Chemistry 401

Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

University of Rhode Island

Lectures

Fall 2013

Date

September 4, 2013

September 6, 2013

September 9, 2013

September 11, 2013

September 13, 2013

September 16, 2013

September 18, 2013

September 20, 2013

September 23, 2013

September 25, 2013

September 27, 2013

October 2, 2013

October 4, 2013

October 7, 2013

October 9, 2013

October 11, 2013

October 16, 2013

October 18, 2013

October 21, 2013

October 23, 2013

October 25, 2013

October 28, 2013

October 30, 2013

November 4, 2013

November 6, 2013

November 8, 2013

November 13, 2013

November 15, 2013

November 18, 2013

November 20, 2013

November 22, 2013

November 25, 2013

November 27, 2013

December 2, 2013

December 4, 2013

December 9, 2013

Lecture Topic

Course Introduction, Atomic Structure

Hydrogenic Wavefunctions

Electron Configurations and Terms Symbols

Z* and Periodic Properties

Lewis Structures

Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Model

More VSEPR; hybridization

Molecular Orbital Theory; Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals

MO diagrams for homonuclear diatomics

MO diagrams for heteronuclear diatomics

MO diagrams for polyatomic molecules

Solid State Structure

Energetics of Ionic Solids

Born Haber Cycles

Metallic Bonding

Semiconductors

Introduction to Brønsted-Lowry Acid/Base Theory

Structural aspects of Brønsted-Lowry Acids and Bases

Introduction to Lewis Acid/Base Theory

Thermodynamic Aspects of Lewis Acid/Base Reactions

Introduction to Oxidation/Reduction Reactions; Thermodynamics

Methods of Reporting Reduction Potentials

Kinetic Aspects of Oxidation/Reduction Reactions

Physical Techniques Used in Inorganic Chemistry

Symmetry and Point Groups

Symmetry and Point Groups

Introduction to Transition Metal Chemistry

Ligands

Nomenclature of Transition Metal Compounds

Crystal Field Theory

Influences on the size of Dq; Measuring Spin State; Measuring Dq

Nonoctahedral Geometries; Jahn-Teller Effect

Valence Bond Theory for Transition Metal Complexes

Molecular Orbital Theory for Transition Metal Complexes

Reactions of Transition Metal Complexes

Review for the Final Exam