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Lecture: MWF, 10:15 - 11:05 a.m.; Lab: R 07:45 - 11:35 a.m.
Dr. David A. Franz Office: 321-4181 Home: 326-7594 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MWF, 11:15 - 12:00 a.m.; MF, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.; or by appointment
Shriver, D. F.; Atkins, P.; Langford, C.H. Inorganic Chemistry, 2nd Ed.; Freeman: New York, 1994.
Safety glasses and bound lab notebook required; no bare feet, sandals or shorts in lab. Written lab reports will be due one week following completion of each experiment. Late reports will be docked five points plus one point per day late.
There will be three hour exams and a comprehensive final (ACS Standardized).
A regular schedule of assignments will be made and must be completed when due. These assignments, as well as written lab reports, are considered take-home, open-book quizzes and will be graded. Students may consult the instructor for hints, and are welcome to consult literature sources, but must do their own work. Violations of this policy will be considered as cases of academic dishonesty (see next page).
300 Hour Exams 140 Final Exam (100 ACS, 40 Descriptive Chem) 180 Lab Experiments (130) and Student Lecture (50) 180 Class, HW. Nomenclature Exam ------------------------------------- 800 TOTAL
Extra Credit: 3 pts added for each Colloquium attended, in excess of class absences. Class: 3 pts @ deducted in excess of 3 absences.
Letter grades will be assigned on the following basis:
100-88% = A 86-85% = B+ 74-73% = C+ 62-61% = D+ < 54% = F 87% = A- 84-77% = B 72-65% = C 60-56% = D 76-75% = B- 64-63% = C- 55-54% = D- Week General Topic Chapter Laboratory 1 Jan 08 Atomic Structure, Quantum Theory 1 1. Synthesis of CuCl 2 Jan 15 Atomic & Periodic Properties 1 2. Synthesis of a Clathrate 3 Jan 22 Crystal Structures; Ionic Solids 4 3. Glove Box Synthesis; Conductance 4 Jan 29 EXAM I; Covalent Compounds 2 4a Schlenk-line synthesis 5 Feb 05 Molecular Orbital Theory 2 Work-up 6 Feb 12 Molecular Shape & Symmetry 3 Spectral characterizations 7 Feb 19 EXAM II; d-Metal Complexes - Descriptive 6 5. Synthesis of [Co(NH3)sCl]Cl2 Feb 26 SPRING BREAK 8 Mar 04 d-Metal Complexes - Bonding 6 5b Synthesisof Unknown 9 Mar 11 d-Metal Complexes - Reactions 6 5c Analysis for % H2O, % Co 10 Mar 18 d-Metal Complexes - Spectra 14 5d Equivalent Weight; Conductance 11 Mar 25 EXAM III; Acids & Bases 5 5e IR & UV-VIS Spectra 12 Apr 01 Oxidation & Reduction 7 5f Magnetic Susceptibility 13 Apr 08 Descriptive Chemistry - Student Lectures 6. Synthetic Tournament 14 Apr 15 Evals; Descriptive Chemistry - Student Lectures Check-out 15 Apr 22 Final Exams
Academic Dishonesty: (From the Lycoming College Faculty Handbook, Section 5.)
Academic dishonesty is a willful perversion of truth, or stealing, cheating, or defrauding in instructional matters. Students will have engaged in academic dishonesty if they copied the work of another without attribution, willfully allowed another to copy their work, falsified information, submitted the work of another as though it was their own, or committed other acts of plagiarism or actions deemed to be dishonest by the instructor. Each instructor may, at the appropriate time, call to the students' attention the published statements in the college catalog regarding academic honesty. The instructor shall define for the students the limits within which the policy of academic honesty shall be applied, particularly in reference to plagiarism. First offense - When the instructor is confronted with and can prove an act of dishonesty, discretion should be used in disposing of the matter. If, in the instructor's judgment, the student acted in ignorance, it may serve little purpose to apply punitive measures when remedial action may be more appropriate. on the other hand, if the intent to be dishonest has been obvious and flagrant, punitive measures may be required. The punitive measures shall be either (a) a reduction in the course grade to a degree determined by the instructor, or (b) immediate expulsion from the course with a grade of "F" assigned. The instructor shall report each instance of academic dishonesty to the Dean of the College. The report shall contain all pertinent information, such as dates, names, the nature of the dishonesty, and the nature of the instructor's action.
