15 Jan 2018

Inorganic Chemistry II

Submitted by Chip Nataro, Lafayette College
Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number: 
Chemistry 431
Institution: 
Lafayette College
Location: 
Easton, PA
Textbook: 
None
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week: 
4 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes): 
50 min / meeting
Number of weeks: 
14 weeks
Lab Associated: 
No
Average Class Size: 
5 to 15
Typical Student Population: 
Senior BS Chemistry majors are required to take the course. Some senior AB Chemistry and some AB and BS Biochemistry majors will take the course.
Categories
Description: 

This course uses molecular orbital theory to explain the electronic structure and reactivity of inorganic complexes. Topics include symmetry and its applications to bonding and spectroscopy, electronic spectroscopy of transition-metal complexes, mechanisms of substitution and redox processes, organometallic and multinuclear NMR.

 

Additional notes

I do not require a formal text but George Stanley's organometallic chemistry 'book' on VIPEr is made available to students (the link is found below).

This course has a [W] designation which means students must do a minimum of 20 pages of process writing. The specfic project is detailed in the syllabus.

Learning Goals: 

In keeping with the chemistry department student learning goals, this course will 1) contribute to the student’s general knowledge of chemistry with a particular emphasis on modern inorganic concepts, 2) enhance the student’s ability to apply new knowledge to solve problems, 3) teach students to read current chemical literature with a critical eye and 4) guide them through the process of reviewing a research topic, developing a research proposal based on that topic and presenting that proposal in written form.

How the course is taught: 
Primarily lecture and some small group work
Evaluation
Grading Scheme: 
3 exams 15% each Final exam 18% Papers 21% Lit discussions 10% Problem sets 6%
Creative Commons License: 
Creative Commons Licence
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