Fall 2021 - CHEM 230 D100
Inorganic Chemistry (3)
Class Number: 2477
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CHEM 122 with a minimum grade of C-. Students who expect to take further courses in inorganic chemistry should take CHEM 230 concurrently with CHEM 236W.
The chemistry of the elements and their inorganic compounds in terms of fundamental concepts of periodicity of properties, valence, ionization potential, electron affinity, electronegativity, stability of oxidation states, bonding, structure and stereochemistry. Co-ordination complexes and organometallic chemistry. Quantitative.
Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.
Mode of Instruction:
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week
Lecture: In-Person, Burnaby Campus
Tutorial: In-Person, Burnaby Campus
General Course Description:
The detailed chemistry of elements and their inorganic compounds in terms of fundamental concepts of periodicity, valence, bonding, structure and stereochemistry, and coordination complexes.
Periodicity: Periodic trends (e.g., ionization energies, electronegativities, atomic radii) comparison of a first row member of chemical group with the other members of the group.
Covalent Bonding: Atomic orbitals, description of the bonding in homonuclear and heteronuclear diatomic molecules, simple inorganic molecules with extended Pi systems, photoelectron spectroscopy, metallic bonding, semiconductors.
Ionic Solids: Close packing of spheres, radii of ions, structures of common ionic lattices, radius ratio, theoretical lattice energy, Born-Haber cycle, physical properties and lattice energy, solubility of ionic solids, and hydration of ions. Hard/soft, acid/base concept.
Classical Coordination Chemistry: The common coordination numbers and isomerism in coordination complexes, ligand field theory of octahedral, tetrahedral and square planar complexes, visible spectra and paramagnetism. The chelate effect, trans effect, simple kinetics of complexes of first-row transition metal including redox reactions.
- In-Term Assignments/Exams 70%
- Final Exam 30%
Miessler, Gary, et al. Inorganic Chemistry. 5th Edition, 2014. Publisher: Pearson.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.
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