Descriptive Chem - Student Lectures
Name of Student:
Group Selected ("first come, -first serve" but by Jan. 31):
Class Presentation Date:
Date of Preliminary Meeting:
Objectives of the Presentation
You are being asked to read and digest information concerning the chemistry of ycur selected group of the periodic table, then organize and present a formal "class" on this material. The objectives of this Presentation are: 1) to emphasize the important aspects of your group; 2) to clarify unclear areas in the text; 3) to supplement the material in the text; 4) mcst importankly, to bring this group, this part of "descriptive inorganic chemistry, alive for the class. How do members of the group relate to each other, and to the rest of the periodic table? How does the group relate to everyday life? In what ways does knowledge of this group help you to understand how and why things work? In other words, what is "neat" about this group?
Preliminary Meeting (One week prior to presentaticn)
At this meeting you shculd be able to show a solid familiarity with your group of the periodic table. In addition to the text reading, you should have read more on your group in additional sources. Be prepared to ask questions on material that is unclear. You should have definite ideas concerning the material you think should be presented in class. These ideas should be summarized in a one page "Tentative Preliminary Outline", which you should bring with you.
Final Outline and Exam Questions
One day before your class presentation you should turn in a "final outline" of your talk. Also submit three short essay or problem-type exam questions based on the material in your 1ecture and the reading. These wil1 be copied and distributed to the class on the day of your talk. Also submit a list of references; which you actually consulted, properly referenced in ACS format.
Prepare notes for your talk, but avoid reading from them. Have a good idea how long your presentation will last, and leave time for questions both during and after your talk. You are strongly encouraged to make appropriate use of the chalkboard, the overhead projector, and moleaular models.
Grading Summary for Class Presentation Score* x Weight - % Points
1. Preparatian for Preliminary Meeting,.
including 'Tentative Preliminary Outline" /10 x 1 =
2. Quality and promptness of "Final Outline" and Exam Questions . /10 x 1 =
3. Class Presentation a. Student Evaluations - /10 x 1 =
b. Instructor Evaluation /10 x 2 =
Total 50 *10 = Excellent; 9 = Very Good; 8 = Good; 7 = Fair; 6 = Marginal; 5 = Poor; 4 = Poorer; 3 = Incredibly Poor; 2 = Head in the Sand; 1 = Hopeless
Descriptive Chem - Student Lectures
Topics and Schedule
Topics Chapter Page Reference The Metals 8 315-371 Hydrogen and Its Compounds 9 373-411 Main Group Organometallics 10 412-454 Boron and Carbon Groups (13 & 14) 11 456-502 Nitrogen and Oygen Groups (15 & 16) 12 504-540 Halogens and Noble Gases (17 & 18) L3 542-577 d- and f- Block Organometallics 16 659-707 Catalysis 17 709-747 Structures and Properties of Solids 18 748-781 Bioinorganic Chemistry 19 782-818 Dates Student Topic Date Preliminary Meeting Mon. Apr 08 _______________ ______________ ___________________ Wed. Apr 10 _______________ ______________ ___________________ Fri. Apr 12 _______________ ______________ ___________________ Wed. Apr 17 _______________ ______________ __ ________________Useful references in addition to vour text:
Cotton, F. A.; Wilkinson, G. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry; Wiley Interscience: New York
Greenwood, N.H.; Earnshaw, A. Chemistry of the Elements; Pergamon: Oxford, 1984
McQuarrie, D.A.; Rock, P.A. Descriptive Chemistry; Freeman: New York, 1985
Rochow, E.G. Modern Descriptive Chemistry; Saunders: Philadelphia, 1977
Wulfsberg, G. Principles of Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry; Brooks/Cole: Monterey, CA, 1987