The course consists of three different sets of experiments: descriptive chemistry, chemical reactivity as well as chemistry of coordination compounds (preparation, characterization isomerism behaviors).
The course aims to emphasize the experimental and theoretical concepts of basic inorganic chemistry. The lab is anticipated.
At the end of this course students should be able to;
1 Relate theory with practical aspects of inorganic chemistry.
2. Plan to prepare and characterize inorganic chemical compounds.
3. Solve problems.
4. Perform accurate measurements using modern chemical instrumentation and techniques.
5. Interpret experimental results; perform calculations on these results, writing reports and draw reasonable conclusions.
6. Practice safety measures in dealing with chemicals and instrumentation.
7. Use the library and other information resources in chemistry effectively.
1) Manual of inorganic chemistry (provided).
2) Cotton and Wilkinson, Basic Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd ed., J. Wiley, NY, (1995).
3) Purcell and Kotz, Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry, WB Saunders, Philadelphia.
4) Pass & Sutcliffe, Practical Inorganic Chemistry books.
5) Cotton and Wilkinson, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry.
6) C. E. Housecraft and A. G. Sharpe, Inorganic Chemistry, Prentice Hall (2001).