Inorganic chemistry with Lab

A.Y. 2020/2021
12
Max ECTS
128
Overall hours
SSD
CHIM/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The goal of the course is to give a good knowledge in the field of inorganic chemistry and coordination chemistry, to show how to prepare, purify and characterize various coordination compounds.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will acquire a good knowledge in the field of inorganic chemistry and coordination chemistry.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
year
Teaching methods
In the context of the health emergency, in general, the lessons will be held in synchronous, based on the timetable of the academic year 2020-2021, on the Zoom platform and in some cases Microsoft Teams. Some lessons may be asynchronous. The details will always be indicated in time in the Ariel pages of the course. The lesson files, such as video recordings and / or pdf files, will be made available to students on the same Ariel website. Any updates related to the evolution of the legislation imposed by Covid-19 will also be placed on this site.
The course includes laboratory experiences that are generally held in the months of May and June. If the health emergency continues during spring 2021, some experiences will be selected and conducted in the laboratory with small groups to adapt to health safety conditions. The files of the exercises and experiences, such as video recordings and / or pdf files, will be made available to students on the teaching website Ariel.
Program and reference material:
The program and the reference material will not change.

Learning verification procedures and assessment criteria:
The exam will take place in written form (two tests with a duration of 90 minutes each, the first on inorganic chemistry and the second on coordination chemistry) using the Zoom or Microsoft Teams platform or, where the regulation allows it, in presence, always in written form. As in the past, the exam will aim to ascertain the student's knowledge of both the theoretical aspects of the subject and the laboratory part (through exercises or questions with open answer), in the field of inorganic chemistry and coordination chemistry.
Prerequisites for admission
Good knowledge in general chemistry
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam is written (two tests with a duration of 90 minutes each, the first on inorganic chemistry and the second on coordination chemistry) with exercices and questions with open answer; its goal is to verify the knowledge of the student on the theoretical and experimental aspects of the course, in the field of inorganic chemistry and coordination chemistry.
Module: Inorganic chemistry
Course syllabus
1) Correlation between the electronic structure of atoms according to Slater, electronic levels and elements properties. Periodic characteristics. Electronegativity and polarizability. Binding energies. Solids. Periodicity in the distribution and preparation of elements. General aspects of metallurgic processes.
2) Characteristics of solvents and correlations between solubility and lattice energies in solids. Acids and bases. Superacids and superbases in non aqueous solvents. Soft and hard acids and bases. Oxoacids.
3) The Periodic table. Chemistry of the elements in groups 1,2, 11-18 and lanthanides: General and industrial aspects.
Teaching methods
Traditional lectures (48 h), 6 CFU
Teaching Resources
Material given by the professor (Web site: http://ariel.unimi.it).
Suggested books: Basic inorganic chemistry (from Cotton and Wilkinson, John Wiley and sons); Chimica Inorganica (from Peter Atkins et al.; Zanichelli)
Module: Laboratory of inorganic chemistry
Course syllabus
Coordination chemistry: basic concepts, trans effect, crystal field theory. Introduction to metallorganic chemistry. Preparation, purification and characterization of coordination compounds of Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Mo, Cu, paying attention to safety rules, in order to learn: (i) how to carry out simple inorganic and metallorganic reactions; (ii) how to isolate and purify coordination compounds, in particular using crystallization and chromatography techniques; (iii) how to characterize coordination compounds, in particular by measuring the melting point, by using infrared, UV-visible and 1H NMR spectroscopies and magnetic susceptivity. Exercise in library to understand the rules for bibliographic research. Written exercises on coordination chemistry and metallorganic chemistry: magnetism of transition metal ions (high and low spin); the 18 electrons rule.
Teaching methods
There are traditional lectures (16 h), 2 CFU; exercises (8 h) + laboratory experiences (56 h), 4 CFU
Teaching Resources
Material given by the professor (Web site: http://ariel.unimi.it).
Suggested books:
Principles and Applications of Organotransition Metal Chemistry (authors: James P. Collman, Louis S. Hegedus, Jack R. Norton, Richard G. Finke)
Fundamental Transition Metal Organometallic Chemistry (author: Charles M. Lukehart)
Module: Inorganic chemistry
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Module: Laboratory of inorganic chemistry
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 6
Laboratories: 64 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
friday 13.30-16.30, appointment by e-mail