Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 301)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Chemistry(CHEM)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Alp Yürüm -ayurum@sabanciuniv.edu,
English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture,One-to-one tutorial,Group tutorial,Laboratory
Interactive,Learner centered,Discussion based learning,Other
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CONTENT

Atomic structure and the periodic table; molecular models; symmetry; molecular orbitals; inorganic solids; solid state chemistry; acids and bases; oxidation-reduction reactions. Coordination chemistry; organometallic chemistry; chemistry and periodic trends among metals; chemistry of some nonmetals; cluster and cage chemistry; bioinorganic chemistry. Laboratory experiments related to the topics in the course.

OBJECTIVE

Required course for the Minor Honor Program in Chemistry

LEARNING OUTCOME

Receive instruction on fundamentals of inorganic chemistry
Describe atomic structure and how it influences periodic trends (Quantum theory historical development, Quantum numbers and Atomic Wave Functions, Electron configurations, Shielding, Periodic trends and exceptions (ionization energy, electron affinity and covalent and ionic radii)).
Identify solid state chemistry, as well as acid/base chemistry
Describe simple bonding theory and how this applies to..( Lewis dot, Resonance, Expanded shells, Formal charge, VSEPR, Polarity)
Apply concepts of lattice enthalpy including the calculation of lattice enthalpy of ionic compounds and the Born-Haber Cycle.
Apply the concepts learned in this course in problem solving.
Explain the representative elements and their compounds involving both theoretical and descriptive approaches.
Develop an ability to apply their course knowledge experimentally (with the help of laboratory experiments).
Demonstrate proficiency in assembling basic laboratory glassware
Obtain practical experience in synthetic and instrumental techniques
Perform fundamental laboratory techniques with groups or individually
Develop strategies for problem solving and self reliance
Prepare a proper research notebook (the preparation of lap reports)
Organize data and present their experimental results.
Comprehend about general concepts (e.g. boron chemistry, hard water, nuclear energy, ceramics, trace metals of life, etc.) with the help of homework assignments

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 30
Midterm 40
Assignment 10
Individual Project 20

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Shriver & Atkins Inorganic Chemistry, Atkins