Inorganic Chemistry I - 10231321
Course Title
Inorganic Chemistry I
Course Number
Instructor Name
Samar Al Shakhshir
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Second Semester 2020
Second Semester 2020
Second Semester 2019
First Semester 2019
First Semester 2019
Second Semester 2018
First Semester 2018
Compulsory / Elective
Course Description

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.


Course Objectives

The course is intended to introduce students to basic concepts of bonding and structure in inorganic compounds (molecular, ionic, macromolecules, and networks). Theoretical reasoning of commonly encountered facts are introduced.

Intended learning Outcomes and Competences

At the end of this course students should be able to;

1. to teach chemistry classes at different high school levels

2. Have in-dept understanding of theories of bonding and structure in inorganic chemistry.

3. To use his own knowledge in explaining and predicting structures, properties, reactivity, and others.

4. Have in-depth knowledge of periodic table, and its applications

5. Understand the concepts of acids and bases.

6. Obtain good knowledge about crystalline solids.

Textbook and References

Gary L. Miessler and Donald A. Tarr,  Inorganic Chemistry, 4h ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, USA and other countries, 2011.

            Other reference books:


  Basic Inorganic chemistry "F. Albert cotton, Geoffry Wilkinson and Paul L. Gaus", 1995.

  An Introduction to Inorganic chemistry "K.F.Kotz and J.C.Purcell, 1980.

  Other inorganic chemistry textbooks, such as Inorganic Chemistry, by James E. Huheey, Ellen A Keiter, Richard L. Keiter. 4th Edition, 1993.

   Shriver and Atkins' Inorganic Chemistry, 5th ed., W.H. Freeman and Comp., NY, 2010.

Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
1st hour exam 20%
2nd hour exam 20%
homeworkes 10%