic
chemistry. Physical and chemical properties of selected
elements and inorganic compounds are studied. For a B.S.
in chemistry, you must take Chemistry 110L, Inorganic
Laboratory, concurrently with the lecture course.
Required: Inorganic Chemistry, 4th Edition,
G.L Miessler and D.A. Tarr.
Highly Recommended: Inorganic Chemistry
Solutions Manual, 4th Edition, G.L Miessler
and D.A. Tarr.
Also Recommended: 3 Ring binder for notes
Other Useful Texts: Inorganic Chemistry,
3rd Edition, C.E. Housecroft and A.G. Sharpe;
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 6th edition, Cotton, Wilkinson,
Murillo and Bochmann; Inorganic Chemistry, J.R.
Bowser; Synthesis and Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry,
Homework will be assigned from both the readings
and from lecture material. HW will be due one week
after the material has been discussed in lecture. One
HW problem will be graded. Most solutions to the problem
sets are available in the Solutions Manual (4th
Edition, Miessler and Tarr). The solution to the graded
HW problem will be posted on-line after the HW has been handed
back. There will be approximately 16 assignments,
each worth 5pts
There will be 6 quizzes given at the beginning
of class. Each quiz is worth 20pts and you will have
15min to complete the quiz. There will be no make-up
quizzes. If you miss a quiz, you will receive a zero for that
quiz. If you are late, you will not be given additional
time to take the quiz. Material will be taken from the text,
homework sets or examples done during lecture.
There will be 3 exams worth 100pts per exam. Exam
material will include topics from homework, lectures
and material from the assigned readings in your
textbook. The exam dates are listed on the lecture schedule
and are firm. There will be no make-up exams allowed.
Exceptions will only be made for a legitimate case in
which a note from a physician or employer will be required.
The final exam will be an ACS standardized exam and will be
All re-grade requests must be made in writing within
1 week. Your attached note must make clear why you
think an error exists. Any requests beyond this point
will be not be considered.
Final Exam 200pts
How to succeed in this class
• Do as many example problems as possible.
Problem solving is one of the most effective ways
to master this material.
• Read the assigned text section the instructor
is going to cover each day before going to class.
The lectures will be more beneficial if you have
done some preparation.
• Review your lecture notes the evening after
each lecture to make sure you understand the material
• Do not wait until the last minute to do your
homework or assignments. If you wait until the last
minute, you will not have time to get help.
Refer to the full Syllabus above for more details and
a lecture schedule.