Hikmat S. Hilal
Nature of Work
Academic
Profession
Emeritus prof
Email Address
[email protected]
Office Phone
(+970) 9 2345113 Ext. 882385

Hikmat S. Hilal

Nature of Work
Academic
Profession
Emeritus prof
Email Address
[email protected]
Office Phone
(+970) 9 2345113 Ext. 882385
Inorganic Chemistry (I) - 1/10231321
Course Title
Inorganic Chemistry (I)
Course Number
1/10231321
Instructor Name
Hikmat S. Hilal
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Second Semester 2022
First Semester 2021
Second Semester 2018
Second Semester 2018
Compulsory / Elective
Compulsory
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 aims at introducing learners to basic concepts of bonding and structure in inorganic compounds (molecular, ionic, macromolecules, and networks).  Scientific approach, where facts will be reasoned by contemporary theories, will be adopted in this course. Models and concepts of solid state, acids & bases, will be included.

Intended learning Outcomes and Competences

After completing this course, the student will be able to;

1. Teach chemistry classes at different high school levels

2. Use qualitative aspects of quantum theory in describing atom structure.

3. Correlate chemical & physical properties of elements with their positions in periodic table

4. Use modern bonding theories in explaining structure and chemical properties of different compounds.

5. Master different definitions, concepts and structures of acids and bases, and utilize them in explaining physical and chemical properties.

6. Use different bonding & structure theories to explain inorganic solid phenomena and applications.

Textbook and References

Text Book

Gary L. Miessler. Paul J. Fischer and Donald A. Tarr, Inorganic Chemistry, 5th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, USA and other countries, 2014.

References:

1) Purcell and Kutz, Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry, WB Saunders, Philadelphia         .

2) Cotton and Wilkinson, Basic Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd ed., J. Wiley, NY, (1995).

3) Inorganic Chemistry, second edition, D. F. Shriver, P. W. Atkins, and C. H. Langford; W. H. Freeman and Co., New York, 1994. 913 pp.

4) W. L. Jolly; Modern Inorganic Chemistry, second edition, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1991. 655 pp.

5) Complexes and First Row Transition Elements, David Nicholls, Macmillan.

6) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, fifth edition, F. A. Cotton and G. Wilkinson; Wiley-Interscience, New York.

Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
1st 20%
2nd 20%
Final 40%
Student activities, Home works, 20%