Spring 2021 - CHEM 336 LA01

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (2)

Class Number: 7150

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 236W with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 332.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Laboratory experiments in co-ordination, organometallic and solid state chemistry, involving synthesis, characterization and spectroscopy. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Mode of Teaching:

4 lab hours/week
Laboratory: Synchronous, with some in-person labs at Burnaby campus.

Topics:

  • Coordination Chemistry: synthesis and characterization of a variety of transition metal coordination complexes, including isomerization.
  • Organometallic Chemistry: synthesis and characterization of organometallic complexes.

Grading

  • Lab Results, Reports, and Assignments 80%
  • Written Quizzes and Lab Notebook 20%

NOTES:

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.

Online Exam Invigilation: Students completing exams remotely must comply with the online invigilation procedures implemented by the course instructor.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Materials:

  • Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 Precautions: Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory in Chemistry for all in-person laboratory sessions. Additional PPE and precautionary measures may be required during in-person laboratory sessions based on the recommendations of the University and provincial health officials.

Technology Requirements: Students are required to have a desktop or laptop computer, high-speed internet access, a webcam and microphone (built-in or external) to participate in online course components.

REQUIRED READING:

A. K. Brisdon. Inorganic Spectroscopic Methods. 1998. Publisher: Oxford University Press.

OR

Rankin, Mitzel & Morrison. Structural Methods in Molecular Inorganic Chemistry (paperback). 2013. Publisher: Wiley.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Lab manuals will be distributed.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).