Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 301)

2023 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Alp Yürüm,
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Formal lecture,One-to-one tutorial,Group tutorial,Laboratory
Interactive,Learner centered,Discussion based learning,Other
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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.


Required course for the Minor Honor Program in Chemistry


  • 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


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 2

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 1

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 5

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 5

1. Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 3

2. Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 3

3. Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 5

4. Have the ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 5

5. Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 5

6. Possess knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 3

7. Possess knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; knowledge of behavior according to ethical principles, understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 5

8. Have the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions. 5

1. Comprehend key concepts in biology and physiology, with emphasis on molecular genetics, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology as well as advanced mathematics and statistics. 3

2. Develop conceptual background for interfacing of biology with engineering for a professional awareness of contemporary biological research questions and the experimental and theoretical methods used to address them. 3

1. Use mathematics (including derivative and integral calculations, probability and statistics, differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables and discrete mathematics), basic sciences, computer and programming, and electronics engineering knowledge to (a) Design and analyze complex electronic circuits, instruments, software and electronics systems with hardware/software or (b) Design and analyze communication networks and systems, signal processing algorithms or software 3

1. Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 5

2. Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 5

3. Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 5

1. Formulate and analyze problems in complex manufacturing and service systems by comprehending and applying the basic tools of industrial engineering such as modeling and optimization, stochastics, statistics. 2

2. Design and develop appropriate analytical solution strategies for problems in integrated production and service systems involving human capital, materials, information, equipment, and energy. 3

3. Implement solution strategies on a computer platform for decision-support purposes by employing effective computational and experimental tools. 3


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



Shriver & Atkins Inorganic Chemistry, Atkins