topic
chapter sections
expected dates
assignments due
Symmetry, for a new perspective on everything!
chapter 4
Jan. 20 - Feb. 3
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. 27
Set#1: Jan.29
character tables, applications to spectroscopy
4.5 - 4.7
Set#2: Feb.5
 
prompt1: Feb. 5
The Orbital Perspective
chapters 2 and 5
Feb. 5 - Feb. 17
Introducing the Problem Molecules: O2, CO, H2O, SF6, metal complexes
Set#3: Feb.12
Homo, heterodiatomics
2.3, 2.7
prompt2: Feb. 19
Water and LCAO
5.4
Set#4: Feb. 19
SF6 and Group Orbitals
5.6,5.7
  Set#5: Feb. 27
 
Exam 1 - Due Mar. 3
Some Ideas on Acids and Bases
chapter 7
Feb. 19 - Mar. 3
Metal Hydrolysis, HSAB theory
7.7
Applications to Bioinorganic Chemistry
As introduction to Rare Earth Chemistry      
As introduction to Coordination Chemistry
7.11 - 7.13
 
 
Transition Metal Chemistry
chapters 8 and 19-26
Mar. 5 - Apr. 13

Set#6: Mar. 19

Characteristics of TM complexes: geometries and isomerism
chapt 19
prompt3: Mar. 24
Electronic Structure: CFT vs MOT
chapt 20 (some 21, 22)
Set#7: Mar. 26
Electronic Structure: Spectroscopy
prompt4: Apr. 9
COLOR Theory
Set#8: Apr. 9
Reactivity: Relevance to Redox Reactions
8.3 - 8.5
   
Reactivity: Coordination Chemistry Mechanisms
chapt 26
Exam 2: out Apr. 9, due Apr. 16 in class
 
Ideal Solids
chapter 6
Apr. 21 - Apr. 23
Set#9: Apr. 23
Metals and Alloys
6.1 - 6.8
prompt5: TBA
Band Theory
Ionic Lattices
6.9 - 6.12
Lattice Energies
6.13 - 6.16
 
Non-Ideal Solids
chapter 28
Apr. 28 - Apr. 30
Defects and properties
6.17, 28.1 - 28. 4
(Band theory) and Semiconductors
6.9
Material Science
28.5 - end