Submitted by Daniel Ashley / Spelman College on Thu, 06/22/2023 - 16:48
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Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number
CHE 421
Spelman College
Atlanta, Georgia/USA
Inorganic Chemistry (5th Edition), Miessler & Tarr
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week
3 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes)
50 min / meeting
Number of weeks
15 weeks
Lab Associated
Yes, required, concurrently
Average Class Size
5 to 15
Typical Student Population
Required for chemistry majors, and usually only chemistry majors take it.

Rigorous treatment of the chemistry of inorganic compounds, including structure, properties, and reactions, and their interpretation in terms of quantum chemistry, and solid state chemistry; analysis with modern instrumentation.

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Learning Goals
  1. Understand the basic principles of group theory and be able to efficiently assign the point group of a molecule.
  2. Know how to construct, and interpret, MO diagrams for small molecules using group theory and SALCs.
  3. Know the basic terminology and language of coordination chemistry and chemical and physical consequences of transition metal complex isomerism.
  4. Understand crystal field theory and ligand field theory, and how they describe the impact of metal identity, oxidation state, coordination number, molecular geometry, and ligand identity on transition metal chemistry.
  5. Be able to use group theory and ligand field theory to predict vibrational and electronic spectroscopic features of transition metal complexes.
  6. Be able to quickly “count electrons” in transition metal complexes.
  7. Know the basic terminology and language of organometallic chemistry, applications of the 18-electron rule, and standard organometallic ligands.
  8. Recognize the relevance of transition metals for biological chemistry and be able to explain how inorganic chemists characterize and study metalloenzymes.
How the course is taught
Grading Scheme
Class participation – 5%
Pre-class quizzes – 15%
PowerPoint presentations – 20%
Final poster session – 20%
Exams – 40%
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Ariela Kaspi-Kaneti / University of La Verne

I have adopted several parts of this LO, including Topics Covered and learning goals. thank you Daniel!

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