9 Jun 2019

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Weiwei Xie, Louisiana State University
Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number: 
Chem 4570
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Inorganic Chemistry, 5th edition, Gary L. Miessler; Paul J. Fischer and Donald A. Tarr. Pearson
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week: 
2 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes): 
80 min / meeting
Number of weeks: 
> 15 weeks
Lab Associated: 
Average Class Size: 
Typical Student Population: 
This is a course taken by a mixture of senior undergraduate students and graduate students in chemistry major.

Foundations: Atomic Structure; Molecular Structure; the Structures of Solids; Group Theory

The Elements and their Compounds: Main Group elements; d-Block Elements; f-Block Elements

Physical Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry: Diffraction Methods; Other Methods

Frontiers: Defects and Ion Transport; Metal Oxides, Nitrides and Fluorides; Chalcogenides, Intercalation Compounds and Metal-rich Phases; Framework Structures; Hydrides and Hydrogen-storage Materials; Semiconductor Chemistry; Molecular Materials and Fullerides.


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Learning Goals: 

Students will be able to

1. understand modern electronic structure theory of atoms.

2. apply various molecular orbitals theories for interpreting simple molecules.

3. describe point groups and charility of chemical molecules. 

4. understand various types of symmetry, electronic conductivity in metals and insulators.

5. read and understand the research articles published in peer-reviewed journals. 

How the course is taught: 
lecture, small groups, flipped.
Grading Scheme: 
Undergraduate: Homework (10 times): 30%; Midterm Exam: 30%; Final Exam: 40% Graduate: Homework (10 times): 30%; Midterm Exam: 20%; Final Exam: 30%; Reports/Presentation: 20%
Creative Commons License: 
Creative Commons Licence
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