Chemistry 401

Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

University of Rhode Island

Practice Problems

Exercises and Problems are from Shriver & Atkins, 4th edition. Some textbook examples have additional questions to the linked exercise or problem.


Atomic Structure and Periodic Properties

Exercise 1.8

Exercise 1.15

Problem 1.3

Exercise 1.11

Exercise 1.16

Problem 1.10

Exercise 1.12

Exercise 1.19

Problem 1.11

Exercise 1.13

Exercise 1.20

Problem 1.14

Exercise 1.14

Exercise 1.22

1. a) On a single graph, sketch the radial wavefunctions for the 4f and 5f orbitals. b) On a single graph, sketch the radial probability functions for the 4f and 5f orbitals. c) Sketch all of the angular wavefunctions for the 4d orbitals. Answers

2. Find the electron configuration and ground state term symbol for the following species: Cl, Cl, Mo, Mo+, Mo2+, Mo3+. Answers

3. Write the electron configuration and give the ground state term symbol for: a) Fe; b) Fe2+; c) Ir+; d) Ir3+; and e) I. Answers

4. The textbook suggests that the ionization energy is proportional to Z*2/n2, where Z* is the effective nuclear charge and n is the principal quantum number. Make a plot of IE (x-axis) vs. Z*2/n2 (y-axis). Is the assertion made by the authors of the textbook justified? Why or why not? Are there exceptions to the generalization? If so, what are those exceptions and can you rationalize them? Answers

5. Write the electron configuration and give the ground state term symbol for: a) Ni; b) Ni2+; c) Rh+; d) Rh3+; and e) S2–. Answers

6. Make a plot of IE vs. χ (χ = Pauling electronegativity) for the elements 1 through 18. Does your graph suggest any relationship between the two quantities? Why or why not? Answers