2019 Inorganic Chemistry

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Mori Takehiko 
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Tue7-8(S8-102)  Fri7-8(S8-102)  
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Course description and aims

(1) Surveying inorganic compounds.
(2) Mastering nomenclature of inorganic compounds.
(3) Investigating chemical bonds in molecules and molecular symmetry.
(4) Understanding oxidation and reduction.
(5) Understanding ligand-field theory of transition metal complexes.
(6) Knowing organometallic compounds.

Student learning outcomes

Surveying inorganic chemistry.


VSEPR, Molecular symmetry, Oxidation and reduction, Ligand-field theory, Organometallic compounds

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Each lecture includes quiz.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Elements and periodic table To learn how to calculate the effective nuclear charge.
Class 2 Molecule and the model
Class 3 Molecular symmetry and point group
Class 4 Ionic solids and metals
Class 5 Inorganic reaction
Class 6 Half reaction and battery in oxidation and reduction
Class 7 Using potential data in oxidation and reduction
Class 8 Transition metal complexes
Class 9 Ligand-field splitting
Class 10 Chemistry of non-transition metals
Class 11 Chemistry of non-transition elements
Class 12 Chemistry of halogen and chalcogenides
Class 13 Organometallic compounds
Class 14 Transition metal chemistry
Class 15 Character table


Ogino, Hida, and Okazaki Basic Inorganic Chemistry

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Atkins "Physical Chemistry" Ed. 10, Chapter 11.

Assessment criteria and methods

Quiz and examination

Related courses

  • MAT.A203 : Quantum Mechanics of Materials

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