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Inorganic Chemistry II - Lab General Information about the Course: Title: Inorganic Chemistry 2 Lab Course #: Course Type: Required for majoring in Chemistry # Credit Hours : 3 actual hours (1 credit hour) Major: Chemitry Level: Second Semester: second Pre-requisite: Inorganic chemistry 1 Number of Weeks: 13 Instructor Information: Name: Office Location: Office phone #: Cell Phone # Email: Office Hours: Research Interest: Course Purpose: The aim of this course is to expose student to the practical side of the chemistry of transition metals, their applications in daily life, how to synthesis their complexes and characterize them. This should help student to prepare for more advanced courses in the field and develop his skills for future carrier. Course Description: Student in this lab is required to do various chemistry experiments related to the synthesis and characterization of some transition metal complexes. Experiments that will be worked on are: - Reactions of the metal ions of the first transition series - Complex ion composition by Job's Method - The synthesis of isomeric potassium dioxalatodiaquo chromate (III) - Linkage isomers: nitropentammine cobalt(II) chloride and nitropentaammine cobalt (III) chloride. - Synthesis of Mn(acac) Course outcomes: After mastering the concepts of this course, student should be able to: 1- Prepare metals complexes for some transition metals and study their physical, chemical and spatial properties. 2- Practice safety in a chemistry laboratory. 3- Develop writing and communication skills. Detailed Content Course: Week # Subject to be covered Week #1 Reaction of the Metal ions of the first transition series Week #2 Reaction of the Metal ions of the first transition series Week #3 Complex ion composition by Job's Method Week #4 The synthesis of isomeric potassium dioxalatodiaquo chromate (III) Week #5 The synthesis of isomeric potassium dioxalatodiaquo chromate (III) Week #6 Linkage isomers: nitropentammine cobalt(II) chloride and nitropentaammine cobalt (III) chloride. Week #7 Linkage isomers: nitropentammine cobalt(II) chloride and nitropentaammine cobalt (III) chloride. Week #8 Linkage isomers: nitropentammine cobalt(II) chloride and nitropentaammine cobalt (III) chloride. Week #9 Med Term Exam Week #10 Synthesis of Mn (acac) Week #11 Synthesis of Mn (acac) Week #12 Synthesis of Mn (acac) Week #13 Final Exam Teaching methodology: Teaching methods in this course will involve the use of: - Discussion, dialogue and practical work - Use of computer animation to show the chemical structures of compleses - Use internet resources to learn more about the concepts studies in this lab Evaluation and Grading: The grade for this lab is 50 points that will be distributed as follows: - Reports 35 points - Med term 5 points - Final 10 points This grade will be added to the student's grade in the theoretical part. The student's final grade in the course will be based on the percentage he/she gets out of the 150 points. According to the university regulation, in order to pass this course, student should at least get 30% out the 50 points assigned to this lab. Make up Exams: There will be no make up exams in this course. University regulations will be followed in the cases where a student misses the final exam. In the cases where a student did not attend a med-term exam or could not hand-in a problem set at due date for a valid reason such as documented illness or death in a family, these cases will be dealt on individual bases. Academic Dishonesty: Any kind of academic dishonesty (exam cheating, and coping someone else homework) will result in a zero grade in the course and further university policy will be implemented. Textbook and References: 1. Synthesis and techniques in inorganic chemistry "R.J. Angelici, 2nd Ed. 1997. 2. 1-Inorganic experiments, Second completely Revised and Enlarged Edition by J. Derek Woollins (Hard cover- April 11, 2003
"Inorganic Chemistry II - Lab"