Submitted by Jason D'Acchioli / University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 08:54
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Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number
Chem 355
University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (6th Edition), Rayner-Canham and Overton
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
Average Class Size
5 to 15
Typical Student Population
This is a course taken by Chemistry majors. The course can serve as an elective for Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering majors.

An introduction to the chemistry of inorganic compounds and materials. Descriptive chemistry of the elements. A survey of Crystal Field Theory, band theory, and various acid-base theories. Use of the chemical and scientific literature. Introduction to the seminar concept. 

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Learning Goals
After completing Chem 355, you should be able to satisfy the following learning outcomes.
1. Apply foundational principles of Inorganic Chemistry to identify and explain the chemical and physical properties of matter.
2. Evaluate and communicate solutions to chemistry-related issues and problems, particularly Inorganic Chemistry related issues and problems, according to accepted scientific standards as, for example, a report, poster, or oral presentation. Please note I will focus on the oral communication aspect of the Chemistry major.
3. Search and discuss the modern chemical literature and databases.
How the course is taught
Course is lecture-focused, with a sprinkling of group work, guided literature discussion, and Socratic questioning.
Grading Scheme
3 Exams, 150 points each (includes oral exam component)
6 Quizzes, 10 points each
6 Problem Sets, 60 points each, lowest dropped
Final Exam, 200 points
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