CRN 10475 Inorganic Chemistry 


Spring 2021


Dr. Draganjac 

LSW549 Office 

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LSW542 Lab


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CHEM 4204 Inorganic Chemistry: Includes the recent concepts of bonding and molecular structure as well as some of the less common chemistry of the elements. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, CHEM 3124.

CHEM 5204 Inorganic Chemistry: Includes the recent concepts of bonding and molecular structure as well as some of the less common chemistry of the elements. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 3124.


11 - 12:15 TR



2 - 4:50 M


Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\mdraganj\Documents\draganjac_files\ax5e.gifPre-requisite: Physical Chemistry I or Survey of Physical Chemistry
Office hours: 1:00 - 3:00 TR (Other times by appointment)
Text:  Inorganic Chemistry, Huheey, Keiter and Keiter, 4th Edition (ISBN: 0-06-042995-X) - not required

Tests:  4 exams plus A.C.S. standardized final (Time: 12:30 pm Thursday, May 6, 2021)
               (500 points total)

Homework: 100 points total

Lab:   200 points total

Grading will be done on a curve determined by the class averages.

In order to keep track of your grades, a Grade Performance Sheet is available.  Simply print off the form and fill it in with your grades or bring it to me (Dr. Draganjac), and I will give you your grades.  Keep in mind this is a generic form to be used with all of Draganjac's classes.   Federal Law prohibits discussion of your grade with anyone.  Also grades cannot be given by e-mail or over the phone.

Graduate students will do a 15 page typed paper and a 30 minute presentation (200 total points)

Course will cover Atomic Structure, Covalent and Ionic Bonding, Symmetry and Point Groups, Acid-Base Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, and (time permitting) one or all of the following topics: Organometallics, Reaction Mechanisms, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Main Group and Noble Gas Chemistry or the chemistry of the f-Block elements.


BS Chemistry Program Outcomes

Appropriately apply presented concepts and chemical principles to chemistry related issues.  (introduce/reinforce)


MS Chemistry Program Outcomes

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the four-core disciplines of chemistry including: analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical.


Make-up policy:  There will be no make-up exams.  The final will replace any missed exam score.

Course related worksheet(s)

Symmetry and Point Groups   (Symmetry Resources at Otterbein College)
Point Group Flow Chart
10 Dq Tables
Nomenclature - study guide
Nomenclature - worksheet

*Students who require academic adjustments in the classroom due to a disability must first register with ASU Disability Services.  Following registration and within the first two weeks of class, please contact me to discuss appropriate academic accommodation. Appropriate arrangements can be made to ensure equal access to this course.

COVID-19 University Syllabus Statement with

Technology and Social Distancing/Protective Equipment Recommendations


University Syllabus Statement


Arkansas State University has made every effort to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for our return to in-person instruction during the Spring 2021 semester. The University is following the most up-to-date guidelines set forth by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Given the uncertainty surrounding the continuing threat from the COVID-19 pandemic, we acknowledge there is potential for the interruption of in-person instruction during the course of this semester. While it is the goal of the institution to offer traditionally face-to-face classes, the social distancing measures arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused many of the classes to be offered in a hybrid format this semester (i.e. a combination of face-to-face and remote modes of delivery). This means nearly every course offered will have a component where internet access is essential to course success. Students are strongly encouraged to secure WiFi access they can use for the semester either on or off campus. The purpose for this strategy is to protect our students, faculty, and staff while adhering to physical distancing recommendations from public health officials while accomplishing the course learning objectives.

If the university transitions to all-online instruction, campus housing will remain available for students who do not have a safe place to move or who do not have access to the internet elsewhere. Students who leave campus will need to ensure that they have reliable access to the internet to continue their course work. Web cameras may also be required by instructors to facilitate remote instruction (please see technology recommendations section below). University officials will provide students with as much advanced notice and information as possible if the transition to all-online instruction becomes necessary.

Please remember, all official notifications are made through your official A-State email account, the university website, and Blackboard Learn. You are responsible for checking your university email to ensure you receive the latest updates regarding this course.

Technology Recommendations


Technology (hardware and software) and internet access will be key to course success in Spring 2021. Please check the following list to be certain you have the technology needed to be successful in your courses.


1.    Internet Access—You should make arrangements to have access to the Internet, preferably high-speed Internet, for the duration of this course. A wired, high-speed, Internet connections (ethernet cable), is highly recommended especially when taking a test.


2.    Computer Operating Systems

a.    For PCs: Windows 8+

b.    For MACs: OS 10.13+

c.    For Cellular Phones: iOS or Android


3.    iOS Devices, any of these options should work; however, completing most course assignments will need a computer:

a.    iPhone 6s or later, iPad Air 2 or later


4.    Android Devices, any of these options should work; however, completing most course assignments will need a computer:

a.    Samsung Galaxy (S9+, Note 9+), Google Pixel (3A+), OnePlus (7T+)


5.    Software—You will be the most successful in this course if you have access to a computer with the following software installed:


·         Microsoft Office –Excel, Power Point and Word. . A-State has secured for you access to the latest MS Office software for both Mac and PC users. For more information, please visit the software download page where you will find other tools needed to be successful in this course.


·         Students are welcome to use Mac Applications such as Keynote, Numbers, and Pages, but please plan to convert these documents to the Microsoft file types prior to assignment submission. This course technology requirement also applies to Google Slides, Sheets, and Docs.


·         Browsers, Plug-ins, Players and Viewers—to take full advantage of all the features in this course, be sure you have the right technology at your fingertips. This includes:


·         Blackboard-supported browser - Firefox 60+, Chrome 74+, and Safari 12+ (Internet Explorer is no longer supported) are compatible with the current version of Blackboard.


·         Acrobat Reader

·         It is recommend running the Blackboard Browser Check to verify installed plug-ins on your computer


6.    Additional Computer Hardware:  web camera, microphone, and speakers (can be internal hardware already available on your computer)


Social Distancing/Protective Equipment


1.    Everyone must wear appropriate face coverings (e.g., mask or face shield) when entering and exiting all buildings.


2.    Everyone must practice social distancing AND wear appropriate face coverings when transitioning between classes.

3.    Everyone must practice social distancing AND wear appropriate face coverings when entering and exiting classrooms.

4.    Students must wear appropriate face coverings for the duration of a class period unless otherwise instructed by the professor.


5.    Physical contact in the classroom should be discouraged or prohibited without consent from the EOC. If an assignment requires students to be in physical contact (touching each other), please follow the approved plan provided by the instructor of the course.

6.    Instructors may request students to leave the classroom if the student fails to comply with wearing some form of appropriate face covering.

7.    Instructors are NOT required to wear masks during their lecture, but must wear a face shield or practice social distancing (which may include the 12 feet space for instructor).

8.    Students and faculty members are asked to properly sanitize all surfaces used, upon entering and leaving the classroom (pre/post class wipe down similar to “gym” model)


9.    Students who experience COVID-19 symptoms or a fever exceeding 100 degrees should avoid returning to the classroom and seek medical advice from the student health center.





Revised 1/6/21