The course focuses on fundamental principles and theories of inorganic chemistry with regard to chemical bondings, structures, properties and reactivities. The aim of this exercise class is to understand properties of elements and their compounds (e.g., chemical bonds, physical property, and reactivity) by focusing on electronic structures of atoms and molecules.
The first 1-4 sections deal with fundamentals of inorganic chemistry, and the latter sections cover materials and phenomena that are familiar with us.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
(1) explain/understand properties of elements and ions, based on the periodic table of the elements.
(2) explain reactivity of chemical species and stability of compounds.
(3) explain chemical bonds that consist of various materials.
trough exercise problems.
Materials science, chemical bonding theory, physical property theory, solid state chemistry, acid and base, electrochemistry
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students are given exercise problems in each class, which should be submitted as a report before starting a class. It is also requested that students should answer exercise problems during each class. Students are required to learn outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes under the instructor's guidance. Each class is held by using Zoom.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Review of fundamentals in Basic Inorganic Chemistry||Solve and review exercise problems in all chapters of Basic Inorganic Chemistry.|
|Class 2||The periodic table and atomic properties||Explain changes in ionization energy and electron affinity on the periodic table of the elements, based on the correlation between atomic orbital and potential energy.|
|Class 3||Covalent bondings and molecular structure||Explain bonding properties of p-block elements, based on electronic configuration and electronegativity.|
|Class 4||Molecular orbital theory and coordination chemistry||Draw a diagram of molecular orbitals of diatomic molecules. Explain the corrections among bond order, bond length, and bond enthalpy.|
|Class 5||Inorganic solids and optical properties||Explain optical properties of inorganic solids on the basis of understanding of their band diagrams and redox potentials.|
|Class 6||Acid and base||Explain factors that govern Brønsted acidity, and do quantitative calculation. Explain factors that govern Lewis acidity, and the reactivity.|
|Class 7||Electrochemistry and fuel cells||Explain chemical reactions in terms of Gibbs energy change using fuel cell as an example. Explain the arrangement of crystal plains of a platinum nanoparticle catalyst and its surface atomic numbers from the viewpoint of crystallography.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Textbook is distributed by the instructor.
Shriver-Atkins, Mukikagaku(Jo) The 6th edition, Tokyo Kagakudojin
Katsuhiko Miyoshi, "Hajimetemanabudaigakunomukikagaku" Kagakudojin
Kisomukikagaku The 6th edition, Tokyo Kagakudojin
Students' course scores are based on exercise problems.
No prerequisites are necessary, but it is desirable to have acquired the Basic Inorganic Chemistry (LAS.C101).