9 Jun 2019

Inorganic Chemistry & Lab

Submitted by Eric Eitrheim, University of Central Oklahoma
Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number: 
CHEM 4654
Institution: 
University of Central Oklahoma
Location: 
Edmond, OK
Textbook: 
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: 
5 to 15
Typical Student Population: 
Mostly Junior/Senior status. Most have not had P-Chem and are taking it as a requirement for the ACS-Chemistry major. This is the only Inorganic Chemistry course taught as a 4 credit course that includes a lab component
Categories
Description: 

CHEM 4654 (CRN: 10411) and the accompanying lab (CHEM 4654L) is worth 4 credit hours. CHEM 4654 covers atomic theory and spectroscopy, periodic properties, descriptive chemistry, inorganic structure and bonding, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, symmetry and group theory.  Students must be concurrently enrolled in CHEM 4654L (CRN: 10412).

CHEM 4654L (CRN: 10412) and the accompanying lecture (CHEM 4654) is worth 4 credit hours. CHEM 4654L covers atomic theory and spectroscopy, periodic properties, descriptive chemistry, inorganic structure and bonding, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, symmetry and group theory.  Students must be concurrently enrolled in CHEM 4654 (CRN: 10411).

CHEM 4654L is the concurrently enrolled lab section.  CHEM 4654 is 4 credits and there is a combined grade for CHEM 4654 and CHEM 4654L

Learning Goals: 

Upon successful completion of this lecture course you should be able to: 

  1. Understand the atomic structure and aspects of the atomic spectroscopy of the elements.
  2. Understand bonding descriptions of simple molecules, and the prediction of structures. 
  3. Understand the structures of transition metal coordination compounds, their magnetic properties, and the origins of their electronic spectra.
  4. Understand the basic aspects of structure and bonding in transition metal organometallic compounds.
  5. Be able to classify the symmetry of a molecule, understand its role in bonding and spectroscopy, and understand basic aspects of group theory. 

Upon successful completion of the lab component of this course you should be able to:

  1. Perform general inorganic laboratory procedures at a microscale level.
  2. Obtain magnetic susceptibilities and use them to determine the structure and oxidation state of transition metal compounds
  3. Obtain and interpret infrared spectra of transition metal compounds.
  4. Obtain and interpret visible absorption spectra of transition metal compounds.
  5. Interpret NMR spectra of organometallic compounds

 

How the course is taught: 
combined lecture and flipped
Evaluation
Grading Scheme: 
Assessment, Points, Percentage Laboratory Reports (5 @ 50 pts), 250, 25% Lab Notebook, 25, 2.5% Final Presentations, 75, 7.5% Exams (3 @ 150 pts), 450, 45% Comprehensive ACS Final Exam (multiple choice questions only), 200, 20% Total, 1000, 100% percentages: 55+, 65+, 75+, 85+ (D, C, B, A, respectively)
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