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SCN1036078, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1169, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 10.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MAURIZIO CASARIN CHIM/03
Other lecturers SILVIA GROSS CHIM/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry 4.0
Core courses CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 3.0 36 39.0 3
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 2019/20 27/01/2014 30/11/2020 CASARIN MAURIZIO (Presidente)
FORRER DANIEL (Membro Effettivo)
GROSS SILVIA (Membro Effettivo)
SAMBI MAURO (Membro Effettivo)
VITTADINI ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Differential and integral calculus. Elementary quantum chemistry. Variational method and perturbation theory for degenrate states.
Target skills and knowledge: Systematic presentation of the applications of group theory to the Inorganic Chemistry. Emphasis on the formal development of the subject and its applications to the physical methods of inorganic chemical compounds. Against the backdrop of electronic structure, the electronic, vibrational, and magnetic properties of transition metal complexes are presented and their investigation by the appropriate spectroscopy described. The laboratory session will be devoted to improve the students’ practical skills in the synthesis of different molecular and bulk inorganic compounds, as well as in their spectroscopic characterization
Examination methods: written examination
Assessment criteria: written examination (75% of the final grade) and evaluation of laboratory reports (25% of the final grade)
Course unit contents: The following topics will be considered:
- Symmetry elements and operations  
- Operator properties and mathematical groups  
- Irreducible representations and character tables  
- Molecular point groups  
- LCAO and Hückel theory  
- General electronic considerations of metal-ligand complexes  
- Frontier molecular orbitals of σ-donor, π-donor and π-acceptor ligands  
- Octahedral ML6 σ complexes
- Octahedral ML6 π complexes  
- The weak field  
- The strong field  
- Tanabe-Sugano diagrams  
- Selection rules for electronic spectroscopy  
- Descent in symmetry  
- Vibrational spectroscopy  
- Spin orbit coupling, double groups, and ligand fields  
- Magnetic susceptibility and the Van Vleck equation
- Transition metal magnetism  
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gary L. Miessler, Paul J. Fischer, Donald A. Tarr, Inorganic Chemistry. New York: Pearson, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Working in group

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