Week 6


2017, : Tuesday, February, 7. 8.15-10 and Thursday, February 9. 10.15-12
Normally we meet in room 28B0.5
In some few cases (to be announced) we have to move the session due to other duties.

1) Introduction
- to the subject area "Inorganic Chemistry" (with the Chromium case as an example)
- to the course and to the textbook and other teaching materials (see under Teaching material - Textbooks, Notes - Lecture Notes )
- and to "Chemistry of the Elements", which could serve as a kind of encyclopedia for "professional" use

2) Some practical issues:
   - time and place agreements
   - the use of the homepage for Inorganic Chemistry as the one-way information channel
   - the shape of the session
   - how do we manage to discuss important concepts and models, how do we overcome difficulties and how could we help correcting insufficient conceptions?
   - participants are in turn responsible to take the lead in discussing solutions to problems and case studies

We will also discuss some fundamental prerequisites (see also under " The Course") using some questions (in pdf) Please use sufficient time in your preparation for this week to be able to solve or discuss the questions
Additional question on VSEPR etc, cf. textbook section 2.8 : problem 2.17, 2.19, 2.14

Next topics:
The periodic table of the elements (Section 1.8, see also under
-Teaching material
- the first couple of notes),
the electronic structure of atoms section 1.10, and bonding concepts in sect. 2.1 - 2.4 is probably well known.

Metals: packing of spheres "Inorganic Chemistry" Section 6.1 6.2 and 6.3 see also the Companion website to the textbook.

Ionisation potentials

The key property "electronegativity" cf. section 2.5, 2.6


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