Fall 2021 - CHEM 236W LA02
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (3)
Class Number: 2481
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.
Mode of Teaching
1 tutorial hour/week; 4 lab hours/week
Laboratory: In-Person, Burnaby Campus
Tutorial: In-Person, Burnaby Campus
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.
Main Group Chemistry
Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry
The Oxidation States of Tin: Preparation of Tin (IV) and Tin (II) Iodide
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
Note: Other labs may be introduced.
- Lab Results, Reports, & Technique 70%
- Written Quizzes & Final Exam 30%
Attendance of In-Person Laboratory Sessions: It is mandatory for students to attend all in-person laboratory sessions. If you are unable to attend an in-person laboratory session due to illness, please contact your instructor as soon as possible to discuss alternative arrangements.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles
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.
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