If you like us, please share us on social media.
The latest UCD Hyperlibrary newsletter is now complete, check it out.

ChemWiki: The Dynamic Chemistry E-textbook > Wikitexts > UC Davis > UCD Chem 124A: Kauzlarich

Copyright (c) 2006-2014 MindTouch Inc.

This file and accompanying files are licensed under the MindTouch Master Subscription Agreement (MSA).

At any time, you shall not, directly or indirectly: (i) sublicense, resell, rent, lease, distribute, market, commercialize or otherwise transfer rights or usage to: (a) the Software, (b) any modified version or derivative work of the Software created by you or for you, or (c) MindTouch Open Source (which includes all non-supported versions of MindTouch-developed software), for any purpose including timesharing or service bureau purposes; (ii) remove or alter any copyright, trademark or proprietary notice in the Software; (iii) transfer, use or export the Software in violation of any applicable laws or regulations of any government or governmental agency; (iv) use or run on any of your hardware, or have deployed for use, any production version of MindTouch Open Source; (v) use any of the Support Services, Error corrections, Updates or Upgrades, for the MindTouch Open Source software or for any Server for which Support Services are not then purchased as provided hereunder; or (vi) reverse engineer, decompile or modify any encrypted or encoded portion of the Software.

A complete copy of the MSA is available at http://www.mindtouch.com/msa

UCD Chem 124A: Kauzlarich

Table of Contents
No headers


This course is the first in the three-term undergraduate inorganic chemistry sequence.  The first part of the course will consist of an introduction to the electronic structure of atoms and simple molecules, molecular geometry and structure, and elementary symmetry concepts.  In the second half, we will cover the structure of solids, acids and bases, d-metal complexes and oxidation and reduction. It is expected that the student already have a good understanding of periodic trends, VSEPR, Lewis dot, atomic orbitals, and some familiarity with valence bond theory, and molecular orbital theory. It is expected that the entire Periodic Chart be memorized for the final exam.


Basic Concepts : Atoms
Basic Concepts : Molecules
Nuclear Chemistry
Introduction to Molecular Symmetry
Bonding in polyatomic Molecules
  • Valence Bond Theory: Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals
  • Valence Bond Theory: Multiple Bonding in polyatomic molecules
  • Molecular Orbital Theory: ligand grop orbital approach (triatomic molecules)
  • Molecular Orbital Theory applied to BH3, NH3 and CH4.
  • Molecular Orbital Theory: Complications
  • Molecular Orbital Theory: Objective Aplications

Structure and Energetics of Metallic and Ionic Solits
  • Packing of Spheres
  • Packing of Elemental Atoms
  • Polymorphism in metals
  • Metallic radii
  • Melting Points and Enthalpies of Atomization
  • Alloys and intermetallic Compounds
  • Bonding in Metals and semiconductors
  • Semiconductors
  • Ion sizes
  • Ionic Lattices
  • Crystal Structures of Semiconductors
  • Lattice Energy: Electrostatic Model
  • Lattice Energy: The Born-Haber cycle
  • Lattice Energy: Experimental vs. Calculated values
  • Applications of Lattice Energies
  • Lattice Defects

Last modified
10:15, 2 Oct 2013



(not set)
(not set)

Creative Commons License Unless otherwise noted, content in the UC Davis ChemWiki is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at copyright@ucdavis.edu. Questions and concerns can be directed toward Prof. Delmar Larsen (dlarsen@ucdavis.edu), Founder and Director. Terms of Use