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
Chemistry, 4th Edition, G.L Miessler and
Inorganic Chemistry Solutions Manual,
4th Edition, G.L Miessler and D.A. Tarr.
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
• Do as many example
problems as possible. Problem solving is
one of the most effective ways to master this
• 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
• 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)