CHIM/03 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

Office: Dipartimento Scienze Chimiche, viale A.Doria 6, 95125 Catania
Phone: +390957385054
Office Hours: lunedì-venerdì 11-12

Learning Objectives

The final goal will be a knowledge of the Inorganic Compounds with a particular emphasis on their electronic and crystallographic structures. In particular:

1. Knowledge and understanding the theories of the atomic and molecular structure, the structure and reactivity of coordination compounds and the main characteristics of the elements and their compounds.

2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding how to use the chemical laws and learned concepts in order to solve theoretical and practical problems in a logical and deductive way. Knowing how to carry out the synthesis of complexes, and opportunely draw up an experimental notebook and a consequent elaboration that results consistent in the final results, to be made explicit by writing a scientific report.

3. Judgment skills in evaluating the structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds in general and of coordination compounds in particular.

4. Communication skills in communicating the knowledge learned and the results of their application using appropriate terminology, both in oral and written fields. Knowing how to interact with the teacher and students in a respectful and constructive way, especially during the experimental work carried out in groups.

5. Learning skills in taking notes, selecting and collecting information according to their importance and priority. Moreover to be sufficiently autonomous in the collection of experimental data

Course Structure

In room lessons. Lab experiences

Detailed Course Content

Polielectronic atoms and Russel Saunder coupling, dn terms and their relative energies.

Molecular Orbital theory, secular equations and determinant, Extended Huckel methods.

Electronic structures of AXn ( H20, NH3, CH4) molecules and their study with UV Photoelecytron Spectroscopy.

Solis State: cristalline and amorphous phases. Hcp and ccp structures. Metal, alloys, oxides and halides.

Electronic structure of the solids. Elemental properties of sp groups elements

Lab experiences: experiences on d elements:their syntheses and caracterisations.

Textbook Information

Peter Atkins 'Chimica Inorganica', Zanichelli

Albert Cotton et al. 'Advanced Inorganic Chemistry', VI ed., Wiley

Albert Cotton 'Teoria dei gruppi in Chimica, Ambrosiana

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