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Inorganic Chemistry I(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 2 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : SAMJESKE Gabor arwed Designated Professor 

•Course Purpose
Inorganic chemistry I is the first part of a three-semester course in inorganic chemistry consisting of parts I, II, and III. Aim of the three-semester course is to present principles and fundamentals of inorganic chemistry, to introduce chemical reactions and to show examples of the role of inorganic chemistry in the industry, environment and every day lives.

At the end of the complete course (Inorganic Chemistry I, II, III), students should have learned a robust foundation in physical inorganic principles and also applications of the subject to catalysis and industrial processes.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II, (Laboratory in Chemistry), Analytical Chemistry

•Course Topics
The course Inorganic Chemistry I will be structured as follows:

Class 1: Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry & Structure of the atom
Class 2: Buil-up principle & Introduction to bonding models
Class 3: Octet rule, electronegativity & dipole moments
Class 4: Introduction to MO theory and VSEPR
Class 5: Introduction to molecular symmetry
Class 6: Point groups & character tables
Intermediate exam
Class 7: Introduction to vibrational spectroscopy
Class 8: Chirality ans chiral molecules
Class 9: Introduction to bonding in polyatomic molecules & ligand group orbitals (LGO)
Class 10: MO apllied to polyatomic molecules
Class 12: Aqueous solutions, oxoacids & aquated cations
Class 13: Introduction to experimental techniques
Final exam (comprehensive)

Depending on the situation a shift of topics between classes might happen


•Additional Reading
Pfennig, Brian William: "Principles of Inorganic Chemistry", 2015, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN 978-1-118-85910-0

•Grade Assessment
Grading will follow the rules for G30 students who have entered NU before AY2020 (5 letter system) or since AY2020 (6 letter system):

maximum TOTAL 100% (= 100 pts)

Homework submission: 10% (= 10 points)
Intermediate exam: 40% (= 40 pts)
Final exam (comprehensive): 50% (= 50 pts)
The intermediate and final exam are mandatory!

Grades are final and calculated on the basis of the performances during class (homework submission) and in the two exams only. There will be no possibility to improve a grade after the final exam. Students who miss the final exam due to a (documented) illness, injury or other unavoidable reasons can ask the instructor.

The course will be graded "F" (failed) if less than 60% of the total points were obtained. The course will be graded as "absent" ("A" or "W") if withdrawal was applied before the intermediate exam, as stated in "course withdrawal"

Face-to-Face class and if required remote class (MS-Teams, recorded) combined.

•Contacting Faculty
Students can ask questions during class or after class, ask by email or make an appointment with the instructor


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