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Unformatted text preview: ACHM 511 ‐ INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 CREDIT HOURS (Lecture) + 1 CREDIT HOUR (Lab) FALL 2011 Instructor: Dr. Gerard Rowe Email: Office Hours: [email protected] Phone: 641‐3429 MF – 10:00‐11:00 AM; or by appointment Lecture: MWF ‐ 10:00 ‐ 10:50 AM SBDG 325 Lab: TuTh – 9:25 AM – 12:05 PM SBDG 316 Lecture Text: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 3rd Ed ‐ by Gary L. Miessler and Donald A. Tarr Lab Text: Synthesis and Technique in Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Ed by G. S. Girolami, T. B. Rauchfuss, and B. J. Anjelici ACHM 542 Prerequisite Office: SBDG 307 Lectures: One of the things that is often said about inorganic chemistry courses is that they are like “Gen Chem on steroids”. This is not far from the truth, in that much of the material you will see is a natural progression from things you saw freshman year. If you find that you are a bit rusty, take a look at your general chemistry textbook. The class will start where physical chemistry left off, moving into uses of group theory for polyatomic molecules. We will go over the structures of simple solids and spend a several weeks on d‐metal complexes, their coordination chemistry, electronic spectra, and spectroscopic techniques specific to inorganic chemistry. With the remaining time in the semester, we will cover basic concepts in organometallic chemistry, inorganic reaction mechanisms and bioinorganic chemistry. Homework: Homework will be assigned at the beginning of each chapter. For the purpose of homework, each chapter will be divided into sections and homework will be due at the beginning of the lecture following the coverage of a section. Since homework will be graded and counted towards the final grade, they will be subject to the USCA HONOR CODE. You may refer to any published material, or come to me when you have questions on homework/exam, but must refrain from discussing the homework/exam with anybody else including your classmates. Attendance: Please make an attempt to attend every lecture and be on time. It is especially important to show up to the lab on time in order to complete the day’s experiment before the end of the period. Any student who has more than 10% unexcused absences will be assessed a one letter grade penalty off the final course grade. Any student who has been absent (excused and unexcused) more than 25% of all class meetings will receive a failing grade for the class. Unexcused absences on exam days will result in a grade of 0 for the exam. Exams for people with excused absences must be made up as soon as possible at a time convenient to the student and the instructor. Excused absences require a doctor’s note, a note from a family member that includes a telephone number to check, a business note, or a receipt (in the case of car problems). Please contact me with any questions. Quizzes and Exams: There will be a quiz every week except when there is a major exam. There will be three such exams and a final exam, all given in class. The final exam will consist of one of the ACS Inorganic Chemistry Tests, supplemented with some additional questions written by the instructor. Exams will largely deal in material covered since the previous exam, but due to the nature of the subject, concepts tested previously will always appear on later exams. Portable Electronic Devices: The use of any portable electronic devices, including cell phones, pagers, MP3 players, iPods, etc., during class is not allowed for any reason unless prior approval has been given to a student from the instructor or unless required for the course. If you are planning to have any of these devices in class, they must be turned off and stowed away for the duration of the class period. If a student is seen touching, holding, or using any portable electronic device during a test period without the prior consent of the instructor, the instructor will assume that the student is cheating and the test will be recovered and a 0 will be given to that student for the assignment. A full description of this policy can be found in the USCA Student Handbook. Literature Talk: At a date to be determined later in the semester, everyone in the class will select a journal article in recent inorganic literature to present to the class. The talk will be an informal “chalk talk”; given without the aid of a projector. Talks should last about 10 minutes. Your grade will be based not only on how well your talk goes, but also how well you engage your classmates with questions about the research they presented. Due to the short length of the presentations, you should select short communications, or focus on a small aspects of full articles. Try to keep your articles restricted to journals that contain the words “inorganic” or “metal” in their titles. Grading: 90 ‐ 100% = A 85 ‐ 89% = B+ 80 ‐ 84% = B 75 ‐ 79% = C+ 70 ‐ 74% = C 65 ‐ 69% = D+ 60 ‐ 64% = D < 60% = F Point Distribution: Homework @ variable grades 8 quizzes @15 Three tests @100 Final exam Literature Talk Total Tentative Schedule: = 75 =120 =300 =100 = 25 =620 Topics Number of Lectures An Overview of Inorganic Chemistry 1 lecture_ Atomic Electronic Structure and Periodic properties (Ch. 2) 1 lecture Advanced Lewis Structures and VSEPR (Ch. 3) 1 lecture Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory (Ch. 4) 3 lectures Exam 1 ? Ligand Group Orbitals and Molecular Orbital Theory (Ch. 5) 3 lectures Acid/Base Chemistry (Ch. 6) 3 lectures Naming Transition Metal Compounds/Isomerism (Ch. 9) 2 lectures Coordination Chemistry: Bonding (Ch. 10) 4 lectures Exam 2 ? Coordination Chemistry: Electronic Spectra (Ch. 11) 4 lectures Coordination Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms (Ch 12) 4 lectures Organometallic Chemistry (Ch 13/14) 4 lectures Bioinorganic Chemistry (Ch 16) 3 lectures Advanced Inorganic Spectroscopy 3 lectures Exam 3 Monday, Nov 21 Chalk Talks 2 lectures Review 1 lecture Final Exam (ACS Exam) December 9 (8AM) Educational Outcome: A student who successfully completes this course