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Spring 2005       Chemistry 333             Lycoming College

LYCOMING COLLEGE                                                                                                                               advanced inorganic chemistry

CHEMISTRY 333, 2005                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

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 Solids  (Hour Exam I)

                                                              b)    Covalent Bonding, Molecular Shapes, and Symmetry  (Hour Exam II)

                                                              c)     Coordination Chemistry (d-Metal Complexes)  (Hour Exam III)

                                                              d)    Selected topics of solution and descriptive chemistry  (mini-exam before Final)

                                                     

CLASS HOURS:                       Lecture: MWF, 10:15 - 11:05 a.m.;   Lab: R 1:00 – 4:50 p.m.

                                                                    (Three point penalty per class and/or lab absence > 3)

 

Instructor:                         Dr. David A. Franz    Office: 321-4181    Home: 323-0301     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:                                         Housecroft, C.E. and Sharpe, A.G. Inorganic Chemistry, Prentice Hall: New York, 2001  

                                                     

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 (120) and Student Lecture (40)       of class absences, max. of 21 pts.

                                                      200    Class, HW, and Nomenclature Exam                           (limited to one grade change: e.g., B+

                                                      800    TOTAL                                                                                 to A-)

 

                                                      Letter grades will be assigned on the following basis:

100-91%  =  A

87-87%  =  B+

78-77%  =  C+

85-67%  =  D+

<58% =  F

  90-89%  =  A-

86-81%  =  B

76-71%  =  C

66-61%  =  D

 

 

80-79%  =  B-

70-69%  =  C-

60-58%  =  D-

 

 

        Week          General Topic                                                                         Chapter         Lab Experiments (*indicates report req’d)

  1    Jan 10        Atomic Structure, Quantum Theory                                  1            2*       Synthesis of CuCl                                                       

  2    Jan 17        Atomic & Periodic Properties                                              1            3*       a.  Glove Box Synthesis

  3    Jan 24        Crystal Structures, Ionic Solids                                           5                        b.  Conductance, IR

  4    Jan 31        Covalent Compounds                                                          1, 4                   EXAM I                

  5    Feb 07        Valence Bond Theory                                                          1, 4       4*       a.  Schlenk-line synthesis

  6    Feb 14        Molecular Shape, Symmetry                                              1, 3                   b.  Work-up; spectral characterization

  7    Feb 21        Point Group Classification;  MO Theory                          1, 4       5-1*    Synthesis of [Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2                                

        Feb 28        SPRING BREAK                                                                                

  8    Mar 07       MO Theory; Inorganic NMR                                              1,4,2     5-2*    Synthesis of Unknown Complex

  9    Mar 14       d-Metal Complexes - Descriptive                                       19                     EXAM II

10   Mar 21       d-Metal Complexes - Bonding                                            20         5-3*    Anal. for % H2O, % Co; Conductance

11   Mar 28       d-Metal Complexes – Spectra, Reactions                        20,25    5-4*    Equivalent Weight; IR; UV-VIS

12   Apr 04        Descriptive Chemistry - Student Lectures                                                   Field Trip              

13   Apr 11        Descriptive Chemistry; Redox                                                                      EXAM III

14   Apr 18        Evals; Descriptive Chemistry; Final Exam Review                      6          Synthetic Tournament; Check-out                                                              

15   Apr 25        Descriptive Chem. Mini-Exam and Final Exam (ACS)


 

Descriptive Chem - Student Lectures

Topics and Schedule

 

Topics                                                              Chapter      Page Reference

 

Hydrogen and Its Compounds                                 09       204 - 218

Group 1: the alkali metals                                       12       219- 232

Group 2: the alkaline earths                                    13       233 - 246

Group 13: boron family                                          12       247 - 280

Group 14: carbon family                                        13       281 - 314

Group 15: nitrogen family                                      14       315 - 350

Group 16: oxygen family (chalcogens)                   15       351 - 380

Group 17: fluorine family (halogens)                     16       381 - 400

Group 18: noble gases                                            17       401 – 409

Organometallic compounds                                    23       584 - 621

The f-block metals: Lanthanoids and Actinoids      24       622 – 640

Catalysis                                                                 26       662 - 684

Solid state chemistry                                               27       685 - 700

The trace metals of life                                           28       701 - 731

 

 

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Useful references in addition to your text (most are available from my office):

 

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.; Overton, T. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Ed; Freeman: New York, 2000

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

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

Periodic Table Live, a computer CD with digital clips, JCE Software: Madison, WI, 1997

The Chemistry Set, a computer CD with digital clips, New Media: Henly-on-Thames, UK, 1996


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