Submitted by Emma Downs / Fitchburg State University on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 12:52
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Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number
Chem 3600
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg MA
Wikibook - Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week
2 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes)
75 min / meeting
Lab Associated
Average Class Size
5 to 15
Typical Student Population
Taken by chemistry majors and minors.

The course will cover the elements of the periodic table that are omitted in general and organic chemistry, mainly the transition (d-block) metals. The complexes formed by these metals will be covered, along with real world applications in catalysis and medicine.    

Learning Goals
  • Analyze molecular bonding based on VSEPR and molecular orbital theories.
  • Understand the basics of coordination chemistry.
  • Apply crystal field theory.
  • Analyze the reactions of coordination and organometallic compounds.
  • Apply inorganic concepts to real world uses.
How the course is taught
lecture with small group work
Grading Scheme
Class Participation 50 points
Homework and Lit Discussions 150 points
Early Term Exam 100 points
Exams (2) 250 points
Final Exam 150 points
Blog 150 points
Final Presentation 150 points
Total 1000 points

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