Submitted by Nicole Crowder / University of Mary Washington on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:45
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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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