22 Jan 2018

Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Katherine Nicole Crowder, University of Mary Washington
Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number: 
Chem 343
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, VA
Inorganic Chemistry (5th Edition), Miessler, Fischer & Tarr
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week: 
3 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes): 
50 min / meeting
Number of weeks: 
14 weeks
Lab Associated: 
Yes, optional, concurrently or following
Average Class Size: 
5 to 15
Typical Student Population: 
This course is taken by ACS chem majors and by bio/physics/environmental majors working towards a chem minor.

Modern theories of atomic structure and chemical bonding and their applocations to molecular and metallic structures and coordination chemistry.

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Learning Goals: 

After completing the course, a student should

  • Understand the basis for chemical bonding and reactivity in metals, inorganic compounds, and organometallic complexes
  • Understand the characteristics of molecules and complexes through application of the molecular orbital theory and molecular symmetry
  • Be able to solve problems related to the chemical principles covered in class
How the course is taught: 
lecture with some in-class active learning activities
Grading Scheme: 
3 in class exams @ 100 pts = 300 pts; final cumulative exam @ 200 pts; 6 problem sets @ 30 pts each = 180 pts; 3 literature discussions @ 40 pts each = 120 pts; 9 in class quizzes @ 25 pts, drop lowest or missed = 200 pts; Total = 1000 pts Typical 10 point grade scale, 895 pts = A-
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