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CH 310 Intro to Inorganic Chemistry
Chernovitz, Patricia


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Course

CH 310 Intro to Inorganic Chemistry

Semester

SP 2008 HO

Faculty

Chernovitz, Patricia

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

1:50 - 4:40 PM

Credit Hours

4


Textbook:
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Course Description:
Instruction in the modern synthetic and instrumental techniques currently used in inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CH108. 3:3:4

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Determine the point group symmetry of a molecule and use point group symmetry to deduce select spectroscopic properties.
  2. Derive molecular orbital diagrams for molecules of ideal geometry and use this to predict chemical behavior.
  3. Show a basic knowledge of the descriptive chemistry of the element families, predict the chemical behavior of significant classes of inorganic molecules, including transition metal coordination compounds and organometallic compounds, and be able to assess literature sources for further information.
  4. Propose several plausible reaction mechanisms for a given chemical transformation, derive rate laws for these mechanisms, and interpret experimental kinetic data to provide support for or against a given mechanism.
  5. Demonstrate competency in modern techniques used in the synthesis, isolation, characterization and determination of inorganic compounds and materials.
  6. Perform simple molecular modeling calculations and be able to interpret them.
  7. Prepare an organized notebook and write a formal lab report.


Core Assessment:

Lab technique, notebooks, written reports, lectures, quizzes, exams, review papers, homework.


Assessment Tool:  Laboratory Work/Notebook/Report

Link to Class Rubric

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 5, 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
•Isolate two cobalt compounds

•Measure the purity of synthesized compounds

•Determine the molecular symmetry of compound

•Determine the spectra of compounds using group theory, explain the results, and compare to experiment

•Estimate lowest energy conformation of synthesized compounds using SPARTAN 
•Isolate two cobalt compounds

•Measure the purity of synthesized compounds

•Determine the molecular symmetry of compound

•Determine the spectra of compounds using group theory

•Estimate lowest energy conformation of synthesized compounds using SPARTAN. 
•Isolate two cobalt compounds

•Measure the purity of synthesized compounds

•Determine the molecular symmetry of compound 
•Isolate two cobalt compounds

•Measure the purity of synthesized compounds 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 4, 5, 6, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
•Synthesis of pure [Co(NH3)4CO3]NO3

•Preparation of [Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2

•Construct the compounds synthesized using molecular modeling procedures

•Prepare a well organized lab note book

•Prepare a well organized, professional lab report

•Formulate the kinetics of a reaction of Co(NH3)5Cl2+ involving the substitution of Cl- by H2O in acid solution and interpret the results

•Evaluate the Magnetic susceptibility of synthesized compounds and interpret the results 
•Synthesis of pure [Co(NH3)4CO3]NO3

•Preparation of [Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2

•Construct the compounds synthesized using molecular modeling procedures

•Prepare a well organized lab note book

•Prepare a well organized, professional lab report

•Perform the kinetics experiment of a reaction of Co(NH3)5Cl2+ involving the substitution of Cl- by H2O in acid solution and interpret the results 
•Synthesis of pure [Co(NH3)4CO3]NO3

•Preparation of [Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2

•Prepare a well organized lab note book

•Prepare a well organized, professional lab report

•Perform the kinetics experiment of a reaction of Co(NH3)5Cl2+ involving the substitution of Cl- by H2O in acid solution and not interpret the results 
•Synthesis of pure [Co(NH3)4CO3]NO3

•Preparation of [Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2

•Prepare a well organized lab note book 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 4, 5, 6, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
•Analyze the output of a simple molecular modeling calculation, compare to your  MO diagrams and your prediction of chemical behavior

•Analyze the results of conductivity experiments and describe the important equations and concepts in conductivity

•Explain the principles of a Guoy Balance and how to work it

•Interpret molecular behavior by analysis of IR and UV-VIS spectra and compare the experimental spectra to the calculated spectra from Group theory

•Explain color changes in compounds using Crystal Field Theory 
•Analyze the output of a simple molecular modeling calculation, compare to your  MO diagrams and your prediction of chemical behavior

•Analyze the results of conductivity experiments and describe the important equations and concepts in conductivity

•Explain the principles of a Guoy Balance and how to work it

•Interpret molecular behavior by analysis of IR and UV-VIS spectra

•Explain color changes in compounds using Crystal Field Theory 
Be able to complete three of these:



•Analyze the output of a simple molecular modeling calculation, compare to your  MO diagrams and your prediction of chemical behavior

•Analyze the results of conductivity experiments and cannot describe the important equations and concepts in conductivity

•Explain the principles of a Guoy Balance and how to work it

•Analyze  IR and UV-VIS spectra of synthesized compounds

•Determine color changes in compounds, can partially describe Crystal Field Theory, but sees no connection between the two. 
•Analyze the output of a simple molecular modeling calculation and can roughly guess at an MO diagram but does not see any  correlation.

