Submitted by Gary L. Guillet / Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus on Thu, 04/25/2019 - 16:02
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Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number
Georgia Southern University
Savannah, GA/USA
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
15 to 25
Typical Student Population
This course and the lab are taken by all BS Chem and BA Chem majors.

Introduces students to a broad overview of modern inorganic chemistry. Included are considerations of molecular symmetry and group theory, bonding and molecular orbital theory, structures and reactivities of coordination compounds, organometallic chemistry, catalysis and transition metal clusters. Laboratory experiences will include the measurement of several important features of coordination compounds, such as their electronic spectra and paramagnetism, as well as the synthesis and characterization of organometallic compounds. Majors may not receive credit for both CHEM 3300 Inorganic Chemistry and BCHM 3310 Bioinorganic Chemistry. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CHEM 3402 and CHEM 2100. Corequisite(s): CHEM 3300L.

Learning Goals

1. Student will be able to explain the structure of the atom in qualitative and semi-quantitative terms

2. Students will be able to determine symmetry in a molecule and describe bonding using Molecular Orbital Theory

3. Students will be able to apply acid/base models to applications in inorganic chemistry

4. Students will be able to describe coordination geometry, magnetism, and electronic structure for transition metal complexes

How the course is taught
Lecture, small group in-class activities
Grading Scheme
In-Class Assignments 12.5%
Exams (x3) 40.0%
Final Exam 10.0%
Problem Sets (approx. 10) 12.5%
CHEM3300L Laboratory 25.0%
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