Course: Inorganic Chemistry II

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Course title Inorganic Chemistry II
Course code UCH/101
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kutý Michal, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kutá Smatanová Ivana, prof. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures: Coordination particles (central atom, ligand), coordination polyeders, chelates, nuclear complexes, clusters, structural and stereo isomerism, coordination bond, donor-acceptor properties of ligands, fundamentals of a ligand field theory, complex equilibrium, complex stability, mechanisms of complex reactions. Types and mechanisms of chemical reactions, reversible reactions, the equilibrium law, equilibrium constant, the position of equilibrium influenced by a change of concentration, pressure or temperature, reaction kinetics, reaction rate, reaction order, reaction molecularity, Arrhenius equation, activation energy, reaction coordinate, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, solutions, solubility, precipitation and solubility product constants, properties of dilute solutions. General properties of solid compounds, crystal lattice, elements and symmetry operations, symmetry of molecules and ions, physical properties and types of crystals, X-ray crystallography. Scandium, yttrium, lanthanum and lanthanides, their simple complex compounds, actinium and actinides, their oxides, halogenides and complexes. Titanium, zirconium and hafnium, their oxides and halogenides in oxidation states from II to IV and complexes. Vanadium, niobium and tantalum, their oxides and halogenides, oxidation states from II to V, polyvanadates, niobates and tantalates, complex compounds. Chromium, molybdenum and tungsten, their oxides and halogenides, oxidation states from II to VI, chromates, molybdenates, tungstates, iso- and heteropolyanions, complex compounds. Manganese, technetium and rhenium, their oxides and halogenides, oxidation states from II to VII, manganese (II) and (III) salts, manganates (V), manganates (VI), and manganates (VII) (permanganates), complex compounds. Iron, cobalt and nickel, their oxides, sulphides and halogenides, oxidation states II and III, Iron (III) and (IV) and (VI) ferrates, carbonyl, cyanide and sandwich complexes. Light and heavy platinum metals, their oxides, sulphides and halogenides of ruthenium and osmium with oxidation states from IV to VIII, rhodium and iridium with oxidation states III and IV, platinum and palladium with oxidation states from III and IV, complex compounds. Copper, silver and gold, silver and copper compounds with oxidation states I and II, gold compounds with oxidation states I a III, complex compounds. Zinc, cadmium and mercury, their compounds with oxidation number II, mercury compounds, complex compounds. Structural chemistry and protein crystallography, news in the field. Contents of exercises: Theoretical exercises - practice of new knowledge, detail explanation of lectures and discussions, theoretical examples.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
  • Preparation for exam - 14 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 14 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Introduction part of "Inorganic chemistry II" lectures will be focused on recapitulation and understanding of fundamental chemical concepts in coordination chemistry, chemical reactions, fundamentals of chemical kinetics and thermodynamics. Also symmetry of molecules and X-ray crystallography will be discussed. The second part of the course will cover chemistry of transition metals, lanthanides and actinides. At the end of lectures theoretical tools of structural chemistry and new trends in the chemistry field will be discussed. The emphasis is concerned with total understanding and ability to apply knowledge in practice.
Course graduates will extend the knowledge of general and inorganic chemistry they will need in further studies at universities.
Prerequisites
Minimal requirement for students is basic knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry at the level of secondary school.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Combined exam

The requirement for successful completion of the course is the active participation of students in lectures and seminars. The final exam will take the form of a written test and a subsequent oral interview with the final evaluation in the form of awarding the mark.
Recommended literature
  • Greenwood N. N., Earnshaw A. (překlad kolektiv). Chemie prvků 1+2 komplet. Informatorium, 1993. ISBN 978-80-85427-38-7.
  • Hana Kulveitová. Chemie II - Chemie prvků. TU Ostrava. ISBN 978-80-248-1322-6.
  • Mark Weller, Tina Overton, Jonathan Rourke, Fraser Armstrong. Inorganic Chemistry 6Ed. OUP Oxford, 2014.


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Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Chemistry for future teachers (1) Category: Chemistry courses 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Chemistry (1) Category: Chemistry courses 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Chemistry for future teachers (1) Category: Chemistry courses 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer