Advanced Inorganic Chemistry - Fall 2014
Lecture: MW 12-1:15pm
Office Hours: TBA
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.
Chemistry, 4th Edition, G.L Miessler and
Inorganic Chemistry Solutions Manual,
4th Edition, G.L Miessler and D.A. Tarr.
Also Recommended: 3
Ring binder for notes and handouts.
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, Angelici
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 worth 200pts.
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.
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 presented.
• 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.
F 2-3pm (HELP OFFICE)