Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory - CHM3610L

Dr. Michael Lufaso
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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.

Instrumentation instructions
UV-Vis instructions for a Perkin Elmer Lambda 35 UV-visible spectrophotometer
Instructions for a Perkin Elmer FTIR Spectrum One
Instructions for a Nicolet iS10 FTIR
Conductivity measurement instructions and instruction manual
Magnetic Susceptibility instructions
MSB Mk1 magnetic susceptibility balance instruction manual
Melting Point Determination - video by
Polarimeter instructions and brief overview of polarimetry

Inorganic Laboratory Reports
Inorganic Lab Notebook Guidelines
Inorganic Report Guidelines
ACS Style Guide (Chapter 14 - References)

ACS Committee on Chemical Safety
Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards, Updated Version (NAP)

Glassware and Apparatus
Glassware and Apparatus Videos - University of Alberta

Conductivity Measurements at
Scientific Glassblowing Basics -

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:
Symmetry Resources and Tutorial at Otterbein
Symmetry and Point Groups - Many Examples
Symmetry and Point Groups
Tables for Group Theory provided by Weller, Overton, Rourke & Armstrong: Inorganic Chemistry 6e, Oxford University Press

Inorganic Chemistry Spectroscopy Tutorial: Theoretical Principles and Applications
top Interpretation of Infrared Spectra, Infrared Absorption Frequencies California State University, Stanislaus

Model Kit:
Molecule Model Kits - MolecularVisions
Molymod inorganic/organic student molecular model set
Indigo Instruments - Chemistry Molecular Model Sets Molymod

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

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