Inorganic Chemistry

prof. Anna M. Trzeciak, 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 bonding in inorganic molecules.
2. To describe and compare the structural, chemical and physical properties of the main group elements.
3. To describe types of mechanisms of chemical reactions
4. To give students appreciation of the differing reactivities of inorganic compounds with reference to their electronic and molecular structure.
5. To know the nomenclature of inorganic compounds.
6. To know the method of the synthesis of inorganic compounds and metal complexes.
7. To know how find and to prepare standard written papers and oral presentations.
8. To improve the laboratory techniques.


Lecture: exam
Seminar: test
Laboratory: test


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. Classification of redox 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. Lability and inertness. Kinetics

  10. Organometallic compounds. Elements of bioinorganic chemistry.

Knowledge and understanding

  • Student knows the principles of bonding, structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds and metal complexes as well as principles of nomenclature

  • Can evaluate the relationship between structure of inorganic compounds and their physical and chemical properties.

  • Knows and is able to characterize different type of metal complexes reactions.

  • Compiles with safety regulations in a chemical laboratory

Intelectual and practical skills

  • Can classify chemical reactions of inorganic compounds

  • Is able to analyze the structure of metal complexes and knows their applications

  • Describes and analyses the chemical problems with the use of specialist terms

  • Can apply different laboratory techniques for synthesis and purification of inorganic compounds and metal complexes with chelate and macrocyclic ligands

  • In order to describe experiments, can search information in science data bases independently with the use of computer techniques

  • On his/her own can construct the apparatus for the syntheses of chemical compounds, is able to use general laboratory techniques for purification and isolation of the chemical substances.

Other competences

  • Obey the laboratory safety rules

  • Is capable of working in a team, assuming different roles

  • Is able to set his priorities right, which are conducive to the realization of a task determined by himself or others