66172 - Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory M

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at supporting and integrating the Inorganic Chemistry Course via experimental practise. The student will learn the laboratoty methodologies for the preparation and characterisation of inorganic compounds and materials, also under inert atmosphere.

Course contents

Prerequisites: Knowledge of the fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry and of the more important and significant aspects of the structure and chemistry of inorganic compounds with a particular attention the chemistry of transition elements. Knowledge of the most important theories for bond description in the coordination compounds (Crystal Field Theory and Molecular Orbitals).

Programme

a) Transition Metals: Bonding theories of coordination compounds. Coordination numbers and Molecular geometry. Isomerism. Accounts of bioinorganic and organometallic chemistry. Transition metals luminescent properties.

b) Lanthanides and Actinides: Oxidation states, lanthanide contraction, absorption and luminescent spectra, coordination compounds of lanthanides and actinides. Applications in catalysis, medicine and advanced materials.

c) Radiochemistry.

d) Introduction to Nanoscience.

e) Synthesis and characterization of metal nanoparticles.

f) Synthesis and characterization of carbon-based nanomaterials.

Readings/Bibliography

Inorganic Chemistry, J.E. Huheey et al., Piccin Editor

Inorganic Chemistry, D.F. Shriver et al., Zanichelli editore

Chemistry of the Elements, N.N.Greenwood et al., Piccin Editore

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Cotton & Wilkinson, Wiley Editore

Inorganic Chemistry, G.L Miessler, D. A. Tarr, Piccin, 4° ed.

Chemistry of the f-block elements, Helen C. Aspinall

The f elements, N. Kaltsoyannis, P. Scott, Oxford University Press

Organometallics, Ch. Elshenbroich, WileyVCH, 3rd. Ed.

INTRODUCTION TO NANOSCIENCE, G. L. Hornyak, J. Dutta, etc. CRC Press.

NANOCHEMISTRY, G.A.Ozin, A.C. Arsenault, RSCpublishing, ISBN 0-85404-664-X.

THE CHEMISTRY OF NANOMATERIALS, C.N.R. Rao, A. Muller, A.K. Cheetham, Wiley-VCH.

-Slides of Powerpoint presentations published on: https://iol.unibo.it

Teaching methods

The course comprises lessons and practice both in the classroom and in the laboratories. Most of the work concerns practical training in the laboratories with the synthesis and characterization (UV-Vis, IR, NMR, DLS, spectrofluorimetry) of inorganic and organometallic compounds and nanomaterials. The results are discussed in the laboratory and in the classroom, and are reported by each student in his lab-book.

Assessment methods

Assessment of the learning outcomes is carried out by a written test consisting of both numercal exercises and theorical aspects concerning the course.  The test includes problems, exercises and open answers, aimed to assess the learning outcomes. The time at students’ disposal is three hours. During the test: a) leaving the room is not permitted; in case this happens the test is considered finished; b) talking is not allowed; c) auxiliary tools (cell phones, tablets, e-books, smart watches and so on) are not permitted, with the exception of a calculator. The test is passed with a score equal or higher than 18/30.

During the course, examples of problems and questions similar to those of the final exam are provided.

ONLY the students that have delivered the laboratory notes a week before the exam are allowed to the examination.

The final mark is the sum of the written test's score (max 30/30) and the laboratory notes' score (max 2/30). The laboratory notes evaluation is based on both the content and the behaviour in the lab.

Registration to the written exam is required through “Alma Esami” web platform, in observation to the stated deadlines.

Teaching tools

The course comprises lessons and practice both in the classroom and in the laboratories. Most of the work concerns practical training in the laboratories.

ATTENDANCE TO THE LABORATORY PRACTICAL TRAINING IS COMPULSORY.

The results are discussed in the laboratory and in the classroom, and are reported by each student in his lab-book.

Links to further information

http://www.scienze.unibo.it

Office hours

See the website of Maria Cristina Cassani

See the website of Stefano Zacchini