BOOK: "Inorganic Chemistry", current edition, D. F. Shriver, P. Atkins, C. H. Langford, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, current edition.
OTHER ASSIGNED READING: "Advanced Inorganic Chemistry", F. A. Cotton and G. Wilkinson, Wiley, NY 3rd. Ed. or later.

Jan 16-19Introduction and Review of Atomic Theory and Properties
Jan 22Atomic Theory; Molecular Structure
Jan 29Molecular Structure, Structure of Solids
Feb 5Structure of Solids, Acid-Base
Feb 12Acid-Base, cont'd. Friday Feb 16, TEST 1
Feb 19-21Mardi Gras Holiday
Feb 23d-Metal Complexes
Feb 26d-Metal Complexes, contd.
Mar 5Metals, Hydrogen, Main Group Organometallics
Mar 12Metals, Hydrogen, Main Group Organometallics, cont'd; Mar 16, TEST 2
Mar 19Boron & Carbon Groups, Nitrogen & Oxygen Groups, Halogen & Noble Gas
Mar 26Electronic Spectra
Apr 2Electronic Spectra, d-Block Reaction Mechanisms, TEST 3 (take home exam) distributed on Apr 4
Apr 6Good Friday Holiday
Apr 9-13Spring Break
Apr 16 d-block Reaction Mechanisms cont'd
Apr 23Catalysis, Properties of the Solid State
Apr 30Monday, May 1, TEST 4
May 10FINAL! EVERYTHING! MONDAY May 7, 8:00-10:00 am

Grading: There will be four tests given during the semester plus a comprehensive final exam. Materials for each exam may come from both the text and the assigned readings in Cotton & Wilkinson for that period. The grading scale that will be used is as shown below (a 10 point scale):


The only reasons permissible for missing a scheduled exam are illness (a doctor's excuse is required) and official university functions (athletic teams, band, field trips, etc.) or a death in the immediate family. If you have problems that do not fall under these categories please see Dr. Delaney prior to the scheduled exam date.


WEEK 1: 5 & 6 H; Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs
WEEK 2: 7 - 9 Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra; B; Al, Ga, In, Tl
WEEK 3: 10 - 13 C; Si, Ge, Sn, Pb; N; P, As, Sb, Bi
WEEK 4: 14 - 16 O; S, Se, Te, Po; F, Cl, Br, I, At
WEEK 5: 17 & 18 The Noble Gases; Zn, Cd, Hg
WEEK 6: 25A, B & 26A, B Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta
WEEK 7: 25C, D & 26C, D Cr, Mo, W, Mn, Tc, Re
WEEK 8: 25E-25G Fe, Co, Ni
WEEK 9: 26E-26H Ru, Rh, Pd, Os, Ir, Pt
WEEK 10: 25H & 26I Cu, Ag, Au
WEEK 11: 27 Sc, Y, La & Lanthanides
WEEK 12: 28 Ac and the Actinides

Copies of Cotton and Wilkinson may checked out from the library (3rd-5th Ed) or from Dr. Delaney (3rd. Ed.)

Course Objectrives:

After completing the course the student will

Assessment Methods

There will be three in-class objective tests and one take-home test each worth 100 points. Additionally there will be a comprehensive objective final worth 100 points. The grading scale is detailed above.

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