In this course, students receive instruction on fundamentals of inorganic chemistry. The course starts with an introduction about atomic structure and detailed study of periodicity, chemical bonds and molecular shapes. The course then proceeds to solid state chemistry, as well as acid/base chemistry. In depth understanding of symmetry operations and molecular symmetry is also involved.
The course aims at introducing learners to basic concepts of bonding and structure in inorganic compounds (molecular, ionic, macromolecules, and networks). Scientific approach, where facts will be reasoned by contemporary theories, will be adopted in this course. Models and concepts of solid state, acids & bases, will be included.
After completing this course, the student will be able to;
1. Teach chemistry classes at different high school levels
2. Use qualitative aspects of quantum theory in describing atom structure.
3. Correlate chemical & physical properties of elements with their positions in periodic table
4. Use modern bonding theories in explaining structure and chemical properties of different compounds.
5. Master different definitions, concepts and structures of acids and bases, and utilize them in explaining physical and chemical properties.
6. Use different bonding & structure theories to explain inorganic solid phenomena and applications.
Gary L. Miessler. Paul J. Fischer and Donald A. Tarr, Inorganic Chemistry, 5th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, USA and other countries, 2014.
1) Purcell and Kutz, Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry, WB Saunders, Philadelphia .
2) Cotton and Wilkinson, Basic Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd ed., J. Wiley, NY, (1995).
3) Inorganic Chemistry, second edition, D. F. Shriver, P. W. Atkins, and C. H. Langford; W. H. Freeman and Co., New York, 1994. 913 pp.
4) W. L. Jolly; Modern Inorganic Chemistry, second edition, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1991. 655 pp.
5) Complexes and First Row Transition Elements, David Nicholls, Macmillan.
6) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, fifth edition, F. A. Cotton and G. Wilkinson; Wiley-Interscience, New York.
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