Inorganic Chemistry

prof. Jerzy Lisowski
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Number of hours: 
4h X 15 weeks = 60 hours (1 semester)
Number of hours: 
1h X 15 weeks = 15 hours (1 semester)

1. To describe the properties and structures of inorganic compounds.
2. To understand the types of mechanisms of inorganic reactions
3. To determine the reactivity of inorganic compounds with reference to their electronic and molecular structure.
4. To know the nomenclature of inorganic compounds.
5. To know the method of the synthesis of inorganic compounds and metal complexes.
6. To know how find and to prepare standard written papers and oral presentations.
7. To improve the laboratory techniques.

Knowledge and understanding:
• Knows the principles of bonding, structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds and metal complexes as well as principles of nomenclature
• Understands relationship between the structure of inorganic compounds and their physical and chemical properties.
• Knows the properties of elements and inorganic compounds.
• Understands mechanisms of reactions of metal complexes
Intellectual and practical skills
• Can apply different laboratory techniques for synthesis and purification of inorganic compounds and metal complexes with chelate and macrocyclic ligands


Lecture: written examination - after the 4th semester
Seminar: written tests (participation in discussion, solving seminar problems (oral)) - after the 4th semester
Laboratory: written tests preparation of lab reports, keeping lab notes - after the 4th semester


Passed the exams: Fundamentals of Chemistry, Math methods in chemistry


1. The principles of chemical bonding, structures of ionic solids. The structures of metals; Principles of structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds and metal complexes.

2. Structure of diatomic and polyatomic molecules based on molecular orbital theory. Structure and properties of solids.

3. Inorganic reactions. Acids and bases.

4. Systematic chemistry of the elements

5. Classification and nomenclature of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

6. Bonding and electronic structure of complexes based on ligand field theory and molecular orbital theory.

7. Magnetic and spectroscopic properties of transition metal complexes.

8. Reaction mechanism of d-metal complexes

9. The thermodynamic and kinetic stability of metal complexes

10. Organometallic compounds. Elements of bioinorganic chemistry.