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General Information about the Course:
Title: Inorganic Chemistry 2 Lab
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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

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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