Fall 2017 - CHEM 236W LA03

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (3)

Class Number: 1532

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSB 8148, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2017
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SSCC 9000, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 122 and 126. Corequisite: CHEM 230.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to the synthetic and spectroscopic techniques used in the preparation and characterization of both main group and transition metal compounds. Students with credit for CHEM 236 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

1 tutorial hour/week; 4 lab hours/week

Writing Intensive Course: An emphasis will be placed on writing in chemistry with a focus on keeping a laboratory notebook and writing formal laboratory reports.

Topics

Main Group Chemistry
Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry
The Oxidation States of Tin: Preparation of Tin (IV) and Tin (II) Iodide
Inorganic Polymers

Transition Metal Chemistry
Reactions of Transition Metal Ions
Synthesis and Thermal Decomposition of [(C6H5)3P]2CuBH4
Werner Complexes: Preparation and Determination of Structural Formula
Synthesis and Isomerization of Nitro- and [Nitritopentamminecobalt(III)]chloride

Grading

  • Lab Results, Reports & Technique 70%
  • Written Quizzes & Final Exam 30%

NOTES:

Other labs may be introduced.
Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory for all Chemistry labs.
The tuition for this course includes a fee of $6.50 for the laboratory manual.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

  • Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles

REQUIRED READING:

Lab manuals will be distributed during the first laboratory session.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

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