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.
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.
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.
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.
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