topic
chapter sections
expected dates
assignments due
Symmetry, for a new perspective on everything!
chapter 4
Jan. 21 - Feb. 4
introduction to inorganic chemistry CHEM231
day 1 PP lecture
elements and operations and how to recognize them
4.1 - 4.3
point groups and intro to point group workshop
4.4
point group workshop
Jan. 30
Set#1: Jan.28
character tables, applications to spectroscopy
4.5 - 4.7
Set#2: Feb.4
 
prompt1: Feb. 6
The Orbital Perspective
chapters 2 and 5
Feb. 6 - Feb. 25
Introducing the Problem Molecules: O2, CO, H2O, SF6, metal complexes
Set#3: Feb.11
Homo, heterodiatomics
2.3, 2.7
prompt2: Feb. 25
Water and LCAO
5.4
Set#4: Feb. 25
SF6 and Group Orbitals
5.6,5.7
  Set#5: Feb. 27
 
Exam 1 - Due Mar. 6
Some Ideas on Acids and Bases
chapter 7
Feb. 27 - Mar. 6
Metal Hydrolysis, HSAB theory
7.7
Applications to Bioinorganic Chemistry
A ntroduction to Coordination Chemistry
7.11 - 7.13
 
 
Transition Metal Chemistry
chapters 8 and 19-26
Mar. 18 - Apr. 14

Set#6: Mar. 20

Characteristics of TM complexes: geometries and isomerism
chapt 19
prompt3: Mar. 27
Electronic Structure: CFT vs MOT
chapt 20 (some 21, 22)
Set#7: Mar. 25
Electronic Structure: Spectroscopy
prompt4: Apr. 10
COLOR Theory
Set#8: Apr. 10
Reactivity: Relevance to Redox Reactions
8.3 - 8.5
   
Reactivity: Coordination Chemistry Mechanisms
chapt 26
Exam 2: out Apr. 10, due Apr. 17 in class
 
Ideal Solids
chapter 6
Apr. 22 - Apr. 24
Set#9: Apr. 22
Metals and Alloys
6.1 - 6.8
prompt5:---
Band Theory
Set#10: May. 1
Ionic Lattices
6.9 - 6.12
Lattice Energies
6.13 - 6.16
 
Non-Ideal Solids
chapter 28
Apr. 29 - May 1
Defects and properties
6.17, 28.1 - 28. 4
(Band theory) and Semiconductors
6.9
Material Science
28.5 - end