should have a grasp of the chemical principles that govern the formation, structure and reactions of inorganic compounds, as well as the techniques used to determine those facts in a laboratory setting. The successful student should also be able to read and understand many research articles in the field of inorganic chemistry in journals such as Inorganic Chemistry. ACHM 511L ‐ INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY FALL 2010 COURSE OUTLINE Course Materials: Lab Notebook (must be bound, and have the ability to produce carbonless copies of all notebook pages) Other required items ‐ lab glasses, calculator Recommended ‐ lab coat Notebook guidelines: Every piece of information relevant to your lab work must be recorded in the lab book. The first couple of sheets of the notebook should be reserved for a table of contents. These are filled in as you utilize your notebook. You may use the backside of the white sheets for the chemistry that will be discussed in the lab. UV/Vis and IR spectra will be taken of most compounds; hard copies of these should be cut out and taped or pasted into your lab notebook. For each new experiment, you must complete a section in your lab notebook that lists: 1) The objective of the experiment 2) The chemicals you will be using, along with their molecular weight and density, if applicable 3) Any hazards associated with the chemicals you will be using. These can be found on the MSDS sheet for the compounds, which can be found online (e.g., 4) An outline of the procedure that will be followed during the course of the experiment Failure to prepare for labs will result in you not leaving lab on time, forcing Dr. Rowe to delay his lunch. This is not advisable. Course Administration: This is a senior‐level course, so the lab will be administered with a minimum of hand‐holding. You will be expected to gather the chemicals and equipment necessary to successfully carry out the experiment on your own. You now have permission to enter the chemical stockrooms and prep rooms as needed. Most labs will be carried out in teams of two or three. In order to minimize waste, the experiments given in your lab manual will be scaled down so that the theoretical yield is 2‐3 grams, where possible. Lab Reports: All lab reports must be typed, and will follow the formatting for an Inorganic Chemistry‐style journal article. The template for the journal can be downloaded at: All of your tables and spectra must be inserted into your document electronically (no taping spectra into your lab report!). You will either save or email to yourself electronic copies of all your spectra that can be opened in any spreadsheet program and plotted for easy integration into your reports. Each report must be properly cited, and at least Reports are due no later than one week from the completion of the lab. Late reports will lose 20% credit each day. Grading: Lab Reports (5) @ 100 =500 Independent Study =200 Total =700 Course Objectives: To give experience in the syntheses of inorganic and organometallic, and bioinorganic compounds, and their characterization using modern instruments and techniques; to provide exposure to interpretation of information collected with various spectroscopic instruments; and to encourage students to: ‐ think critically and analytically, question, search out concepts ‐ communicate effectively using numerical, notational and other symbolic systems (used in chemistry) ‐ explore values openly and critically ‐ develop depth of knowledge in chemistry At the completion of this course, a successful student should be able to take synthetic procedures from the chemical literature and carry out syntheses without assistance from a faculty. Such a student, upon graduation from USCA, should have confidence in his/her ability to conduct independent experiments in graduate school, industrial labs, and other situations. Tentative Lab Schedule: Lab will be held every Tuesday of the semester, excepting Nov 22 (Thanksgiving week). # Experiment Experiment in Textbook # of lab periods 1 Synthesis and resolution of the enantiomers of [Co(en)3]I3 #14 2 2 Synthesis and Evans method of nickel triphenylphosphine complexes Handout + #12 section on Evans NMR Method 1 3 Computational chemistry of transition metal compounds Handout 2 4 Synthesis and characterization of cobaloximes as models of vitamin B12 #21 1 5 SciFinder workshop *no lab report* Handout 1 6 PEPPSI and Buchwald‐Hartwig coupling Handout 3 7 Independent Project See Below 4 Independent Project: Each of you will choose one experiment from the literature, either by browsing journal articles, perusing your lab textbook, or by using SciFinder to explore known reactions. You will carry out the entire experiment on your own, consulting the professor only as necessary. The experiment must be approved by me before you begin work on it. Any modification will also be discussed with me. You must select your project early enough to allow time for ordering materials not currently available in the department. At the completion of the project, the results of your work and any discussion thereof will be presented in front of your classmates and the chemistry faculty. This will be a PowerPoint presentation that lasts about 15‐20 minutes. The presentation will be 8:30 AM on exam day for this course (December 6). Coffee and donuts will be provided. A report similar to lab reports, but including all the sources used, will be due immediately after your presentation. It will be a power point presentation using appropriate spectra, charts and graphs. Disability Statement: If you have a physical, psychological, and/or learning disability which might affect your performance in this class, please contact the Office of Disability Services, 126A B&E, (803) 641‐3609, as soon as possible. The Disability Services Office will determine appropriate accommodations based on medical documentation. 471 University Parkway • Aiken, SC 29801 803‐648‐6851 • 1‐888‐WOW‐USCA Copyright © 2004 by the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina. ...
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