KEMP1130 Basics in Inorganic Chemistry (5 cr)
The course focuses on:
- atomic structure,
- periodic table and its recurring trends,
- basics of chemical bonding,
- ionic bonding and ionic compounds,
- metallic bonding and metals,
- structures of simple solids,
- acids and bases,
- oxidation states and redox reactions,
- fundamentals of coordination chemistry,
- naming of inorganic compounds, and
- physical techniques in (inorganic) chemistry.
After successfully completing the course, the student:
- is familiar with the structure of the periodic table and its recurring trends,
- remembers the basic terminology used by inorganic chemists,
- understands the classification of chemical bonding to three main types,
- is able to describe the structures of simple solids,
- is familiar with different classifications of acids and bases,
- knows how to apply oxidation states to describe redox reactions,
- is familiar with basic concepts of coordination chemistry,
- knows how to name simple inorganic compounds according to IUPAC rules, and
- acquires an overview of physical techniques in (inorganic) chemistry and knows the basics of how they are applied in research.
Working life skills:
- Knows the basics of the most common (inorganic) research methods and their chemical applications.
- Trained in using a science book written in English.
Description of prerequisites
Recommended KEMP1110 The World of Molecules and KEMP1120 Chemical Equilibrium and Energy (or KEMP111 and KEMP112 Basics in Chemistry 1 & 2) or equivalent knowledge.
- Weller, Mark; Overton, Tina; Rourke, Jonathan; Armstrong Fraser: Inorganic Chemistry, 6th Edition (ISBN-13: 9780199641826), Oxford University Press, 2014, chapters 1-5 and 7-9.
- Connelly, Neil; Damhus, Ture; Hartshorn, Richard; Hutton, Alan (eds.): Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry: IUPAC Recommendations 2005 (ISBN-13:9780854044382), RSC Publishing, 2005, chapters 1-9.
Participation in teaching (5 cr)
Luentoja ja harjoituksia.
Exam (5 cr)
If you want to take exam in English, please contact the teacher.