Submitted by Tendai Gadzikwa / Kansas State University on Tue, 08/03/2021 - 13:49
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Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number
CHM 711
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
Housecroft & Sharpe Inorganic Chemistry, 5th Ed.; Miessler, Fischer & Tarr Inorganic Chemistry, 5th Ed.
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week
3 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes)
50 min / meeting
Number of weeks
15 weeks
Lab Associated
Average Class Size
5 to 15
Typical Student Population
Mainly Chemistry majors. Some Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering majors.

Atomic and molecular structure, bonding concepts used in the practice of inorganic chemistry. Applications of symmetry and group theory to structure, bonding, and spectra.

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Learning Goals

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Use concepts from quantum chemistry to understand atomic structure and explain periodic trends
  • Use Molecular Orbital Theory and MO diagrams to explain the physical properties of molecules
  • Identify point groups of molecules
  • Use Group Theory to determine the symmetry labels of IR vibrational normal modes and molecular orbitals
  • Use Ligand Field Theory to explain the spectroscopic properties of transition metal complexes
  • Use Band Theory to explain the electronic properties of solids
  • Identify solid state structures of metals and ionic salts
  • Understand how hard-soft acid-base theory relates to coordination chemistry
How the course is taught
Grading Scheme
Exams 50%
Weekly Assignments 25%
Pre-lecture Quizzes 12.5%
In-class Exercises 6.25%
Class Participation/Online Contributions 6.25%

Final grades are based on the total score. Lower limit may be moved down, but never up.
A 85 to 100%
B 70 to 84%
C 60 to 69%
D 50 to 59%
F below 50%
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