"Required" Text: F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson and P. Gaus, Basic Inorganic Chemistry, Wiley, 3rd Ed.
Optional: P. Gaus, Solutions Manual to Accompany: Basic Inorganic Chemistry, Wiley, 3rd Ed.
Text: Z. Szafran, R.M. Pike, M.M. Singh, Microscale Inorganic Chemistry - A Comprehensive Laboratory Experience, Wiley.
Laboratories begin in the second week of term (from January 11th). There are six exercises in synthetic inorganic chemistry to be performed according to a rota which will be set up by your demostrator or technician after you have checked into the lab for the first time. The following experiments are to be done:
|Experiment 4||Preparation of Trialkoxyborates (Both Parts) p 158|
|Experiment 8||Silicone Polyners: Preparation of Bouncng Putty, p 176|
|Experiment 9||The Oxidation States of Tin (Both Parts), p 181|
|Experiment 10||The Relative Stabilities of Tin(IV) and Lead(IV) (Both Parts) p 186|
|Experiment 18||Positive Oxidation States of Iodine: the Preparation of Dipyridineiodine(I) Nitrate, p 210|
|Experiment 19||Synthesis of Interhalogens: Iodine Trichloride, p 213|
You must hand in your reports one week after you do the lab. The demonstrators should mark them and allow you to see the corrected report one week after you hand it in. They will not allow you to keep the corrected lab report (to minimise plagiarism, and in case of disputed marks).
Students who are repeating the course, and who did the labs last year, may be exempted from re-doing them, if they "passed" this component with a good mark. Students who did the labs more than one year ago must repeat them. Please see me immediately to confirm that this is appropriate.
The mid-term examination (date to be announced) will cover the material taught in the preceding weeks. The final examination will cover the entire course.
Both the "Theory" and the Laboratory parts of the course must be passed separately to obtain a passing grade for the course.
|Prepared by: P.H. Bird
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|Last revised: December 1998|