Inorganic Chemistry 1


This course aims to strengthen the fundamental concepts and foundations that are necessary for Inorganic Chemistry. Atomic structures will be discussed in terms of quantum theory which would help describe the important trends within the periodic table. Then, molecular structures will be discussed in terms of different models in covalent bonding. Lastly, molecular symmetry will be used to discuss the bonding and structure for different kinds of molecules.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the atomic structure of hydrogenic atoms and many-electron atoms
  • Differentiate between the different physical properties of electrons using quantum theory
  • Define the different properties of elements found in the periodic table
  • Draw the Lewis structures of molecules and calculate their formal charge
  • Explain chemical bonding through valence bond theory and molecular orbital theory
  • Identify symmetry elements and operations of molecules and properly assign them to their respective point group
  • Determine the different modes of motion within molecules from their character tables


Shriver & Atkins’ Inorganic Chemistry (5th Edition).

Peter Atkins, Tina Overton, Jonathan Rourke, Mark Weller and Fraser Armstrong.

ISBN: 978-0-19-923617-6



Pearson New International Edition Inorganic Chemistry (5th Edition).

Gary L. Miessler, Paul J. Fisher, and Donald A. Tarr.

ISBN: 978-1-292-02075-4


Inorganic Chemistry (4th Edition).

Catherine E. Housecroft and Alan G. Sharpe.

ISBN: 978-0-273-74275-3

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Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

Historical development of atomic theory

Fundamental particles of an atom

Quantum theory

Wave mechanics

Atomic Structure

Structure of hydrogenic atoms

Atomic orbitals

Many electron atoms

Building-up principle

Periodic table and classification of elements

Ionization energy, electron affinity, electronegativity

Simple Bonding Theory

Molecular structure and bonding

Lewis structures and resonance

Valence bond theory

Homonuclear diatomic molecules

Polyatomic molecules


Molecular Orbital Theory

Molecular orbital theory

Homonuclear and heteronuclear diatomic molecules

Bond properties: bond order, bond correlations

Polyatomic molecules

Structure bond properties: bond length, oxidation states

Molecular Symmetry

Symmetry operations, elements and point groups

Group theory and character tables

Applications of symmetry


This syllabus is meant to be a guide and was made to provide an overview for the course. However, circumstances may require some changes to be made during the span of the semester. In such case, students will be notified if there will be any changes made to the syllabus.


For Lecture Class:

         Exams                        90%

         Attendance               10%


For Exercise Class:

         Short Quizzes           30%

         Exercises                   60%

         Attendance               10%



Assistant Professor

Christian David Cruz Pangilinan

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