Advanced Inorganic Chemistry - Fall 2014
Lecture: MW 12-1:15pm
Hall Room 420A
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.
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,
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
• Do as many example
problems as possible. Problem solving
is one of the most effective ways to master
• 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)