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LYCOMING COLLEGE CHEMISTRY 333 SPRING 1998

LYCOMING COLLEGE                                                                                                                                                        Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEMISTRY 333, 1998
 
DESCRIPTION:                 "A study of modern theories of atomic and molecular structure and their relationships to the chemistry of
                                             selected elements and their compounds." The course is divided into three areas:
                                                 a) Atomic and molecular properties, Chemical Bonding and Symmetry
                                                 b) Coordination Chemistry (d-Metal Complexes)
                                                 c) Selected topics of solution and descriptive chemistry

CLASS HOURS:                Lecture: MWF, 10:15 - 11:05 a.m.; Lab: R 07:45 - 11:35 a.m.

INSTRUCTOR:                  Dr. David A. Franz Office: 321-4181 Home: 326-7594 E-mail: franz@lycoming.edu

OFFICE HOURS:               MWF, 11:15 - 12:00 a.m.; MF, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.; or by appointment

TEXT:                                 Shriver, D. F.; Atkins, P.; Langford, C.H. Inorganic Chemistry , 2nd Ed.; Freeman: New York, 1994.

LAB POLICIES:                Safety glasses and bound lab notebook required; no bare feet, sandals or shorts in lab. Written lab reports
                                             will be due one week following completion of each experiment. Late reports will be docked five points plus
                                             one point per day late.

EXAMS:                            There will be three hour exams and a comprehensive final (ACS Standardized).

HOMEWORK:                 A regular schedule of assignments will be made and must be completed when due. These assignments, as
                                            well as written lab reports, are considered take-home, open-book quizzes and will be graded. Students may
                                            consult the instructor for hints, and are welcome to consult literature sources, but must do their own work.
                                            Violations of this policy will be considered as cases of academic dishonesty (see next page).

GRADING SCHEME:     300     Hour Exams                                                                                Extra Credit: 3 pts added for each
                                           140     Final Exam (100 ACS, 40 Descriptive Chem)                         Colloquium attended, in excess
                                           180     Lab Experiments (130) and Student Lecture (50)                 of class absences. Class:
                                           180     Class, HW, Nomenclature Exam                                              3 pts @ deducted in excess of 3
                                           800     TOTAL                                                                                         absences.

Letter grades will be assigned on the following basis:
 
100-88% = A 86-85% = B+ 74-73% = C+ 62-61% = D+ <54% = F
87% = A- 84-77% = B 72-65% = C 60-56% = D  
  76-75% = B- 64-63% = C- 55-54% = D-  
 
 
  Week  General Topic  Chapter  Laboratory
Jan 05   Atomic Structure, Quantum Theory 1  1. Synthesis of CuCl 
2 Jan 12  Atomic & Periodic Properties  2. Synthesis of a Clathrate
Jan 19  Crystal Structures, Ionic Solids  3. Glove Box Synthesis; Conductance
Jan 26  EXAM I; Covalent Compounds  4a Schlenk-line synthesis
5  Feb 02  Molecular Orbital Theory  Work-up
Feb 09  Molecular Shape & Symmetry  Spectral characterizations
Feb 16  EXAM II; d-Metal Complexes - Descriptive  5a Synthesis of [Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2 
  Feb 23  SPRING BREAK    
Mar 02 d-Metal Complexes - Bonding  5b Synthesis of Unknown
Mar 09 d-Metal Complexes - Reactions 5c Analysis for % H2O, % Co
10  Mar 16  d-Metal Complexes - Spectra  14  5d Equivalent Weight; Conductance
11  Mar 23  Acids & Bases; Descriptive Chemistry - Student Lecture  5e EXAM III; IR & UV-VIS Spectra
12  Mar 30  Descriptive Chemistry - Student Lectures    5f Magnetic Susceptibility
13  Apr 06  Descriptive Chemistry - Student Lectures    6. Synthetic Tournament
14  Apr 13  Descriptive Chemistry - Student Lectures    Evals; Check-out
15  Apr 20  Final Exams    

Descriptive Chem - Student Lectures
Topics and Schedule
 Topics  Chapter  Page Reference
The Metals  315 - 371
Hydrogen and Its Compounds  373 - 411
Main Group Organometallics  10  412 - 454
Boron and Carbon Groups (13 & 14)  11  456 - 502
Nitrogen and Oxygen Groups (15 & 16)  12  504 - 540
Halogens and Noble Gases (17 & 18)  13  542 - 577
d- and f- Block Organometallics  16  659 - 707
Catalysis  17  709 - 747
Structures and Properties of Solids  18  748 - 781
Bioinorganic Chemistry  19  782 - 818

Dates              Student                     Topic                     Date Preliminary Meeting
 

Fri. Mar 27     _______________     ______________ ___________________

 
Mon. Mar 30  _______________     ______________ ___________________
 

Wed. Apr 01  _______________     ______________ ___________________
 

Fri. Apr 03      _______________         ______________ ___________________
 

Mon. Apr 06   _______________ ______________ ___________________
 

Wed. Apr 08   _______________ ______________ ___________________
 

Fri. Apr 10 Good Friday
 

Mon. Apr 13 _______________ ______________ ___________________
 

Wed. Apr 15 _______________ ______________ ___________________
 

Fri. Apr 17 _______________ ______________ ___________________
 

Useful references in addition to your text:

Cotton, F. A.; Wilkinson, G. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry; Wiley Interscience: New York

Greenwood, N.H.; Earnshaw, A. Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd Ed.; Butterworth, Heinemann: Oxford, 1997

McQuarrie, D.A.; Rock, P.A. Descriptive Chemistry; Freeman: New York, 1985

Rayner-Canham, G. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry; Freeman: New York, 1996

Rochow, E.G. Modern Descriptive Chemistry; Saunders: Philadelphia, 1977

Wulfsberg, G. Principles of Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry; Brooks/Cole: Monterey, CA, 1987


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