Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory - CHM3610L

Dr. Michael Lufaso
E-mail: e-mail
Laboratory: Friday 9-11:50 am, Bldg/lecture room - 50/3608
Office Hours: MT 9-10:30 am, R 3-5 pm Bldg/office - 50/2716
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Laboratory Syllabus - Fall 2014. It is recommended that you take Inorganic Chemistry (CHM3610) lecture before taking the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (CHM3610L) course. The Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory is typically offered in both Fall and Spring semesters.

Inorganic Laboratory Experiments


Experiment 1: Laboratory notebook, laboratory report guidelines, and instrumentation overview for IR and UV-Vis Spectroscopy, and conductance measurements. (Week 1)


Cobalt complexes
Experiment 2: Synthesis and characterization of [Co(NH3)4CO3]NO3 and [Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2 (Weeks 2-4)


Linkage isomer
Experiment 3: Linkage isomers: Synthesis and characterization of [Co(NH3)5ONO]Cl2 and [Co(NH3)5NO2]Cl2 (Week 5)


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Experiment 4: Enantiomers: Synthesis, characterization, and resolution of tris(ethylenediamine)cobalt(III) chloride (Weeks 6-8) Supplemental: Polarimeter instructions and brief overview of polarimetry


RuLED
Experiment 5: Preparation of [Ru(bpy)3](BF4)2 LED (Weeks 9-10)


Superconductor
Experiment 6: Synthesis and characterization of a high temperature superconductor: YBa2Cu3O7-x (Weeks 11-13). Demonstration of the Meissner Effect



Final Presentation
Final presentation information

Instrumentation instructions
UV-Vis instructions for a Perkin Elmer Lambda 35 UV-visible spectrophotometer
FTIR Instructions for a Perkin Elmer FTIR Spectrum One
Conductivity measurement instructions
MSB Mk1 magnetic suceptibility balance instruction manual

Inorganic Laboratory Reports
Inorganic Lab Notebook Guidelines
Inorganic Report Guidelines
ACS Style Guide (Chapter 14 - References) and ACS Style Guidelines Quick Guide
Lab Report 1 - Due September 29, 2014 (1 pm) (guidelines for report 1)

Resources:
Safety
ACS Safety in the Academic Chemistry Laboratory
Corning Personal Safety In The Laboratory
Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards, Updated Version (NAP)

Glassware and Apparatus
Glassware and Apparatus Videos - University of Alberta

Techniques
Chemlab instructions weighing, vacuum filtration etc. at Dartmouth College
Balances - the right way to weigh
Conductivity Measurements at mbhes.com
Scientific Glassblowing Basics - East Carolina

Reference textbooks and resources:
Synthesis and technique in inorganic chemistry, third edition, 1999, G.S. Girolami, T.B Rauchfuss, and R.J. Angelici
The laboratory companion : a practical guide to materials, equipment, and technique. Gary S. Coyne, 2006, Wiley-Interscience.
Microscale inorganic chemistry: A comprehensive laboratory experience. Szafran, Pike, Singh, 1991, Wiley.
The art of scientific writing. Hans F. Ebel, Claus Bliefert, and William E Russey. 2004, Wiley-VCH.
Inorganic Experiments, J. Derek Woollins. Wiley VCH, 2010
Molarity of Concentrated Reagents
Chemistry Links and Resources

Structure and Symmetry:
VSEPR Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion model
Symmetry Resources and Tutorial at Otterbein
Symmetry and Point Groups - Many Examples
Symmetry and Point Groups
Tables for Group Theory provided by Shriver and Atkins: Inorganic Chemistry 4e, Oxford University Press
Chemistry, Structures and 3D Molecules at 3Dchem.com
Stereoisomers

Spectroscopy:
Perkin Elmer FT-IR Spectroscopy Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR)
Inorganic Chemistry Spectroscopy Tutorial: Theoretical Principles and Applications
Infrared spectroscopy - useful for inorganic laboratory
Infrared spectroscopy tutorial at the University of Colorado
Table of IR Absorptions (UCLA)
Infrared Absorption Frequencies

Model Kit:
Sargent Welch - Basic Student Inorganic Model Set
Molecule Model Kits - MolecularVisions
Molymod inorganic/organic student molecular model set
Indigo.com - Chemistry Molecular Model Set

Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry: Recommendations 2005 By Neil. G. Connelly, Royal Soc. of Chem.
WebMO computational chemistry

Plagiarism
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