Course Title : Inorganic Chemistry I (Fundamental Chemistry)

Code 72010
Course Year 2nd year
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Takeshi Abe, Tetsuo Sakka, Ryu Abe, Toshiyuki Nohira, Tomokazu Fukutsuka, Saburo Hosokawa, Matsui Toshiaki

Course Description

In "Inorganic Chemistry I", following four topics will be explained: 1) Acids and bases of inorganic compounds 2) Oxidation and reduction 3) Concept of group theory, which is necessary for the understanding of molecular structures 4) Fundamentals of d-block coordination compounds


Grading is based on the examination held at the end of the semester. The attendance rate and the reports submitted during the course may be counted in evaluation.

Course Goals

Acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, a group theory, and coordination compounds will be understood for Inorganic chemistry II at 3rd grade and Electrochemistry at 4th grade.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Asids and Bases 4 Bronstead acids and bases and the Lewis acids and bases will be described. Hard and Soft Acids and Bases (HSAB) theory by Peason will be explained. Finally, solvent parameters which can evaluate the degree of intensities of acids and bases will be described.
Oxidation and Reduction 4 Oxidation and Reduction will be explained mainly by using electrochemistry. In particular, stand ard potentials will be explained in detail. By using the potentials, oxidation and reduction reactions will be explained.
Molecular Symmetry 4 Based on the molecular shapes, point groups can be determined. By using point groups, various physical phenomena of molecules will be described.
Coordination compounds 2 Coordination compounds based on metal ions of Lewis acids and ligands of Lewis bases will be described and their geometrical structures will be explained.
Evaluation 1 Evaluaion


Inorganic Chemistry (6th edition) M.Weller、T.Overton、J.Rourke、F.Armstrong(2014) ISBN 9780199641826


Supplemental explanation will be delivered at the first class.


Based on the understanding of "Fundamental Inorganic Chemistry", lectures will be done.

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Additional Information

Before the class, each topic should be prepared. At every class, quizes will be given and the answers for them should be submitted at the next class.