Advanced Inorganic Chemistry - Fall 2013
Lecture: MW 12-1:15pm
Office Hours: TBA
Office: Sequoia Hall
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 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
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.