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LYCOMING COLLEGE                                                                                Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEMISTRY 333, 1999
 
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 four areas:
       a) Atomic Structure and Properties, Ionic Bonding, and Structures of Solids
     b) Covalent Bonding, Molecular Shapes, and Symmetry
     c) Coordination Chemistry (d-Metal Complexes)
     d) 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: 
 
Bowser, J.R. Inorganic Chemistry; Brooks/Cole: Pacific Grove CA, 1993. 
 
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, with a late penalty of five points plus one point per day late.  Reports are done individually, even on experiments done by pairs. 
 
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
160  Lab Experiments (130) and Student Lecture (30) of class absences, max. of 21 pts.
200  Class, HW, Nomenclature Exam    Class:3 pts @ deducted in excess 
 800  TOTAL  of 3 absences.
 

 Letter grades will be assigned on the following basis:
100-90%  =  A 87-86%  =  B+  76-75%  =  C+ 65-64%  =  D+  <55% =  F
89-88%  =  A- 85-79%  =  B 74-68%  =  C 63-57%  =  D
78-77%  =  B- 67-66%  =  C- 56-55%  =  D- 
 
 
  Week  General Topic Chapter Laboratory (*done by partners)
Jan 11  Atomic Structure, Quantum Theory   1 Alchemy:  Cu to Ag to Au
Jan 18  Atomic & Periodic Properties  2* Synthesis of CuCl
Jan 25  Crystal Structures,  Ionic Solids  3* Glove Box Synthesis
Feb 01  EXAM I;  Covalent Compounds  Conductance , IR
Feb 08  Molecular Orbital Theory  3   4* Schlenk-line synthesis
Feb 15  Molecular Shape  2    Work-up
Feb 22  Symmetry; Point Group Classification  15  NMR, IR
  Mar 01  SPRING BREAK    
Mar 08  EXAM II; d-Metal Complexes - Descriptive  16  5-1 Synthesis of [Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2
Mar 15 d-Metal Complexes - Bonding  17  5-2 Synthesis of Unknown
10  Mar 22  d-Metal Complexes - Reactions  21   5-3 Analysis for % H2O, % Co
11  Mar 29  d-Metal Complexes Spectra; Acids & Bases; Redox  9,10  5-4 Equivalent Weight;  Conductance
12  Apr 05  EXAM III; Descriptive Chemistry - Student Lectures    5-7 IR & UV-VIS Spectra
13  Apr 12  Descriptive Chemistry - Student Lectures    6 Synthetic Tournament
14  Apr 19  Evals; Descriptive Chemistry; Final Exam Review    Check-out
15  Apr 26  Final Exams    
 

 Descriptive Chem - Student Lectures
Topics and Schedule
 
Topics  Chapter Page Reference
Hydrogen and Its Compounds  12  366 - 370
Alkali and Alkaline Earth Groups (1 and 2)   12  370 - 388
Boron and Carbon Groups (13 and 14)  13  392 - 424 
Nitrogen and Oxygen Groups (15 & 16)  14  429 449; 460 - 472 
Halogens and Noble Gases (17 & 18)  14  450 - 460; 460 - 472 
Organometallics  18  577 - 611 
Catalysis  18   611 624
Cages and Clusters   19  630 654
Boron Hydrides and Carboranes  19   654 664
Lanthanides and Actinides  20  668 - 688 
Bioinorganic Chemistry  22  735 - 763 

Dates             Student                     Topic                  Date Preliminary Meeting
 

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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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