Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Syllabus

CHM 4444, section TEAA, Spring, 2017

McCall 318

MWF 11:00-11:50 PM


Instructor:  Dr. Christopher King


Office:  McCall 312H, (334)670-3576.

Textbook:  Inorganic Chemistry.  6th ed., by Shriver, et al, 2014, Freeman

Prerequisites:  Analytical chemistry, CHM 2242; Physical Chemistry I, CHM 3381

Office hours:  see my schedule, below

Schedule of Dr. King, Spring, 2017








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Adv. Inorganic, MSCX 318

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Adv. Inorganic, MSCX 318

Adv. Inorganic, MSCX 318



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Biochemistry, MSCX 318

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Biochemistry, MSCX 318


Biochemistry, MSCX 318


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Lab, MSCX 305


Lab, MSCX 305


Adv. Inorg. Lab, MSCX 305




Home page:  Computers are available in ComputerWorks (135D Eldridge Hall), and in the library.

Course Description:  Spectroscopy of inorganic molecules, detailed molecular orbital applications, descriptive chemistry of the transition elements, including organometallic and bioinorganic compounds.

Tentative Schedule

1/11 Wed

Chap. 1, Atomic structure

1/13 Fri


1/16 Mon

Martin Luther King Holiday

1/16 Tues

Last day to add/drop/withdraw without financial penalty

1/18 Wed


1/20 Fri


1/23 Mon

Chap. 2, Molecular structure and bonding

1/25 Wed


1/27 Fri


1/30 Mon


2/1 Wed


2/3 Fri

Chap. 3, The Structures of simple solids

2/6 Mon


2/8 Wed

Test 1

2/10 Fri


2/13 Mon


2/15 Wed


2/17 Fri


2/20 Mon


2/22 Wed


2/24 Fri


2/27 Mon


3/1 Wed


3/3 Fri


3/6, Mon-3/12, Sun          Spring Break

Chap. 6, Molecular Symmetry

3/13 Mon

Test 2

3/15 Wed

Spring Break

3/17 Fri

Last day to drop without academic penalty

3/20 Mon


3/22 Wed


3/24 Fri


3/27 Mon


3/29 Wed


3/31 Fri


4/3 Mon

Chap. 7, An Introduction to Coordination Compounds

4/5 Wed


4/7 Fri


4/10 Mon


4/12 Wed


4/14 Fri

Chap. 20, d-metal Complexes:  Electronic Structure and Spectra

4/17 Mon

Test 3

4/19 Wed


4/21 Fri


4/24 Mon


4/26 Wed


4/28 Fri

Test 4, Last day of class

5/1 Mon

Dead Day

5/9 Tues

Final Exam, 8-10 AM


Grading:  A, 90-100; B, 80-89; C, 70-79; D, 60-69

15%    Quizzes (generally given every Friday; no make ups, but lowest score dropped)

60%    Tests (Tests taken late will be penalized.)

25%    Final Exam

Make-up exams and quizzes will not be available except under extreme circumstances (a doctor’s excuse) or a university-approved absence.  Written documentation is required for absences that allow make-up work to be done.  Make-up work is the student’s responsibility.  When applicable, make-up work must be completed within one week of the missed exam or quiz. 

If you drop lecture, you must drop lab.

For an incomplete to be considered, the student must have a C for the completed material.

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