Submitted by Ben Lovaasen / Wheaton College (IL) on Thu, 05/25/2023 - 11:11
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Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number
CHEM 336
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL
Inorganic Chemistry (5th Edition) Housecroft and Sharpe
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week
3 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes)
70 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 junior and senior chemistry majors.
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Learning Goals

Students who complete this course will be able to:

1) Explain atomic properties and periodic trends by using electronic structure arguments.

2) Construct MO diagrams for diatomic and simple polyatomic molecules.

3) Assign a symmetry point group to molecules, and use symmetry to interpret vibrational spectra.

4) Demonstrate Identify a unit cell for a solid-state structure.

5) Explain the physical properties of solid-state materials using an appropriate lattice model.

6) Classify solid-state materials by their conductivity and electronic structure.

7) Describe coordination complexes and organometallic complexes in terms of ligands, oxidation state, and stability.

8) Classify organometallic reactions.

9) Relate the period properties of the elements to fundamental electronic structure of atoms and molecules.

10) Perform inorganic syntheses and characterize inorganic molecules, including using air-sensitive techniques and magnetic characterization.

11) Communicate the results of an Inorganic synthesis and analysis using the conventions of chemical communication.


How the course is taught
This course is a mixture of lecture with some small group work
Grading Scheme
Laboratory 20%
Homework 15%
Section Exams 45%
Final Exam 20%

Minimum grade cutoff
A 90%
A− 85%
B+ 80%
B 75%
B− 70%
C+ 65%
C 60%
C− 55%
D 45%
F <45% Failing
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