Course Documents and Notes

Homework Problems

Chapter 2: 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 44

Chapter 3: 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 42, 44

Chapter 4: 5 (a, b, d, f, h, i), 6 (c and e), 31

Chapter 5: 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10

Chapter 7:

Chapter 20:

Chapter 21:


How to Read an Inorganic Chemistry Article - Assignment

Article 1. The Lanthanide Contraction Revisited (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129 (36), 11153 -11160, 2007)

Article 2. A Dinitrosyliron complex within the Homoleptic Fe(NO)4 Anion (Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 10092-100094)

Article 3. Dioxygen Reactivity of a Copper(I) Complex with a N3S Thioether Chelate; Peroxo−Dicopper(II) Formation Including Sulfur-Ligation (Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 10055-10057)

Article 4. Nickel Pyridinethiolate Complexes as Catalysts for the Light-Driven Production of Hydrogen from Aqueous Solutions in Noble-Metal-Free Systems (J. Am. Chem. Soc.,ASAP article,

Article 5. C-H Activation by a Diselenido Dinickel(II) Complex (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013,135, 14972-14974)

Article 6. Tristability Arising from Singlet-Triplet and Quartet Spin States for Dimeric Co(II)Salen (Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 4593-4594)

Article 7. Synthesis, characterization and reactivity of a trinuclear copper(II) thiocyanurate complex: A spin-frustrated molecular propeller. (Inorganic Chemistry Communications 10 (2007) 631–635)

General Links

CHEMINFO Chemical Information Sources, is designed to help people find and learn how to use chemical information resources

MDB: the Metalloprotein Database and Browser at The Scripps Research Institute

RasMol - Viewer program for proteins

Reciprocal Net - The Reciprocal Net Site Network is a distributed database for crystallographic information

Bioinorganic Systems

Metal Complex Formula Finder - enter the metal and ligands and the finder calculates possible formulas.

NMR Coupling Constant Calculator


Useful Chemistry Calculators

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Course Topic Links

Quantum Mechanics

The Orbitron

Effect of Nuclear Charge on Radial functions - Excel

VSEPR examples

Symmetry and Group Theory

Group-Theory Tutorial - Illustrates Groups and Tests Knowledge

3D Molecular Symmetry - Probably the best site for illustrating symmetry elements. Requires Shock Wave

Symmetry - nicely illustrated symmetry operations and pt. groups

3D Exercises in Point Group Symmetry - great site for visualizing symmetry operations


Interactive Magnetic Periodic Table