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##### Specific Course Information

Course Area and Number

CHEM 3200

Institution

North Carolina Central University

Location

Durham, NC 27707

Textbook

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

> 15 weeks

Lab Associated

Yes, required, concurrently

Average Class Size

5 to 15

Typical Student Population

This course is taken by a mixture of chemistry, pharmaceutical science and biology majors

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Prerequisites

Corequisites

Course Level

Topics Covered

Description

A systematic study of both the fundamental principles and the descriptive chemistry needed to understand the properties of the main group elements and their compounds. (Three lecture, one recitation, and three laboratory hours per week) Prerequisites: CHEM 1200.

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Learning Goals

- Students will have the ability to use the Periodic Table as a tool to predict the type of bonding present in elements and simple binary compounds.
- Students will apply VSEPR theory to determine molecular geometry, bond angles, and polarity.
- Students will construct thermodynamic cycles to calculate unknown bond energies or reaction enthalpies.
- Students will be able to determine the symmetry and points groups of simple molecules.
- Students will assign oxidation states to all the atoms in a substance using the Periodic Table as a guide.
- Students will be able to balance oxidation-reduction reactions in acidic or basic solutions.
- Students will be able to synthesize, isolate, purify, and characterize different types of inorganic compounds in the laboratory.

How the course is taught

lecture, discussion, lab and problem solving sessions

##### Evaluation

Grading Scheme

GRADING PROCEDURE: The final course grade will be a composite of the overall grades received during the semester.

Three (3) One-Hour Exams 360 points

One Cumulative Final Exam 200 points

Quizzes/Computational 100 points

Homework 100 points

Lab Expts/Simulations 200 points

Research Paper 40 points

Total 1000 points

A 900 – 1000 points

B 800 – 899 points

C 700 – 799 points

D 600 – 699 points

F < 600 points

Three (3) One-Hour Exams 360 points

One Cumulative Final Exam 200 points

Quizzes/Computational 100 points

Homework 100 points

Lab Expts/Simulations 200 points

Research Paper 40 points

Total 1000 points

A 900 – 1000 points

B 800 – 899 points

C 700 – 799 points

D 600 – 699 points

F < 600 points

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