Submitted by Martin McPhail / University of West Georgia on Thu, 05/19/2022 - 15:19
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Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number
Chem 4610
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA
Inorganic Chemistry (5th Edition), Housecroft & Sharpe
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
Average Class Size
15 to 25
Typical Student Population
This course is taken by primarily chemistry majors, usually in their junior year.

The wave nature of electrons is applied to atomic structure and periodic trends. Inter and intramolecular bonding models are used to interpret the chemical and physical properties of various materials, from simplistic diatomic molecules to structurally complex molecular and ionic systems. Thermodynamic principles are used to determine the relative stability of inorganic compounds.

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Learning Goals
  1. Students will apply models of atomic structure and chemical bonding to explain the physical properties and reactivities of inorganic systems
  2. Students will critically read the chemical literature to understand how the scientific method has been applied to answer research questions in inorganic chemistry
  3. Students will synthesize chemical results and communicate them in their own words to peers
  4. Students will relate principles of inorganic chemistry to modern technological challenges
How the course is taught
Course is taught as a lecture that is supplemented with small group discussions of assigned literature readings during the lecture periods.
Grading Scheme
Course Scores are calculated by a weighted grading scheme based on the following items:
Lecture Attendance (10%)
Homework (15%)
Literature Review Project (15%)
Three Midterm Exams (15% each; 45% total)
Final Exam (15%)

Final grades are assigned based on the overall course score according to the grading scale:
A (90 - 100)
B (80 - 89)
C (70 - 79)
D (60 - 69)
F (0 - 59)
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