•Analyze  IR and UV-VIS spectra of synthesized compounds

•Determine color changes in compounds and has a vague understand of Crystal Field Theory 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 4, 5, 6, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
•Apply group theory to the synthesized compounds and predict the spectra

•Demonstrate competency in inorganic synthesis, isolation, and characterization

•Apply instrumental techniques (IR, UV-VIS, conductivity, magnetic susceptibility) and kinetics to confirm predicted properties

•Interpret the results of all analyses

•Predict the IR spectra using molecular modeling techniques. 
•Apply group theory to the synthesized compounds and predict the spectra

•Demonstrate competency in inorganic synthesis, isolation, and characterization

•Apply instrumental techniques (IR, UV-VIS) to confirm predicted properties

•Interpret the results of all but one analyses

• Predict the IR spectra using molecular modeling techniques. 
•Demonstrate competency in inorganic synthesis, isolation, and characterization

•Apply instrumental techniques (IR, UV-VIS) to confirm predicted properties 
•Demonstrate competency in inorganic synthesis, isolation, and characterization 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
•Keep a detailed laboratory notebook that is acceptable in the legal-chemical field.

•Write a formal laboratory report -complete with all data, full theory, analysis, spectra, molecular modeling, conductivity, discussion, and conclusion.

•Compare experimental results to theoretical values 
•Keep a detailed laboratory notebook that is acceptable in the legal-chemical field.

•Write a formal laboratory report - complete with all data, full theory, analysis, spectra, molecular modeling, conductivity, discussion, and conclusion.  (five of these)

•Compare experimental results to theoretical values 
•Keep a detailed laboratory notebook

•Write a formal laboratory report - complete with all data, full theory, analysis, spectra, molecular modeling, conductivity, discussion, and conclusion.  (4 of these)

•Compare experimental results to theoretical values 
•Keep a detailed laboratory notebook

•Write a formal laboratory report - complete with all data, analysis, spectra, conductivity, discussion, and conclusion.  (3 of these)

•Compare experimental results to theoretical values 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1, 4, 5, 6, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
•Interpret graphical representation of data

•Interpret the data and results of all experiments

•Create spread sheets to evaluate data

•Graph data

•Collect and manipulate data via computer

•All data is originally recorded in notebook.

•Recorded entries are legible, neat, and in permanent ink.

•Immediately enter in the notebook all data, all original concepts, and observations, using separate headings to differentiate each.

•Recorded are all concepts, results, references and other information in a systematic and orderly manner. (Language, charts and numbering systems should be maintained consistently throughout.) [It is acceptable to make entries brief, but always include enough details for someone else to successfully duplicate the work you have recorded.]   All explanations and derivations are recorded.

•All figures and calculations are labeled.

•No pages are removed from the notebook. 
•Interpret graphical representation of data

•Interpret the data and results of all experiments

•Create spread sheets to evaluate data

•Graph data

•All data is originally recorded in notebook.

•Recorded entries are legible, neat, and in permanent ink.

•Immediately enter in the notebook all data, all original concepts, and observations

•Recorded are all results, references and other information in a systematic and orderly manner. (Language, charts and numbering systems should be maintained consistently throughout.) [It is acceptable to make your entries brief, but always include enough details for someone else to successfully duplicate the work you have recorded.]All explanations and derivations are recorded.

•All figures and calculations are labeled.

•No pages are removed from the notebook 
•Interpret graphical representation of data

•Graph data

•Interpret the data and results of all but three experiments

•All data is not originally recorded in notebook.

•Recorded entries are legible, neat, and in permanent ink.

•Immediately enter in the notebook all data and observations

•Recorded are all results and some other information in a haphazard and disorderly manner. (Language, charts and numbering systems should be maintained consistently throughout.)  [It is acceptable to make your entries brief, but not enough details presented for someone else to successfully duplicate the work.]   Some  explanations and few derivations are recorded.

•Figures and calculations are not all labeled.

•No pages are removed from the notebook 
•Interpret graphical representation of data

•Graph data

•Write a lab report leaving out sections of discussion or conclusion

•Keep a not well documented notebook

•All data is not originally recorded in notebook.

•Recorded entries are legible, neat, and in permanent ink.

•Uses other than notebook to record data, concepts, and observations

•Recorded results and other information are in a haphazard, disorderly manner. (charts are not labeled and numbering is not existent)

•Figures and calculations are not labeled.

•No pages are removed from the notebook 
Nomenclature and Periodicity                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
4, 5, 6, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
•Demonstrate a knowledge of inorganic and organic nomenclature



•Demonstrate a complete knowledge of the periodic table 
•Demonstrate a knowledge of inorganic nomenclature (nonmetals and metals)

•Demonstrate a knowledge of periodic trends 
•Demonstrate a knowledge of inorganic nomenclature (metals)



•Demonstrate a knowledge of two periodic trends 
•Demonstrate a knowledge of atomic names.



•Demonstrate a knowledge of one periodic trend 
Solutions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
5, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions quantitatively and perform the necessary calculations for any concentration Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions quantitatively and perform the necessary calculations for molarity, molality, and normality Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions quantitatively and perform the necessary calculations for molarity Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions 

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