9 Jun 2019

Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Kevin Hoke, Berry College
Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number: 
Berry College
Mount Berry, Georgia
Inorganic Chemistry, 6th edition, by D. F. Shriver, and others, W. H. Freeman and Co., New York, 2014
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week: 
2 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes): 
75 min / meeting
Number of weeks: 
14 weeks
Lab Associated: 
Yes, required, concurrently
Average Class Size: 
5 to 15
Typical Student Population: 
This course is required all chemistry majors and all ACS-certified biochemistry majors. It is also an elective for non-ACS-certified biochemistry majors.

Theoretical and descriptive inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry. Examines molecular structure and other properties of crystals, coordination compounds, and organometallic compounds. Topics include the roles of metal complexes as acids and bases, in oxidation-reduction reactions, and in biochemical systems. Laboratory in which main group and transition metal compounds are synthesized and studied. This course counts towards the Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

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Learning Goals: 

Students will know key topics of inorganic chemistry, including the foundations of coordination chemistry, solid state chemistry, and organometallic chemistry. 

Students will also learn more sophisticated applications of general chemistry topics in acid-base and oxidation-reduction chemistry.


How the course is taught: 
Lecture and short in-class assignments done in groups
Creative Commons License: 
Creative Commons Licence
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