Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CRN10739)


Spring 2021


Dr. Draganjac 

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\mdraganj\Documents\draganjac_files\ax6.gifCHEM6403 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: A study of the quantum theory of bonding, molecular structure, compound formation, and coordination chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 4204 and 3124.

Course:        5-6:15 MW     LSE508

Office hours: 1:00 – 3:00 TR  (Other times by appointment)

Pre-requisite:  CHEM4204 Inorganic Chemistry and CHEM3124 Physical Chemistry I

Text:          Inorganic Chemistry, Huheey, Keiter and Keiter,  4th Edition
Harper Collins, ISBN 0-06-042995-X  (not required)

Tests:         4 exams (100 points each)

Course will cover Coordination Chemistry: Theory, Structure and Reaction Kinetics and Mechanisms, Symmetry and Point Groups, and topics selected from the following subjects: Catalysis, Descriptive Chemistry of the Transition Elements, Lanthanides and Actinides, Organometallics, Inorganic Chains, Rings, Cages and Clusters and Inorganic Chemistry in Biological Systems.

MS Chemistry Learning Outcomes

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


 Useful Links:

Course related worksheets
10 Dq Tables
Tanabe-Sugano Diagrams
Tanabe-Sugano Diagrams
Character Tables
Point Group Flow Chart

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.