Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number
Inorganic Chemistry (5th Edition), Miessler, Fischer & Tarr
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week
2 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes)
75 min / meeting
Number of weeks
Yes, required, concurrently
Average Class Size
5 to 15
Typical Student Population
This is a course taken by a mixture of biochemistry and chemistry majors, during fall semester of their senior year.
Structure and bonding in inorganic systems are the general subjects of this course. Both main group and transition metal chemistry are discussed.
I have a long list of learning objectives for this course that are attached above.
How the course is taught
Each class meeting is a mixture of lecture and in-class activities, all of which will be based on readings assigned through Perusall. My lectures focus on and expand on important points from the assigned reading.
VIPEr LOs used in course
Hard Soft Acid Base Theory - Coordination Trends in Alkali Metal Crown Ether Uranyl Halide Complexes: The Series [A(Crown)]2[UO2X4] Where A = Li, Na, K, and X = Cl, Br
Perusall/In-class activities 10%; Problem Sets 17.5%; Descriptive Chem Activities 7.5%; Hourly Exams 30%; Lab 20%; Final Exam 15%
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