CH 411 / 511 Inorganic Chemistry
Instructor – contact info • Professor Michael Lerner • Office: 203 Gilbert Hall • campus phone: 737-6747 • e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • office hours: T 2-3; Th 12-1, by appt, or just stop by • Class website: http://www.chemistry.oregonstate.edu/courses/ch411/
Course credits • CH511 is 4 credits only • CH411 is 3 credits only • CH511 has several required and graded problem sets, these are optional and extra credit for CH411 students
Syllabus • Required text: Inorganic Chemistry 5/e (Shriver, Atkins, 2010) ISBN 1-4292-1820-7 • 411/511 covers CH 1-10, fairly inclusive • 412/512 covers CH 11–19, 23, 24 • Solutions manual by Hagerman, Schnabel, Ramanajuchary (ISBN 1-4292-5255-3) is on reserve at Valley Library, you can order online if you wish • Full syllabus on class website.
Assignments in text • There are assigned exercises and problems in the text. • Listed on the problems web page • Not graded, but some parts will be on exams • Brief solutions to all are in the solutions manual
Grading and exams • 2 Midterms are 100 pts each • Final is 200 pts • CH511 – problems sets will total about 150 points • CH 411 and 511 are graded on separate curves • Exams: • announced 1 week in advance • closed book, in class, 1 hour • practice exams and solutions will be posted online
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What is Inorganic Chemistry ? Organic chemistry – the chemistry of carbon skeleton compounds Inorganic chemistry - the chemistry of everything else • Metal–ligand complexes • Solid state and materials
OSU Research in Inorganic Chemistry Mas Subramanian Doug Keszler Mike Lerner Kevin Gable
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